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  • Surviving the Festive Period December 11, 2015

    The festive period tends to be very busy, with many deadlines to be met which sometimes puts the safety of your data at risk. When under pressure it is easy to forget certain procedures, some of which may be extremely important in guarding against a possible disaster. Sending a hard disk drive or other storage device for data recovery would be an unwelcome distraction.
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  • Preparing For Bad Weather December 4, 2015

    With the arrival of winter, the United Kingdom has already seen several storms most notably Abigail and Barney which brought vast quantities of rain and severe gales. We have also seen temporary shifts in the jet stream causing Arctic winds from the Polar icecap to bring freezing cold weather to the country.
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  • DiskWatch Free Software Utility Released November 20, 2015

    DiskEng are pleased to announce the release of their free hard disk monitoring software utility. DiskWatch is a lightweight Windows application designed to regularly monitoring the S.M.A.R.T. health status and temperatures of each hard disk drive contained within the computer. Read more

  • DiskWatch Release Imminent November 9, 2015

    The DiskEng software development team are pleased to announce the imminent release of the free software utility called DiskWatch. The DiskWatch utility is a lightweight application designed to monitor the health of all the internal hard disk drives in a computer. The temperature, at which a hard disk is operating, is of great importance, as high temperatures will reduce the lifespan of the components used with the drive and controller board. Read more

  • Hard Disk SMART Data Usage October 23, 2015

    The use SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is brilliant in concept, but in practice it has not proved as useful as it should. Using the statistics and other data provided by SMART, it should be possible to predict when a hard disk drive is about to die. However, there are many different values returned, with no consistency even from drives manufactured by the same disk manufacturer.
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