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Giveaway of the day — Hard Drive Inspector

Hard Drive Inspector allows you to predict a possible failure of the HDD before this occurs.
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Hard Drive Inspector is a powerful, convenient and effective program based on the S.M.A.R.T. technology, which allows controlling health of your hard disk drives.

Most computer users argue that information stored on their computer is the most valuable element of the computer system. With the help of the S.M.A.R.T. System, Hard Drive Inspector allows you to predict a possible failure of the HDD before this occurs. As the access to electronic information becomes more and more vital in business and at home, Hard Drive Inspector allows exceeding the traditional limits of HDDs reliability, thus extending the level of valuable user data protection.

Hard Drive Inspector has a flexible option system, which allows you to customize the functionality of this utility, according to your needs. Hard Drive Inspector has an easy-to-use, nice-looking interface. It also offers many useful features, which make the S.M.A.R.T. monitoring process full-scale and easy.

System Requirements:

Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Publisher:

AltrixSoft

Homepage:

http://www.altrixsoft.com/en/hddinsp/

File Size:

2.15 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#128

Brand new Seagate 320 GB drive came up as 51% Liability/Performance and Error Resistance. This has been installed 12 hrs ago. My second WD drive about 1 yr old was all 100%. I than installed another Seagate RMA drive I had just received (refurbished) from Seagate and it also came up as 60% L/P/ER. Both were "OK" and no action required. But those low percentages even on new drive don't say much about this program and Seagate drives.

Reply   |   Comment by Vilan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#127

Worked fine...until the time period ended. So much for it being the full version

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#126

Some of the programs I lost such as Blind Write, Web Stream Recorder, Sticky Password and Absolute Startup will be purchased when I can afford them. I've had plenty of time to evaluate these applications and really am pleased with them. I'll be able to evaluate todays software on one of my other computers so may even buy it if I think it's useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka stephen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#125

Thanks to the Leecher comment #73 for his link to other freeware utilities that do a similar job. I searched through every comment hoping to find useful links as I had to update my main computer last week, so missed this useful application. The link takes you to a site that lists quite a few freeware as well as shareware HDD health monitoring applications. I downloaded a few and am really pleased with what I found. So if you lose the Giveaway for any reason, just check for the freeware alternatives. They may not be as good looking or cover all the area's the commercial software does, but using 2 or 3 of them covers all the bases. Thanks again GAotD for this brilliant site.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka stephen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#124

my hard drives got the heart smart check of approval.

Reply   |   Comment by Bankole  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#123

Thank you for GAOTD. You have given us many useful software. But this Hard Drive Inspector is not as good as I think. It annoyed me by appearing continuously whenever I run any program . Finally, I have to uninstall it. Luckily, I can do that.

Reply   |   Comment by Chau  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#122

S.M.A.R.T. technology revealed itself useless in recent Google disk failure experience.

Reply   |   Comment by francesco  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#121

I'm getting a temp alert at 124F, da hell?

Reply   |   Comment by JS  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#120

Didn't work for me from the off.
White cross on red background, send error to makers kind of thing.
Not much use, then !
Thumbs down from me
(And to those that scream blue murder when you criticise free stuff that doesn't work - what the hell is the point of NOT saying something doesn't work ?)

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#119

OK I guess, but doesn't do much. Gives temperature of the disk drive and that's about all it does that might be useful. It doesn't even go that right though as a temperature of 109 for example displays as 19 in the tray. Anytime the middle digit is 0, it does that. Worth what I paid for it which is nothing.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#118

What a Craptastic piece of code. Installed, registered, locked up my PC. Had to boot in safe mode to remove this garbage!

Reply   |   Comment by Nunja Business  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#117

I am very pleased with it.

Reply   |   Comment by Laura  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

Another one ??? How many similar HD SMART software in two weeks time ??? Wish Giveawayoftheday would be able to select good software but the right "giveaway" schedule too...

Reply   |   Comment by Spadone  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

This one is a keeper for me. I like it better than HDDLife because it displays the temp for both of my HD's in the task bar. That is a feature I was specifically looking for.

As I've said for other apps, I do wish they wouldn't make the window size fixed. I've paid 'extra' for a screen that has more that 640x480 resolution, I'd like to use it without scrolling.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

#111, BillW50, are you sure you're an electrical engineer and not an attorney? I did investigate the differences between drive temperatures reported by Hard Drive Inspector and similar programs. I have HDI set to report drive temperatures every 10 seconds. I checked drive temperatures using System Info for Windows and other programs at the same time HDI was reporting them. HDI routinely reported drive temperatures four to seven degrees higher than other software did at the SAME time.

Contrary to your latest baseless assertion, Hard Drive Inspector DOES report my Seagate hard drive is capable of operating in DMA mode 6. However, it fails to issue a warning to that effect as it does for my Maxtor drive. Go figure.

There's no plausible connection between the fact some folks are having difficulty installing HDI and the fact the program is reporting obviously incorrect information to some of us who have HDI properly installed and functioning. I submit there's a problem when a program reports a hard drive which has been in mostly constant use for over 3 years as only having 31 days of "power on" usage while claiming a 3 month-old drive has in use for 9 months.

I obviously wanted Hard Drive Inspector to work right or I wouldn't have bothered to download/install it. When it gives some blatantly incorrect, even nonsensical, information, however, a reasonable person has to have qualms about trusting it. FWIW, I'm sure HP stockholders appreciate you saving them $800 despite their company manufacturing "junk" computers.

Reply   |   Comment by Karen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

I received the same message as #47 regarding BIOS setting. Can anyone tell me how to switch from DMA4 to DMA5?
I'm admittedly less sophisticated than almost all of the other commenters, but the program seems wothwhile to me. Like Ballpeen said, This DMA notice has to be worth something.
Thanks again GAOTD team.

Reply   |   Comment by Benn  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#112

104. agreed ,reminding us sort of malware no? :D

Reply   |   Comment by Charlie Hes  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

#104 Point well taken Robin. I'm just saying the S.M.A.R.T. can be a valuable tool. Although we know it isn't perfect. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

REF#102
Karen: "#95, BillW50, you have an unfortunate habit of attributing remarks to me which I never made. I never said my PC couldn’t use DMA mode 6; I said I wasn’t going to change my BIOS settings solely on the recommendation of software which I don’t fully trust."

That is what I said in #95 :)

Karen: "I never said there was a four degree temperature difference between my two hard drives; I said there was a four degree difference between what Hard Drive Inspector was reporting compared to similar programs (despite reporting identical numbers when it was first installed). My old Maxtor hard drive runs ten to fifteen degrees hotter than my new Seagate drive does. The point I was attempting to make is that Hard Drive Inspector is no longer reporting the same temperatures as other drive evaluation programs do in my PC."

My hard drive in this laptop has been known to change 20°F just in a few minutes (between light to heavy use). These programs sample the reading every 5, 10, 30 or so minutes. Hard Drive Inspector checks it in seconds. So there is no telling the other, how old that data really is until you investagate. You just can't claim it is different and then illogically say it is flawed! No there could be far other reasons for the discrepancy.

Karen: "Did I miss your explanation why Hard Drive Inspector warned me about my Maxtor drive running in DMA mode5 instead of mode 6 yet failed to warn me about my Seagate drive which is doing EXACTLY the same thing? No, I didn’t think so."

I don't recall you asking for one. And if I am following you correctly, why didn't Hard Drive Inspector recommend mode 6 for your Seagate? If so, simple! Hard Drive Inspector believes your Seagate can't operate in mode 6. Thus why recommend it? Most hard drives out there can't.

Karen: "I’m a little fuzzy why an electrical engineer would buy one, let alone three, HP computers 'that are nothing but junk'”

Simple, I didn't purposely purchase them because they were junk. Because I didn't know it at the time. Unfortunately junk HPs don't have a sticker stating such. LOL Good thing dozens of others were not, eh? It all evens out in the end :)

Karen: "or why you failed to accept that $800 then donate it to a charity if you’re so wealthy you didn’t want the money for yourself."

I already given enough money away and you want me to give more? LOL How thoughtful of you! ;) Well you can think of it this way too. HP is now $800 richer and hopefully they passed the savings down to you when you bought yours. Now isn't that a nice way of thinking about it?

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

REF#100
AbnInfantry: "#95-BillW50, let’s see if I understand this right: You’re an electrial engineer who bought 3 computers “that are nothing but junk.” How embarrassing."

Not really. Considering I have purchased dozens of computers. It just so happens that 3 of the lemons happened to be HPs at the time. :)

AbnInfantry: "You’re so highly compensated you didn’t bother to collect $800 due you from a class action settlement. I’m just a poor, dumb CPA/reserve Army officer; I could really use your superfluous $800."

I also gave #1800 to a woman whom I never met in person. And then I never heard from her again. Some people, eh? lol Probably a blessing in disguise. Imagine what it could have been like if she kept coming back? ;)

AbnInfantry: "You claim Hard Drive Inspector only reports what S.M.A.R.T. tells it, despite the objective reality that other people are getting figures from HDI which are either impossible, ludicrous, or in conflict with S.M.A.R.T. data reported by similar monitoring software."

Some people here also claim that the software here are only trial versions. But some of us know better, now don't we? And I have been using it all day and checking it with other programs. And the information is the same. Only the recommendations are different.

AbnInfantry: "Karen never told you her PC didn’t support DMA mode 6; you concocted that all by yourself then tried to flip it on her. How very unethical of you."

I'm sorry, I told her how I understood it at the time. But later this was all straightened out :)

AbnInfantry: "Also, Karen didn’t say HDI reported a four degree difference between her drives; she said HDI was reporting a four degree difference compared to what other drive monitoring programs were. That’s a very different matter. Hard Drive Inspector is reporting significantly different information (including drive temperatures) than SIW and similar software are reporting on my PC. I wonder how that’s possible since you claim HRT only reports what S.M.A.R.T. tells it? When four drive analysis programs give me similar results and HRT reports significantly different figures, I suppose I should hire an electrical engineer to explain away such overt discrepancies."

The temperature thing is very easy to explain. They have settings as to how often they check the temperature. A difference in reading is easy to understand since I have seen my hard drive right here change 20°F just in a few minutes with very heavy activity. So since each program isn't checking the temperature at the very same time, you will get different readings. This isn't rocket science folks. So don't make it harder than it has to be. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

Looks like something I can do with - thanks GOTD. Go Karen :) loved your last post and totally agree with you.

Reply   |   Comment by Tyele  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

BillW50 apparently has problem understanding what people are saying. Or, he has time to reply to people's comments but does not have time to read them carefully.

Reply   |   Comment by 3rd person  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

after you download this file, if you go and unzip not download and unzip a window will pop up for hard drive inspector with a red key inside that says activate. click this and it will register your hard drive inspector.

Reply   |   Comment by steve s  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

Not sure that this is a well written programme. I suspect that the error trapping is poor. My AMD 1999 computer with Quantum fire ball HD had probelems with the software. Fatal error. Did offer opportunity to report, however did not provide link or address. In the back ground a screen did come up with some reproting. Looked impressive until it showed how many days hard drive had run, approximately 50 days rather than the many years it has. When I clicked did not wish to report the screen closed and the programme shut down. I uninstalled it.

Reply   |   Comment by watermaster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

My first download from this site =)
I've been having a bit of trouble with my pc, this program was helpful in determing that it had nothing to do with my Hard drive.. Thankee G.O.T.D =D

Reply   |   Comment by Kallan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

I Think this Programm is absolutly useless.
I use Notebock Hardware Control, rading SMART and say is all OK.
This tool and other say my Harddrive is complete damaged.
CheckDisk says is all OK.
Believe what you want, but this Programm is not usefull.

Reply   |   Comment by Matern  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

#51 billw - I didn't give the complete stats on SMART effectiveness from Google's paper. Even the four strongest predictors from the SMART statistics failed to predict 56% of the failures. SMART covers a lot of parameters, and by putting them all together you catch a few more failures but you also have a lot of false positives - drives with SMART errors that don't fail.

The question with any information is: knowing it, what will you do differently? Certainly, the four strong predictors would cause me to buy a new drive, which is good. But what does the absence of any of the predictors tell me? A healthy drive I can rely on. No-o-o. That is why SMART is mostly useless, except with the four strong predictors.

Robin

Reply   |   Comment by Robin  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

#95, BillW50, you have an unfortunate habit of attributing remarks to me which I never made. I never said my PC couldn't use DMA mode 6; I said I wasn't going to change my BIOS settings solely on the recommendation of software which I don't fully trust. I never said there was a four degree temperature difference between my two hard drives; I said there was a four degree difference between what Hard Drive Inspector was reporting compared to similar programs (despite reporting identical numbers when it was first installed). My old Maxtor hard drive runs ten to fifteen degrees hotter than my new Seagate drive does. The point I was attempting to make is that Hard Drive Inspector is no longer reporting the same temperatures as other drive evaluation programs do in my PC. Did I miss your explanation why Hard Drive Inspector warned me about my Maxtor drive running in DMA mode 5 instead of mode 6 yet failed to warn me about my Seagate drive which is doing EXACTLY the same thing? No, I didn't think so. I'm a little fuzzy why an electrical engineer would buy one, let alone three, HP computers "that are nothing but junk" or why you failed to accept that $800 then donate it to a charity if you're so wealthy you didn't want the money for yourself.

Reply   |   Comment by Karen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

Does this software offer any solutions to hard drive problems, or is it just a notification device? If the latter, does anyone have any solutions for low, but not dangerously low, hard drive Reliability and Performance rates?

Thanks, GAOTD! You provide a great service to the technological community.

Reply   |   Comment by Molly  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

#95-BillW50, let's see if I understand this right: You're an electrial engineer who bought 3 computers "that are nothing but junk." How embarrassing. You're so highly compensated you didn't bother to collect $800 due you from a class action settlement. I'm just a poor, dumb CPA/reserve Army officer; I could really use your superfluous $800. You claim Hard Drive Inspector only reports what S.M.A.R.T. tells it, despite the objective reality that other people are getting figures from HDI which are either impossible, ludicrous, or in conflict with S.M.A.R.T. data reported by similar monitoring software. Karen never told you her PC didn't support DMA mode 6; you concocted that all by yourself then tried to flip it on her. How very unethical of you. Also, Karen didn't say HDI reported a four degree difference between her drives; she said HDI was reporting a four degree difference compared to what other drive monitoring programs were. That's a very different matter. Hard Drive Inspector is reporting significantly different information (including drive temperatures) than SIW and similar software are reporting on my PC. I wonder how that's possible since you claim HRT only reports what S.M.A.R.T. tells it? When four drive analysis programs give me similar results and HRT reports significantly different figures, I suppose I should hire an electrical engineer to explain away such overt discrepancies.

Reply   |   Comment by AbnInfantry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

Couldn't get it to work.

Reply   |   Comment by ivenholt  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

Looks like a good utility, at least I'll know when to start digging a grave for the HD....

Reply   |   Comment by MikeV  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

#94 What do you want to know Macjr? HDDLife is really good, but Hard Drive Inspector is superior in all categories except partition free space size per drive. While also HDDlife for Notebooks offers two levels of temperature warning while Hard Drive Inspector has one. Other than that, Hard Drive Inspector wins! :)

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

Not a bad freebie, but who would pay $30 bucks for this?

Reply   |   Comment by Wislu  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

#981 Sorry Karen, I learned this from you (my mistake). Hard Drive Inspector is telling you you can get better performance if you change to DMA mode 6. And nobody I know of would disagree with that recommendation. Which you rather run in a slower mode, well that is up to you. It is your computer after all.

As for your HD temperatures, well it depends how much your computer is providing air flow to a given hard drive, doesn't it? Swap the two physical locations and if the drive that was cooler is still cooler, then that means something. But before this is done, it is pretty much meaningless. And your are talking about 4° difference from the other drive. That is nothing really.

As for the engineers at Hewlett-Packard, well I am also an electrical engineer. And they make some really fine hardware and they also make some real junk. I even got a notice in the mail (just last year) that I was entitled to $800 from HP from a class action lawsuit. I never bothered because I knew what I was getting into before I even bought it. Although I also have 3 other HP computers that are nothing but junk (came with Windows ME no less and even installing Windows XP on them didn't help much). I also have another one that is just wonderful (just like the one from the class action suite was just wonderful for me)! You don't have to believe me, Google is your friend! :)

As your believe that Hard Drive Inspector is lying to you. Well I don't know Karen? I haven't found any signs here that Hard Drive Inspector reports anything in error (on two computers here). Maybe on some systems it will. And that makes sense to me that it can. My biggest problem Karen is that Hard Drive Inspector does provide tons of valuable information and I think you are just being a bit hard on the nitpicking side. Which is clouding how good Hard Drive Inspector really is. :)

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

BillW50-

I see you've been using HDDLife since it was offered....why don't you be honest and post the differences in results of it and today?

Reply   |   Comment by Macjr  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

I have this SMART checking feature with my System Suite v6 package that I bought a don't so check it out...

Reply   |   Comment by Stan P.~JaPHA~  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

Very nice... Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Ferrugem  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

#83, BillW50, where did you get the notion my PC doesn't support DMA mode 6? I never said anything of the kind. I said I wasn't going to change any BIOS settings just on the basis of Hard Drive Inspector. My Seagate drive supports DMA mode 6 yet is running in DMA mode 5 while Hard Drive Inspector doesn't issue any warning about that. Until a credible source tells me otherwise, I'm going to assume the engineers at Hewlett-Packard had a reason for picking DMA mode 5. If Hard Drive Inspector is "only reporting what S.M.A.R.T. is telling it," then why is HDI now reporting drive temperatures four degrees higher than S.M.A.R.T. is telling System Info for Windows and every other drive analysis program I've tried in the past two hours (as well as different "power on" figures)? You asserted unidentified, unethical manufacturers "dump faulty drives" on people without a shred of evidence this related to my new, fully-warranteed Seagate drive. The same drive which has always run quieter and cooler than my Maxtor OEM drive and consistently tested as perfect by numerous drive evaluation programs. The same drive which HDI (and only HDI) reports has been in "power on" status for longer than the hard drive has existed, less alone been operating. Incredible, simply incredible.

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#89

#84 - Hmmm. I cannot even select a thumbs down, the ratings are not currently functional on my screen.

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#88

#87 paul, I don't see over 900 entries here from Hard Drive Inspector. That can't be right! And thanks about the warning of massive spyware infection. I know what they are. Instant messengers are probably 20% of them (yes even at idle and you think nothing is happening). And almost anything that does anything, is recorded in the registry. It acts more like a log of what is happening than anything else per minute.

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

[quote=lubomax]Great! Now all I need is a utility that monitors the health of all my utilities…[/quote]

LMAO!

Not going to try this one. As was stated earlier, HDD's these days are extremely reliable. I did download the Game of the Day, though.
Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by IT PRO  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

#70 paul, that 939 registry lines isn’t just from Hard Drive Inspector, but everything else happening too. At any given time, my laptop for example is making about 1000 registry changes per minute.

Yes it was. That was JUST for the install of it. (all NEW registry entries that it added) (If you have 1K changes per minute, you better check for massive spyware infestation. ;)

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#85

#81 bolon, I didn't read it that way. But even if it is true, see #80.

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

#70 paul, that 939 registry lines isn't just from Hard Drive Inspector, but everything else happening too. At any given time, my laptop for example is making about 1000 registry changes per minute. This is what you must be seeing. As for Passmark Diskcheckup, it is just a barebones S.M.A.R.T. checker. It doesn't make any recommendations or anything. Great if you are a S.M.A.R.T. expert. But pretty useless for anybody else.

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

#78 For starters Karen, Hard Drive Inspector is letting you know that your hard drive supports DMA Mode 6. This is great! But as you found out, your computer does not. :( And nobody said anything about being faulty yet. Remember I said just wait. This means time will tell. As far as saying the numbers are bogus... well Hard Drive Inspector is only reporting what S.M.A.R.T. is telling it. And if this is correct, Hard Drive Inspector has nothing to do with it. Complain to your hard drive manufacture.

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

#76 Ameron, wow 51°C? That is pretty high. Not immediate dangerous high though (51°C = 124°F). And before you blame Hard Drive Inspector, I would check out other S.M.A.R.T. programs and see what they say. As maybe you should question the hardware and not the software. Just a thought.

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

ref #48, just to clarify,he is talking about running the application from a usb thumbdrive,not analysing usb drives

Reply   |   Comment by bolon  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

#77 Macjr, I know of no easy way to copy protect portable software, do you? So would it come as no surprise that many in the commercial market doesn't want to go there. Only in the freeware market is any developer interested in portable for the most part. If you want to take commercial software and make it portable, you might want to check out software like BartPE or something.

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

#64 Really paul? I don’t see 939 registry lines here. How many hard drives do you have connected? 30? And it doesn’t slow down my whimpy Gateway Celeron 1.5GHZ laptop with 512MB of RAM. Heck most of the time (like 99.99% of the time) it is running idle anyway (0% CPU usage). And what is this freeware version you are talking about that you are so proud of? Because so far I am not impressed with your logic at all. ;)

Run ashampoo uninstaller before installing then see the new reg keys, its 939 new lines added. I have one HD. Any processes (hddsvc.exe in this case), are using some resources and ram. Free ver. is Passmark Diskcheckup.

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