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HDD Health v4.2 Build 509

webfork on 18 Jan 2016

HDD Health monitors hard disks from the system tray using various S.M.A.R.T sensors (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology), alerting you of impending failure via email, pop-up messages, net messages or event logging.

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System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch hddhealth.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Crystal Disk Info
What's new?
  • ┬áNew: HDD Health 4 with SSD Drives support.
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appsuser on 2012-03-06 13:10

The website says this is compatible only up to XP, the README file says it's compatible up to Vista. When I tried it on my Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit computer, it didn't display any of my hard drives in the main window and only two hard drives under the partition tab. It's probably not 64-bit compatible. (v3.3 Beta)

I am Baas on 2012-03-06 16:21

Runs just fine on my Win 7 64-bit machine.

appsuser on 2012-03-06 22:46

Ah, had to Run As Administrator.

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DPC Latency Checker v1.3.0

Midas on 24 Jan 2014

DPC Latency Checker analyzes the capabilities of a computer system to handle real-time data streams properly. It may help to find the cause for interruptions in real-time audio and video streams, also known as drop-outs.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download dpclat.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
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Midas on 2014-01-24 10:32

DPC Latency Checker is a must have in any computer debugging toolkit for its ability to highlight arcane system problems; it won't fix them, but will assert their existence beyond reasonable doubt.

From the webpage: "DPC Latency Checker is a Windows tool that analyses the capabilities of a computer system to handle real-time data streams properly. It may help to find the cause for interruptions in real-time audio and video streams, also known as drop-outs."

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DiskView v2.4

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

DiskView shows you a graphical map of your disk. It allows you to determine where a file is located or, by clicking on a cluster, see which file occupies it. You can double-click to get more information about a file to which a cluster is allocated.

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System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskView.exe.
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passingthu on 2007-12-05 12:45

broken website link?

PurpleTiger on 2009-01-04 17:03

The website link is still broken. 01-04-2009

PurpleTiger on 2009-01-04 18:15

Use this link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896650.aspx. This is the correct link.

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DriveGLEAM v1.10

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

DriveGLEAM indicates read/write activity for your hard drives in the system tray and also includes built in extensions for monitoring CPU and memory load. It also supports sending this information to the parallel port, so you can plug in your own electronics for visual display.

Support Windows 64-Bit versions.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the single EXE file to a folder of your choice. Note that there is a different version for Win2K, so you might want to download that as well if you plan on running it on Win2K. Launch drivegleam.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixes a severe memory leak found in the network detection code introduced in V1.09.
  • Also fixed some issues in the network monitoring code.

HDD Scan v3.3

Checker on 13 Jan 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2010
  • Suggested by AlephX

HDDScan is a feature-rich disk diagnostics tool with a variety of low-level tools. It supports IDE/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives, RAID arrays, external USB/Firewire hard disks, flash cards, and can scan the surface, view SMART attributes, adjust AAM, APM (Power Management), monitor temperature, etc.

Note that the developers recommend against running from read-only media (e.g. write-protected USB drives).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Avoid starting program from read-only device such as a CD or write-protected flash device.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HDDScan.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: DiskSmartView
What's new? Bugfixes:
  • Progress bar bugfix.
  • Sil3512 controller S.M.A.R.T. bugfix.
  • SAS drives S.M.A.R.T. freeze bugfix.
  • Surface scan bugfix for drives bigger than 1TB.
Features:
  • Prolific 2571 USB chip is now supported.
  • Some I-O DATA USB boxes are supported.
  • Some Logitec USB boxes are supported.
  • Added S.M.A.R.T. support for some SSD drives.
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 support.
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Ruby on 2010-12-10 06:56

@hugh_h You can try GMER http://www.gmer.net/ Scroll to the downloads there's also and mbr and userland rootkit detector.

nunz on 2013-06-16 22:30

Latest official link:
http://hddscan.com/download/HDDScan-3.3.zip

Non malicious web site according to virus total (checked with 38 site checkers)
Non malicious files according to virus total. Clam claims it could be a PUA but only because it performs low level analysis of a hard drive (which of course is its role in life).
My company, virusbusters, has used this program for over four years now with no issues. It has passed every antivirus scan of our systems and we run hundreds of them
The file is a zip file and opens in 7-zip and using windows XP compressed file explorer.

webfork on 2016-01-12 22:43

This program worked beautifully in testing an old external hard drive that was behaving strangely. Instead of relegating it to a secondary backup drive, it now looks to have plenty of life left.

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