Hard Disk health, performance and temperature monitoring tool. By using the DOS edition of Hard Disk Sentinel, it is possible to examine the temperature and health information (and more) of IDE and S-ATA hard disks connected to motherboard or external controller cards and modify acoustic level of such disks.
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The main function is test and repair (regenerates) bad sectors for detected devices.
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Secure erase using a special feature built into most newer hard drives. This is a DOS-based utility that securely erases "sanitizes" all data on ATA hard disk drives in Intel architecture computers (PCs). It offers the option to run the drive internal secure erase command, security erase unit, based on the ATA specification by the T13 technical committee.
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The Drive Fitness Test (DFT) quickly and reliably tests SCSI, IDE and SATA drives. The DFT analyze function performs read tests without overwriting customer data.
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The Feature Tool is a DOS-bootable tool for changing various ATA features. It can modify certain features of our Deskstar and Travelstar high-performance ATA hard disk drives and supports 48-bit addressing for new, large-capacity drives. It allows you to control some of the features of the the HDD.
(Download Size: 408 KB)
Utility for changing Acoustic Management on the hard drives. The AMSET.EXE utility enables, disables, and sets levels for the Acoustic Management (operating sound levels) for the following hard drive Families (and newer):
Acoustic Management adjusts the speed of the head seeks, reducing the ambient sound level during the normal operation of Maxtor hard drives. This does not affect sound levels for power on operations. The performance of the drive is affected when Acoustic Management is enabled.
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Maxtor's Low Level Format Utility works on any harddrive. The Low Level Format utility is designed to return the surface of the media to manufacturing specifications and format the hard drive as it was shipped from the factory.
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The POWERMAX.EXE utility performs diagnostic read/write verifications on Maxtor/Quantum hard drives. These tests will confirm hard drive integrity. Maxtor recommends this utility for troubleshooting any potential hard drive problem. These problems include, but are not limited to the following:
Maxtor recommends that you run PowerMax on all hard drives to perform diagnostic read/write verifications before considering warranty replacement.
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MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics. Precise diagnostic of the mechanical part of a drive, perform Low-level format, Bad Sector Sepair, access raw sectors, manage S.M.A.R.T. (SMART) and other drive parameters such as acoustic management, security, Host Protected Area, etc.
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This program is used to diagnose the disk when the Samsung hard disk is suspected to have failures. Run Shdiag.exe from Dos and follow the instructions.
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