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HDD Temperature Pro 4.0.25



Released:2011-01-27
License:$19.00
Publisher:BinarySense Inc.
Language:English
Platform:Vista, Windows, Mobile
Requirements:standard PC
Install:Install and Uninstall
Downloads:2917
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Publisher's Description:

HDD Temperature Pro - Control hard disk temperature in real-time. HDD Temperature helps you prevent hard drive failures and associated data loss by giving an early warning about the disks overheating or being too cold. In case of a critical overheat, HDD Temperature can shut down the PC, while moderate overheating is dealt with email alerts. Get extended information about the disk, and see basic disk health statistics for all types of hard drives - IDE, SATA, SCSI, and USB disks.

HDD Temperature incorporates the results of researches in hard drive reliability, adding lower temperature thresholds to warn about disks being too cool as well as too hot. Statistically, newer hard drives are more sensitive to working temperatures being too low while older disks are more susceptible to higher working temperatures. HDD Temperature now protects against both temperature extremes.

Keep information safe and prevent data loss by controlling your disks' temperature and health status. HDD Temperature gathers and reports general health information of your hard disk, reporting possible issues well ahead of time. In case of a severely used disk with higher chances of failure, HDD Temperature advises about a replacement.

HDD Temperature is designed to keep overheating under control no matter whether or not a user is logged in to the system. Running as a system service, HDD Temperature can alert you or a network administrator by email or even go as far as shutting down the PC if more than a moderate overheating occurs.

System administrators can set up HDD Temperature with no user-accessible interface in service-only mode. Service operation ensures that HDD Temperature works without triggering any Vista's UAC prompts, does not require administrative privileges or a logged-in user.

HDD Temperature also reports all kinds of information about the disks, including the disk OEM and manufacture date, its exact model number and the number of hours the disk has has been used.

List of Changes:

Version 4.0.25 from 2011-01-27

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Version 4.0.24 from 2010-07-05

Some bugfixes.

Version 4.0.16 from 2009-04-20

some bugs fixed.

Version 4.0.15 from 2009-04-13

Bugtrack feature - now, if the program fails and a critical error occurs, a detailed bug report will be sent to our server so we can fix this error in future versions.

Version 4.0.12 from 2009-03-01

New version release.

Version 1.4.206 from 2004-11-24

+ Changes in version numbering - now build number used as third number in version.
* Fixed bug with WD Raptor - WD740GD-00FLA1 - reports it don't support SMART, but really support and have temperature attribute.
* On some systems after registration only one drive temperature showed. Fixed.
* "Show splah at startup" option remains disabled even in registered version. Fixed.
* Discount on purchase - shows after registration too. Fixed.
 

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Latest User Reviews:

Willhandley 2010-12-27 20:12:04 #
Version: 4.0.24

Does not work on my machine. Displays an error message, invalid option. Vista x64 ultimate.



V Tamkevicius 2010-07-16 04:37:43 #
Version: 4.0.24

Software or link is not what it says to be. I've been downloading HDD Temperature and Temperature Pro and it is the same software. Both times I installed software on Windows Server 2003 and got error message saying that this program is not compatible with the OS. No chance to evaluate product though. :-(



Vascomorgado 2010-07-02 17:07:50 #
Version: 4.0.16

very good software. easy and friendly to use and does the job right. what more you can ask?
the only thing I think will be a plus is that it manage to read temps from hard drives connected to a pci sata controller and usb ports...cant find any kind of soft that has this function.



Byokum 2009-12-01 09:48:05 #
Version: 4.0.16

Program would not install. Code error and then something about licensing. I thought it was a 30 day trial. We are trying to find a program to monitor HD temps, in particular a number of 1TB Seagate drives using a Promise SATA 300 TX4 HD controller over the network. We have tried SpeedFan and HD Sentinel, but without success. But, at least those programs started up. We are using SpeedFan to monitor other HDs and have been successful with that program, however SpeedFan can't read the SATA drives.



Contact 2009-07-02 17:09:34 #
Version: 4.0.16

my hdd's run at 55c (I hate this) but they were made to run up to 60c, program made me feel like my hdd's were going to dye on me.



Ref 2009-05-17 05:50:42 #
Version: 4.0.16

Will not use it as it seems not possible to monitor external HDD (like USB drive)
Thanks



Gwilljones 2009-05-04 16:18:08 #
Version: 4.0.16

I am carrying out an investigation into the temperature that can be measured in my computers.
I am sharing these notes with my brother in USA.
Your temperature monitorig software is just one of a few that I have been investigating.
If there is anything of interest you are free to use it.


Computer Temperature Monitoring

Computer temperature monitoring, and effects of different cooling methods, do not seem to have had time spent on them.
In the following text I will give details of my own experience with my own computers.

I initially started with the temperature monitoring available in the BIOS. This is only useful for getting temperatures whilst running BIOS. Nevertheless, it was a useful starting point. Later on I found that the BIOS of some computers did not have this facility in BIOS.
A prolonged Internet search, over weeks, uncovered one monitoring system that would only work with ASUS motherboards: Another would only work with Intel microprocessors.
Although useful where these conditions applied, they were not useful for all the computers that I possessed.
Eventually I came across "Sensor View". Not only would this software work on 3 of my computers; it also gave the most detailed information and had the best configuration aspects. Later I found other relevant software.

The "Sensor View" software is manufactured by "STV Software"; it is called "SensorViewPro32View" and is availalable on the Internet from
www.stvsoft.com

SensorView costs $19.95.
I believe it originates from Russia. But don't let that put you off, I have had some very good hardware and software from Russia.

SensorView has an entry space for DVD drives and actually gives reasonable values in the table. Other software gives actual values for HD0 and HD1. But I haven't seen this facility mentioned on the documentation of any DVD drives. Perhaps it is a relatively modern inclusion.

My experience with temperature monitors is that they all display different temperatures of exactly the same item and exactly the same temperature sensor, under exactly the same conditions. Just why that is, I have yet to find out. I recall that one piece of software allows correction values. But how can I find out what the "correct" value is?

One piece of software on one computer showed instantaneous changes of temperature of 28 deg C. Now temperature being monitored by a sensor can never change at that rate. Again, I don't know the reason why it happens. I suspect the sensor in the computer as I have not observed it on other computers.


Now we come to the methods of cooling. This generally boils down to a fan to blow air over a component, or a heat sink attached to the component. Advisors often say "Fit a case fan" but they don't say where, what type, and what direction of flow, in or out. They never say where the air flow should be directed.
Air is currently either blown into or out of the computer case or it is circulated within the case.
The computers that I possess all draw air from within the case, through the Power Supply Unit (PSU). The fan, which is built into the power supply, turns on when the PSU is turned on. Although some software can monitor PSU fan temperature or PSU temperature, I have yet to find a PSU with the monitoring facility on it.
The fact that the PSU draws air from within the case is good for the CPU and motherboard, but poor from the point of view of cooling the PSU. However, an air flow incorporated in the PSU in the opposite direction could be disastrous for everything else in the computer.
I have come to the conclusion that a case fan is best when it blows air into the computer; directed both towards the CPU air flow fan inlet also towards the PSU air flow inlet. The fan in the PSU is usually situated at the air outlet.
With the CPU cooling being so critical I am surprised that it normally uses air circulated within the case.
The problem that I see with trying to cool the hard disc drives is that they are very thoroughly enclosed (to keep out dust). I think that the poor old HDDs will have to take their chances in the air flow.

I have tried the type of case fan that fits into one of the rear plug-in board slots, but they only draw air from the case. I have tried to reverse the flow without success.
This type of extractor fan is useful if you don't want to be bothered with cutting large holes and adding a grill. This hole cutting is not a job for the faint-hearted.

Fortunately the simple types of case fan can be mounted in such a way that it can draw air into or out of the computer. Mounting the case fan where there are existing holes in the case is not the best solution. It is far better to make, or get someone to make for you, the largest hole that the fan can use. Then fit a plastic or chrome grill over the hole.
Simple case fans and grills are relatively cheap.
Try to buy a fan that has an integral sensor for speed and temperature, or just one sensor. Connect it to the motherboard if possible. Fans that derive their power from a PSU cable will not have a sensor capability. If you need to extend the supply and sensor cable; it is most easily done by cutting the cable and inserting an extension piece.

I did consider the idea of removing the hottest air from the top of the case. I cut a large hole and fitted a grill. By my “flickering match test” there was no air coming out of this vent.

I have been able to do temperature tests with the case completely removed, and the case fitted normally. I have disconnected fans, except of course the CPU fan. I was unable to stop the PSU fan; and having no means of knowing what was happening in the PSU, I decided that it was best left alone.


I was rather surprised by the results!
We are told to add a case fan, or even better two case fans. No-one seems to explain the best way to add them and what effect they may have.
Well, my conclusion is that just adding fans "willy-nilly" seems to make very little difference to the temperature of the CPU or the motherboard.
The difference is well within the differences I have found coming from different monitoring software.

My overall conclusion is to fit one fan that is strategically placed to blow in cool air from outside the case so that is provides cool air at the inlet to the CPU fan and the air inlet to the PSU. If one fan cannot do this then by all means fit one fan to provide cool air for the CPU fan and another fan to provide cool air for the PSU.
Cut the largest aperture that will fit the fan and place a plastic or chrome grill over the aperture. This is much better than using an existing pattern of small holes.
At the same time make sure that there is an outlet for the air in addition to that provided by the PSU fan; but this aperture doesn't need a fan.
As for the hard disk drives; as I have said before, they just have to take their chances.

My other computers are a laptop and a WebBook. I can't see much chance of providing extra cooling there. Until I see a need for added cooling, by monitoring whatever temperatures are available, I will leave well alone.

Just to forestall comments about why I need 4 computers I will add the following.
One desktop computer has large RAM, 2 large hard disks, and 2 S-ATA DVD drives that will cope with all forms of CD and DVD. This is my primary video editing computer. The main laptop was purchased when my old computer started playing up and before I had broadband i needed a laptop. to be able to go to MacDonalds and use broadband there.

The other desktop computer was rescued from my former main computer, by using a motherboard that cost me 29 pounds. It uses my old DVD drives and hard disc drives. I rescued enough memory to suit the computer. I now use it for Linux>Ubuntu.
The other laptop computer is a "WebBook". It is smaller and lighter than the Dell laptop. It is much more suitable for holidays and carting around. It has a port that allows me to download the contents of the memory card from my video camera. With a converter I can also use it for the card from my stills camera that The following table shows some of the temperature results from my 2 desktop computers and the 2 laptops. My wife now uses.

I am getting deeply involved. I don't think I need to delve any deeper.
I just need to tidy things up a bit in these notes.




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