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Hard Drive Health & SSD Performance Blog | HD Sentinel

What would happen if your computer's hard drive failed? There could be more at stake than just a few cat videos. You could be facing a delay in work, loss of important data, and disruptions to your schedule.
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Are you experiencing slow performance or strange noises from your hard drive? It could be due to reallocated sectors, which can cause data loss and corruption. In this article, we explore the eight most common causes of reallocated sectors and provide solutions to prevent or fix them. Learn how to monitor your hard drive errors, back up your data, and plan for a replacement after the useful lifespan of a hard drive.
Worried about the health of your hard drive? Discover the benefits of Hard Disk Sentinel for diagnosing and repairing hard drives. Western Digital's Data LifeGuard Diagnostics (now the Western Digital Dashboard), can run some of the same tests, but may not be as useful. Both tools offer a range of features, such as quick tests, extended tests, and erasing functions, to ensure optimal hard drive health and performance. Read on to find out which tool is best for you and your systems.
CHKDSK has been a popular tool for diagnosing hard drive failure for years, but it may not be the best option for SSDs. In this article, we explore the limitations of CHKDSK when it comes to SSDs and suggest better alternatives for keeping your drive healthy. We also provide solutions to common issues that may arise when running CHKDSK on an SSD, including how to troubleshoot the blue screen of death and other errors.
Don't let a slow hard drive slow you down. Regularly testing your hard drive speed is important for maintaining optimal performance and preventing data loss. In this article, you'll learn about the different types of hard drive speeds, how to use built-in applications to test your hard drive speed, and how to use third-party tools like Hard Disk Sentinel to monitor and improve your hard drive's performance. Don't wait until it's too late - read on to learn how to test your hard drive speed today!
Erik Brauer

I have been fooling around with my own computers for years, and I am a knowledgeable electronics engineering technician, so I can tell when I have found a utility which is fabulous. Such is the case with Hard Drive Sentinel.

Martin Ziebold

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John Skulavik

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Sevenoil EST OÜ

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Brad Callaghan, Mungo Industries

When it comes to hard disk drives, it's not a matter of IF they fail - it's a matter of WHEN they fail. Hard Disk Sentinel has allowed me to predict this failure and act accordingly to avoid the hassle of data loss or downtime. Hard Disk Sentinel is an essential piece of software in my admin toolkit, so should it be yours.

Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.

I highly recommend Hard Disk Sentinel for everyone. Disk failures are common and being aware of the health of your disk allows you to plan and avoid costly downtime. It has proved its value in our organization time and time again. It goes way beyond standard S.M.A.R.T monitoring and give you a much better idea of overall drive health. I wouldn't run a system without it.

Steve Holmes - PCFormance

We ran a trial and I could immediately see the value of Hard Disk Sentinel. Now we use Hard Disk Sentinel on all of our client servers and routinely monitor the individual drive health for all our clients. We have already proactively replaced drives for several clients where the drive health was very poor, yet Open Manage was reporting good health. It has prevented downtime for our clients and saved us the headache of rebuilding crashed servers and arrays.
Thank you for Hard Disk Sentinel. It is a wonderful tool!

Patrick Bye

We were looking for a tool that would notify us of hard disk drive failures rather than checking each server individually as we had to in the past. With more servers coming online, we needed a tool that would automate this for us. Hard Disk Sentinel fit the bill. Not only did it tell us of failed hard disk drives, it also notified us of drives that were failing allowing us to replace them before they completely failed. HD Sentinel is great, I wouldn't build a server without it.

Manfred Pfeiffer

I'm using Hard Disk Sentinel already for a couple of years, but now it save me data and a lot of time because I got an early warning and could change the HDD without any loss of data.

Fred Knottenbelt

I am very impressed with Hard Disk Sentinel Pro, the documentation and the quick response to my questions. Thank you very much: you are an example to all suppliers how they should develop their products and how to service their clients!

Roger Davis

After checking out evaluation versions of all the available disk diagnostics software I recently selected HDSENTINEL as having the best overall presentation of the SMART data and purchased a copy for use on my computers.

Bernard St. Philippe

I just wanted to let you know that I think your product is fantastic. I originally installed it to monitor the temperature of my hard drives which was a concern of mine after I had a hard drive fail due to excessive heat. One day Hard Disk Sentinel started reporting that my main hard drive was experiencing health issues. Now I'm very glad I had HD Sentinel installed! I will tell everyone to use this product - great job!

Ilya Zaidel, editor 3DNews.ru

Hard Disk Sentinel is really well-done and meet all the demands concerning HDDs and SSDs. Many HDD utilities are inconvenient and half-done; I've been happy to find the differ one.

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