Home > By category > Utilities >System Utilities > HDD Guardian



HDD Guardian

  • Downloads: 
  • Views: 
  • Rating:

HDD Guardian Editor's Review

No matter how costly a desktop or laptop is, it is necessary to keep a tab on its hardware components. While you can spot signs and symptoms of hardware malfunction and impending failure in some instances, some mishaps may just strike you out of the blue. All your data is stored in the hard disk of the computer. If the hard disk fails unexpectedly, the result may be catastrophic. Would not it be better if you use a hard disk monitoring utility that assesses health status of your hard disk and alerts you if something is wrong? The good thing is that some such nifty utilities come for free. HDD Guardian is a worthy example.

HDD Guardian has a small footprint and installation gets over quickly. It runs on PCs with Windows XP and later versions. This freeware HDD health monitoring utility is multilingual. To use the app, your PC should be equipped with .NET Framework 4.0.

HDD Guardian is ideal for all types of users and its minimal and intuitive interface makes operating the app simple. The app supports regular internal HDDs, SSDs and external hard drives. Upon launching the app it detects all installed and attached hard drives and you can obtain detailed information on each of the drives easily.

At any point of time, you can run HDD Guardian to assess condition of hard drives in your computers. If it detects any problem or possibility of failure, you will be notified. Its tray icon color gets changed if hard drive failure possibility is detected. It also carries out offline hard disk tests at fixed intervals automatically.  The app should not be difficult to use but you can resort to its web based documentation if needed.

Positive Points:
•    Minimal, Sleek UI.
•    Freeware, Multilingual app.
•    Support for various HDD types.
•    Alert on detection of impending drive failure.

Negative Points:
•    Nothing in particular.

Conclusion:
HDD Guardian is a useful and no frill hard disk health monitoring utility that will suit need of various types of users. Its user friendly and minimal UI makes things simple for casual users. The app supports different types of HDDs and external USB drives as well. It offers you detailed information on each hard drive installed in the PC and allows you to assess their condition. The app comes free of cost and offers support for multiple languages, factors that work in its favor.

Rating: 4/5







HDD Guardian Publisher's Description

The purpose of HDD Guardian is to provide a graphical interface to smartctl, part of the S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring Tools, in order to make this nice utility accessible to all Windows users.

HDD Guardian alerts you in case of imminent failure, temperature threshold or vital parameter change.

Get HDD Guardian and take it for a test drive to see how useful it can actually be for managing your hard disk drive and getting information about its current status!

automatic translation (if language files doesn't exists, it load automatically english). Available languages: english, italian and hungarian;
easy device overview, with temperature, last test result, overall health and bad sectors indication;
display an optional icon into the tray area for each fixed device;
HDD Guardian tray icon change shield color if a device is failing;
automatically export smartctl output into a specified folder;
monitor virtual devices loaded from a shared smartctl output;
displays device identity information;
perform self-test and displays their results;
allow enabling/disabling S.M.A.R.T., automatic offline data collection (an automatic test performed by device every four hours) and autosave of vendor-specific attributes;
displays attributes informations and graphs;
displays device capabilities;
displays device error log;
allow to set device-specific tolerance, attribute format and firmware debug;
allow to set warnings behaviour.

Free download from Shareware Connection - The purpose of HDD Guardian is to provide a graphical interface to smartctl, part of the S.

Publisher: Parise Samuele | License: Freeware | Price: 0.00
Version: 0.2.0.0 | Platform: Windows 7, WinOther, WinVista
Released Date: | Rating: 5 | Title: HDD Guardian

Author Url: http://code.google.com/p/hddguardian/
Program Info Url: http://code.google.com/p/hddguardian/
Download Url: http://code.google.com/p/hddguardian/downloads/detail?name=hddguardian_0.2.0.0-setup.exe
Screenshot Url: http://hddguardian.googlecode.com/svn/screenshots/00-summary.png

More downloads from HDD Guardian publisher Parise Samuele:

HDD Guardian for Windows - The purpose of HDD Guardian is to provide a graphical interface to smartctl

HDD Guardian keywords:
HDD Guardian related downloads:

Flobo HDD Repair - Includes various tools : bad sector repair tool, test speed , S.M.A.R.T. information, surface test, check media stability and controller test. Is the hard disk drive monitoring and failure prediction and repairing software for repair and testing.

DiskCheckup - DiskCheckup measures the performance and 'health' of your S.M.A.R.T. enabled hard disk drive. It can track attribute changes over time and 'predict' the date at which your HDD will fail.It can be command line driven and will also send alerts by email

Personal SmartCheck - Personal SmartCheck 3.0 uses S.M.A.R.T. technology to monitor hard drives internal S.M.A.R.T. attributes, predict drive failure and prevent data loss. It lets you know about a potential disk health problem before you lose data.

SIGuardian - Save you data before HDD failure destroys it. SIGuardian uses S.M.A.R.T technology to accurately predict the date when a hard-drive is no longer safe to use. This tool is also capable of monitoring HDD temperature and alerting you over the network.

HDD S.M.A.R.T. Extension for AnyFileBackup - HDD SMART extension uses S.

Shareware Connection periodically updates pricing and software information of 'HDD Guardian' from company source 'Parise Samuele' , so some information may be slightly out-of-date. You should confirm all information before relying on it. Software piracy is theft,  Using 'HDD Guardian' crack, password, serial numbers, registration codes, key generators is illegal and prevent future development of HDD Guardian.

New Reviews

PictBear - Nowadays, a majority of PC users resort to digital image editing once in a while. It may be required for retouching image captured in smart phones or for creating an album in Facebook. For some people, tinkering with digital images is a pastime ...

SnapCrab - Nearly every PC users need to take screenshots from time to time, whether it is for personal or professional needs. While using the basic Windows screenshot capture method is available, it is not adequate for everyone. When you want to capture ...

BitKiller - Dealing with various types of data efficiently holds the key to success in any computing task. Apart from generating new data and modifying existing files, it becomes necessary to delete existing files at times. While most users resort to using ...

Trend Micro HouseCall - With time, PC users find it increasingly difficult to keep their systems free of malware and rogue apps, despite using latest and feature packed security software. This is mostly owing to the evolving nature of malware and newer types of ...

360 Internet Security - Using a computer without having capable Security software installed is equivalent to sleeping with your house’s main door wide open. Whether you use a PC at home or manage a network of computers at the workplace, PC security suite has ...

EasyBrake - PC users often need to convert videos from various formats to other formats that suit their needs. As expected, there are hundreds of free and paid apps to accomplish such tasks nowadays. It is not mandatory that you will have to pay a high ...

Zebra Total Video Converter - Using video conversion software is something most PC users have become accustomed to nowadays. Given the fact nearly all smart phones, tablets sport HD recording features and cameras have become small enough to be put in pockets, recording voices ...

dMaintenance - As a computer user, you may need to deal with several types of applications. For a lot of Windows users, the integrated tools of the OS may not suffice at times. They may need to use several third party apps for needs such as entertainment, ...

PotPlayer - When it comes to selecting a suitable media player application, the profuse options can leave most PC users baffled. While the bundled WMP has become far more polished than its predecessors in latest releases of Windows, a section of users prefer ...

HandBrake - Nearly every PC user gets into a situation when they fail to understand what to do with a DVD that will not play back on DVD player or PC owing to format restrictions. Some users may also feel irked about a video file downloaded from web refusing ...




New Downloads

PureVPN Mac VPN Software

PureVPN\'s VPN service has a
redesigned Mac VPN client that
comes with hack-proof
encryption and a new protocol:
IPsec. ...

Abettor Clipboard

The Abettor Clipboard Manager
floats on top of your current
work. Whenever you cut or
copy, the clip appears in one
of ...

MICACCIA

MICACCIA is a tiny freeware to
find duplicate files, with
efficiency and speed. The
results can be exported ,
either in ...

Active@ Disk Image

Active@ Disk Image is a PC
disk image software that can
do a backup as well as clone
the full hard drive. A backup
image ...

iMyFone TunesMate for Mac

iMyFone TunesMate is one best
and easy tool to use in
alternative to itunes. This
software will sync your
iPhone, iPad ...

Eassos Recovery

Eassos Recovery is powerful
hard drive recovery software,
supporting file recovery and
partition recovery from local
...

Surfblocker

Restrict Internet access at
specified times or on demand.
Block harmful content, disable
connection completely or limit
...

Security Task Manager

based on behavior analysis and
protects Windows computers
from new malware and
security-critical software.
The compact ...

DiskPulse Server

DiskPulse Server is a powerful
and easy-to-use disk change
monitoring server allowing one
to monitor one or more disks
or ...

Tipard iOS Data Recovery

Tipard iOS Data Recovery is
able to recover the lost and
deleted photos, contacts, text
messages, music and other data
...

EverDoc

Digital document management of
the future. PDFs, pictures or
e-mails - you can now
conveniently archive
everything you ...

SpyDetect Free

FREE Spyware Detector. Detects
processes on your computer
that might spy on your
keystrokes or monitor ...