16 November 2002
Although hardware is getting increasingly reliable these days (especially expensive hardware), it is nonetheless important to keep scraps of metal and plastic that comprise a PC in full working order. What is the main enemy of hardware? Heat. Get alerted when your hard disk overheats with HDD Temperature.
HDD Temperature is a compact utility that makes most of the S.M.A.R.T. technology, monitoring the temperature of your hard disk. Most hard disk drives that were manufactured in the last three or four years support this feedback technology. The program is pretty easy: one window with the option of setting a maximum temperature value and the current hard drive temperature. The tool minimizes into the system tray and changes icon color depending on hard disk temperature.
The tool is presented in some two dozen languages, so those who like localized software may fully enjoy a version in their mother tongue. It also has a 'big' shareware brother - HDD Temperature Pro that supports up to for hard disk drives.
18 December 2001
You have definitely heard of (or even experienced yourself) what a sheer disaster the crash of your hard drive can be. Why does it happen? Poorly air-conditioned rooms, dust accumulating on your hardware, even a clogged fan could be the reason of a disk failure or data loss. What you need is a tool that would warn you of the dangerously high temperature level and save your data. HDD Temperature does exactly that.
HDD Temperature is a small disk utility which checks at given intervals the temperature of your hard drive and monitors it. Once the temperature has risen to the maximum level you will be given a warning. The application makes use of S.M.A.R.T. technology which is supported by all modern hard drives. Note that HDD Temperature works only with IDE hard drives.
The tool itself runs on startup and displays your hard drive temperature directly in the tray icon - there is no need to open the program window to check the temperature level. The tool has a stylish yet functional interface with but essential settings: choose a language, tray icon color, maximum temperature, temperature units (Celsius or Fahrenheit), how frequently the temperature should be checked. Download this free utility today to make sure your hard drive never overheats.