Hard Disk Sentinel DOS Edition

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Examine the temperature and health information (and more) of IDE and S-ATA hard disks connected to motherboard or external controller cards.

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With Hard Disk Sentinel DOS edition, it is possible to examine the temperature and health information (and more) of IDE and S-ATA hard disks connected to motherboard or external controller cards. This edition can only be used if the system is running DOS (for example started from a DOS boot floppy disk). Under Windows DOS-box it is NOT working.

Because of direct access of hard disks (instead of using drivers), the detection may be better under DOS. For example, all disk information of all disks connected to SiI 0680 controller are displayed under DOS - but under Windows, this controller provides only limited information. It is also possible to detect and display information about disks in RAID arrays.

When the detection is completed, it is possible to save an XML report or a TXT report about the disks (similar to the report created by the Windows version, but it is smaller and contains limited information only). When the application closes, the exit code is the lowest health value found or 255 if an error occured or hard disk not found at all.

Command line switches
 - /N - disable detection of disk controllers and hard disks connected to them
- /H - high compatibility mode
- /M - maximum compatibility mode (use when some hard disk(s) are not detected)
- /D - do not display "save report" option and do not wait
- /R [report.xml] - automatically save report to filename (default: report.xml)
- /A - automatically save report to file name created from current date (MMDDHHMM.xml) - /SEC - display hard disk security status also
- /ASK - ask for description and include it in report
- /TXT - create and save TXT report instead of XML
- /? - displays help information
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Last updated on April 17th, 2010
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Hard Disk Sentinel DOS Edition - From the report window Hard Disk Sentinel DOS Edition you can see detailed info about your HDD.