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Friday, 9 December 2011

DiskAlarm | Monitor The Temperature of Your Hard Disk

At a time when solid state drives still represent a significant investment, and hard drives that have inflated prices due to its scarcity, it is necessary to intensify surveillance on our current units. Whether it is summer or winter, a temperature problem can occur at any time of year, and this is how we find DiskAlarm, a simple "digital thermometer" to monitor the temperature of our records.

I am following very closely the situation of hard drives in Thailand, and although things have improved slightly (Western Digital managed to revive one of its factories) is all the same for the last link in the chain, which is the user. There have been increases of up to one hundred percent, and have appeared for sale capabilities believed extinct in the market, an alternative is not as efficient but effective for those who require a hard drive "emergency". Now, we know that the temperature does not discriminate, and records (whether hard or solid state) can suffer as much as any other computer component. A "cooler" dedicated to a disk is not so expensive (thankfully), but first you must know if you need one.

For that, only a small profit just as DiskAlarm. DiskAlarm The role is that of a digital thermometer, dedicated exclusively to read the temperature in the disks installed (ignoring other values such as SMART). It has very few options, making it easy to use, but you can record sound alerts DiskAlarm, configure your report to Celsius or Fahrenheit, indicating that the computer starts, and generate a log by default allows up to five thousand entries. The log is stored in plain text and can be explored with Notepad.

The only detail is DiskAlarm is that it can monitor a disk at a time. You need to manually change the registry to monitor each of your units, and the same happens with the log, which "jumps" from one drive to another as you make the change. You should also run in Administrator mode (Vista / 7) to avoid an error, and count on. NET Framework version 2.0 if you're a rider XP. Beyond that, DiskAlarm works as promised, consumes very little memory, and may well be in our system tray to closely monitor the temperature. A more complete would be the classic SpeedFan, but if you want to fight with multiple meters, this is what you want.