Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools
Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools is a useful software for Western Digital HDD owners. It provides valuable tools, mostly to users with older computers and an operating system up to Windows XP. The application has a DOS and a Windows version, both providing adequate assistance to improve your Western Digital experience.
Supports large disk drives
Its main functionality is that it allows users to install hard drives larger that 137 GB, which is no longer the case with modern technology. But, as you may know, older BIOS versions had a threshold for the maximum amount of HDD space.
So in order to enjoy the full capacity of your WD disk, Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools provides you with a setup wizard. By following a few simple steps you are able to install the hard disk to its full storage capacity.
Helps you install WD drives
If you just bought a WD hard disk and you plan using it either as an additional storage device or a boot drive, Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools will provide you with the means to easily install it. Simply select the disk in the user interface and choose to format or partition it.
Lets you create a safety boot diskette
Another useful tool is the Create a Data Lifeguard Bootalbe Installation Diskette. This should come in handy when your system fails too boot and you don't have a CD-ROM installed. All you have to do is perform a simple click and the boot disc is created in no time.
Safely migrate your data to a new drive disk
Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools provides you with the means to reformat existing partitions, distribute any unallocated space and one more additional function: Drive-to-Drive Data Copy. This is actually an interface for selecting folders on the source drive and the location on the destination drive, useful in the case you want to migrate your bootable HDD information to a newer disk.
Last but not least, the application offers you advanced hard drive information, such as size, DMA cycle time, firmware revision, and the jumper configuration.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools is an application you might want to keep around, especially if you own a Western Digital hard disk drive. Unfortunately, it now only works on older Windows versions while others of its type are slowly replacing it.