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SIGuardian

Type of Program: Disk Utility
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/NT/2000
Company Name: PalickSoft
Version: 1.3
Price: $24.95
Installed Size: 2 MB

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The installation of this really useful program was painless. It has multiple language support so you get to pick your language of choice during installation. Also like lots of programs these days it displays the readme during the installation process. I recommend you read it. It doesn't really take too long and there is valuable information there.

Now for the program itself. Well this is what the Shareware concept is all about. This program is the full program, not a cripple, or "feature limit demo". You get to try it for 30 days, a very reasonable trial.

So here is the deal. This program reads the information on any drive you have that uses S.M.A.R.T. technology. What it does is alerts you to an impending drive failure. However on my computer it only found one out of 3 drives as using S.M.A.R.T. I think it could be something to do with my configuration though. Don't expect to get an immediate response on how long your drive will last. What it will do is test your drive and after it starts to see some changes in how it is acting it will then start predicting how long your drive will last.

In conclusion. You really should give this program a try, there isn't anything much more important than knowing you have a hard drive failure imminent.

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Reviewed by Joe Tex


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