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Hard Disk Sentinel
IndustryHard Disk software
Area served
Key people
János Máthé (CEO)[1]
ParentHeartfelt Development Services

Hard Disk Sentinel (HDSentinel) is a computer hard disk drive-monitoring software for Windows,[2] Linux[3] and DOS operating systems.[4][5][6]


Hard Disk Sentinel was founded and first released in 2005, developed by Heartfelt Development Services, based in Urhida, Hungary, with János Máthé as the company's CEO. The first version of Hard Disk Sentinel for Windows released on 1 November 2005.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

In 2007, version 2.00 released with supporting USB drives along with free trial (unregistered) version, Hard Disk Sentinel standard (paid version with basic disk monitoring) and Hard Disk Sentinel Professional (paid version with alerts, detailed reports, tests). Since 2009, with version 3.00, Hard Disk Sentinel supports numerous RAID controllers, by detection of hard disk status in RAID configurations and disk surface testing.[13][better source needed]

Since 2012, with version 4.00, Hard Disk Sentinel Pro Portable version is available, working without installation.[14][15]

In 2017, Version 5.00 released with Disk Repair functionality and Network Attached Storage (NAS) monitoring, export status in XML and WMI.[16] This allows creating third-party applications/add-ons to work together with Hard Disk Sentinel -- integration with NagiOS, for example.[17][18][19]

The software is designed to find, test, diagnose and repair hard disk drives, reveal problems, display health and avoid failures by using S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) function of hard disk drives.[20][21][22] The detected information can be saved to file in formats such as HTML, text, or XML.[23][24][25]

Hard Disk Sentinel has the capability to function for both internal hard disks and external hard disks as well as hybrid disk drives (SSHD),[26] SSDs,[27][28] NAS[22] and RAID arrays within the same software.[29][30][31]

DOS version[edit]

In 2008 Hard Disk Sentinel DOS version released in different formats on bootable pendrive, CD, floppy. Usable when no operating system installed (or if the system is not bootable otherwise) to detect and display temperature, health status of IDE, SATA hard disk drives and with limited AHCI controller support. The DOS version has no graphical user interface or disk testing functions and does not support RAID configurations.[32]

Linux version[edit]

In 2008, Hard Disk Sentinel Linux version released, a command-line console tool detection and showing disk status with limited support of RAID configuration and SSDs in addition to hard disk status detection. The Linux version is available on x86, x64 and Raspberry PI, ARMv5 platforms.[33]

Since 30 August 2017, the Linux version supports industrial SD cards too and can be used with NAS devices. The Linux version has no graphical user interface, although extensions created to simplify usage under Linux.[34]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Hard Disk Sentinel developers". www.hdsentinel.com.
  2. ^ Krishna, Vamsi (February 11, 2019). "8 Best Hard Drive Health Check For Windows 10".
  3. ^ "Получить S.M.A.R.T. через RAID". Форум Ru-Board.club. October 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "چگونه عمر باقی مانده هارد دیسک را تخمین بزنیم؟". October 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Las mejores herramientas gratuitas para controlar la salud de tu SSD y monitorear su rendimiento". January 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "برنامج Hard Disk Sentinel لاصلاح الباد سيكتور فى القرص الصلب".
  7. ^ "Hard Disk Sentinel revision history for previous versions". www.hdsentinel.com.
  8. ^ "Disklerin Kullanım Süreleri ve Kalan Ömürlerini Öğrenme | Burak Yeni". www.burakyeni.com.
  9. ^ محمد, عبدالرحمن. "كيفية تقدير العمر المتبقي من القرص الصلب".
  10. ^ "Cara Monitor Kesehatan Harddisk Dengan Harddisk Sentinel". November 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "Hard Disk Sentinel for windows - Softonline.net". Softonline.net.
  12. ^ "Hard Disk Sentinel revision history for previous versions". September 14, 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  13. ^ K, Yazz. "Huge List of Computer Stress Test Software [Used by Engineers in the Rugged Computing Industry]". www.trentonsystems.com. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  14. ^ "Hard Disk Sentinel. Get the software safe and easy". Software Informer.
  15. ^ "Hard Disk Sentinel - Download". hard-disk-sentinel.sooftware.com.
  16. ^ "Hard Disk Sentinel revision history". March 9, 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Tutorial: How to use Hard Disk Sentinel with Nagios". March 9, 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  18. ^ Kelly, Steve (November 17, 2014). "Best 10 Free Tools to Check SSD Health and Monitor Performance". Mashtips.
  19. ^ "Diagnostic software". Linus Tech Tips. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  20. ^ Dahl, Geir (2013-11-01). "Hard Disk Sentinel Review". Myce.com. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  21. ^ "ITC.ua". ITC.ua.
  22. ^ a b "BenchmarkHQ". benchmarkhq.ru.
  23. ^ Aluth.com. "Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring". Aluth.com. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  24. ^ "Software para el diagnóstico de discos duros". TicArte. March 21, 2019.
  25. ^ "Cara Cek Kesehatan Hardisk/SSD Dengan Mudah!". BLOG SAYUGI. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  26. ^ "RAM ve HDD'yi test etme". Technopat Sosyal.
  27. ^ "5 Warning Signs Your SSD Is About to Break Down and Fail". MakeUseOf.
  28. ^ "How to Check SSD Hard Drive Health with Free Tools 2019". www.jihosoft.com.
  29. ^ "Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring". www.hdsentinel.com.
  30. ^ "Top 10 Best SSD health check monitor software (windows/Mac) 2019". March 27, 2019.
  31. ^ "5 Hardware Tests That You Need to Perform on Your PC | Windows Techies".
  32. ^ "Hard Disk Sentinel DOS Edition". April 16, 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  33. ^ "Hard Disk Sentinel Linux Edition". April 29, 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  34. ^ "Linux Desktop Installers". January 1, 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2019.

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