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What is Hard Drive Inspector?
What's new in this release?
Using Hard Drive Inspector
Main window
General Info View
Advanced Info View
S.M.A.R.T. details View
Prognosis View
Options Window
Multilingual user interface
Keyboard shortcuts
Menu commands
Technical info
S.M.A.R.T. technology
S.M.A.R.T. attributes description
T.E.C. and S.M.A.R.T.
Back up your data
How to order
Order Hard Drive Inspector
Contact Information
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
User interface

 About Hard Drive Inspector

Hard Drive Inspector is the most powerful, convenient and effective program based on the S.M.A.R.T. technology, which allows controlling the state 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:

  • Ability to operate with up to 8 hard drives.

  • Shows all necessary S.M.A.R.T. information, including current, threshold, worst, and raw values.

  • Displays a versatile info about a HDD such as its capacity, number of cylinders, heads, sectors, buffer size, etc.

  • Not only an administrator but also any user can run Hard Drive Inspector on MS Windows NT 4.0 / 2000 / XP / 2003 operating systems.

  • Allows to monitor the temperature of your HDD, if it has thermal sensors.

  • Periodical and "check at startup and exit" operating modes.

  • Messaging function. Program is able to send a message by e-mail if a HDD is near to falling out.

  • Detection of HDD's arrival/removal in the hot-swapping mode.

  • Multilingual user interface.

  • Hides status area in the taskbar without requiring any desktop space.

  • Automatic launching at Windows startup.

This version of Hard Drive Inspector supports only hdds with the IDE and SATA interfaces.

Minimum system requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 95 OSR2 / 98 / NT 4.0 / 2000 / ME / XP / 2003

  • MS Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher

  • Intel 486DX with 32 MB RAM

  • 5 MB free disk space

  • A mouse

  • 16-color VGA Card (High Color recommended)