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Promo2day Contest Hard Disk Sentinel Professional
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Hard Disk Sentinel is your perfect data protection solution: it monitors temperature and health of your Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Disks, provides detailed hard disk information and clear text description with recommendations about the current status.

Hard Disk Sentinel offers statistics, alerts, tests, backup and advanced functions to diagnose and repair your hard disks and prevent data loss. It points on present and future hard disk problems like excessive temperature or degradation of hard disk health.

The Professional version has scheduled and automatic (on-problem) hard disk backup options to prevent data loss caused by not only failure but by malware or accidental delete also.

The program has also a  PORTABLE version that can be used to diagnose hard disk drive and SSD devices in any computer without installation or modification of any settings or files on the appropriate computer. It can be effectively used from a pendrive (or other removable device)

Homepage:

https://www.hdsentinel.com/hard_disk_sen...sional.php

Download:

https://www.harddisksentinel.com/hdsenti..._setup.zip
Portable: https://www.harddisksentinel.com/hdsenti...rtable.zip

FAQ:

https://www.hdsentinel.com/faq.phpSystem

Help Files:

https://www.hdsentinel.com/help/en/index.html

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

Pentium or compatible CPU, 64 Mb system memory, 50 Mb hard disk space,
One or more hard disk, solid state disk, hybrid drive (SSHD) with ATA (IDE or Serial ATA/SATA II/SATA 6G), SCSI, SAS, USB, NVMe M.2 interface.
Network Attached Storage (NAS) disks can be monitored by extension of NAS functionality

Hardware Compatibility: https://www.hdsentinel.com/compatibility.php

Software Requirements:

Windows operating system: Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, Vista, Windows 7, Home Server, Windows 2012, Server 2016, 8, 8.1, 10 [ 32 and 64 bit versions].
System administrator account

Multi Language Support :

https://www.hdsentinel.com/languages.php

Installation package of Hard Disk Sentinel contains the most recent language files for all available languages.

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Current version: 6.10

Release date:  9/2/2023

User Interface:

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The program has an easy to use interface with all information displayed in the main window. Quick controls allow easy navigation to access all hard disks, partitions and different information. The intuitive user interface elements display information by using green/yellow/red color to indicate the level of problem. Detailed text description and context sensitive help guides the user thru the features and options.
All you need is to just install, configure alerts and backup functions and your system is now safe. You'll be notified about the problems. In case everything is correct, the application just sits on tray and displays current status. Your data is protected all the time.

Purchase:

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Registration and Activation:

After you complete purchase, you will receive a license to activate the professional version and enjoy all features

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First; Let's Ask: Do you need Hard Disk Sentinel?

If you are using a computer equipped with at least one hard disk or solid state disk and you want to ensure that your data will be available any time, then the answer is YES. Hard Disk Sentinel is especially designed to you if you are using multiple hard disks / SSDs / hybrid drives (SSHD) or in an external enclosure, mobile / removable rack with hard disk inside, notebook computer or server or desktop computers with high disk load

It is much better to avoid HDD failure than use HDD recovery. The program will let you be alerted and prevent HDD data loss. It will maximize system stability, HDD performance and overall integrity. You will receive HDD alert on high temperature or low health. Sure, you do not want to lose your sensitive and valuable data, do not want to pay for HDD recovery

Second; How does Hard Disk Sentinel work?

Hard Disk Sentinel runs in the background and verifies SSD / HDD health status by inspecting the SMART status of the disk. If an error is found or unexpected behaviour is detected, it warns the user about the current situation and also can perform appropriate actions (for example, start an automatic backup). Usually, hard disk health status may slowly decline, from day to day. The SMART monitoring technology can predict HDD failure by examining the critical values of the disk drive. Compared to other software, Hard Disk Sentinel detects and reports every disk problem. It is much more sensitive to disk failures and can display better and more detailed information about hard disk expected life and the problems found

Features:   

Hard Disk Management

The program offers you control advanced power management level and adjust free fall control sensitivity of hard disks to maximise hard disk performance and data safety.

Backup

Wide range of automatic backup methods are available: to backup data to local computer, to a LAN server or to a remote server by transferring files via FTP (or even by e-mail). It is possible to use 3rd party tools to create archives or burn CD/DVD media. Hard Disk Sentinel Professional can manage power status of remote computers in the network, so it is possible to automatically power on and shut down remote computers, for example a backup server.

API Interface For Developers

With the API it is possible to query detected hard disk information from the software. This way 3rd party software can log, display or otherwise process detected hard disk drive information including temperature, health and so.

Remote Monitoring

Hard Disk Sentinel Professional offers extensive remote monitoring capabilities. Hard disk status can be checked remotely by a web browser, even by a mobile phone or a PDA.

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Instant S.M.A.R.T. analysing

Hard Disk Sentinel can communicate with all IDE, Serial ATA, NVMe, SCSI, SAS and most USB hard disk drives, SSD and hybrid drives (SSHD) to detect their status and temperature. Hard disk status are displayed immediately as you launch the application, there is no need to analyse hard disks for a long period. It displays the current and maximum temperature for the hard disk. It reads all general and vendor-specific attributes and monitor their values. For advanced users, all raw data are displayed also including power-on time and number of read/write errors. Hard Disk Sentinel interprets the performance and fitness related S.M.A.R.T. values and displays the calculated Performance and Health percentage, total power on time and estimated lifetime remaining.

Hard Disk Hardware and Software Tests

By using Hard Disk Sentinel, it is possible to start hardware hard disk self tests. These tests can be used to effectively find all hard disk problems because built-in hardware methods are used to verify hard disk components (for example heads, servo, internal buffer in the Short self test). The Extended self test also verifies the complete hard disk surface, finds and repairs all weak areas and re-allocates the possible bad sectors. This is not possible with the software-based hard disk surface scan methods (for example, by using scandisk).

Seek Noise Test

Seek Test - to verify hard disk noise, seek time performance and temperature. Longer tests can be used as very deep and intensive stress-tests for the hard disk and verify if additional cooling is required.

Enhanced Hard Disk Tests

Surface Test - to verify hard disk surface with intensive hard disk testing methods to reveal and fix hard disk problems. Surface reinitialisation resets all sectors to factory default states. Different destructive and non-destructive tests are available to re-fresh the condition of any hard disk drives, solid state disks or even your pendrives or memory cards.

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Logging

Hard Disk Sentinel logs all degradations in all SMART parameters and issues alerts in such cases to maximise data protection. For example, if a new bad sector is found on your hard disk, you will be notified.

Alerts

Hard Disk Sentinel has wide range of alerts upon different problems. It can send e-mail (with e-mail->SMS gateway it can be SMS warning to your mobile), network message, can play sound alerts and so.It can execute various tasks (automatic panic backup or any configured external applications) in case of a problem.There is an option to send daily emails about current status.

Shutdown

Offers option to shut down the computer on hard disk failure, HDD overheat or health degradation. This option can be used in combination of the alerts to prevent further data loss.

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Hard Disk Details

Detects and displays every information about the hard disk, from the revision number and buffer size to all features it has. The maximum available and current transfer modes are also displayed.

HDD status in Windows Explorer

View the current health status and used space in Windows Explorer or in any other application, so you'll always know the amount of used space for each partitions and the hard disk drive condition.

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Information on demand

Current hard disk temperatures and health are displyed on the system tray and can be displayed in a small status window, the desktop itself or in a sidebar gadget (under Windows Vista or newer operating system). Average and maximum temperatures are logged for all hard disks and these informations are displayed in graphs for statistical purposes.

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Hard Disk Performance

Logs how much data were read from or written to the hard disk. Displays current transfer rates for both reading and writing and estimates the maximum available (theoretical) transfer rate for a particular hard disk.

Hard Disk Partitions

Displays partitions for each physical hard disks and type and usage informations about them so you cannot run out of space. Hard Disk Sentinel sends this information automatically in alert/status messages.

Acoustic Management

Offers option to control the acoustic level of IDE/S-ATA hard disk. It is possible to increase performance or make the hard disk drives more silent. Unique feature: control the acoustic level of your external USB hard disk (if your USB enclosure is equipped with one of the proper USB-ATA bridge chips which supports this feature).

Clock Synchronization

It offers option to synchronize the PC clock with an atomic clock via NTP (Network Time Protocol).

New Features in the Current version:

re-designed new graphics, icons, added high resolution images for high DPI settings
changed colors and behaviour of user interface elements for improved visibility
added Windows 11 style hard disk icons (Configuration -> Disk Control -> Disk Icon Set) to show disk usage and the status based on Health %
Information page: display USB ID for easier identification of drives in Windows Safely Remove Hardware devices list
Information page: show device type: fixed disk or removable with "surprise remove possible" or "safely remove required"
detect and report USB version and generation for USB hard disks, USD SSDs, USD pendrives, USB-NVMe adapters
additional information in text description:
show warning when USB 2.0 connection limits the performance of the disk drive
show warning when USB 2.0 connection can degrade the disk drive due to insufficient power
show warning when the disk drive reached the end of designed lifetime and the chance of sudden failure may be higher
show warning when the disk drive seems fake USB pendrive / SSD where the stored data may be damaged/corrupted
multiple temperature sensors: double click on a temperature S.M.A.R.T. attribute on the S.M.A.R.T. page to select the sensor to be used to determine/report temperature of the drive (then showing (Active) for the selected temperature attribute on the S.M.A.R.T. page)

Full detailed new features here:
https://www.hdsentinel.com/revision.php

PORTABLE version:

This version can be used to diagnose hard disk drive and SSD devices in any computer without installation or modification of any settings, files on the appropriate computer. It can be effectively used from a pendrive (or other removable device) by system integrators and advanced users to periodically diagnose and test hard disk drives, however it does not provide real-time protection offered by the installed Hard Disk Sentinel Professional version.
It contains all tests, diagnostic functions, options and features of Hard Disk Sentinel Professional, except some functions applicable for the installed version only (automatically start with Windows, use in Service mode, configure data folder location).

Configuration:

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Summary:

Hard Disk Sentinel Pro is a great  monitoring software that will give you updated information about the health of different drives on your computer. The program will guarantee that you will not suffer hard disk drive problems and failures. It will find, test, diagnose and repair hard disk drive problems, report and display SSD and HDD health, performance degradations and failures. It is an excellent solution if you worry about your data

Read our Updated Tutorial HERE

Giveaway Details:

I have 5 Hard Disk Sentinel Professional lifetime licenses for this giveaway. [Number will be increased if more members are interested]

Each license code offers lifetime use and free updates to all future versions.

These are single PC licenses worth $33 each, to be used on 1 (one) computer only.

Rules:

1.) You must be a member of the Promo2day Forum to enter this giveaway.

2.) Post a comment along with your share link of this giveaway (on social media or other forums).

3.) The giveaway begins today and entry will end November 5, 2023.

4.) The winners will be selected by using the Random.org List Randomizer and selected winners must claim his/her win within 3 days of the draw or the win will be void.

5.) Non members can enter this contest but must first register to the forum HERE

Good Luck to all
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Hard Disk Sentinel is a powerful disk monitoring software that provides comprehensive information and alerts for the health and performance

of your hard drives, helping you prevent data loss and ensure the reliability of your storage devices.

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Hard Disk Sentinel Pro monitors hard drive's performance and provides a detailed information about their health status.

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Thanks for the giveaway

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Some months ago my SSD failed and I lost all of my data. Thank to the capabilities of Hard Disk Sentinel Professional I can avoid this in the future, because it will alert me if something bad is happening.
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Thanks for the giveaway.
I want to win a Hard Disk Sentinel Professional license for monitoring and analyzing the state of hard drives and SSD media, their performance and power.
Using Hard Disk Sentinel, you can test, diagnose and fix problems with the hard disk. 

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I have Hard Disk Sentinel 6.01 standard and would like to upgrade to the pro version.


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(10-06-2023 , 08:48 PM)Hipokrytas Wrote: I have Hard Disk Sentinel 6.01 standard and would like to upgrade to the pro version.


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Better safe than sorry!

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This is a good software to help monitor my ssd and hdd status beside also offer the capability to repair drives!

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I'm vising this website after ages and i'm glad to see this product on the giveaway thread. I recently brought a new Seagate One Touch portable hard drive and in a month it encountered 5376 KB in bad sectors. To make matters worst i have an encrypted VeraCrypt virtual drive file that's over 4TB saved in it. It's going to be a pain to recover and backup the data. I wish i had used this tool to surface scan the drive before i started using it. Good luck to everyone for the giveaway! https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?s...embed_post
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