Hard Disk Sentinel 5.40

Hard Disk Sentinel Professional

Hard Disk Sentinel (HDSentinel) is a multi-OS SSD and HDD monitoring and analysis software. Its goal is to find, test, diagnose and repair hard disk drive problems, report and display SSD and HDD health, performance degradations and failures. Hard Disk Sentinel gives complete textual description, tips and displays/reports the most comprehensive information about the hard disks and solid state disks inside the computer or in external enclosures (USB / e-SATA). Many different alerts and report options are available to ensure maximum safety of your valuable data.

The software monitors hard disk drive / HDD status, including health, temperature and all S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, built in most hard disks, solid state disks and hybrid drives (SSHD) today) values for each disks. Also it measures the disk transfer speed in real time which can be used as a benchmark or to detect possible hard disk failures, performance degradations.

Hard Disk Sentinel 5.40 release notes:

Improvements and new features

  • added option to configure offsets for SCSI, SAS hard disk drives/SSDs, NVMe SSDs, industrial SD memory cards
  • added watchdog extension: protection against unwanted closing/termination after running for multiple days
  • detect and display new problems, degradations of SCSI, SAS disk drives on the Log page
  • improved and extended Log page for IDE, SATA, USB drives: display additional problems, degradations
  • it is possible to sort disks in Load status of offline disks window, multiple disk test selector window, authentic report selector window
  • it is possible to find (CTRL+F, F3) in Load status of offline disks window, multiple disk test selector window, authentic report selector window

Improved hardware support

  • added support of Lenovo 720I SATA/SAS RAID controllers: detect complete status of SATA/SAS hard disks, SSDs managed by such RAID controllers
  • added/improved support of HP RAID controllers: Smart Array H240nr, Smart Array P240nr, Smart Array P542D: detect complete status of SATA/SAS hard disks, SSDs managed by such RAID controllers
  • added support of HPE P/E-Class SR Gen10 SATA/SAS RAID controllers (tested: HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR Gen10)
  • added support of Intel RSP3TD160F SAS RAID controller: detect complete status of SATA/SAS hard disks, SSDs managed by this RAID controller
  • completely redesigned and fixed drive order, logical drive detection with Intel, LSI, Dell, IBM RAID controllers
  • completely redesigned VIA RAID controller detection: detect and display logical/physical disks better
  • completely redesigned JMicron-RAID detection: detect complete disk status, RAID members and their health, temperature, self-monitoring status 10-40 times faster than previously.
  • added support of Kingston SUV500 series SSDs
  • added support of Crucial BX500 series SSDs: display health and status information correctly
  • added support for ASMedia ASM236X USB -> NVMe bridge: detect complete NVMe M.2 SSD status over USB connection
  • added support of USB-NVMe adapters with JMicron JMS583 chip: detect and display complete NVMe status information
  • added support of Jeyi I9, ITHOO Tech USB-NVMe adapter
  • added support of UNITEK S1201A USB3.1 Type-C to M.2 (PCIe/NVMe) Enclosure
  • added support of Icy Box and Delock External enclosure for M.2 NVMe SSD, USB 3.1 Type-C, Glotrends Scorpio M.2 NVME USB-C External Enclosure
  • added support of Corsair Voyager GTX pendrives: display complete self-monitoring status, lifetime writes and details
  • added support of Mediasonic K32-SU3 external USB 3.0 - SATA hard disk enclosure
  • added support of ICY BOX IB-231StU3 external USB hard disk enclosure
  • added support of RaidOn dual drive RAID devices: detection of both hard disk drives / SSDs used with temperature, health and complete self-monitoring S.M.A.R.T. information.
  • Supported devices: RaidOn iR2623-S3, iR2772-S3, iR2771-S3, iR2770, iR2022, iR2622, SR2611-2S-S2R+, GR3680-SB3
  • added support of Oyen Digital MiniPro RAID V3 enclosure and SilverStone TS231U-C enclosure: detect complete disk status of both hard disk drives / SSDs used in both standalone and any RAID mode
  • improved support of ADATA SX8200NP NVMe M.2 SSD (previous version may showed 0% health)
  • improved detection and display of Crucial P1 M.2 NVMe SSD, HP SSD EX920 1TB, XPG GAMMIX S11 and various NVMe M.2 SSDs
  • improved detection with Intel SMART Response Technology (SSD cache) with newer Intel RAID drivers
  • improved support of Intel SSDSC2KW120H6 SSD, ADATA SP550 SSD, SK Hynix SSDs, Kingspec SSDs, LiteON SSDs
  • improved support of ADATA SU650 SSD, KINGSTON RBUSNS8280S3128GH2 SSD, Seagate Barracuda SSDs, Intel SSDPEKNW512G8
  • improved support of Adaptec SAS/SATA RAID controllers
  • improved support of 3ware 9650 SATA, 9690 SATA/SAS RAID controllers
  • improved support of Sandisk SD8TB8UxxxG1001, SD8TN8UxxxG1001, SD9SN8W-xxxG-1006 models
  • improved compatibility with MO (Magneto-optical) drives, Lexar Jumpdrive F35 pendrives
  • improved disk drive temperature display on HP RAID controllers
  • improved support of multi-disk enclosures / docking stations with JMicron chipset and ASMEDIA chipset
  • improved NVMe status detection under Windows 7 with Intel RST driver 15.7 (available from Support -> Driver Zone)
  • improved compatibility with HP SAS Expander
  • improved support of VLI 711 USB-ATA chipset
  • improved power on time reporting on TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100, FUJITSU MHY2250BH, HUS726040ALS214 and various SAS hard disk drives
  • reporting correct health for WD BLUE SSDs (previous version may showed 1% health)
  • added support of Apacer AS330 Panther
  • detection of UASP transfer mode on double (multi-drive) docking stations
  • fixed: detect multiple NVMe SSD status on Intel VROC when SSDs are in standalone (non-RAID) configuration

Bug fixes, further modifications

  • improved display during surface test: show surface reinitialization level, show disk number in title
  • display disk comment in random seek test window instead of acoustic level (if comment defined)
  • transfer rate tray icon (when enabled) automatically shows transfer rate in MB/sec instead of KB/s when the value is at least 1 MB/sec
  • improved display of SCSI/SAS disks in "Load status of offline disks" window
  • improved authentic report saving
  • improved support and display of Arabic, Korean language
  • complete Greek help (thanks for Michael I. Goudevenos for the translation)
  • drives un-selected (hidden) from main window are not selected in save authentic report window
  • fixed Windows OS type detection on 64 bit Windows 10 systems
  • minor changes, modifications

Download: Hard Disk Sentinel Pro 5.40 | Portable | ~30.0 MB (Shareware)
Download: HDSentinel for other Operating Systems
View: Hard Disk Sentinel Home Page | Screenshot

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