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.
When run the DiskWatch application appears as a notification icon in the system tray. Right-clicking on the icon allows the user to show details of the hard disk drives in the system, displaying the current temperatures of the drives and details of the data volumes contained on each disk. The warning temperature can be altered using the horizontal slider.
If any hard disk reaches the warning temperature a balloon pop-up is displayed from the system tray alerting the user to a possible problem. Such warnings should not be ignored for too long, as it may indicate that the system does not have enough cooling, which may be due to a failing fan.
A warning balloon pop-up message will also be displayed if the S.M.A.R.T. health data returned does not indicate that the status of a drive is OK as it is meant to be. This warning should not be ignored and details of the current status message can be displayed by clicking show details from the context menu of the DiskEng DiskWatch notification icon.