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    HDData: Hard drive monitoring software

    Does anyone have knowledge of, or experience using a software utility called HDData? It is supposed to monitor the temperature of your hard drive and warn you if the temp gets too high. I read about it and decided to try it. When I tried to install the program my Norton Security program issued a warning because there was not enough user experience in their database.

    Any suggestions or recommendations would be helpful.

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    If all you want to do is monitor temperatures then have a look into this.
    For a more comprehensive drive monitoring tool check out this, and or this.

    Sorry, I have no experience with HDData
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    I use HD Sentinel and like it...

    It keeps me informed..
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    I use Speedfan.

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    I have Speed Fan 4.4 fan also and it only recognizes my two boot drives and none of me other drvies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    If all you want to do is monitor temperatures then have a look into this.
    For a more comprehensive drive monitoring tool check out this, and or _this_.
    That last link (crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html) allowed me to download an installer which, along with the advertised content, also included a 'safety monitor' of dubious intent, hijacked my home page and changed my default search provider to delta-search (along with a web plugin). Removal was not much more than a nuisance, but I won't be going there again. If I agreed to the 'extras', I wasn't paying attention.

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    No matter which one you decide to use, do yourself a favor: use a thermal laser tool to actually measure the case temp at various places to confirm that your software reads the imbedded thermistor's reading and how it compares. Most of the time, they do not compare accurately. Trust the highest case laser temp reading as more accurate.

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    Sometimes, the infrared readings are several degrees lower, too. I saw that in a 3gig My Book external.That sensor was reporting 9 degrees higher than anything I could get through any vent hole. My internal drives were all pretty close. I use Hard Disk Sentinel to monitor SMART value changes, including temperature.
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