External USB 2.0 Hard Drive & S.M.A.R.T.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    For an External USB 2.0 Hard Drive is there a Windows software (Freeware) that can read the S.M.A.R.T. to see if the drive is possibly failing?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
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    CrystalDiskInfo
     
  4. MerleOne

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    HD Sentinel Free is IMHO the best !
     
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    By"HD Sentinel Free", do you mean HD Sentinel Pro Trial v3.50 + nagscreen.
    Or maybe can we find a true free version of it with some less features?
     
  6. MerleOne

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    Some features are restricted in the non registered version, but many do work, including the ones you want I think. And it's just a small nag screen only once at launch. It installs and uninstalls fine, so you have little to lose trialling it.
     
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    Thanks for your reply MerleOne. Ok, after a first run I think I will like it anough to keep it installed on my Xp box. And you are right about the unregistered version including the main features that I am looking for. Another plus for it is that it also works on 64-bit systems :thumb:
     
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    And it updates automatically from within the application.
     
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    I just get sometimes on a Vista machine an invalid floating point operation error at startup time, but I guess it's some kind of H/W glitch.
     
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