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What are people saying about Hard Disk Sentinel Standard Edition

Albert C. One of the best if not the best programs for HDD monitoring! Friendly activation system and great support too! ^_^
Jul 31 2011 at 3:13am Copy Link
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Genie au Travail In the policy :
... Online license activation is required without a hardware footprint...

But on the web site of the software :
Note: if the user must re-install the operating system, Hard Disk Sentinel can be re-installed and re-activated as many times as the user wants if the first installed hard disk is the same in all cases. If this (first) hard disk needs to be replaced, the number of legally allowed re-activations are decreased by one. Then for this (new) hard disk the user may re-install and re-activate as many times as he wants again. Hard Disk Sentinel can be connected to 5 (five) different primary hard disks (if you need to replace your first hard disk to a 6th one, please contact us to extend your license). The second, third or any further disks or other components have no effect about the registered status of the application. The user may freely add/remove/replace any 2nd or further hard disk.

The question about hardware footprint need to be clarified...
Jul 31 2011 at 10:07am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Excuse me for the confusion.
Basically the policy should be read as:

"Online license activation is required, license grants the use on one computer at a time."

You can any time re-install, upgrade your computer, the license can be activated again (any number of times).

Alternatively you can move the license to an other computer (it is limited to 5 times by default but if further moves are required, the license is extended on request. This extenstion is FREE of course).

The license is lifetime: it never expires and all future version upgrades are also free.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jul 31 2011 at 10:56am Copy Link
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Gonzo Will you be offering the Professional and/or Professional Family License as well during this promotion? Or maybe in the near future?
Jul 31 2011 at 8:59pm Copy Link
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Genie au Travail it's sad to see good software sealed in its licensing policy.
Aug 1 2011 at 4:39am Copy Link
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Tazzie I use HDS and love it! I just swapped my main OS HDD drive for a SSD drive, and had no problems reinstalling and activating HDS ... it was seamless and smooth and running great as before. Picked up on the SSD along with my HDD data drive and external drive. This is one software that I consider worth the activation policy.
Aug 1 2011 at 6:36am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Excuse me if the licensing makes troubles.

Just a tip which may help and makes the activation system more friendly and easier: Configuration - Update - Backup configuration option saves all current statistics, settings, licensing information to a single file.

Later, upon a reinstall (or if you prefer to move the software to an other computer) you can use Configuration - Update - Restore configuration to restore all details and this does not require activation again.
With other words, you may only need to activate the software only once, upon the very first install and then you can use it without to worry about the activation system at all.

Hard Disk Sentinel Professional Family license is more permissive, that license allows the use on more than one computers (up to 5) at the same time.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 1 2011 at 8:07am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Gonzo: it would be nice and I hope it will be possible. This depends also on BDJ :-)
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 1 2011 at 8:20am Copy Link
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mnazmi I prefer Pro. May be not use all feature but some future necessary.
If I will buy standard edition, can I upgrade pro ver. later ? (May be BDJ is not allow )
Aug 1 2011 at 8:39am Copy Link
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Genie au Travail Very good news about licensing.
I will purchase a copy.
Aug 1 2011 at 11:39am Copy Link
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c j Will their be any option for H.D.S. Pro and/or Hard Disk Sentinel Professional Family license?
Aug 1 2011 at 4:24pm Copy Link
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Gonzo @ c j
I asked exactly the same and the response was: it would be nice and I hope it will be possible. This depends also on BDJ :-)
Aug 1 2011 at 6:29pm Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson Nothing else scheduled at this time folks!

Just this spectacular deal :-)
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 1 2011 at 8:04pm Copy Link
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Gonzo I'll join M.Nazmi Özmilli question: If we buy the Standard version here, can we upgrade to professional later on? If so, how much would we have to pay?
I checked the website but can't seem to find such an option.
Aug 2 2011 at 3:14am Copy Link
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Lupke Brother Hi Janos,

HDS can verify disks in Raid array. What about disks in Raid 1 which are controlled by the Intel Rapid storage technology driver? I tried other software but they couldn't read it, not even my s.m.a.r.t. data for this Raid drives. I want to be sure before installing yet another harddisk monitor.
Aug 2 2011 at 10:32am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe M.Nazmi Özmilli, Gonzo: Yes, it is possible to upgrade from Standard to Pro any time for the difference between the retail prices: EUR 10 or USD 12. The easiest and fastest method is to use PayPal and transfer to infohdsentinel.com and the new Pro registration code will be delivered to your e-mail address.

If you prefer other payment method and/or upgrade immediately to Pro Family version, that will be also possible (just send an e-mail about with inquiry).

Excuse me for the delayed answer, I wanted to confirm with BDJ admin if I'm allowed to post this upgrade method here.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 2 2011 at 11:57am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Lupke Brother: Yes of course, RAID 1 controlled by the Intel Rapid Storage (on ICH7R or newer) is supported, all disks should be monitored just like standalone disks.
Please note that for some RAID controllers (like the Intel) you may require a driver update. The most common such recommended drivers are available on www.hdsentinel.com - Support - Driver Zone

You may download and install trial (unregistered) version to verify if all disk information are detected prior selecting this license. If not, please use Report menu - Send test report to developer option so I can check the details and may advise.

Under Support - Compatibility - Disk Controllers the currently supported RAID controllers (IDE/SATA/SAS) are listed.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 2 2011 at 12:03pm Copy Link
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Frank Stephens I bought the Pro version from a previous BDJ promotion. Great product, highly recommended. The Standard version should be fine for most people, you can check the comparison table. I don't leave it running because my external drives can flake out. I thought that might be a problem with the S.M.A.R.T. checking, but they flake out anyway. No one at Microsoft knows anything about computers. Even on Win7x64 an unresponsive external drive, even if it has absolutely nothing to do with what you're doing, can hang Windows indefinitely. I just have to unplug and replug drives to reset them.
Aug 3 2011 at 1:17am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Frank: Thanks for your kind words :-)

The generous problem with some external drives is well known: some of them have an internal power management function and they power down after some idle time.
Later, when you try to access the drive, it may not power up properly and a timeout happens. It can hang the device and/or the complete system and you need to restart the computer or disconnect/reconnect the device.

It is not really related to Hard Disk Sentinel (as you wrote, it happens even if the software is not active). Anyway, there is an option in the software which is designed especially for this issue: on Configuration - Disk Control you can find the "Do not allow spin down of disks" option. Please specify the disk numbers from the Hard Disk Drives page (or just a * ) there to prevent the activation of this power management function by periodically sending a command to the hard disk. The result should be no more issues with the external drive and the data should be available all times (no need to wait to spin up the external drive again).
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 1:32am Copy Link
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Trucker Garfield "...can hang Windows indefinitely." - Frank:

- Do you have the lastest drivers for your hardware ?
- Have you build your computer from the ground ?

I don´t have that problem on any of my XP or Win7 computers at all !

Janos: Does the Hard Disk Sentinel Standard show S.M.A.R.T. info or is it only the PRO version ?
Aug 3 2011 at 2:58am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Trucker G: according the experiences, this issue affects only very small number of external hard disks (for example some older WD MyBook and Samsung Story Station models).

Most external hard disks have no such problems.

Frank: I forgot to write. Can you please use Report menu - Send test report to developer option when the external drives are connected? Just to check the detected information and the type of the bridge chip used in external enclosure and according that I may give further information/advice.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 3:29am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Trucker G: Yes of course, the Standard edition also provides full S.M.A.R.T. information and supports exactly the same hardware devices (Disk/RAID controllers, HDDs/SSDs, USB/eSata devices, etc.) as the Professional one.

The major difference is that the Professional offers more disk testing functions and has automatic backup projects: execute specific tasks as scheduled and/or upon any issue found with the hard disk(s).
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 3:33am Copy Link
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ellison I've used the standard version since 2009 ,and found this software (and the support) to be excellent.As well as the basic SMART features I like the fact that it shows you the hard drive temp in the system tray,and that you can set it to start with windows with a pre start time delay.I have mine set to 240 secs so as not to interfere with other start up items.Another nice touch is the "verify online" feature where you can compare your hard drives stats with other users of the same drive.All in all its a good piece of software and well worth the price shown here !! ( I paid £20.10 in vat) back in 09.
Aug 3 2011 at 3:55am Copy Link
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Trucker Garfield Janos: Thanks for the info. Strange, I do have a older WD MyBook (250 GB) and still didn´t have any program... Anyways...
I wasn´t sure because I looked at the comparing page of the versions and it did say S.M.A.R.T., thanks.
Aug 3 2011 at 4:06am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Trucker G: maybe you can hear the spin down/spin up of the hard disk in the MyBook (?)
Usually they have less problems as they (3.5" drives) have external power supply, just it may be not comfortable to wait to spin up on all access.

Problems may happen more frequently with 2.5" drives, especially if the manufacturer ships them with single USB cables instead of double (Y-USB cable). Single USB connection may not provide enough power to spin up properly and the constant spin up retries can cause the "hang" issue and (more important) can damage the hard disk itself.
So excuse me, I wanted to write WD Passport instead of MyBook.

Anyway, Hard Disk Sentinel can help in such situations to make the drives and the complete system more stable and reliable.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 4:38am Copy Link
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Lupke Brother @ Janos
Great tool. Works very good with Raid 1 and s.m.a.r.t. Reads everything.

Free upgrades for life. Thank you!
Aug 3 2011 at 4:56am Copy Link
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Frank Stephens Janos Mathe, 4 external USB 2.0 drives have problems, all different manufacturers, most are 2TB, 2 external USB 3.0 drives don't have problems, different hardware. I tried setting Hard Disk Sentinel to keep the drives spinning, but so far I haven't been able to keep Hard Disk Sentinel from hanging forever at startup (and tough to kill). You're a responsive developer, I'll move this to email, I'm sure it's just some conflict with my drive controllers which you'll be able to fix.
Aug 3 2011 at 5:03am Copy Link
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Marco Pivetta I have 4 disks in a RAID10 array. I use Silicon Image - Sil3114 SoftRaid 5 Controller. My question is: will this software recognize my array?
Aug 3 2011 at 6:12am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Frank: This sounds really interesting. I'm so curious to have further information as I'd check the situation and improve.
Do you have the latest Hard Disk Sentinel version (3.60) installed?
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 6:17am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Marco: Yes, the disks in the RAID array should be detected and their full status (temperature, health and full S.M.A.R.T. information) should be available.

On http://www.hdsentinel.com...ollers.php , the Silicon Image 3114 is listed in the "RAID controllers" section as it provides details about all SATA disks (standalone and configured as RAID arrays).

I recommend to download the trial version by the "Download" button to verify hardware compatibility. If some information is missing, please make sure to use the latest drivers for this controller.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 6:29am Copy Link
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Frank Stephens Janos Mathe, I was able to get a report off (under my real name) after I rebooted. I'm leaving Hard Disk Sentinel running with the external drives set to stay active. Yes, I've been using version 3.60.
Aug 3 2011 at 8:06am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Thanks, I'm checking the report and will advise in e-mail back.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 8:37am Copy Link
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Marco Pivetta Janos, thanks a lot for the answer.

I tested before 2 freeware alternatives, GSmartControl and HDD Guardian. The first did not find any drives and the second delivers the following error:

Unable to find a version of the runtime to run this application.

I made what you recommended and installed the trial version. It works very well. I ´ll buy it!
Aug 3 2011 at 8:50am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Marco: Thanks!
The problem is that most HDD-monitoring software can access only "simple" configurations with standalone internal disks.

Only very few (including Hard Disk Sentinel of course) offer hardware support for RAID controllers, external USB/eSATA disks, SSDs and other storage devices (docking stations, port multipliers, server-grade SAS drives + backplanes and so).

And even less software offer disk testing, statistics, alerts, reports from web browser - but these are also included in this single software, Hard Disk Sentinel.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 9:03am Copy Link
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S B I, too, was fortunately able to get a pro family pack from a previous BDJ promotion.

I cannot add much except to say that its user interface and data presentation are more generous, professional, and clearer than the several other products that I've tried (typically much more so).

I am very happy with the Hard Disk Sentinel.
Aug 3 2011 at 12:00pm Copy Link
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James Kenney Could you clarify how to get the pro and/or the family editions at a discount?
Do we buy the regular version first and then send a paypal payment to you for the difference in base prices?
Do we need to contact you first?
Aug 3 2011 at 12:24pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe James: if you already have Hard Disk Sentinel Standard edition and prefer the upgrade, just transfer the difference between the retail price of this edition and the Pro (or Pro Family) by PayPal to infohdsentinel.com
The differences are: upgrade to Pro: USD 12, upgrade to Pro Family: USD 39.50

Yes, please also send an email with your name/address so I can check the license and then provide the new license key for the updated version. The best if you use the same e-mail address for the PayPal transaction as it helps to identify the license.

If you do not yet have the Standard edition, you may consider to get the Pro or Pro Family version directly at BDJ as it may be more economic (at least for the Family pack) by using these links:

http://www.bitsdujour.com...ofessional

http://www.bitsdujour.com...ly-license
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 12:50pm Copy Link
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Carl Lum This looks like a very useful program and I just purchased it. However there is one annoying glitch: I had downloaded the trial version to check it out. But when I went to enter my registration code, the program told me to download and install the Standard edition first, as the trial is for the Pro version. Now I have to uninstall and reinstall. How annoying!

A much more user friendly method would be to have one executable and then have the registration key unlock the appropriate features.
Aug 3 2011 at 1:22pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Carl: Thanks!

Excuse me for the issue. Basically, the Standard and Pro versions have different features and built differently (that's why they accept only the keys designed to the proper version).

The trial version on www.hdsentinel.com is basically an unregistered Pro version (which really accepts license keys to the Pro version).

I can make sure if you use the "Download" button on the top of this BDJ page, it downloads the correct version which should accept the license code, so there is no need to download and install a different package.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 1:30pm Copy Link
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Carl Lum Yes, I eventually went back to the "Download" button and got the proper version. My mistake was that I wandered off onto your website to look for more information and ended up grabbing the trial download from there.

Your program looks extremely comprehensive and appears to be an excellent value, especially for $11. One question: does your surface test take long to complete? I just bought a 2TB drive and I tried running the Windows "scan and detect bad sectors" and it ended up locking up the drive after running for several hours...
Aug 3 2011 at 1:46pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe A complete surface scan may take really long time, especially on a 2 TB hard disk (4-8 hours is normal).

However, during the test Hard Disk Sentinel monitors and shows the data transfer speed, temperature and all working parameters and it displays the progress on the surface map. It is possible to pause and resume the testing if required, so it is more sophisticated to diagnose the hard disk (compared to the Windows scandisk method).
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 1:56pm Copy Link
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Frank Stephens Janos Mathe, thanks for your help. All of my drives are high-capacity, which generally means more platters, more mass, longer spin-up. The USB 2.0 drives all spin down after idle timeout, the USB 3.0 drives are in docking stations which probably leave them spinning (I didn't set the individual drives to spin down). I don't like the power draw, but having Hard Disk Sentinel keep the drives spinning has resulted in reliable operation (one or more drives would have become unresponsive very quickly). Windows was probably blocking Hard Disk Sentinel (during I/O request) if a drive was already unresponsive.
Aug 3 2011 at 4:06pm Copy Link
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Mark Hayes I would like to know if there is or soon will be a professional edition of this software. Looks great.
Aug 3 2011 at 4:13pm Copy Link
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Marco Pivetta Carl Lum: I made the same thing; downloaded from hdsentinel.com.

I agree with you. It´s just an annoying glitch. There should be an option do enter a registration code to the trial or the site should provide the proper trial version.

Here is our suggestion.
Aug 3 2011 at 4:47pm Copy Link
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Frank Stephens Did I miss a setting? When I click on the status window, I get partition information for a couple of my drives but not for the others.
Aug 3 2011 at 6:54pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Frank: I suspect that the problem is caused by that (according the report you sent) some of the drives are not in perfect condition, even one is showing 0% health.

Yes, in general, when an error is detected with one or more such hard disks, the complete system may become unresponsible (seems to "hang") until the drive will start to operate normally again or until a (longer) timeout happens when the drive is automatically disconnected from the system.
Before that happens, all software trying to perform I/O on the affected device is blocked by the OS, exactly as you can see.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 9:30pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Mark: Thanks!
Maybe please open http://www.bitsdujour.com...ggest=638/
and select "I want this" and/or post a such comment, hopefully for requests, BDJ will organize a such promotion for Pro version in the future.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 9:41pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Marco: excuse me for the annoyance and thanks for your suggestion! It'll be considered to offer the trial that way!
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 9:43pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Frank: The best would be to see screenshots. I just sent e-mails with some details.
H.D.S. Hungary - Aug 3 2011 at 10:02pm Copy Link
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marko ifebo Géniale application. Dommage que ce ne soit que pour un seul ordinateur.
Jun 1 2012 at 2:12am Copy Link
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Antonio moreno una estupenda aplicacion para controlar nuestros discos duros y poder evitar fallos.
OK
Jun 1 2012 at 1:40pm Copy Link
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cristiano lucio muito bom vou querer uma licença
Jun 2 2012 at 4:55am Copy Link
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windxpham Géniale application. Dommage que ce ne soit que pour un seul ordinateu
Jun 2 2012 at 7:34pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Thanks so much :-)

You may come to our website www.hdsentinel.com and share this offer with your family members to apply for licenses also: this way all computers in the family can have FREE license and protection against hard disk problems.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 3 2012 at 12:19am Copy Link
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Jon Moore thankyou this is a great program
Jun 3 2012 at 1:54am Copy Link
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Cybex5 Best deal ever. :)
Jun 3 2012 at 4:19am Copy Link
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tc mo Free is good.
Jun 3 2012 at 8:14am Copy Link
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Karl M. I know that Hard Disk Sentinel is a great software. But I'm trying to find out the differences between "Standard" and "Professional".
Jun 3 2012 at 8:14am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Please check "Store" page on www.hdsentinel.com , or directly at http://www.hdsentinel.com/store.php
This page contains a comparison between the different versions, for example the "Standard" and "Professional"
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 3 2012 at 8:20am Copy Link
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Karl M. Janos, thanks a lot.

I already used Hard Disk Sentinel and it's really a great program. Much much better than any other of it's kind – and I've tested a lot of them.

I'm going to grab this generous offer and tell friends of this offer.

I wonder if there is a update to the Pro version.

Greetings from Germany from a happy user who's wife is a absolutely nice Budapest girl.

I'm very happy to see such great products from lovely Hungary!
Jun 3 2012 at 10:13am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Thanks so much for your kind words :-)

Yes, I can confirm it will be possible to upgrade to Pro (or even Pro Family) version after the promotion.

Wow, the world is so small! Thanks again and greetings from Hungary ;-)
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 3 2012 at 9:58pm Copy Link
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M M Also a happy user of this great product.
If you want to see the differences between Standard and Pro, look here: http://www.hdsentinel.com/store.php.
It was not obvious for me to find that on the "Store" page, I was looking under "Products", "Support", FAQ, then also tried the forum, but ... I am banned based on my IP. Trust me, I have never posted anything, now I cannot even read the posts or register. I use one of the largest ISP provider in my country and have their private IP, so what can I do ?!?!
I was looking also for the way to upgrade from my current Pro to Family, but that could also be found only in the Forum (I had to read very small print on Google search page).
Jun 4 2012 at 2:14am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Thanks for your message!
Sorry for the troubles - the Products page displays "Visit the Hard Disk Sentinel store to compare the list of all features in different versions", but I agree, it may not be too noticeable. Sorry !!

Can you please send me your IP address to infohdsentinel.com ? Then I'll immediately remove the ban. Excuse me for that, due to the excessive amount of SPAM sent to the forum and coming from different providers, some control was required to prevent this. I suspect the largest ISP may have suspicious clients who perform these actions and that's why your address is also filtered. Excuse me again for that!

It is possible to upgrade your Pro to Pro Family version, please also drop me an e-mail about this and I can assist.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 2:48am Copy Link
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Oliver Solano The Policy reads:

"Each license allows installation on 1 computer, but Hard Disk Sentinel Standard Edition may not be used at exactly the same time on each of them."

That doesnt make sense at all. 1 licence/computer is 1 licence/computer, so the last part of the sentence is redundant.
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Janos Mathe I completely agree, excuse me for the confusion (I wonder why the last part apeended to the Policy by BDJ).

So the license can be used on 1 computer for any time without limitations (it never expires) and can be freely upgraded to future versions.

The license can be moved to different computer (for example on upgrading the computer).
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 3:17am Copy Link
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István Radics THX for this app, but how can i register?
Jun 4 2012 at 3:21am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Just use the "Get It For Free" button on the top of this page and follow the instructions on Bits Du Jour page. You will receive an e-mail with the details: the download link and the 15-digit license code you can use in Help - Enter Registration Key window.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 3:39am Copy Link
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István Radics ohh..thx! i just click to "download" in email, but this doesnt work
Jun 4 2012 at 3:53am Copy Link
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Mike Cowen Thanks Janos!

As you know, I'm already a licensed Pro user thanks to your hands on troubleshooting of my -trial- installation (and numerous patches you got to spin back into the product, making it even better). Your professionalism and dedication to your product AND your users is second to none. I'll vote you for best developer in the world!

I've NEVER experienced that AMAZING quality of support for a trial version before, and it definitely got you a loyal licensed user for life!

I'm definitely sending this to all my friends, later we can bug them about upgrading to Pro... :-)
Jun 4 2012 at 3:53am Copy Link
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Mateus Batalha Error:
Server Error in '/' Application.
Jun 4 2012 at 4:32am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Excuse me for the issue, maybe the re-direction had a temporary problem. I just checked the download link and it is working.


Anyway, you may use any of the following direct links:

http://www.harddisksentin..._setup.zip

http://www.hdsentinel.com..._setup.zip

These are on different servers in different countries - even if one is busy or not responding due to the traffic, the other should work.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 5:12am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Dear Mike,
Thanks so much for your kind words, it is great honour to me to read your message :-) I just try to help with all possible ways, I'm so happy if you see the software and my support helpful :-) Thanks!
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 5:14am Copy Link
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Andrew Griffiths Get it for free button leads to error
Jun 4 2012 at 5:44am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @BDJ Admin: can you please check the issue with the "Get it free button"? It is possible that the server can't handle the traffic?
Here it seems working now.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 5:48am Copy Link
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p tt good!
Jun 4 2012 at 5:50am Copy Link
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MUAMMER TURKMEN Program status: Registered but not activated
License valid: Forever

Error while reading data from server
Please contact yo developer ...

Problem?
Jun 4 2012 at 5:50am Copy Link
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Robert User Tried to obtain license, but .....

Server Error in '/' Application.
Runtime Error
Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a customErrors tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This customErrors tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".

!-- Web.Config Configuration File --

configuration
system.web
customErrors mode="Off"/
/system.web
/configuration


Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's customErrors configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.

!-- Web.Config Configuration File --

configuration
system.web
customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/
/system.web
/configuration
Jun 4 2012 at 5:51am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Try now Robert
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 4 2012 at 5:52am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Muammer: did you have the software enabled in your firewall to allow communication between Hard Disk Sentinel and the activation server?
If so, please try later (may be a temporary issue caused by high load) or alternatively you may try the "Registration and activation by e-mail" method: then you will need to send a small keyfile
together with the received 15-digit registration code and I'll send back the activated keyfile.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 5:58am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Robert: hopefully the redirection in BDJ will work - here it now works.

@Nico: Thanks for your kind and quick help !!!
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 5:59am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe If you like this promotion, please consider to put a "like" on our website www.hdsentinel.com ;-) Thanks!
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 7:09am Copy Link
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Cheryl Rutherford I would rather have the PORTABLE version free. Is this possible?
Or, must I install this?
Jun 4 2012 at 7:41am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Dear Cheryl,
Thanks! The PORTABLE version is available in Professional edition only. However, if you prefer, I'd recommend to select this edition as it will be possible to upgrade it to Pro version (including Pro PORTABLE).
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 7:50am Copy Link
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Fletch Highly recommended. Excellent support.
Jun 4 2012 at 8:44am Copy Link
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F User Hi!

I plan to reinstall my laptop in the next few weeks. Is there a way to backup the activation and restore after the reinstall of the OS?
Jun 4 2012 at 1:15pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Yes of course: please use Configuration - Update - Backup configuration to save all statistics, settings and registration information to a single file. After re-install, you can use Configuration - Update - Restore configuration to restore this file to have everything restored as before.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 1:54pm Copy Link
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David W Thanks and Liked ;D
Jun 4 2012 at 2:02pm Copy Link
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Craig Williams Having trouble registering. Used the license in the email and my registered name but the program still says "unregistered".
Jun 4 2012 at 5:25pm Copy Link
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Wayne King Thank you for this program hope it works good
Jun 4 2012 at 9:21pm Copy Link
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Michael De Souza My case is the same as Craig Williams. I keep getting the message saying "unregistered".
Anybody to help please,
Michael
Jun 4 2012 at 9:21pm Copy Link
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MIKE KAHN I downloaded 100% free Standard version offered on this site today. No problem with install. But there is no way to get FREE key. Please help.
Jun 4 2012 at 9:21pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Click the green button in the top right Mike! Just a couple hours left!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 4 2012 at 9:22pm Copy Link
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Craig Williams Michael, I figured it out. After you put in your name and license code, do NOT click on ok. Click on the "register and activation online" bar and it should register the program. Thats what worked for me.
Jun 4 2012 at 9:47pm Copy Link
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Steven Avery Hi,

Those of us who have your fine Professional product, can you remind us of the license situation. Overall, I have 5 PCs (some lightly used, this includes work and laptop), so theoretically I probably could use standard where I do not have Prof. At the moment I think I am only installed on 1 and want to expand properly.

If I already have Prof installed on my main PC, need I find a non-HDS PC tonight for the install and registration ? I do not want to create any difficulties on my main puter, but I almost would rather just download and email without install tonight (zzz) but that might not be functional ?

Anyway, thanks for a fine software.

Steven
Jun 4 2012 at 9:56pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Excuse me for the issues you experience during registration. It seems the activation server can hardly process the high number of requests, so please keep trying.
I'm processing the activations in e-mail and send back activated keyfile to users contacted about e-mail activation.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 9:59pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Dear Steven,

I completely understand and agree.
I can confirm that you do not need to install and activate this license tonight, during the promotion.
You can keep the license code you received in this promotion and activate it later, any time when it is required.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 10:01pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Craig, @Michael:
Yes, I can confirm that the proper way to register and activate the software is:

Please click on "Help" and select "Enter registration key" in Hard Disk Sentinel after it is installed and running. (available directly from http://www.hdsentinel.com..._setup.zip )

Please enter your name (or nickname) as username, the registration code you received (15-digit number) and click on the "Register and activate on-line" button.
Then the software should be registered and activated and can be used without limitations.

If you experience problems (maybe due to traffic), please try some minutes later - or you may try the "Registration and activation by e-mail" method: then you will need to send a small keyfile together with the received 15-digit registration code and I'll send back the activated keyfile.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 4 2012 at 10:06pm Copy Link
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Michael De Souza Thank you Sir,
It indeed worked for me.
By the way I believe this is a great software with great potential.
I am extremely happy for having for free. What a good day, for me anyway.
Thanks a lot,
Michael
Jun 4 2012 at 11:20pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Thank you very much for participating this offer and thanks for BitsDuJour.com to organise this event!

If you installed the software, please put a Like and share your comments on our website www.hdsentinel.com
Thanks ;-)
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 5 2012 at 1:46am Copy Link
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Lee Price Hey all,

I received the notification to download the deal yesterday; however, I never received an e-mail with the registration info. :/

Thanks for the offer anyway.

regards,

Lee
Jun 6 2012 at 7:03am Copy Link
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Q R HOW TO Get it for free ??
Jun 6 2012 at 7:03am Copy Link
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wang franklin thanks you very much!
good tool
Jun 6 2012 at 7:04am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Lee Price: did you use the "Get It For Free" button yesterday? If so, the registration code should be arrived to your e-mail address from Bits Du Jour, maybe that e-mail lost somehow.
Can you please send a mail to info@hdsentinel.com with your e-mail address used so I can look-up and re-send the registration code.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 6 2012 at 12:45pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Q R: I'm sorry but that offer is over, it was available on 4 June 2012, only for 24 hours.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 6 2012 at 12:46pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Wang Franklin: thanks so much :-) Glad if I could help.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 6 2012 at 12:47pm Copy Link
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Wild Wizard Thank You SOOOOOOOOOOOO Much For The FREE Version Of HDS Standard Edition !! Have Ben Using The Trial Edition, And Its A GREAT Program ! Monitors The HDA's On All My Machines Now, And EXCELLENT That It Will Give You So Much Info On EXTERNAL Drives Also :-) I Have 10 HDA's On Just 1 Machine......
Thanks Again I REALLY Appreciate It !
Best Wishes Always,
Blessings,
~~Wild Wizard~~
Also "Liked" You On Facebook And Spread The Word About Your Offer ! Now Looking At The Discounted PRO Version !! Thanks !!
Jun 6 2012 at 8:47pm Copy Link
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jenny dyer i think i did everything required -- requested notification in advance, clicked the green button, downloaded and installed -- but i never received a registration key. thanks anyway for offering this.

jd
Jun 9 2012 at 12:32am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @jenny, I've searched through our sales records using both your names from the above post but I couldn't find any registration information which was assigned to you. Did you perhaps use another name when you went through the checkout process? If you could contact us at:
http://www.bitsdujour.com/contact
with the actual name and email you've used to purchase during the promotion we could look into this further and if we identify a registration code we will send it to you.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 9 2012 at 12:35am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Jenny: thanks for contacting directly, I also sent answer to you!
H.D.S. Hungary - Jun 10 2012 at 12:35am Copy Link
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af fk thanks
Dec 5 2012 at 8:15am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Me thanks too :-) Just let me know if I can help in any ways!
H.D.S. Hungary - Dec 7 2012 at 12:30pm Copy Link
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yuan chun thanks
Dec 18 2012 at 12:45am Copy Link
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James K I got this 3 months ago, and I really like it. It's very useful!
Jan 21 2013 at 2:22pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Hi James,

Please check the "Store" page at www.hdsentinel.com (directly at: www.hdsentinel.com/store.php ). Also you can reach this comparison on the "Products" page ( "Visit the Hard Disk Sentinel store to compare the list of all features in different versions" )

This shows the differences between the Standard and Pro versions.
In general, the major differences are
- more advanced disk testing (for example the "Reinitiliase disk surface test" you mentioned, and "refresh data area" and one pass "write+read (verify)" testing)
- integrated scheduled and automatic backup features
- option to use the Portable version
but you can see the list for more, minor differences.

The easiest way for upgrade is by Paypal for the difference between the two (standard - Pro) versions, just need to transfer $12 to infohdsentinel.com by Paypal. Please also send an e-mail with your current license code and then you'll receive the Pro license code in e-mail.

If you prefer other method to upgrade (eg. by credit card) or to upgrade to Pro Family version, please just send an e-mail to infohdsentinel.com

By running the "Destructive/Write Surface Test" multiple times with different patterns (you can select overwrite pattern after selecting Disk - Surface test window at Configuration panel, just before starting the test) and then running read test, you may have very good result, near as with the Reinitiliase Disk Surface - but the later is easier and more efficient to run.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 22 2013 at 12:27am Copy Link
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jo co Is this the PRO VERSION ?
Sep 9 2013 at 8:27am Copy Link
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Fred Schall Been trying for 30 mins to get this. More bandwidth needed to handle all the requests.Frustrating!!!!! Please send it to me.Thanks.
Sep 9 2013 at 8:32am Copy Link
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Carina Parry Hi, Been trying to click the 'I want this button' and it takes me to my log in which I put in, then the page goes blank. So I tried through my own section where i have software listed and it shows up as 'undefined'? So what does this mean? Have I automatically been put on the want list or can you tell me what is going on? I really don't want to miss this one. Thank you. I tried last night and this morning too.
Sep 9 2013 at 5:20pm Copy Link
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Do Le Vu Don't know why I cannot get this giveaway.
When I click on "I want this", nothing happened.
Sep 9 2013 at 8:53pm Copy Link
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Carina Parry I keep trying to click want this but it keeps saying -undefined???
Sep 10 2013 at 2:32am Copy Link
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joan collins Leute, kapiert Ihr´s nicht? Erst wenn steht: "Get it for free" ist der DL freigeschaltet!!! "I want this" anzuklicken ist nur eine Abstimmung, wieviele dieses Programm wünschen. Rechts oben steht deutlich: "Deal coming soon!".
Sep 10 2013 at 4:06am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale The deal isn't live yet - but it's coming soon!
Carina, sorry for your problems - we've fixed your issue.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 10 2013 at 8:49am Copy Link
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Carina Parry That's cool, thanks Nico. It now says 'You and 2098 people want this deal" so looks like I'm in now, yay!!
Sep 10 2013 at 8:56am Copy Link
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Do Le Vu Now it's OK. Hope the deal is live soon :)
Thanks Bitsdujour.
Sep 10 2013 at 9:02am Copy Link
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itamar b franzin Hard Disk Sentinel SEPC, hd good to keep under control. Thank Bits.
Sep 10 2013 at 10:21am Copy Link
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Hrista Papu Thanks
Sep 11 2013 at 6:03am Copy Link
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Ela S. The download does not work: After filling out the questionnaire, it does produce the message:

"Uh-oh, Something isn't working right. We've dispatched our squad of techies to track it down!"

Going back does not work either.
Sep 12 2013 at 1:29am Copy Link
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j bloogs Your email says - "Make sure to input the registration name exactly as it is shown below".
There is no registration name shown below! Can't register.

regards
Sep 12 2013 at 3:05am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Generally you can use your real name, nickname or company name (if applicable).

To register and activate your product, please click on "Help" and select "Enter registration key" in Hard Disk Sentinel.

Please enter your name (or nickname) as username, the license code you received (15 digit number) and click on the "Register and activate on-line" button.
Then the software should be registered and activated and can be used without limitations on your computer.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 12 2013 at 3:07am Copy Link
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j bloogs Ok, thanks. Registered now.

regards
Sep 12 2013 at 3:28am Copy Link
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BearPup I've been using Hard Disk Sentinel for over a year now, and I'm very pleased with the program. It gives an extra level of security and protection that no other software product does.

I have 5 different hard drives, some of which are older IDE drives and some newer SATA drives; either way the program monitors the drives in real time, and gives alerts when things get too hot for safety.

I'm generally left with a feeling of confidence that if something is about to go 'wrong', the Sentinel will alert me in time to safely shut down the system while I can still rescue the data from the drives.

Regards,
BearPup
Sep 12 2013 at 4:44am Copy Link
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Paul T Every PC should have this program! At this price - you'd have to be crazy to pass it up. Maybe even consider going Pro at 50% off. My compliments to the HDS team, and BDJ.
Sep 12 2013 at 4:45am Copy Link
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Norman Fisher I am clicking on Get it for Free but I just get the spinning dots. Cannot get to the next page. Is there a problem at the moment?
Sep 12 2013 at 5:51am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Norman Fisher - Please clear your browser cache and try using a different browser: IE, Chrome or FireFox (in this order).
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 12 2013 at 5:54am Copy Link
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Norm Sash What is the "Family" edition? I can't find anything about that edition on the web site. Actuall, it is difficult to find any information on what the difference is between standard, pro, and family. I have found a little information (e.g. it seems like the portable version is included with the Pro) but I can't find any comparative table that shows what the difference is between the versions.
Sep 12 2013 at 6:08am Copy Link
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marcos solposto Ok, thanks
Sep 12 2013 at 6:08am Copy Link
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John Vandermeersch Been waiting for the reg code for a couple of hours - what gives? Is there another way to activate this program?
Sep 12 2013 at 6:16am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @John Vandermeersch - I've just resent you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 12 2013 at 6:18am Copy Link
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John Vandermeersch Thanks a bunch - just got it.
Sep 12 2013 at 6:22am Copy Link
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richard gilberg Can't get passed the spinning disk? what is wrong?
Sep 12 2013 at 6:25am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @richard gilberg - Please clear your browser cache and try using a different browser: IE, Chrome or FireFox (in this order).
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 12 2013 at 6:54am Copy Link
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richard gilberg still doesn't work - don't use firefox only chrome and IE
Sep 12 2013 at 7:46am Copy Link
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Robert Burke When I try to hit the register online I get a server error??
Sep 12 2013 at 7:49am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Thanks BearPup & Paul for your kind words :-)

Norman: please click on the Store button at www.hdsentinel.com (or open directly http://www.hdsentinel.com/store.php )
That describes the differences between the different versions.
As you can see there: "Each computer (PC, Desktop, Server or Notebook) requires a license."
It means that Hard Disk Sentinel (standard or Pro) can be used for unlimited time, to diagnose unlimited number of hard disks / SSDs and can be updated for all future versions - but only on one computer.
Hard Disk Sentinel Professional FAMILY license allows using on up to 5 computers.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 12 2013 at 7:57am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Richard: sorry for the problems! Due the high traffic, things may work slower. Please keep trying but if there will be no luck, please drop an e-mail to infohdsentinel.com
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 12 2013 at 7:59am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Robert: sorry for the delay, the server can hardly manage the traffic :-)
So it may require some time to activate.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 12 2013 at 8:00am Copy Link
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1Jamoz13 I have been trying to get past the blue activity circle on today's free download, but nothing is happening ( 1 hour +). I don't have a facebook acct and can't even find the survey it talks about, frustrating.
Sep 12 2013 at 9:00am Copy Link
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Norman Fisher Changing to Internet Explorer worked for me. Thanks.
Sep 12 2013 at 9:06am Copy Link
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1Jamoz13 I only have Internet Explorer, I'll just keep waiting.
Sep 12 2013 at 9:07am Copy Link
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Hrista Papu Changing to Internet Explorer worked for me
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Constantin Florea @1Jamoz13 - I suggest clearing your browser cache first (for IE) and try the purchase flow again and if it doesn't work, then install Chrome and give it a try using this browser.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 12 2013 at 9:31am Copy Link
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1Jamoz13 Cleared the cache, didn't work. Installed Chrome, still can't find the survey. I don't have a facebook acct.
Sep 12 2013 at 9:52am Copy Link
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Rich OBrien On the advice of Hard Disk Sentinel, I paid $8 for a much better ribbon cable and now backups to my second hard drive take nine minutes instead of 20 minutes. I sent an error report to the Hard Disk Sentinel company on a Sunday and am still astonished that I received a detailed, hand written, well thought out, helpful email on the same Sunday. As a result of the helpful information in that reply, I have a good idea of what to try to make one of my other hard drives bootable. No other company I've found provides such great support.
Sep 12 2013 at 12:08pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale @1Jamoz13, Click "Get It For Free".
Then at the bottom of that popup you will see:
"If you don't have Facebook Take our eleven step questionnaire instead"
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 12 2013 at 12:52pm Copy Link
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JIM WILLOUR MANY THANKS, JIM
Sep 12 2013 at 1:14pm Copy Link
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Ron Pumphrey After doing the survey, it says my email is "invalid. " It's valid, and I've used it for orders several times. I give up!
Sep 12 2013 at 4:03pm Copy Link
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richard gilberg I give up 17 hours of trying and still can't get through the spinning balls. tried all your sugestions 3 times also.
Sep 12 2013 at 8:23pm Copy Link
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Peter C1
Sep 12 2013 at 8:47pm Copy Link
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Tortuga Does this program work on both NTFS & FAT drives?
TIA
Sep 12 2013 at 9:16pm Copy Link
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Peter C1 Dear Janos Mathe, Does HDS perform its Monitoring functions equally well, no matter the type of Hard Disk used? for example: I.D.E., S.C.S.i., or, S.A.T.A. I/II.III, or, if the drives are in a RAiD array?

My Reason for asking is because my Dell Inspiron 9300 notebook with a not-so-old 2.5" I.D.E. 100GB 7200RPM Hitachi and the HEALTH just keeps ebbing away, whereas by comparison, the external WD MyBook Essential 1GB SATA II that I plug into the Dell keeps a very consistent HEALTH of 100% after 2.3 years.


For example here is the log of HDS monitoring of the said Dell Inspiron 9300 with 100GB Hitachi drive, details:

21/10/2012 04:54:16,S.M.A.R.T. 196 (Reallocation Event Count): 0 - 1 : Attribute changed
04/01/2013 08:23:44,S.M.A.R.T. 196 (Reallocation Event Count): 1 - 2 : Attribute changed
11/02/2013 02:37:16,S.M.A.R.T. 196 (Reallocation Event Count): 2 - 4 : Attribute changed
04/03/2013 05:40:31,S.M.A.R.T. 196 (Reallocation Event Count): 4 - 5 : Attribute changed
17/06/2013 02:35:47,S.M.A.R.T. 197 (Current Pending Sector Count): 0 - 1 : Attribute changed
28/06/2013 03:40:51,S.M.A.R.T. 197 (Current Pending Sector Count): 1 - 2 : Attribute changed
29/06/2013 15:46:25,S.M.A.R.T. 197 (Current Pending Sector Count): 2 - 3 : Attribute changed
12/08/2013 02:44:14,S.M.A.R.T. 197 (Current Pending Sector Count): 3 - 4 : Attribute changed
22/08/2013 18:00:31,S.M.A.R.T. 197 (Current Pending Sector Count): 4 - 5 : Attribute changed
12/09/2013 09:24:12,S.M.A.R.T. 197 (Current Pending Sector Count): 5 - 6 : Attribute changed

I.D.E. Hitachi - Health as of the LAST EVENT NOTiCE is now 61%, and I.D.E. Drive is 500 Days Old and Health was (obviously?) 100% when the Drive was installed and according to HDS, the I.D.E. Hitachi Drive may only last another (approx) 472 Days (Yikes, not even 3 Years!)

Whereas the WDC MyBook Essential 3.5inch Drive is already 865 Days OLD and estimated Life is More than another 960 Days and although I hate the product (and don't trust WDC hard drives in general), HDS says the HEALTH is Perfect!!!


Q1. Are I.D.E. drives simply not as good especially 2.5inch examples
Q2. Does HDS/HDSP work equally as well (reliably) with I.D.E. drives as it does with the newer technology SATA I & Sata II drives?


HAViNG Said all of the above I still think that HDS/HDSP should be the one(1) ESSENTiAL program supplied with ALL new Notebooks and Desktops as it is a brilliant program (and I speak from experience as I have had my share or hand full of Drive Failures over the years).

Many thanks, Peter
Sep 12 2013 at 11:41pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Ron:
Richard: Sorry for the troubles, I sent you e-mail.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 12 2013 at 11:45pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Tortuga:
Yes, I can confirm that Hard Disk Sentinel supports both NTFS, FAT, FAT32 logical drives.
Moreover, as Hard Disk Sentinel works with the physical hard disks, it can read the status and perform testing on hard disks with no partitions at all or partitions which are not readable for Windows (eg. Linux or other special partitions).
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 12 2013 at 11:49pm Copy Link
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twm I wish the benchmarks were comparable and it wouldn't look so outdated.
Thank you for giving this out for free!
Sep 12 2013 at 11:53pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Peter: Yes, I can confirm that all hard disks supported, including IDE / ATA, Serial ATA, SCSI, SAS, USB and so.
This is true for standalone disks and if they configured as RAID (if the RAID controller allows accessing complete status).
Thanks for the 10000's of reports analysed about all different hard disks (especially about failed drives, investigated by data recovery companies) yes, Hard Disk Sentinel can reliable detect and report possible issues with the drives, regardless of their connection.

Things changed lots since the release of older IDE drives. Technology improved lots, there are more precise parts used in the drives which lead to more efficient drives (in both performance, capacity, acoustics, power usage, reliability and so). For example, older notebook drives may not yet have g-sensors and other methods used in recent drives to protect the hard disk components and thus the stored data.

Older drives can also perform well - but only if proper operating environment used. As I see from your message, your drive reported weak sectors. These usually related to other factors, in most cases (even if it sounds surprising) may be independent from the hard disk. Please check http://www.hdsentinel.com...ectors.php for more information about such weak sectors.

Hitachi drives (in general) especially famous that they work well - but only if the drive really has proper cooling, proper power supply, proper cables/connections. An older system (in general) may not be able to provide these for the drive to operate.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 13 2013 at 12:57am Copy Link
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Richard Holler I keep hearing folks talking about a "Family" license, but on the store page at http://www.hdsentinel.com/store.php I only find Trial, Standard, Professional, and Enterprise versions listed. Is there another version that isn't shown? And if so, what's the cost?
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Janos Mathe Richard: please check the very top of the "Store" page you linked ( http://www.hdsentinel.com/store.php ) as it immediately shows that the "Family" license can be used on up to 5 computers.

Normally, Hard Disk Sentinel Professional version can be used on 1 computer for unlimited time and with free updates to all future versions (lifetime license with lifetime free updates) and Hard Disk Sentinel Professional "Family" license allows using on up to 5 any computers (they do not need to be in same location, the systems can be in different places, locations, offices).
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 13 2013 at 4:45am Copy Link
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Richard Holler Duh, I see that now. Sorry for not being more observant.

But even before seeing your response here, I went ahead and took advantage of the 50% discount and ordered the Family package. That was a couple hours ago, and all I've got so far is a receipt from MyCommerce (order #450877875) -- I've not gotten anything via email regarding the purchase or the license details. Am I not being patient enough?

-Richard
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J S How long can you go into your account.
Nothing can be downloaded.
Where to download. It does not work.
You dial that number?
Thanks.
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Janos Mathe Richard: Thanks so much for your support, I already sent you e-mail with the information, maybe the original e-mail lost or delayed somehow. Excuse me for that!
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 13 2013 at 7:24am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe J S: Sorry for the confusion :-)
In general, the software can be downloaded from the "Download" page ( http://www.hdsentinel.com/download.php ).

Direct links for the latest version of Hard Disk Sentinel STANDARD:
Server 1: http://www.harddisksentin..._setup.zip
Server 2: http://www.hdsentinel.com..._setup.zip

Direct links for the latest version of Hard Disk Sentinel PROFESSIONAL:
Server 1: http://www.harddisksentin..._setup.zip
Server 2: http://www.hdsentinel.com..._setup.zip
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 13 2013 at 7:26am Copy Link
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Richard Holler No problem, and thanks for being so prompt in dealing with this! I've got everything I need now, thanks!
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Peter Dr I gather that there is no monitoring or evaluations of SSD's? Only the Hard Disks of various types (IDE, SATA, etc.)
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1Jamoz13 I was able to find the questionare, and received the download and code. Thank you for all your help a-n-d PATIENCE!
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Janos Mathe Peter Dr: Of course SSDs are also supported and fully monitored (over 1500 models known and supported by the latest version of Hard Disk Sentinel).

Hard Disk Sentinel monitors all hard disks, SSDs, external drives, RAID arrays and so.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 13 2013 at 8:59am Copy Link
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Quill Pen I will never understand why programmers think it's cool to compel users of an infinite array of old and new devices, software and attitudes towards social networking and data-mining to join Facebook (I'll never do that) OR drop all our 3rd party ad server and spammer blockers just to see whatever they want to display in a popup.
If a vendor absolutely has to stray from the norm and use a cookie that isn't BDJ's in order to display a popup, PLEASE TELL US SPECIFICALLY WHICH OF THE 24,983 cookies that may be on our various block lists you're using.
I can't recall ever having a problem accessing BDJ, but today this essentially blank pop up is all I get after hitting the Yellow "Get It for Free" button and then clicking "If you don't have Facebook take our questionnaire for the 17th time" hyperlink: http://justpaste.it/cnqo
Needless to say, as of now I can't access this offer.
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Carl Stewart Hi, Unable to get the register to work, tried online and email neither works. Keep getting server error. Looking forward to using the program but can only get the trial version to work.
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Nico Westerdale @Quill Pen - Please try the questionnaire again, it's running fine now.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 13 2013 at 10:54am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Carl: Sorry for the troubles.
Because of the high amount of traffic, the activation server may respond slower or may not respond for the first time.
Please keep trying (and make sure that the software is not blocked in your firewall) during the activation.

Alternatively, you may use the e-mail activation method, there are absolutely no problems with it. Please just click on the "Registration and activation by e-mail" and send the HDSentinel.hds file and the 15 digit registration code together to infohdsentinel.com and you'll receive back the activated keyfile soon.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 13 2013 at 11:04am Copy Link
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Carl Stewart email worked this time
thanks for the help
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Quill Pen Waves @Nico - I'll keep trying. Encountered a continuous loop error this time courtesy of Adobe Flash. Adobe is a great example of a frequent pain in the derriere that scratching doesn't soothe. Will try again after the sun sets and whilst half the world slumbers. :) Continuous loop screen shot - http://justpaste.it/coac
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Peter Dr Hi Janos Mathe: Thank you for answering my question about SSD's. When I went to yourr web-site and read the description there, I realized that I need not have asked the question. On the other hand, this is an advance over other programs, who use the SMART information, but only for the physical platter-type of Hard Drives.
The program is now downloaded, and the registration key has arrived, so I have not experienced the same problems as others, it seems.
Thank you, :)
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Bubba's mama Thanks to BDJ and the Hard Disk Sentinel team for this very helpful software. Got it downloaded, installed and registered with no problems at all (I use Windows 7 and Firefox) - thanks again!
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Tortuga Hi Janos
Thank you again for your prompt response, as always !!

This is a *GREAT* program w a devoted developer :)
A really good combination!
Peace
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Abu Mhamad Abu Mhamad Excellent and wonderful
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Erik Trek Good Job
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Ludvík Hlawiczka ok
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M.Trecksis Where are the differences between the standard and professional version detailed?
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Janos Mathe Generally, the "Store" page ( http://www.hdsentinel.com/store.php ) shows the differences between the different versions (Trial / Standard / Professional).

The Standard version offers alerts on hard disk problems, for example e-mail / sound alert on predicted hard disk failure, overheat, decreasing health and so.
The Standard version also has some basic disk tests, for example Disk - Short self test, Extended self test, Read and Write type surface test.

It can be used for unlimited time after installation: the license never expires and all updates for future versions are free.


Hard Disk Sentinel Professional offers all of the above - and also more features:

- Complete backup solution and Panic Backup - configurable backup projects to be executed on a scheduled basis and/or upon different conditions, for example on new problems with hard disks

- Automatic hard disk testing: schedule hard disk tests as backup project to be executed regularly on specified (or even all) installed hard disks

- Advanced disk testing functions to reveal and fix problems with hard disks and SSDs. These include Disk menu - Refresh data area and Disk menu - Reinitialise Disk Surface - today's best method to fix hard disk problems (a simpler function may be incorrectly called as low level format in other software)

- Industry and goverment standard data destruction function: the Reinitialise Disk Surface function prevents data recovery even by special data recovery companies. Useful before replacing / selling hard disks

- Portable version: Hard Disk Sentinel Professional Portable version useful to diagnose hard disk(s) without installation, just by connecting a pendrive with this version

- Professional Family license: this package can be used on up to 5 computers (or one or more licenses can be used with the above mentioned Portable version)

- More frequent updates: un-official (beta) versions are frequently available in "Professional" edition on both www.hdsentinel.com and our www.facebook.com/HDSentinel page

- New features and functions available in Professional version only


Note that if you have the Standard version, you can upgrade to Professional later if you prefer, just send an e-mail to infohdsentinel.com with your license.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 24 2014 at 2:57pm Copy Link
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Jonathan Prusky I tried to get this promo and I was told 'Sorry, you need Javascript enabled to get this deal!" which I don't understand, as I do have Javascript enabled (Firefox 28.0)
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an hour later, it now works. weird.
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M.Trecksis I've disabled Java for security reasons (whether founded or not??!!) just to be on the side of safety. Does this program require Java? I'd like to buy it but would just like to know before I do.
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singularity I purchased a pro license.
How does it support an SSD / SATA hybrid drive. My main drive is one. I dont see such informatioon.
Also I would suggest to upgrade the icon to Windows 8/8.1 scale. The present icon looks small.
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Jonathan Prusky I doubt the prrogram requires Java, but you apparently need to enable it in order to "place the order" for the software. I think it may have something to do with checking to see whether you already "Like" the company on Facebook.
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Pam R Java and JavaScript are NOT the same thing. Java is a programming language and potentially dangerous if the applet is written maliciously. JavaScript is used on web pages to simplify logins, browser recognition, etc, JavaScript should be safe.
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Tiberius I could download and receive the key for the free version.
Yet, I wanted to get the family deal but couldn't.

"You Are Being Automatically Redirected to PayPal
We will now redirect you to PayPal's website. Please enter all information required by PayPal to complete your payment. You will then return to Share-it's Web pages where you will confirm your payment via PayPal."

Another payment failure with Digital River GmbH (Share-it)
The page doesn't redirect. It is stuck!

I haven't been able to place a single payment with them for ages.
We have missed 5 to 10 transactions so far.
I say we because you too are missing it when a customer misses it.
I just cannot believe they are still in business.

Anyway, thank you for the good work!
Bye!
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Brian W the survey is not working for me in firefox and explorer. The very first pop-up does not work on chrome, even after I turn off my blockers.
Mar 25 2014 at 7:46am Copy Link
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Paul joubert Is this offer conditional to being a FACEBOOKer? I am surprised, I thought
BdJour free offers were FREE ii the true sense of the word and free of being coheres ed or forced into joining FACEBOOK or any other constraints against my wishes and or desire. For that reason I,m OUT!
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Constantin Florea @Paul joubert - You can participate in the promotion by going through the questionnaire. To start the questionnaire, click on the "questionnaire" link at the bottom right of the purchase pop-up.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 25 2014 at 9:27am Copy Link
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Norm Sussman There may be at least two bugs in the program:

Entered name and registration number. Did not register:
"Unregistered version. please register."
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After scan: Results for C: drive....

"Health: 17%"
"There are 184 bad sectors on the disk surface. The contents of these sectors were moved to the spare area.
Based on the number of remapping operations, the health of the disk was decreased in different steps.
It is recommended to examine the log of the disk regularly. All new problems found will be logged there.

It is recommended to backup immediately to prevent data loss."
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Ran CHKDSK....Microsoft says disk has no errors.
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Kyle Jones Seems like a useful app. Thanks for offering it.

Oops - received key!
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Janos Mathe Sorry for the delay, things were a bit (?) busy :-)
Try to catch up things and answer, thanks for the patience!

@Jonathan Prusky: sorry for the troubles! Sometimes the pages may be a bit harder to load, especially when the traffic is higher.
Trying later and/or by a different browser usually helps - as then things should work.
I can confirm that the promotion can't be missed due to technical issues, we can arrage it without problems.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 25 2014 at 1:05pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Mebrey Treck: I can confirm that Hard Disk Sentinel does not require Java.
Also it does not require .net, Visual C++ runtime or any other kind of 3rd party add-ons, extensions, runtime libraries or anything else.

Hard Disk Sentinel runs without these, so it's ideal on any Windows system, even in special cases, for example if there is no other software installed (many users install Hard Disk Sentinel immediately on a fresh system, before any other software to verify things) or for exampe in "safe mode" when third party libraries (and software rely on them) does not work.

For SSD drives, Hard Disk Sentinel (both the standard and Pro) checks SSD specific functions and features, for example the ACTIVE state of TRIM feature.
(this is different than ENABLED status reported by fsutil, which can cause many confusion. Please check http://www.hdsentinel.com/faq.php#trim for details).

Also Hard Disk Sentinel Professional version has some special disk testing, for example the Disk - Surface test - Read+write+read test (refresh data area) which may make flash based devices (SSDs, but also memory cards, like CF/SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, USB pendrives) more usable.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 25 2014 at 1:11pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Chris Dino: Generally, hybrid drives provide information about themself as hard disks: they usually offer hard disk specific status information (bad sectors, transfer rate errors, spin up problems, temperature, etc...)
Usually they have no SSD-specific attributes, for example wear-level of the memory cells and so.

Constantly working about detection of more specific information (via special ways) so it's possible that future versions can provide even more details - if it's somehow possible to detect them. This may require the manufacter to improve the functionality and provide more details - so we try to ask manufacturers about this area.

If you prefer, you may use Report menu -> Send test report to developer option: these reports always help to check the possibilities for the currently used disk models.

Thanks for the suggestion about the icon! Currently it is used to maintain compatibility for older systems, as it's important to allow the software to run on older PCs, even with Win98/NT4/2000/XP systems, where a different format may cause problems. But it may be changed/improved later.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 25 2014 at 1:16pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Tiberius: sorry for the troubles with Share-it!
I'd suggest to drop me a mail on info@hdsentinel.com - I'm sure we can find a solution for the issue.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 25 2014 at 1:23pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Norm Sussman: Thanks for your message.
I'm sorry for the troubles - but I can confirm what you wrote are not really bugs/problems.

I suspect that after entering your name and registration code, you may forgot to click on the "Registration and activation on-line" button.
Simply clicking OK is not enough - if you click that, it simply closes the configuration window, without proceeding the registration and activation, so the software will remain un-registered.

To summarize: to use the latest possible licensed version, download the Hard Disk Sentinel standard 4.50 version from the Download page ( http://www.hdsentinel.com/download.php ) or directly from http://www.harddisksentin..._setup.zip

After installation, to register and activate your product, please click on "Help" and select "Enter registration key"
in Hard Disk Sentinel.

Please enter your name (or nickname) as username, the license
code you received (the 15 digit number) and click on the "Register and activate on-line" button.

Then the software should be registered and activated and can be
used without limitations. Make sure that the software need to access the activation server during the activation, so your firewall should not block it.

Due to traffic, it is possible that you may need 2-3 retries in order to work - or you may use the "Registration and activation by e-mail" and send both your license code and the unregistered HDSentinel.hds file to info@hdsentinel.com from the folder where the software installed which I can activate and send back.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 25 2014 at 1:28pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Norm: about the other issue with the low health + chkdsk: excuse me for the confusion.

The "bad sectors" reported in the text description are no longer used by the hard disk: they are already reallocated.
So the spare area is used for all reads and writes targeting those bad sectors.
This means that disk surface tests (even the tests in Hard Disk Sentinel) does not access those sectors, but tests the remaining data area and the spare area.

This is good, as this way you can be sure that the original (bad) area does not
contain important data and can't risk data loss.

This is why the detected and reported bad sectors can NEVER cause problems, regardless of their position because that problematic area is never used any more.

This is why it is acceptable to have some bad sectors - if the status of the hard disk is safe - and complete, intensive tests (for example Disk - Surface test - Read test in Hard Disk Sentinel) finds no problem.

Chkdsk never finds or repairs problems with the hard disk, but "repairs"
problem only with the logical volume / partition. Even if sounds surprising, this
may be independent form the actual hard disk status.

By using the surface tests in Hard Disk Sentinel, you can verify if the currently
used data area is error-free, there are no further errors reported (no weak, damaged sectors, no further problems).

For more information about these "bad sectors", please click on the "?" next to the text description (the text area describing the issues) and check
http://www.hdsentinel.com/faq.php#health

I'd suggest to use the tests in Hard Disk Sentinel to verify the current disk surface, verify that it's error free (no damaged sectors).
And if it's correct, you can acknowledge the reported problems (as they're already fixed), causing that the errors will be removed from the text description and the health of the drive improves (even to 100%).
Then Hard Disk Sentinel will only report any problems occur in the future (if there will be).

For more information about the tests should be used to perform complete verification of the hard disk, to reveal and fix possible problems, please check:
http://www.hdsentinel.com/faq.php#tests

and information about how to clear the errors, eliminate the displayed problems
after verified that the current status is really stable and the disk surface can be used without problems:
http://www.hdsentinel.com..._drive.php

For a very common situation, showing that how chkdsk can't be used to diagnose and especially to repair the hard disk problems, I'd suggest to check Support - Knowledge Base - Hard Disk Cases - Weak Sectors ( http://www.hdsentinel.com...ectors.php ).
This shows that when chkdsk "repairs" a problem it's still there and can cause data corruption / data loss. But after the weak sector really repaired by Hard Disk Sentinel, chkdsk does not find problems - as the status is fixed, stabilized by Hard Disk Sentinel.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 25 2014 at 1:36pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Kyle: thanks for your kind words, glad to hear the software seems useful :-)
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Wild Wizard I Have Been Using This Software For 2+ Years, And Its Invaluable ! I have It On 3 Boxes And A Laptop...( One Box Has 10 HDDs Alone ) The Laptop Has An SSD,Etc,.....I Can ALWAYS Count On FAST Responses From Mr Mathe, Who Will ALWAYS Go The Extra Mile To Make SURE You Are Happy....And As Mentioned The Software Is A MUST On ANY Box Just Like You Would Have Antii-Virus Software....It Monitors Soooo Many Things And Gives You All The Info You Can Ever Need About An HDD.....Best Deal, Family License !! And At The Price Its On BDJ Cannot Beat It !! I Have Sent MANY MANY Reports To Mr Mathe And I Always Receive GREAT Info, And Then Some....Cannot Rate This Software High Enough !! ( More Reports On The Way Mr Mathe ! )
Take Care All,
Blessings
~~Wild Wizard~~
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Disco79 Hi!
How do I cancel a purchase I made yesterday of the "Hard Disk Sentinel Professional ($ 17.50)." According to the conditions, so it is the "7 days return policy." regards Michael
Mar 26 2014 at 1:34am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Please send an e-mail to infohdsentinel.com with your license code you received and I'll manage.
May I ask the reason of cancel? Did you experienced a problem, compatibility issue or similar? Just then it is possible that I can help if you are interested.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 26 2014 at 2:18am Copy Link
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JL num I cannot download this software. I get a circle of O's that keep circling.
When I tried to open it in another tab, I receive this msg, with the HDS SE line not active, just typed.

Hard Disk Sentinel Standard Edition
for PC
$0
$23.00
Sorry, you need Javascript enabled to get this deal!
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Janos Mathe Sorry for the troubles, yesterday this happened also, maybe due to traffic.
I can only suggest to try a different browser - as hopefully then it will work.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 26 2014 at 3:06am Copy Link
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Urban I have the same Javascript problem as others. "you need Javascript enabled to get this deal!"
I DO have javascript enabled - I have tried different browsers at different time of day. Still just the running circle. Pity, since I am really interested in this offer.
Thank you anyway for the many times the download works and for many interesting programmes.
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Constantin Florea @Urban - Here are our suggestions:
- try another browser like IE, Chrome, Firefox or Opera
- run Firefox in Safe Mode.
- temporarily disable your antivirus, anti-malware, ad-blocker, pop-up blocker software you have installed
- temporarily disable all browser add-ons/extensions
- if you want to use the Facebook flow, you could skip the purchase pop-up and browse directly to the Facebook application:
https://www.facebook.com/...1140144301
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 26 2014 at 3:57am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Urban - Also, the Get It For Free button should not be right clicked to open its link in a new tab. If you do this (right click it and select 'Open Link in New Tab') you will get the Javascript error you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 26 2014 at 4:03am Copy Link
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Urban Thank you for your prompt answer Constantin. It finally worked (strange enough) in IE InPrivate mood.
Mar 26 2014 at 4:20am Copy Link
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Richard Young After entering the registration key and pressing register/activate online I get an "error when communicating withe registration server" message. My connection is fine.
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Liviu Manolache Well..(?) something went wrong...wanted to get Hard Disk Sentinel Standard Edition but, in the end the message was ” It was a problem...Your Cart is empty”. Tried this yesterday and today... Same result. Why?
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???? ??? thanks!
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Constantin Florea @Liviu Manolache - The issue you mention is caused by the fact that you have disabled the cookies. Our shopping cart requires the cookies to be enabled.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 26 2014 at 5:58am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Richard: excuse me for the troubles. Due the high amount of traffic, it is possible that the activation server may be a bit overloaded and not respond first, so I'd suggest try some attempts - or try a bit later.

Alternatively, you may click on the "Registration and activation by e-mail" and send the created HDSentinel.HDS file from the folder where the software installed to info@hdsentinel.com (together with the 15 digit registration code). Then I can activate manually and send back the activated keyfile.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 26 2014 at 6:24am Copy Link
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Liviu Manolache @Constantin : I'm using Watefox and only third party cookies were disabled. Tried again with Internet Explorer and everything went well. Thanks!
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Tiberius Sorry for the delay!
Got a new IP and some problems with J systems.
I just sent you a message.
Timing might be too just though.
Bye!
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Norm Sussman Hi Janos,

I have run the HD Sentinel program several times since yesterday. Each time I get the same result . It appears to me that the program finds the same problem each time it runs, but never fixes it.
Additionally, I get the BSOD shortly after closing the program. That happens each and every time I run the program. Previously, I hadn't had a BSOD since installing WIndows 8.1 (the same day it was released).
Now, I must uninstall Hard Disk Sentinel from my computer. What I need to know from you is will the green checks and red crosses disappear from the drives noted in "This PC" when the program is uninstalled, or must I do a special procedure to eliminate them? Also, if the program has actually moved the 184 "bad sectors" to a spare area, what procedure must I do to move them back to their original positions?

I ran the built-in Windows 8.1 Check of Drive (c:) after running Hard Disk Sentinel. It found and fixed problems on the drive. I had run that program before installing Hard Disk Sentinel, and it found the disk was healthy. So, whatever the cause, Hard Disk Sentinel doesn't appear to be compatible with my system. Will the uninstaller reverse everything Hard Disk Sentinel has done, and totally uninstall it?
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Janos Mathe Hi Norm,

I'm so sorry for the troubles, but I'm afraid what you see is completely normal due to the lower health of your hard disk

As I tried to explain previously, when the hard disk finds "bad sectors", it replaces them with sectors from the spare area and then re-directs all reads/writes to this spare area (instead of using the original bad area).
This is completely normal and expected, generally work independently from any operating system or software active on the computer.

Important: not Hard Disk Sentinel caused these of course.
The tests in Hard Disk Sentinel may be used to reveal and fix possible problems (for example such bad sectors) but if they never started, I can confirm that these sectors are completely independent from this (and generaly any other) software.

The bad sectors detected and displayed by Hard Disk Sentinel may found and processed long time ago, even long before you installed Hard Disk Sentinel.
Hard Disk Sentinel just reads and displays this status information.

There is no need to "fix" or "repair" them - as they are already fixed.
But it's very important to confirm:
- is your hard disk stable?
- are there any other possible new problems, which can cause system instability, random errors/BSODs, data corruption and/or even data loss or (in the best case) simply performance degradations?

Because if the health is not too high, we can expect any of the above. Lower had disk health means higher risk of the above mentioned problems

This is why the proper test methods required to verify if the hard disk status is really stable, confirm if the hard disk (in general) works as should - or if there are any further issues, which can cause problems - exactly some (like the BSOD) you experienced.

As I tried to explain, chkdsk (or Windows internal disk test) is not really good way for this. These tests only scans the current partition, but does not care (for example) the current operation temperature, the possible slowness of sectors and general performance of the drive during the test, the retry count, the change of the hard disk status during the test - which can be all signs of possible problems.

This is why I recommended to use the tests in Hard Disk Sentinel ( http://www.hdsentinel.com/faq.php#tests shows the most important ones in such situation) as there are really lots to verify if the hard disk is really working correctly, verify if it really found all problems and now its status is stable - or to reveal (and fix) any possible errors.

And if with these tests we confirmed that there are no oter problems, the disk is really usable, then you can manually clear the error counters: acknowledge the problems and eliminate the displayed errors - as you confirmed that the status is good and the hard disk can be used. Then with this action the reported errors will be removed and the health increases back (even to 100%) and Hard Disk Sentinel will only report any new (even minor) problems found in the future.
This is described on the page I previously suggested:
http://www.hdsentinel.com..._drive.php

This is not done automatically - exactly to avoid it doing with a single click, without confirming the hard disk status previously and without understanding the risks of using a such hard disk (even for secondary storage).

When you close Hard Disk Sentinel by File - Exit, I can confirm it does not stay in memory, does not work "hidden", does not perform any kind background disk accessing - so can't cause any problems.
If you experience BSOD then, I can make sure it is related to something else, probably to your hard disk, which is far from perfect.

I can confirm that (even and especially without Hard Disk Sentinel) you'd expect this if the hard disk has problems, just now Hard Disk Sentinel showed the possible cause.

If chkdsk found some problems, then it "fixed" on the logical drive (partition) only. But if the real hard disk problems are not properly fixed, then more and more such issues (BSOD, logical drive corruption, corruptied or lost files, etc.) will likely occur later. So while chkdsk is good to fix file system/logical drive related problems - it is not a good choice for fixing hard disk problems.
This is explained at http://www.hdsentinel.com...ectors.php

I can 100% confirm that Hard Disk Sentinel is fully compaible with your system and detected, displayed everything as should - warned you about possible hard disk failures.

Of course, if you uninstall it, then I can confirm it will be removed from the system. As you did not start the tests in Hard Disk Sentinel to reveal and fix other kind of problems, I can make sure it did not do anything (except reporting the problems to you) - so there's nothing to be undone.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 26 2014 at 11:59pm Copy Link
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Chris Roy Jackson @Janos
I have been using HD Sentinel for over 2 years. I have the Family License for all of our computers and have been VERY satisfied with the information it provides AND with Janos' responsiveness the few times I needed any help with anything!l

My disk Health shows (for some time now) on my Windows 7 64-bit Laptop as 93% and the following Message is in the "Test Box" below the Health rating:
There are 11 weak sectors found on the disk surface. They may be remapped any time in the later use of the disk.

Should I take any action and if so, WHAT action?

Also, can you tell me which Folder Holds the "Log Files" for the Windows ChkDsk (runs) in a Windows 7 64-bit System ?

WOW!!! The Post above (by: Janos ):
" Janos Mathe @Norm: about the other issue with the low health + chkdsk: excuse me for the confusion."
provides a WEALTH of GREAT information about potential problems!

I think I found the answer to my first question already.
I am now running an "Extended Self-Test", though it is possible that the "Weak Sectors" may have been caused by a "CRASH", or by my defective Motherboard which is getting replaced within the next week!

ALSO, Janos Thanks for the info regarding the fact that ChkDsk does NOT remap the Hard Disk, only the "Logical Drive"... I Did NOT know that VERY useful information !!!
Mar 27 2014 at 1:54am Copy Link
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Gregg Holbert Excellent Software - just warned me of an eminent failure of one of my external drives. Would not have known without HD Sentinel.
Mar 27 2014 at 2:49am Copy Link
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bits bits I don't have Facebook and can not load the questionnaire. I thought something to be wrong on my pc but another system has the same result. What's wrong?
Mar 27 2014 at 2:51am Copy Link
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JL num I finally downloaded Hard Disk Sentinel Standard Edition, but had to get it directly from the website. Now I need the Reg key. How can I get it?
Mar 27 2014 at 3:29am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @bits bits - Here are our suggestions for the questionnaire issue:
- try another browser like IE, Chrome, Firefox or Opera
- run Firefox in Safe Mode.
- temporarily disable your antivirus, anti-malware, ad-blocker, pop-up blocker software you have installed
- temporarily disable all browser add-ons/extensions
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 27 2014 at 5:28am Copy Link
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Bubba's mama Just wanted to say that I got Hard Disk Sentinel last year and it has worked perfectly on my older desktop PC that a friend built running Win7. I don't use Facebook and had no problems with downloading, installation or registration. I changed the configuration settings to suit my needs and run it on start-up each day. Thanks again HDS and BDJ!
Mar 27 2014 at 1:26pm Copy Link
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Software Babe The Problem I have is that when I go to sign up to get the software it tells me:
"Choose your Purchase:
Buy Hard Disk Sentinel Professional Family License
for PC
$31.25
$62.50
Buy Hard Disk Sentinel Professional
for PC
$17.50
$35.00
Hard Disk Sentinel Standard Edition
for PC
$0
$23.00
Sorry, you need Javascript enabled to get this deal!"

I use Firefox and I know it has all the functionality it should and I accept cookies and have Java installed, so I don't know how to get this one from here.

ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Mar 27 2014 at 1:39pm Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Software Babe - I believe the message you get (regarding Javascript) is because you are trying to open the purchase pop-up in a new tab. The purchase pop-up wasn't designed to work that way, instead it should pop-up over the promotion page after you press the "Get It For Free" button.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 27 2014 at 1:42pm Copy Link
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M.Trecksis Specifically what functionality is provided in the professional version that would apply to SSD disks (those that are completely solid state, not hybrids and thus that have no moving parts)? Will the program do me any good with such a drive?
Mar 27 2014 at 2:27pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @M. Trecksis: (this question already answered two days ago here):

For SSD drives, Hard Disk Sentinel (both the standard and Pro) checks SSD specific functions and features, for example the ACTIVE state of TRIM feature.
(this is different than ENABLED status reported by fsutil, which can cause many confusion. Please check http://www.hdsentinel.com/faq.php#trim for details).

Also Hard Disk Sentinel Professional version has some special disk testing, for example the Disk - Surface test - Read+write+read test (refresh data area) which may make flash based devices (SSDs, but also memory cards, like CF/SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, USB pendrives) more usable.

Hard Disk Sentinel (in addition to detection of health, possible problems, reporting wearout) also checks SSD-specific values and information which may be important, for example the total amount of writes (if a such counter is included in the SSD).
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 27 2014 at 3:05pm Copy Link
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Steph I really wanted this giveaway. I've looked out for it regularly since voting for it. Since the giveaway actually started, I've been trying to download it. I must have tried 12-15 times in the last 24 hours - on Chrome, Firefox and Opera - but all I ever see is the loading icon rotating endlessly against "Get it For Free".

Guys I so appreciate your website and your efforts. I'm used to slow downloads and annoying questionnaires, but usually, the downloads happen in the end and everything else is worth the effort.

This time, I'm simply disappointed and feel that my time has been wasted. Ciao.
Mar 27 2014 at 4:28pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Steph: Sorry for the troubles you experienced after clicking on the button here. I just sent an e-mail to you, please check your mailbox.
H.D.S. Hungary - Mar 27 2014 at 11:23pm Copy Link
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john mckenna Does this support windows home server 2011 (as this os is based on server 2008 anyway)? if not, can it support mapped network drives?

Thanks
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Aston Martin Excellent program.
Jan 3 2015 at 9:21am Copy Link
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Andrey User Super progam!
Jan 3 2015 at 1:10pm Copy Link
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Nihat User Super excellent program thanks
Jan 5 2015 at 5:26pm Copy Link
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BearPup Want to put my two cents in on this program. I've used HDS for a couple of years now, and twice it has posted warnings - both temperature related. With the advanced warning I've been able to safely shut down the system before any damage was done.

That has saved me both dollars and time - I pulled the bad drive (re- manufactured) and was able to move forward without any loss of data and software. Without this software I'd of lost both data and software. I so appreciate this program, that I upgraded my program from Standard to Pro for even better protection.

This program is definitely worth the price, especially given today's offering. Lastly, the developer is very interested in what the software flags, and has helped me troubleshoot the bad drive. All very helpful and appreciated.
Jan 6 2015 at 6:25am Copy Link
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Sári User good
Jan 6 2015 at 9:55am Copy Link
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Mappi75 very good program!!
Jan 6 2015 at 1:15pm Copy Link
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Shaun Warburton Link, NOT WORKING
Jan 6 2015 at 3:41pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Hi Shaun,

Excuse me for the troubles.

The installer of the software can be downloaded from the official website: www.hdsentinel.com (click on the Download and from the list, select Hard Disk Sentinel standard version).

You may use the following direct links:

http://www.harddisksentin..._setup.zip

http://www.hdsentinel.com..._setup.zip

(they are on different servers, so if one is loaded due to higher traffic, the other should work).
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 6 2015 at 11:03pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! H.D.S. Hungary has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 7 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
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M. Pfeiffer I will buy a family licence to better protect my computers HDDs, because data lost is much more expensive, great programm
Jan 7 2015 at 12:45am Copy Link
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Toni McConnel I resent being required to "Like" via Facebook to get the discount. I don't have a Facebook account and will not be forced into it. In addition, you are requiring us to lie - how do I know if I "like" this program if I haven't tried it yet? This requirement seems to be popping up more and more often and most people, being sheep, will buy into it. Not me.
Jan 7 2015 at 4:15am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Toni McConnel - If you do not like the Facebook purchase flow, then you could still participate in the promotion by following the questionnaire purchase flow. To start the questionnaire flow, please press on the Get It For Free button at the top in this promotion page and then in the page which opens, click on the "questionnaire" link which is at the right of the CONTINUE button.

The phrase at the right of the CONTINUE button is:
"Don't have Facebook? Take our questionnaire instead"
and the questionnaire word is actually the link which starts the questionnaire purchase flow.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 7 2015 at 4:30am Copy Link
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Joe McCormick Do you have a link that compares the Standard Free version to the Professional and the Professional Family version?
Jan 7 2015 at 7:20am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe In general, the Store page shows the difference between the different versions:
http://www.hdsentinel.com/store.php

In some points, the major benefit of Hard Disk Sentinel Professional version is the advanced functionality which helps in both diagnosing and fixing problems related to hard disks / SSDs. These functions include:

1) Complete backup solution and Panic Backup - configurable backup projects to be executed on a scheduled basis and/or upon different conditions. For example automatic backup when hard disk reports new problems or when hard disk health drops below specified thresholds and so

2) Automatic hard disk testing: schedule hard disk tests as backup project to be executed regularly on specified (or even all) installed hard disks

3) Advanced disk testing functions to reveal and fix problems with hard disks and SSDs. These include Disk menu -> Refresh data area (especially useful for pendrives/memory cards) and Disk menu -> Reinitialise Disk Surface - today's best method to fix hard disk problems by using special overwrite patterns and clearing the disk surface (a simpler function may be incorrectly called as low level format in other software)

4) Industry and goverment standard data destruction function: the above mentioned Reinitialise Disk Surface function prevents any kind of data recovery even performed by special data recovery companies. Useful before replacing / selling / releasing hard disks

5) Portable version: Hard Disk Sentinel Professional Portable version can be used to diagnose hard disk(s) without installation, just by connecting a pendrive with this version

6) Professional Family license: this package can be used on up to 5 computers (or one or more licenses can be used with the above mentioned Portable version)

7) More frequent updates: un-official (beta) versions are frequently available in "Professional" edition on both www.hdsentinel.com and our www.facebook.com/HDSentinel page

8) New features and functions available in Professional version only
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 7 2015 at 7:27am Copy Link
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M. Pfeiffer http://www.hdsentinel.com/store.php

you can compare it in the store, family is for up to 5 PC

ups, Janos was faster
Jan 7 2015 at 7:31am Copy Link
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Toni McConnel Thanks for the polite reply to a cranky person, Constantin. It is easy to overlook the alternative way to get the deal, as it is in much smaller print at bottom of the page, which is most often where miscellaneous blah blah blah is put. I bet I'm not the only person to ignore such small print notices at bottom of page.
Jan 7 2015 at 8:06am Copy Link
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TS Does the software and email notification feature work while the server is in "logged-off" mode (meaning that it is on but no one is logged into their Windows account)?
Jan 7 2015 at 8:22am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Yes: if you configure it and then switch to run as an NT Service (at Configuration -> Integration -> Use as service) then yes: Hard Disk Sentinel starts as a service on system startup, runs independently from the current user, so works even if no user logged in.

It is best used with the Configuration -> Integration -> Enable WebStatus option, as then you can get hard disk status reports remotely, from any web browser on your mobile / tablet / PC.
Also best used with the Hard Disk Sentinel Tray (to get hard disk trays / notifications / information with the current user who may have limited rights). This is available in the Pro version only.

See the Help for more information about this solution, options.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 7 2015 at 8:39am Copy Link
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Software Babe I purchased this back in 2012 and it is an excellent program! I keeps me informed of all my USB and internal hard drives, temps, health, etc. In fact, I put it back on my PC when I reformatted and it caught and overheated SEAGATE, which is the worst drive on the market. Seagates NEVER last more than a few years; at least not the newer ones (last 2 years). I stopped buying Seagate drivess some time ago. My WDs have lasted me over 5 years now, 2 of them 7 years old. I have over 9 USB drives attached to my system and by far, the WDs, Hitachi, and Samsung drives are superb drives. I wouldn't take a Seagate if you gave it to me for free. I would use a Seagate as A DOOR STOP.

I have the PRO family lifetime version of Hard Disk Sentinel and it is simply GREAT!
Jan 7 2015 at 9:18am Copy Link
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TS Thank you for the response, Janos! I will try that.
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Gary Mugford I too would like to add my hearty endorsement. I got it originally here in an earlier offer. I then upgraded to the pro version in very short order. My only disappointment was that it didn't monitor NAS drives, which were the actual source of most of my failures over the last decade. So, in order for HDS to get a handle on my external storage, i switched from Cisco NAS's to running ProBox USB bank of drives. Two of them, actually. Suddenly (well, ALMOST suddenly, there was the whole backing up and reformatting issue), I had my drives accessible to HDS ... which immediately found one of the drives was nearing expiration. THANKS to HDS, I was able to retire the drive and avoid the angst and true suffering having it fail would have caused. HDS has handled everything non-NAS I've thrown at it and that's saying a LOT. It's early warning system is incredibly important when you have as much data spread across as many drives as I do. I have backups of backups and cloud backups of those backups. And that level of paranoia is required if you use your computer to generate a living.

I personally don't have much in the way of photos and home movies and the such. But I have an extended family member who entrusted all of her pictures and movies to a single drive. When it failed, we went to a professional recovery place who cited a minimum of $800 for recovery and managed to get back about three-quarters of what was on the drive ... for $1100, Which she happily paid. Rather, that I paid. Her depression over the though of losing those pictures of her grandmum was so palpable that I simply couldn't bear the thought she'd have to live with her loss permanently. So, she got back MOST of cherished memories, got back some more from friends she had shared with and now has a compute replete with HDS covering all the hardware, a backup in the clouds and thinks I'm the best uncle EVER! An expensive lesson for all.

This isn't miracle software, but it's software that will save you from potentially the biggest hurt one can imagine ... compounding the death of a loved one ALONG with discovering all the memories you've recorded onto a single drive has proven unrecoverable. Hearing her howl of pain, of doubly losing her grandmom, is/was one of those moment I wish never to repeat. BUY THIS SOFTWARE. It would be a bargain at ten times the price.
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John Markantonis Nice Software, it helps me many times.
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Nihat User Very excellent program thanks.HDS.
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ryl User Very good
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Janos Mathe Some notes about the different versions:

The promotional (free) Hard Disk Sentinel standard version 4.60 can be used for unlimited time, but can't be updated to newer versions. If updated, the software switches back to "unregistered".

To get a complete, lifetime license for Hard Disk Sentinel PRO, which offers
advanced functions, support and lifetime free updates to all future versions, select Hard Disk Sentinel Pro (for 1 PC) or Hard Disk Sentinel Pro Family (for 5 PC) on the top of this page, use the links below the countdown timer.

(this displayed by the installer on the beginning of the installation).

The Professional Family license can be used for both home and business purposes of course.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 15 2016 at 7:49am Copy Link
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Jipy User I can't download the file. The link does nothing. I've tried several times with 2 different browsers but nothing... no download. And now I receive this message:
"This promotion has been downloaded too many times from this link.
You can get this download by making a purchase from this page."

And then, when I've tried to make a new purchase, BitsDuJour tells me something like this:
"It looks like you've already bought Hard Disk Sentinel Standard Edition v4.60. We're sorry but this promotion is limited to one purchase per person."...
So, I' received a new mail, tried a new download but the answers were the same...
I don't know what I can do now... Help is needed, if you can, please...
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Peter User Looks good - but I don´t want to see the tray-icons with the temperature every time. I only want to see it when it is over for example 50 degrees - but can not configure it so... Is there a way? Thanks!
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Constantin Florea @Jipy User, I have just resent you the receipt email at the email address associated with your BitsDuJour account. If you did not receive it, please let us know at notify@bitsdujour.com the correct email address where we should send you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 15 2016 at 3:18pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Peter: Thanks for your message.
No, I can confirm that currently it is not possible to hide the temperature icon and show only when the high temperature reached. Thanks for the tip, this may be a good addition in a later version.

If you have multiple hard disks / SSDs and you prefer to minimize the number of tray icons (as by default each show the temperature of the corresponding device) I'd recommend to enable Configuration -> Hard disk drives -> Display only the highest temperature on tray option.
This way only one tray icon will be displayed with the highest temperature of all devices.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 15 2016 at 11:35pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! H.D.S. Hungary has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 16 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Peter User @Janos Mathe: Thank you for the answer! The "only highest"-option I know - will be nice if there comes an option: "only show over...".
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Tortuga Hi everybody
This prog is fantastic, really is!! It saved me from disaster twice, alerting me when a HDD was going on the fritz. If you don't want to lose data, get this!!
Plus, the Pro is a Lifetime license - at this price, it's a bargain. I recommend it highly, so much so, several of my friends hv bought it!
@Janos Mathe, Hello :)
Lately I hv been having a strange discrepancy. When I insert a HDD, the letter assigned by the system is the same on the upper side of the HDS panel, but different on the bottom side ... This happened 2x this past week w 2 diff HDD. I was so perplexed, I made screenshots. But it also could be my system acting up.
Thought I should let you know ;)
Peace
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Nico Westerdale Great News! H.D.S. Hungary has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 17 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Tortuga: Thanks for your attention, this sounds so interesting, there should be no difference in the drive letters.

Yes, if you have screenshots, please send directly to info@hdsentinel.com as then it is possible to check and investigate.
And if you see next time, I'd suggest also to use Report menu -> Send test report to developer option, that may also help to check what may happened.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 17 2016 at 12:58am Copy Link
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Tortuga @Janos, Hi :)
Thank you for your reply.
Yes, I'll send you the screenshots at the beginning of the week.
Thank you for the tip abt 'Report Menu'. Darn, I should hv done that! Sorry :(
Peace
Jan 17 2016 at 1:26am Copy Link
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G M downloaded and installed, clicked on the icon, application will not open and run?
Was considering the PRO version, but wanted to see what it does, now I don't think I will use it at all.
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Janos Mathe @G M: I suspect one or more device(s) may respond very slowly and causing the software to wait for long time before it can access the status and start.
Some RAID controllers, external (especially multi-drive) enclosures work this way, and may even need minutes to respond and then the software will appear.

I'd recommend to check by temporary disconnecting any such device(s) before starting (if you have) just to check if there is any difference.

Also you may try the latest beta version from the Download page at www.hdsentinel.com which has generic improvements for many devices, so it is possible that it will start sooner.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 17 2016 at 7:16am Copy Link
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John User I am finding this automatically being inserted into my Startup somehow. It delays my PC startup by several minutes each time. I checked to see if I could remove it from startup or at least delay its running, but then was unable to see it in the startup folder (or using WinPatrol).

I like the program, but is there some way to run this when I want and not every time I startup my computer?

Thank you.
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s User This is an excellent program. However, I did notice one problem today: In Windows 10 Pro x64, with Hard Disk Sentinel running, I was unable to create a system restore point. It just hung. I had to close HDS, log out and back in to the user account in order to create a restore point.
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Janos Mathe @John: Hard Disk Sentinel designed to start with Windows. However, I can confirm no, it does not affect startup of the system and/or other applications, exactly the opposite: if there may be other programs starting, Hard Disk Sentinel may delay itself automatically without affecting other applications.

If you see slower startup of the system, it may be related to one or more device(s) responding slower than expected. I'd suggest to use Report menu -> Send test report to developer option (the best is to use immediately after startup, when you see Hard Disk Sentinel opening).

Also I can confirm that of course Hard Disk Sentinel offers both options you wrote, it is absolutely not required (and not recommended) to modify the behaviour with 3rd party solutions, as it may result unpredictable results.

To delay startup: please use Configuration -> Preferences -> Pre-start delay (seconds) option. There you can specify (for example) 300 to delay startup with 5 minutes, allowing more than enough time for other applications and the whole system to settle down.

To completely disable the startup with Windows, please disable Configuration -> Preferences -> Load with Windows option.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 17 2016 at 12:47pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @s User: Thanks for your message.
Excuse me, but I suspect that the issue is not really related to Hard Disk Sentinel, but a device responding slowly (or does not respond at all). Then Hard Disk Sentinel would need to wait for the device - and then Windows could continue until that.

I'd suggest to use Report menu -> Send test report to developer option, as then it is possible to check what may caused the issue.

Personally experienced no similar (or other kind) of issues with Win 10x64.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 17 2016 at 12:49pm Copy Link
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Sputnik Very good software ! It leaves you the time to buy a new hard disk before the dying hard disk is definitively gone.

Be sure however to always have a complete backup of all your data on a backup disk.

Very good also for the fact that it warns you if the temperature of your hard disks gets too hot when you do a backup on an external hard disk inside an external case that does not have any exhaust fan.

I have a minor complaint however about Hard Disk Sentinel (Pro) : I always want to mask the temperature icon(s) in the notification zone but this icon keeps coming back at the view in this notification zone. It seems to me that this happens when I connect an external hard disk. I am using Windows 7 Pro 64bits.

It would be great to see this problem being fixed and that if we tell Windows to show or to hide this (these) temperature icon(s), that this (these) icon(s) keep their settings.

This happens no matter if we want to activate all the temperature icons or just keep only one icon showing the highest temperature.
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Kevin User I was going to get the Family Licence but the exchange rate is unrealistic. Current spot price AUD/USD is .6833 but BDJ are using .6085.
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Janos Mathe @Sputnik: Thanks for your message.
Excuse me, but I can confirm that there are no problems there (so nothing really to fix).
By default, Hard Disk Sentinel automatically assigns a tray icon for the hard disk / SSD to show its temperature when it's connected (or automatically updates the highest temperature icon if that option selected).

But if you do not prefer to have icons for particular device(s), then please open Configuration -> Hard disk drives page and by double click on any drive, you can disable tray icon for the particular device.

Personally I feel it's better to have the tray icon(s) (at least one) exactly to increase attention about possible high temperature.
But it is possible that an option (or a registry trick) will be added in a future version to completely prevent displaying any tray icons, as it may help if you prefer to run without showing tray icons in any case.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 17 2016 at 10:36pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Kevin: sorry for the troubles. I suspect it is not really problem of BDJ, but related to Share-it, the company processing orders. I remember sometimes there were troubles with AUD and CAD conversion rates and I notified them about it. It seems they somehow did not have the most recent exchange rates.

Do you have Paypal account? I'd suggest to proceed the order and write a message also to info@hdsentinel.com and I'll directly transfer back the difference with Paypal to compensate.
H.D.S. Hungary - Jan 17 2016 at 10:41pm Copy Link
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Techtoysavvy just bought family license in addition to existing PRO.
Great product.
Can I use 1/5 family to install to a USB.
I make a lot of machines and I would like to test drives and then set up a dedicated machine to test and refresh drives.
Sep 6 2016 at 1:06am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Techtoysavvy: thanks for your message and thanks for selecting Hard Disk Sentinel Pro Family license.

Yes of course: both the Installed and Portable versions are (in terms of licensing) same they are both Professional version: they have 100% same functions, features.
The only difference is how the software deployed (installed OR started from a removable device, eg. pendrive) and started (automaticaly on startup OR manually).

Generally, if you have one license for Hard Disk Sentinel Professional,
you can decide if you prefer to use
- with the Installed version (to get real-time protection)
OR
- with the Portable version (to use by a pendrive, without installation to diagnose / fix issues)

And if you'll have the Pro Family license, it allows using on up to 5 computers / pendrives (in any combination), for example
- install on 4 computers and use the Portable on 1 pendrive
- install on 3 computers and use the Portable on 2 pendrives
and so.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 6 2016 at 2:42am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe The DOS version can be used to quickly check status when Windows is not available, can't boot or so. Ideal to check systems before installing the OS (eg. when you select/buy used PCs with emptyHDD).

However, the DOS version has no tests at all, it can't perform any disk testing and has limited access to disk information, for example it can't access the status of USB drives and/or drives connected and managed by special RAID controllers (which are supported in the Windows version).

If you prefer to diagnose drives, perform tests, you may need to use Hard Disk Sentinel Pro Portable, started from a removable pendrive.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 6 2016 at 2:45am Copy Link
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vaios User very good software...thanks.....you are the best....
Sep 6 2016 at 5:54am Copy Link
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Dc Paul Does it recovers files from formatted hard drives?
Sep 6 2016 at 6:35am Copy Link
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Luca Campana My download failed, now I'm stuck with the "This promotion has been downloaded too many times from this link" problem. Is there a way to fix this?
Thank you in advance.
Sep 6 2016 at 8:45am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Luca Campana, I just sent you an email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 6 2016 at 9:34am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Dc Paul: Excuse me, but no: Hard Disk Sentinel can't help to recover / restore files.

It designed to prevent problems and avoid data corruption / data loss - but can't help if the disaster already happened.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 6 2016 at 11:54am Copy Link
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Luca Campana @Costantin Florea Thank you very much. Downloaded it right now (I had to use the standard Firefox download system because DownThemAll kept failing at downloading the file, don't know why).
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Wild Wizard This Is A MUST Have Product, Have Been Using It For 4+ Years Mr Mathe Is A Great Person And Answers ALL Your Questions VERY Quickly ! And Is Super Intelligent About ANY Sort Of HDD's In RAID Or Any Other Config.....Just Saw One Of My HDD's Get Critical And Just Replaced It Today .......Also The Email Alerts, And Auto Emergency Backup Is Great .....I DO Monitor The Temp Of The Drives Too, Since No A/C n My Computer Room :-( AWESOME Program ( From Experience) And Extra GREAT Support ! Be Sure To Config Your Email Acct For Alerts And / Or Emergency Back Ups When You're Not Even There.....So Many Functions GREAT Deal For The 5 License Pack....Portable AND Will Cover All Your Computers , Unless You Are An IT Professional .....run It On ANY Drive To Check Sectors After Installing But Before Putting Data On It ...I Do ....22 HDD's With All My Systems ...

Best Wishes All !
BlessingsToo,
~~Wild Wizard~~
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Gonzo Definitely a must have!
Sep 7 2016 at 7:41am Copy Link
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Stephen Brown I've been using Hard Disk Sentinel (HDS) for several years after purchasing a license. Was well worth the cash. Nice to see it being given away. I never upgraded my copy, so todays giveaway is very welcome.

Thank you to the developer for this excellent software. It has save me from a couple of disasters by giving me ample warnings about older HDD's being on their way out; so I always take heed of the warnings received via HDS and make sure everything on those disks is backed up before the HDD dies.


regards Stephen

p.s. I'm short of cash at the moment, otherwise I would have bought the family pack as we have five+ working computers in the house. Well woreth the money.
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Jan Brinksma thanks bitsdujour for this good piece of softwork, regards.
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s User I have the Pro Family License. This is a great piece of software and I highly recommend it. I lost a hard drive years ago (no warning signs and no SMART monitoring) with irrecoverable photos, so I know the pain. That will never happen again with Hard Disk Sentinel on all my systems. It lets me know when a drive is exhibiting signs it needs to be replaced, so I have time to get my data off it successfully. The program monitors all drives connected to the system, and auto-updates on a regular basis. It notifies me of overheat and other conditions, and I even have it setup to send me an email upon condition threshold marks. The tech support is fast and concise. I can't say enough about this super program!
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Kyle Jones I have been fortunate enough to have two of these giveaways which are installed on two different computers. This useful piece of software has helped me on more than one occasion. Thank you for the giveaway Bits!
Apr 5 at 9:51am Copy Link
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YURY KUZMIN Hard Disk Sentinel (HDSentinel) is a program for monitoring the status of hard drives with support for HDD/SSD drives.
I use Hard Disk Sentinel for many years and do not see a viable alternative. This is not a complete list of programs what I've tried: CrystalDiskInfo, HD Tune, HDDScan, Ashampoo HDD Control, Hard Drive Inspector, etc., but they don't give complete information on the technical condition of the HDD in real time, which created a great risk of losing a hard drive, and with it all valuable data. And most importantly, Hard Disk Sentinel will give timely warning of the urgent need to save important data to external media and replace the HDD (SDD).
Apr 5 at 1:26pm Copy Link
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Jeremy User A basic obsolete version. Not the pro version as shown in the screen shots.
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Kelly Hamblin I just downloaded the application. I've never used one of these before because I was worried about resource usage. BUT if I'd had this installed last year, I would have been saved months of frustration and grief. I had two hard drive failures, one right after the other.

Thank you so much. I already feel safer.
Apr 7 at 6:35am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Jeremy User:
Thanks for your message. Not obsolote - this is the standard version, one version prior the latest one. Offers numerous alerts, some disk testing and basic protection - now for free.

The screenshots applicable for both versions, as they show common windows/functions which available in both the standard and Pro versions.
The Pro version has numerous functions / features, for example advanced disk testing, disk repair, integration options (WMI, auto export status, remote management and so).
The http://www.hdsentinel.com/register.php page shows differences between the versions.
H.D.S. Hungary - Apr 7 at 9:56am Copy Link
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Adolphe Is it just the dowloading that needs to be done while the offer is standing, or also the installation ?
Apr 7 at 2:02pm Copy Link
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krzysztofikel User Witam .

Jestem samoukiem w obsludze komputera i sam musze poradzic sobie z obsluga.
Wiele programów testuje , a najlatwiejszy w obsludze , intuicyjny ,
posiadajacy najwiecej przydatnych funkcji ,
Uzywam nadal od dawna ( poprzednie wersje ) Hard Disk Sentinel .
Jest to bardzo przydatny program ,
Korzystalem z innych aplikacji , ale zaden nie jest tak kompletny, latwy w
obsludze i intuicyjny jak ten ! Uwielbiam go i jestem pewien,
wielu uzytkowników bedzie cieszyc sie tez!
Bardzo latwy w uzyciu, zainstalowany szybko i ma wspaniale narzedzia.
Szczególnie podoba mi sie elementy nadzoru nad stanem dysku w tle ,
i ostrzeganie gdy cos niedobrego zaczyna sie dziac z dyskiem.

Poza tym wspólpraca z deweloper Janos Mathe na najwyzszym poziomie.
Szybko i profesjonalnie!! Bardzo mily i rzeczowy kontakt, szybka pomoc
i instalacja przebiegla bez jakichkolwiek problemów,
a dzieki przyslanym na e-mail linkiem o samouczka i pomocy ,
poznalem jak i na co zwracac uwage w ustawieniach programu .

Z pelnym zaufaniem Polecam! "jest tak szybki ze predkosc swiatla wpada w kompleksy",

krzysztofikel
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Hello . I am a self-taught computer user and I have to handle myself. Many programs I test, and the easiest to use, intuitive, having the most useful features, I have been using the Hard Disk Sentinel for a long time now (previous versions). This is a very useful program, I have used other applications, but none is so complete, easy in service and intuitive like this one! I love it and I'm sure Many users will enjoy too! Very easy to use, installed quickly and has great tools. I especially like the elements of disk state monitoring in the background, and warning when something bad starts to happen with the drive. In addition, the cooperation with developer Janos Mathe at the highest level. Quickly and professionally !! Very nice and in-kind contact, quick help And the installation went through without any problems, And thanks to the tutorial email and help email, I met how and what to pay attention to in the program settings. With full confidence I recommend! "it is so fast that the speed of light falls into complexes",

krzysztofikel
Sep 27 at 12:57am Copy Link
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Kelly Hamblin I grabbed this deal the last time it was offered. I wanted to say how much I enjoy having Hard Disk Sentinel Standard running on my system. In 2016 I had two hard drive failures, one right after another, which caused me no end of trouble. Had I known what was happening, I could have saved myself a ton of research, work, and money. Now, whenever I boot up the system, Hard Disk Sentinel pops up and assures me all is well. Such a stress saver!

I think I would like to take advantage of the current discounted Pro license that is being offered today. I tried to find a place on the website that compares the two versions, but didn't find one - probably, I just missed it. Anyway, I did think that the main difference is that the Pro version can check any drive that is attached to the computer. Is that correct?

I would also like to mention a wish for a change in the license restrictions. A family license is too much for me. A single license I can get by with, but it protects only one of my three computers. In my house, only one person even knows how to turn on a computer. Licenses limited to only one computer, regardless of the number of users, are somewhat problematic. It's like those cell phone offers that are great for a family of four who spend most of their lives on their phones: such a good deal. But for a family of two with one person who only makes phone calls, there are no good deals available.
Sep 27 at 10:55am Copy Link
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kristina User @Kelly Hamblin Thank you for taking the time to comment about your experience with this, I always read the comments to see what others have to say about what's being offered.

Also just an idea, maybe you can get a BitsDuJour account for your other family members, you know with their name and email. Then you should be able to get this deal (and future ones too) through their accounts and put it on their computers. I think your willingness to purchase the pro version and desire to purchase the family license speaks to how useful this has been for you, and I'm sure the developer appreciates it as well.
Sep 27 at 6:56pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe @Kelly:

Generally the Store page ( https://www.hdsentinel.com/store.php ) describes the difference between the versions (trial, standard, Pro).

Generally on most systems, there is no difference in terms of status detection between the Standard and Professional versions: both can detect internal and external hard disk drives, SSDs, USB drives, RAID controllers.
The Pro version can also detect some additional special devices (like industrial SD memory cards, tape drives - as they used mostly in industrial / coprorate environments, but yes, we can say the Pro version can detect more devices than the standard).

The biggest difference is not only that the Pro version grants additional disk testing functions to detect and repair drives and also options to scheduled backup, scheduled disk testing, option to use in "portable" mode (without installation) but also the fact that the ordered Pro license grants lifetime use - with lifetime free updates too. So you can use and update to all new versions and this way you'll always get even more, without any additional fees.

Generally the Pro Family license is designed exactly to cover multiple systems, any number up to 5.
As you may see, its price is economic: less than if you'd just get two separate (single PC) licenses.
This way (for less than paying two licenses) you can cover your 3 computers and still have "room" to use on 2 additional PCs. The PCs no need to be in same home/office, so you can also offer to your family members / friends you trust and live far from you - or even create a the Pro Portable version to be used any time, anywhere to check a computer running Windows, without installation.
By the lifetime license + lifetime free update offer, I think it is fair solution :-)
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 27 at 11:23pm Copy Link
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conceptualclarity It's a great program--I'll never be without it. Saved me from massive data loss from an impending hard drive crash. Everybody should get it.
Sep 28 at 7:49am Copy Link
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RS I purchased HDS Pro several years ago from BDJ, and have found it to be the single best software utility purchase I have ever made at any price, much less the steal of a deal that this offer represents. While many users have rightfully pointed to the value of its various capabilities to accurately test, diagnose, and monitor hard disk reliability, what hasn't been mentioned is the support that the developer offers to each user regarding their hard disk issues. HDS enables the user to send a diagnostic report to Janos for his review by simply pressing a button, and he generally responds with an evaluation within 48 hours. I have found his feedback informative and his expertise impressive and invaluable, even as an IT educator myself. Surely, such analysis, tailored to your unique circumstances, by itself is worth far more than the retail cost of HDS; however, at half-price, this offer truly is a no-brainer.

As for the competition, there really isn't any to speak of--my extensive survey of hard disk utilities, prior to my purchase, found that other titles offer a fraction of the capability at even higher price points. And, none of them offer what is effectively a professional evaluation service at any price, much less as part of the software price. Accordingly, I highly recommend that you consider availing yourself of this deal. You will not regret it--I know I haven't. Indeed, last month HDS alerted me to a serious problem with one of my disks that I never would have caught in time to preserve my data. Immediately following a backup, the disk experienced a cascading failure, which quickly turned it into a brick. So how much would you pay to save your data? All it cost me was the price of HDS Pro. Can you think of a better value at the cost of $15 (not to mention free lifetime updates)? I sure can't.
Sep 28 at 9:43am Copy Link
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Kelly Hamblin I am having trouble activating the Pro version I just purchased. I received the email with the download link and registration. I used the link to download the application, installed, and then entered the key provided. However, I get this message: This registration key can be used only to register the PROFESSIONAL version. Please download and install the PROFESSIONAL version from www.hdsentinel.com to use this registration key.
Sep 29 at 10:49am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Hi Kelly,

Thanks for your message and excuse me for the possible confusion.

Generally I can confirm that in this current promotion, you could download Hard Disk Sentinel standard edition.

But if you selected to order Professional version, then you'd need to download it directly from our website, from the Downloads page:
https://www.hdsentinel.com/download.php

or directly from
https://www.harddisksenti..._setup.zip
(this link always point on the latest Hard Disk Sentinel Professional version).

Then, after installation, to register and activate your product, please click on "Help" and select "Enter registration key" in Hard Disk Sentinel Pro.

Please enter your name (or nickname) as username, the license code you received during the transaction (15 digit number) and click on the "Register and activate on-line" button.
Then the software should be registered and activated and can be
used without limitations. Make sure that the software need to access the activation server during the activation, so your firewall should not block it.

Excuse me again for the troubles and confusion about different versions.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 29 at 11:21am Copy Link
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Kelly Hamblin As I said. I downloaded it from the link provided in the email you sent me confirming my purchase.
http://www.bitsdujour.com..._content=5

I tried once to download directly from your site, but that required a discount code and I didn't have one. The setup.zip I installed from states clearly that is from: https://www.harddisksentinel.com. Of course, I opened the "Help" and copy-pasted the 15 digit # in the "Enter registration" box and clicked on the "Register and activate on-line" button. That is how I received the aforementioned message.

I downloaded - again - from the link in your answer above. Had to overwrite the .zip I'd already downloaded. Installed - again - and entered the reg key. Got the same messages.

Now I've installed the Pro version, destroying my nice little freebie and I have nothing.

If it helps any, my OS is Win7 64-bit. The app opens with a large popup that informs me this is a trial version and I have 30 days to try it before a purchase is necessary.
Sep 29 at 11:46am Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Excuse me, but the link you sent:
http://www.bitsdujour.com..._content=5

opens the download link of Hard Disk Sentinel _standard_ edition, not the Professional.
You may notice "hdsentinel_setup.zip" which is the installer of the standard edition. This does not accept the license code.

This is why I suggested to please download
https://www.harddisksenti..._setup.zip
(please notice the file name: hdsentinel_pro_setup.zip)

This is the proper installer of Hard Disk Sentinel Professional.
If you install this, then Hard Disk Sentinel Professional should start. In the Help -> About box the word Professional should be displayed, confirming that this is the proper version - which should really accept the license code.

Excuse me again for the confusion.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 29 at 12:24pm Copy Link
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Kelly Hamblin Downloaded again. Had to overwrite previous file again. Installed again. Same popup: Hard Disk Sentinel Evaluation Version. BUT - this time it took my registration. THANK YOU.
Sep 29 at 12:35pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Yes, that was the evaluation (unregistered Pro) version - glad to hear this time it installed and accepted the registration.

Maybe previouly somehow it could not finish the installation and the previously installed (standard) version started which did not accept it - and this caused the troubles.

Sorry for that - and I'm happy to hear now working.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 29 at 12:48pm Copy Link
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Ak User Hi @janos mathe
I have used the standard product for a year and I like it and want to support your product so I went ahead and bought the family pro pack!!

I had to install a separate pro version since the license code sent by email wouldnt work on the previous registered standard version (it didnt act like an automatic update). Now that the pro version is registered and running, should I manually uninstall the registered standard version on this pc? or does that happen in the background since the pro was installed into the same folder in program files (x86)? I only see one program listed (the pro version) under uninstall programs in windows.

thanks
Sep 29 at 9:09pm Copy Link
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Gil ATTemail Good Software
Sep 29 at 10:18pm Copy Link
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Janos Mathe Ak User: Thanks for your kindness and support !

Yes, if you order the Pro license, then a separate download of the Pro version is required: the promotional Hard Disk Sentinel standard does not accept the license code designed for the Pro version.

So then you need to download the Pro directly from:
https://www.harddisksenti..._setup.zip
(this link always point on the latest Pro version installer, so you can keep for reference).

I can confirm that no, generally uninstall of the previous (promotional) version is not required: if you install the Pro in the same folder, then it overwrites that and keeps all settings, statistics, logs etc.. and you can register and activate by the license code you received to use all functions.
Yes, as you notice only one software (always the latest installed) appears in the add/remove programs, confirming that there is no two instance installed.
H.D.S. Hungary - Sep 29 at 11:41pm Copy Link
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