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[PC] Free: Hard Disk Sentinel 5.61 (Was $19.50), Paragon Hard Disk Manager 17 (Was $39.90) @ Sharewareonsale

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I found out that one of my drive days is numbered

Improvements and new features:

*added support of Intel Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel VROC): detect NVMe RAID array members, complete self-monitoring
S.M.A.R.T. status of NVMe M.2 SSDs managed by Intel VROC controller
*added support of HighPoint NVMe RAID controllers: detect NVMe RAID array members, complete self-monitoring S.M.A.R.T.
status of NVMe M.2 SSDs managed by HighPoint NVMe RAID controllers
*added support of HighPoint SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID controller
*added support of Lenovo 530-8I RAID adapter: detect complete S.M.A.R.T. status of SATA/SAS hard disk drives configured as
RAID
*added support of ThinkSystem 930-8I 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter: detect complete S.M.A.R.T. status of SATA/SAS hard
disk drives


[PC] Paragon Hard Disk Manager 17 FREE (was $39.90)

Three tools:

Partition manager

Optimize your hard disk capacity use. It allows you to quickly adjust the hard disk into easily manageable partitions and ensure an optimized hard disk structure.

Disk wiper

To decrease the possibility of other people getting their hands on your data by erasing the data disposing of a hard disk. Several industry–standard wipe algorithms offer versatility and help find the balance between speed and sanitation level.

Backup & Recovery

Restore data from backups, including an entire hard disk or its partitions, individual files or folders. Add password protection to backups. Import and restore any backup within WinPE

Thanks to @metalslaw
Application,
https://downloads.sharewareonsale.com/files/hub/sharewareons...
Key page,
https://www.paragon-software.com/hdm-25-anniversary/#downloa...

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closed Comments

  • +3 votes

    Is it worth upgrading from the last time it was free?

    • +1 vote

      Idk, my 'last' one was 5years ago. So Im thankful to found this one.

  • +2 votes

    Argh. It wants me to install the 'SharewareOnSale Download hub' application, which is a downloader / activator for the actual program.

    • +9 votes

      I quite enjoy those friendly pop-ups during those long hours into the night posting on OzBargain…

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      You can uninstall it after install the app.

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      Don't use SharewareOnSale installer, it's just a downloader for the actual installation file. Instead, click through to the page where you get the license. It will be sent to your email along with Paragon's installer download link for your OS.
      Installer file for 64-bit Windows:
      https://dl.paragon-software.com/esd/797-FRU/Paragon-797-FRU_...

  • +3 votes

    Last one still work if you change the date to March 2020 before install

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    So it's not better than v5.50.

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    I'm still not fully convinced on Sentinel, it's been telling me for nearly a year that one of my drives has 5% health and remaining lifetime is 5 days.
    The drive still going strong !

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      SSD or hard disk?

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        Hard Disk, 2TB Seagate barracuda drive.

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          Mine just failed without any warning few weeks ago. Click of death. Granted it was 10 years old.

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            @arman1201: Any bad sectors warning from HD Sentinel.

            Hard Disk, 2TB Seagate barracuda drive.

            If no bad sectors warning may be fine.

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      I think I go with HDS, since the hard drive that has issue lately is 9yo+

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        HDS had been saying for almost a year that my drive has 5days life left and it's still going strong, so no idea what's up with the reporting from the software.
        It's only a media storage drive so no big issue if it would fail.
        I've scanned it, retested it, defraged, reformatted and anything else I can think of and still same status.

        All my other drives are showing 100% health.

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          You can expand the details to show what is causing it to report low health and from memory, also adjust parameters so that issue X only reports Y% health loss at level Z etc.

    • +1 vote

      So it's like a real world doctor then…

  • +1 vote

    does this need to be installed within any timeline?

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      Good question, I have no idea …

    • +1 vote

      Yes but I am not sure when but you can always change the date back to install it.

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    any direct download link for Paragon HDM

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    I have a feeling there will either be bundled bloatware included, or the software is nagware which will constantly ask you to buy a retail copy whenever you run it.

    • +7 votes

      It's right to distrust sharewareonsale but the direct link above should be fine.
      If nervy about spam, use a disposable email address such as https://temp-mail.org/. You can get a temp mail extensions for most devices/browsers. Check the bottom of the we page. Some sites won't play with temp mail. When they don't, web search for disposable email or temporary email.

  • +1 vote

    diskmgmt.msc + Open Shredder + File History.

    No bloatware required.

    • +1 vote

      For proper drive info crystaldiskinfo is really good, and free.

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        Crystaldiskinfo is great. Been using it for years.

      • -1 vote

        CrystalDiskInfo can't show drive letters or free space, can't see HDDs on SAS/RAID controllers and thinks my flash drive is rooted. Hard Disk Sentinel has none of those problems.

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      The GUI is nice and modern, as opposed to the Win9x look of DiskMgmt.msc.

      • +1 vote

        Win9x look of DiskMgmt.msc.

        You are saying that like it is a bad thing.

        Also, I don’t think DiskMgmt allows you to resize and create extra partitions on a disk that is already formated and has files in it.

        I use GParted Linux ISO for that anyway…

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    Asks for a serial number, am I missing something obvious?

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    What is the difference between this Paragon version and the long running Paragon 25th Limited Anniversary Edition?

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      This version is stripped down. See my comment below.

  • +2 votes

    The last Sentinel i got for free was 5.5. Changelog here for anyone interested:
    https://www.hdsentinel.com/revision561.php

  • +1 vote

    I grabbed and tested the Paragon Backup thinking it could "Live transfer ones systems and data" to new HDD. No such feature exists on this version (which is LE). My guess one needs the "Advanced" version. That was the only thing of interest. Shame as nothing special about the other features and personally think the Freebies by EaseUS are a lot better.

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      You can use CloneZilla to completely transfer one HDD/SSD to a new HDD/SSD (implying that the new one is same or bigger size), but it is a bit more advanced than just point-and-click.

      As for this Paragon software, it has 2 useful options (for me) - convert GPT to MBR (and vice versa) and bootable recovery software.

      Proper, free ways to convert MBR <-> GPT drives with existing data don't exist (last checked in 2018!) so this is super useful.

      • +1 vote

        Live Transfer was what I was looking for. I don't believe Clonezilla can do that and is more for booting into if I am not mistaken?
        The bootable recovery media strangly failed to boot upon my testing. It hung at the poing of looking for network. I didn't troubleshoot as was just a quick test and don't plan on using.

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          CloneZilla runs off a USB stick, CD, or straight from RAM, which means that you can copy/paste/backup (into a file) any hard disk or solid state drive on your computer.

          When I get my new M.2 SSD, here is what I am planning to do:

          • Copy my current 128GB SSD into my secondary HDD (as a backup)
          • Replace 128GB SSD with a new 1TB SSD
          • Run CloneZilla again, restore my 128GB backup, which is on a separate HDD, into the new 1TB SSD
          • Flawless victory!
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            @Blue Cat: What I need is to install an app on Windows, connect an external SSD via caddy and then copy existing OS across the SSD live while Windows is running.
            Reason: So I can remotely sort for clients who live overseas and have zero tech skills but enough to swap out the drives.

            Often the biggest hurdle is getting PCs/NBs to boot via USB etc and also often too many complications to try explain when Bios isn't setup by default to boot to USB.

            As Paragon noted it could do "Live Copy" I was interested in testing but this version doesn't. Will test the non LE version but will be surprised if it does what it says it can.

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    Looks like Paragon Hard Disk Manager 17 is still available. Just waiting for the email with the key.

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      Update: Had to use a different address as my live.com.au wouldn't receive the email. Different domain received it in seconds.