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    Hard drive health

    I have 2 250gb Spinpoint P120's and 2 500gb WD Caviars in my main rig. Now one of them has developed a click of impending doom. Now there is no sign of said impending failure, but is there a recommended tool for checking their health?

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    Wink Re: Hard drive health

    You'll find some useful info/links to suitable programs here And HDD Temperature is another free one:

    Using S.M.A.R.T. technology included in all modern HDDs, HDD Temperature checks and monitors the temperature of your hard drives.
    You can also set the maximum value of drive temperature so that you will be warned should this temperature be exceeded

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