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    Reality Hard drive health monitor

    Can anyone recommend a decent tool to monitor the health of hard drives?

    Ive got a HP micro server with four drives of varying age and capacity in it. One drive occasionally makes a bit of excess noise. It's probably on its way out and I do plan to get a new device anyway. Just want something that can work out which one it might be!

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    Default Re: Hard drive health monitor

    CrystalDiskInfo should do the job mate and will tell you which (if any) is knackered or on the way out:

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    Default Re: Hard drive health monitor

    Have you tried it on a RAID array reverend? I use that to test SMART on normal drives but not tried on RAID. Worth mentioning I've seen plenty of drives pass SMART even though I know they were failing so don't rely on it explicitly but it's my fav app for this too.

    I want to set up some monitoring and email reporting on my servers, not got round to it yet.


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    Default Re: Hard drive health monitor

    It wouldn't work on hardware RAID mate as would just see the one logical drive presented up - works fine with Windows software RAID or drive pools as it can still see all the disks that way

    With hardware RAID the driver should flag an alert up in the Event Log - other option is depending on the vendor it might be able to send an email or an SNMP alert to somewhere alerting of a disk failure

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