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Hard Disk Sentinel review

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Hard Disk Sentinel is a complete tool for checking your hard disk for problems and alert you if something is wrong on your hard disk. The screen above shows you an overview of your hard disk/s, which suggests any actions need to be performed.

Hard Disk Sentinel (HDSentinel) is a multi-OS SSD and HDD monitoring and analysis software. Its goal is to find, test, diagnose and repair hard disk drive problems, report and display SSD and HDD health, performance degradations and failures. Hard Disk Sentinel gives complete textual description, tips and displays/reports the most comprehensive information about the hard disks and solid state disks inside the computer and in external enclosures (USB hard disks / e-SATA hard disks). Many different alerts and report options are available to ensure maximum safety of your valuable data.

Hard disk overview

The screen below shoes the S.M.A.R.T  (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) (When a failure is anticipated by S.M.A.R.T., the user may choose to replace the drive to avoid unexpected outage and data loss. The manufacturer may be able to use the S.M.A.R.T. data to discover where faults lie and prevent them from recurring in future drive designs. from Wikipedia)


Screen below shows the temperature of your hard disk, you can see one with warning and one with out warning.

Hard disk temparature  

Hard disk temparature with warning

This screen below gives you a detailed report about the your hard disk details


You can Read test your hard disk with 5 different settings

Read test your hard disk settings

Read test your hard disk

To check your hard disk with Surface test you have 5 kind of settings , remember some of them will clear your data on the hard disc , so use them to test a hard disc where the data is not needed.

hard disk with Surface test settings

hard disk with Surface test

The result of hard disk Surface test


This software will allows you to configure email settings so that it will send you a mail when critical issues happen to your hard disc.

Warning Email Configuration

Warning Message configuration

Warning configuration

Warning configuration

Advanced Configuration

The Hard Disk Sentinel also offers emergency backup of critical files (to CD/DVD, FTP, Email, transfer files to another hard disk). This will automatically save your most valuable data when your hard disk is in trouble.

Hard Disk Sentinel Professional also offers a portable version which will help you to check the hard disks of any computer. This will be very useful, if you used to fix computer problems of others.

Read more about Hard Disk Sentinel Professional here