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Hard Disk Sentinel Standard 4.71 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Hard Disk Sentinel Standard 4.71

Spot potential problems before they result in an irrecoverable data loss.
$19.50 EXPIRED
User rating: 113 (94%) 7 (6%) 54 comments

Hard Disk Sentinel Standard 4.71 was available as a giveaway on February 27, 2017!

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The Experts’ HDR Solution!

Detect Hard Drive Issues Before Catastrophe Strikes. With Hard Disk Sentinel, you'll always have a complete overview of your hard disk drive's health, so you can spot potential problems before they result in an irrecoverable data catastrophe. Hard Disk Sentinel is your key to identifying, testing, diagnosing, and repairing hard drive problems, even with Solid State Drives.

With Hard Disk Sentinel, you can instantly see reports detailing the total health of your drive, including temperature, self-monitoring data, transfer speeds, and more. Any deviation in these factors could be an early warning sign of impending drive failure! Hard Disk Sentinel also works on hard disks that are being used in external USB or e-SATA enclosures and RAID controllers. No need to use separate tools to verify internal hard disks, external hard disks, SSDs, disks in RAID arrays as these are all included in a single software. If your data is important, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of Hard Disk Sentinel today!

NB: For those who have 'file corrupted' error:
This problem is due to our software wrapper that limits the program activation to 24 hours. In this case, you may try using the following:
1) disable the anti-virus suite and restart the computer. You need to disable all the anti-virus systems if you have more than one installed. Make sure it won't start automatically with the computer.
2) download the program archive once again and extract the contents to a dedicated folder
3) carefully follow the installation instructions in the readme.txt file.
4) please mind that all the files have been checked for viruses before the program goes live, so you can be sure that the installer is 100% clean.

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System Requirements:

Windows 95/ 98/ 98 SE/ ME/ NT4/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ 2008/ Vista/ 7/ Home Server/ 2012/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; Pentium or compatible CPU; 64 MB of system memory; HD: 30 MB

Publisher:

Hard Disk Monitoring

Homepage:

http://www.hdsentinel.com/hard_disk_sentinel.php

File Size:

24.2 MB

Price:

$19.50

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#34

Hello . I am a self-taught computer user and I have to handle myself. Many programs

I test, and the easiest to use, intuitive, having the most useful features, I have been

using the Hard Disk Sentinel for a long time now (previous versions). This is a very

useful program, I have used other applications, but none is so complete, easy in

service and intuitive like this one! I love it and I'm sure Many users will enjoy too! Very

easy to use, installed quickly and has great tools. I especially like the elements of

disk state monitoring in the background, and warning when something bad starts to

happen with the drive. In addition, the cooperation with developer Janos Mathe at the

highest level. Quickly and professionally !! Very nice and in-kind contact, quick help

And the installation went through without any problems, And thanks to the tutorial

email and help email, I met how and what to pay attention to in the program settings.

With full confidence I recommend! "it is so fast that the speed of light falls into

complexes",

krzysztofikel

Reply   |   Comment by krzysztofikel  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I would like this version please.

Reply   |   Comment by daniel christiansen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

No problem at all installing to my WIn7 Pro x64 machine with Avast AV running. Once installed, it let me know instantly about the status of my hard drive. This one's a keeper! Thanks so much!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

I click on "Get the link" but nothing happens. Is there any other way to get the link besides sharing on facebook. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

Very impressive program. It showed status of WIN 10 laptop, and both connected external drives.
My most used 2TB Seagate drive is the only one showed less 100 percent, but still 99 out of 100.
This is 2TB BACK UP Drive the one I use most often with backup and playing videos, and it has been acting weird lately, by stopping all of sudden without notice, but once I reload it plays fine.
Just Wish could get a little more detailed addtl info from HD Sentinel regarding what could be causing this. Other than that great program to have!

Reply   |   Comment by Ren W.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I downloaded it on two different computers with Win7 various methods/multiple times. Kept getting corrupt files error.

Reply   |   Comment by Neuron Web  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Neuron Web, NB: For those who have 'file corrupted' error:
This problem is due to our software wrapper that limits the program activation to 24 hours. In this case, you may try using the following:
1) disable the anti-virus suite and restart the computer. You need to disable all the anti-virus systems if you have more than one installed. Make sure it won't start automatically with the computer.
2) download the program archive once again and extract the contents to a dedicated folder
3) carefully follow the installation instructions in the readme.txt file.
4) please mind that all the files have been checked for viruses before the program goes live, so you can be sure that the installer is 100% clean.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#28

I like this much more than others. It doesn't flash yellow lights, scream "Caution!", and blow a siren in your face for a few bad sectors being moved like the other program did. I especially like the temperature animation in the icon next to the clock. It installed on Windows7 easily after turning off Avast for 10 minutes.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen C  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

thank so much a new hard dick

Reply   |   Comment by leanhtuan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Downloaded and installed without difficulty. Works. Crashed Windows Explorer and locked up my desktop. Eventually Windows restarted it but it soon locked up again. An Uninstall fixed the problem. I use a somewhat complex setup. Win7x64, i5-4400, 16GB RAM, Samsung 240GB SSD and 512GB SSD for storage, Win10 AntiVirus and firewall. I use one data drive with ***VeraCrypt*** full drive encryption. Never have a problem with it. I'd say this was the problem with this program. Also, have a Synology NAS with drives mapped in Win

Reply   |   Comment by leanhtuan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#26

From win 10, go to S.M.A.R.T. and you can see everything this software sees, same info.
As for the advice and health, that is debatable, nobody can predict if or when a hard drive can fail.
I have a HD that runs perfect, but the temp is always high and on red but it never lost a byte to read or write in the last 5 years.
I have HDs that failed when everything was on green and within the manufacturer specs.
In other words, HD failure is not predictable, relying on the temp or seek time or delays in read/write heads is false.
A HD fails most of the time when read ahead buffer or cash memory on the HD itself fails.
That can not be diagnosed or predicted by any software so far and I have been installing all kinds of HD utility software.

Reply   |   Comment by zann  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

win 10 x64 os, no AV is turning off.
run setup.exe, a pop-up says: "the set up file was corrupted, download a new copy again".
click close, did not go for a new copy.
go back to run setup.exe 2nd times, this times made it.

checked it is registered to GOTD.
status is successful registered and activated.
license is valid forever.
only the reg. key is grey off with no info.
click a few function buttons, is working and looks ok, so hoping the s/w is ok despite 1st failed set up.

so far, i never come across, so i go for this s/w.
just play around, it looks impressive and find that it is useful.
thanks, Hard Disk Monitoring & GOTD.

donald

Reply   |   Comment by donald  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Downloaded and installed without difficulty. Works. Crashed Windows Explorer and locked up my desktop. Eventually Windows restarted it but it soon locked up again. An Uninstall fixed the problem. I use a somewhat complex setup. Win10 x64, i5-4400, 16GB RAM, Samsung 240GB SSD and 512GB SSD for storage, Win10 AntiVirus and firewall. I use one data drive with ***VeraCrypt*** full drive encryption. Never have a problem with it. I'd say this was the problem with this program. Also, have a Synology NAS with drives mapped in Win10.

Reply   |   Comment by jimsung  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

jimsung, SSD's are a breed of their own and most diagnostic software, such as this, will cause a controller lockup ...to diagnose SSD's. it's best to use the manufactures diagnostic software since they can properly talk to their memory controllers.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Twice disabled AV but cannot install the program, saying files are corrupted
But updated “ver 4.6 “
Now only I need name and key if anybody can help.
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by sia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

This is the same version I've been using from a prior giveaway -- there is a beta out BTW: neowin[.]net/news/hard-disk-sentinel-47114-beta

Basically Hard Disk Sentinel shows the S.M.A.R.T. data for hard drives, & provides it's own hard drive tests. It's a good app. I use it to monitor the temps when using conventional hard drives connected via USB 3.0, setting it for more frequent polling of the S.M.A.R.T. data. For internal drives & external drives connected via eSATA I just use the free HWMonitor, which also shows what's going on with my graphics card, CPU, & fans.

Do note that S.M.A.R.T. data is useful, & *may* be predictive, but it's not an absolute indicator of drive health -- I've had drives fail while still showing good S.M.A.R.T. data, right up until the time I could no longer access them. Many bios have a feature where they can read the S.M.A.R.T. data every time the system boots, warning you if necessary.

Hard Disk Sentinel's drive tests are informative & can give a good indication of a drive's health -- I always use it if/when I pick up a reman drive cheap. That said, if I suspect that there may be a problem I'll run the software from Western Digital for my WD drives -- some other brands have similar. One, it can remap a bad section to a spare, and two, it's required anyway if the drive is defective & needs RMA. Do Not use Windows disk check to attempt repair -- any sectors it marks bad will be recorded in the NTFS file tables, and they persist after you've replaced the drive, cloning the contents from the old one.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#21

I picked up Hard Disk Sentinel on a previous giveaway (4.60). I though, what the heck, I will try it. It indicated that my backup drive had serious problems and was in danger of failing. To be cautious, I moved the data to a different drive. Four days later, the old back up drive DIED! For me, it was great timing by GOTD. This is a super program, and everyone should have it! For us folks who started with WIN 95 in days past have said: "if only I knew the hard drive was about to give out I would of done something". Now with Hard Drive Sentinel, you can!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Crazy Denny  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#20

I'm pretty sure this is a repeat from a few weeks ago; I already have it installed. It is an outstanding piece of software.

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#19

is there a portable version?

Reply   |   Comment by david  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#18

Phew. The third collection, only the installation file worked and HDS launched at 4.71 off Avast. I've had to date version 4.6, but today updated to 4.71 and it turned out to be a demo version.

Reply   |   Comment by ryszard  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#17

This is a completely different program from all the utilities which show you your disks SMART status. In fact, the publisher has a very interesting technical page where he explains why SMART, by itself, is very inefficient in predicting hard drive failure. I'm not able to evaluate their arguments ; all I can say is their case is pretty convincing :

http://www.hdsentinel.com/smart/index.php

The FAQ page is also very educational :

http://www.hdsentinel.com/faq.php#q2

Browse the online help if you need more information :

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

What Hard Disk Sentinel does is use the SMART system, but apply its own method on top of it. It tracks SMART data along time, and derives a health "percentage" from that. It also offers its own set of tests, unrelated to SMART if I understood correctly. You can compare your disks data to the average data for that specific model.

They pay particular attention to the working temperature of disks drives, because they say that's a major predictor of failure and remaining lifetime. They go as far as displaying the remaining, estimated lifetime of each disk. (No way to know what that's worth.) However temperature is but one of many monitoring points.

If you care about your PC and data and are the inquisitive type, I encourage you to try this program. Knowing if it really helps predict hard disk failure and protect data requires the surveillance of many PCs over an extended period of time, so I can't offer any help here.

The drawbacks of Hard Disk Sentinel are :

- It's quite technical. You need to master it. Don't expect a simple dashboard with green/red status graphics.

- It does not work completely seamlessly if you use a non admin Windows user account for your daily tasks, as I do.

- It's not high DPI-aware.

- The user interface, while functional, is one of the ugliest I have ever seen. It seems stuck in 1990's aesthetics (or lack of the latter) and looks incredibly amateurish (which, in my humble opinion, is very detrimental to the product). Horrible colours !

There are three editions (not counting free trial). The one on offer here is Standard, not Pro nor Enterprise. However, the feature set of Standard is already impressive. This is by no means a crippled version. The editions comparison page is well hidden :

http://www.hdsentinel.com/store.php

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#16

Köszönöm a lehetőséget, nagyon hasznos program!
Minden gond nélkül települt az Avast átmeneti letiltása után. De amíg futott az Avast védelem, addig nem történt semmi csak aktiválta a programot, de nem települt, és nem is jelzett semmit a vírusvédő sem, és a program sem. Amint letiltottam a vírusvédelmet gond nélkül települt, már közben vissza tudtam kapcsolni az Avast-ot.

Reply   |   Comment by Piros  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Translated via Google: "Thank you for the opportunity, very useful program!
installed without any problems after temporarily disable the Avast. But while running Avast protection, nothing happened until just activated the program but not settled, nor is it indicated anything about the virus protection either, and the program either. As soon as I disabled the antivirus protection installed without problems, when I had to switch to Avast was back."

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

Nice program, recognises SSD on one PC but not the other.

Reply   |   Comment by j13lls  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

j13lls, Follow Up: I sent in the error report and had a response from the developer almost immediately with a solution on the SSD that wasn't recognised. Still not showing everything for that drive, but has solved most of the problem. Impressed!

Reply   |   Comment by j13lls  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

j13lls, So impressed with software and support received today that I have purchased the PRO Family License! Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by j13lls  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#14

I've been running this software program for a couple of years now. And I couldn't be happier with it. It runs with windows, and puts an icon(configurable) in the desktop tray. The icon is a number, and the number is the temperature of my hard drive. It is the equivalent of the temperature gauge on your car dashboard. A good thing to know at a mere glance. Opening the program will show the overall health of your hard drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Injeun, i have tried to disable the tray icons, as i dont need them. I checked the Preferences tab, but if i disable the temperature icons there, it changes to just the hdsentinel icons and they remain there in the tray area. :(
Have you perhaps found a solution to this?

Reply   |   Comment by Burni  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Burni, In "Preferences" you can untick the box that says, "Load with windows". Then if you want to, you can run the program manually by opening it from your list of Programs. Aside from that, I don't see how to have it load with windows and not take a seat in the system tray. Another angle is to use Windows 10 (if you are running windows 10) settings to choose which icons show up in your tray. To do so, right click a blank spot in your tray and choose "settings" from the popup list. In the settings window, scroll down to "Select which icons appear in the taskbar". Should be self explanatory from there on.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thank you for the hint on Windows 10, i am using Windows 7, but Windows 10 is occasionally dualbooted, so this will help me in the future.
For now, i have disabled it at system startup. This degrades the functionality kind of to that of a GSmartControl, but it will suffice for me. Thank you very much, i learned something new, regarding Win10.

Reply   |   Comment by Burni  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Download and install easy, with no problems. Previously had version 4.6 which was fine but appreciate this later version. Program works well and is reliable. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Errol  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#12

installed just fine but no activation key
what's up

Reply   |   Comment by john h  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

john h, says sorry for that activation bump
it installed just fine and then after i restarted the program the activation was there
then i had to use the function of activate with key file witch program found and activated
really nice

Reply   |   Comment by john h  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

john h, The version is already a registered one.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#11

Disregard my last: Avast was blocking install. First time that has ever happened...

Reply   |   Comment by J. Robertson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Downloaded it 3 times keep saying, files are corrupted please download another version. another Giveaway of the day that doesn't work!

Reply   |   Comment by Nicolas Van Tomme  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nicolas Van Tomme,
It seems that your anti-virus system is damaging the installation files. This problem may be due to our software wrapper that limits the program activation to 24 hours. In this case, you may try using the following:
1) disable the anti-virus suite and restart the computer. You need to disable all the anti-virus systems if you have more than one installed. Make sure it won't start automatically with the computer.
2) download the program archive once again and extract the contents to a dedicated folder
3) Carefully follow the installation instructions in the readme.txt file.

Make sure you switch your anti-virus back on after the installation. Please mind that all the files have been checked for viruses before the program goes live, so you can be sure that the installer is 100% clean.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Nicolas Van Tomme, Same here!

Reply   |   Comment by BeetzMe  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Alexa Bennett,


Same here and I have NO antivirus at all on my system.

The culprit is YOUR GOTD Wrapper that is incompatible with many systems.

I know since I contacted the developer of HippoEdit last week and he send me a link to the unwrapped version and I had NO problem at all installing the NON-wrapped version of GOTD software provided directly by the dev.

Regards

Reply   |   Comment by Croco  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#9

I don't know why it has been happening lately. I am using Kaspersky Internet Security. But unzipped the file from you, it kept saying the file was corrupted even I had tried to shut down the Kaspersky beforehand. Please help.

Reply   |   Comment by jj Wong  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#8

Ran setup.exe, and it returns "Hard Disk Sentinel Standard 4.71 activated", but did NOT install the software. WTF?
No icon on desktop, no program folder in start menu, no entry in task manager, nada...

Reply   |   Comment by J. Robertson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

J. Robertson, I had the same problems. Even after scanning the extracted files with Avast Internet Security, turning off real-time protection in both Avast and Malwarebytes Antimalware, clicking on setup.exe gave the same results as you got. No Install Wizard, nothing in Program Files, not found in Search, nothing in the registry. I gave up, deleted both the downloaded zip folder and the extracted folder. I have Windows 7 Home, never any other problems with GAOD programs to date.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert M  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm getting the same thing for the last 3 days, with or without my avg. active, gold software starts, and goes right to its activated, WITH NO INSTALL, I have never had a problem with gold before, never was asked to turn off my AV before, SO what is the problem? I do not have any problem installing any other software, just the software from here in the last 3 days, any help would be great Please!

Reply   |   Comment by sirbearone  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Stupid boy............ Many thanks Boris; disabled Avast and it installed without a murmur!

Reply   |   Comment by oldparrot  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Not working setup file!!!!!! What's next?

Reply   |   Comment by ryszard  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

Zip file downloads ok, extract to another folder, run setup.exe, activation takes place, but program doesn't install. I've used this site for years, but can't work out what I'm doing wrong...........

Reply   |   Comment by oldparrot  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Sad to say, but ignore my last comment.... I have tried to install this 5 times on another computer and each time, the installer crashes. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement, further, its sort of made me out to be an idiot after my glowing report. I really hope this is just a glitch because if its not, the author has some serious explaining to do. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Kiwi1960  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

DO'H ..... everyone, TURN YOUR AV OFF.... it installs fine after that. Sorry. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Kiwi1960  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#3

Good and reliable program. I use the previous GOTD version for a few years. Just disable the Avast antivirus for installation.

Reply   |   Comment by Boris Fine  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#2

I have used this for years, I swear by it, it gave me advance warning of a HDD failure and I was able to get all my data off in time... and besides that, it warns me if a HDD is over heating... I was able to clean the dust out when that happened to prevent either a HDD failure (due to overheating) or worse, a fire.

How can I emphasise my praise enough... OK, if I install an OS on a computer, then an AV... the next thing MUST be this program... without failure. 11 out of 10! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Kiwi1960  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#1

I got this program about six months ago (same version) in a giveaway from another site - it's well worth having. It's the best of the HD monitoring programs I've tried.

Reply   |   Comment by David J Wilson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Same here. I always run it at startup and close it afterwards. It's a very nice piece of software. Highly informative and easy to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
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