This review applies to version 4.2.
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Hard Drive Inspector is an application which monitors your hard disk and warns you whether it doesn't function as expected.
The interface is attractive and user-friendly; one glance at the main window is enough to understand the purpose of such a program and the way to use it.
First of all, the tool gives you information regarding the number of hard drives installed on your computer; then, it reveals the disk model, its capacity, the free space left, and the most important information of all... how much time passed since its first run.
Another impressive feature regards the capacity of this utility to inform you about the temperature, the health, the performance, and the possible errors your HDD might present. If you are not satisfied with these basic information, you can check some advanced technical data which are intended for more experienced users. They will be provided with a detailed view upon the hard disks’ status and condition.
Besides the ability to inspect and describe various aspects of the drives' performance and reliability, the strength of this tool lies in its ability to release warning signals when the HDD shows abnormalities or whether there is a risk of data loss. Thus, for situations when the hard disk's temperature exceeds a critical threshold, you can enable the program to play a sound, to issue a visual warning, to send a network or an email message, or even to put the computer in a sleep mode. You can activate the same prevention methods when it comes to imminent drive errors. What's more, you can enable a secondary program to prevent the crash and eventually, to save data from the invalid disk.
In my opinion, Hard Drive Inspector is a reliable tool for all those people who use their computers intensively and happen to perform consecutive activities which put the HDD under pressure. Yet, I would have liked the program to provide an option for entering the computer in a stand by mode till the parameters reach normal levels of performance. Once the critical values are surpassed, I would expect the system to wake up without my physical intervention and resume the activities left over.