HDD Guardian: Free Hard Disk Utility

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HDD Guardian is a free hard disk utility software that can provide graphical interface to smartctl and help you to manage your hard disk in a smart way. Complacent and exhaustive use of hard drives can lead to hard disk errors. A damaged software or improper shutdown can cause write/read errors. That’s where this hard disk utility comes in handy. It will monitor your hard disk and alert you in case of temperature threshold, vital parameter change or imminent failure of your hard disk.

This free hard disk utility provides overview of hard disks with all useful information including power cycle count, error rate and hard disk temperature. Once you get these information, you will be able to understand if your hard disk is in danger or not.  In this way, you will be able to protect your hard disk before it’s too late. The main goal of this free system utility tool is to present smartctl (part of the S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring Tools) with a graphical interface to make it accessible for the Windows users.

HDD Guardian

Once you launch this free hard disk monitoring software, you get a complete overview of your hard disk’s current condition including reallocated sector, raw read error rate, power on hours and other important information. It also provides information like manufacturer’s name, firmware versions, disk space and serial number. Some of these information can be useful if you want to look for a solution online. You will find these information on the top of the main window or in the General Information window.

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Features of HDD Guardian:

  • Monitors Your Hard Disk: this free hard disk monitoring software will alert you in case of temperature threshold, vital parameter change or imminent failure. So, your hard disk is safe with HDD Guardian.
  • Provides Complete Hard Disk Health Information: HDD Guardian provides complete information of your hard disk’s current condition including reallocated sector, raw read error rate, power on hours, load cycle count, spin up time etc.

This free hard disk monitoring software is available for download at its official website and it’s only 1.1MB in size. It requires .NET Framework Windows XP/Vista/7.
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Works With: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Free/Paid: Free