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Argus Monitor 4.2.03

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PriceFree to try
Version4.2.03
Release DateApril 8, 2019
Operating SystemsWindows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
PublisherArgotronic - http://www.argotronic.com
Publisher's Description

Many if not all computer users experience data loss due to hard drive failure at one point in time. If you're lucky, you will notice error messages while accessing your files and will be able to save some of your data to another drive before the failing one stops working completely.

Unfortunately, as soon as you will be unable to access SOME of your files due to mechanical failure of your hard drive you have only very little time to react and save the most precious data you have not backed up to another physical medium before.

Fortunately, almost all modern hard drives support a technology called S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology). Studies have shown, that up to 70 percent of all hard disk failures can be predicted in time so that the user has time to save all imporant data before the disc fails completely. The most extensive of these studies was done by Google by monitoring 100.000 hard disk drives of all major manufacturers over a period of nine months.

Because the Windows operating systems (up to and including Windows® 7) do not inform the user of the S.M.A.R.T. status of the systems disks, additional software is required if you want to profit from the failure predicting capabilities of your drives.

Argus Monitor runs as a background task and constantly monitors the health status of your hard disks. You will be informed in case one of the critical S.M.A.R.T. values changes. If one of the attributes reaches a vendor specified threshold, you will also get a warning that the hard drive is likely to fail within the next 24 hours of operation. Argus Monitor also stores the S.M.A.R.T. status of every drive (even the ones attached only from time to time - e.g. via S-ATA) and will therefore be able to warn you of decreased drive health even if the hard drive was attached to another PC when the value decreased.

Features:

  • Monitor your hard disk drive temperature and the health status of your hard disk drive by constantly checking the critical S.M.A.R.T. attributes
  • Warns you with a probability of up to 70 percent before a hard drive fails -- in time for you to save all the precious data added to your system after the last backup
  • Graphical display of the temperatures of your hard disk drives
  • Monitoring and graphical display of GPU temperature
  • Graphical display of the CPU temperature (independently for each CPU core)
  • Graphical display of core frequency (enables you to check if power management is working)
  • HDD/SSD benchmark -- measuring access times and transfer rates
  • Display speeds of system fans
  • Display and control of fan speeds of modern Nvidia and ATI/AMD graphic cards
Overview of system temperatures (CPU, GPU, HDD)
Overview of system temperatures (CPU, GPU, HDD)
Control the fan speed of the GPU fan depending on the GPU temperature
Control the fan speed of the GPU fan depending on the GPU temperature
Graph of CPU core temperatures over time
Graph of CPU core temperatures over time
Graph of GPU temperature and additional advanced GPU information like core and memory clock, GPU load and the possibility to control fan speed (if available).
Graph of GPU temperature and additional advanced GPU information like core and memory clock, GPU load and the possibility to control fan speed (if available).
Turbo Boost: Intel® Core i5-3570K processor running two cores in turbo boost mode.
Turbo Boost: Intel® Core i5-3570K processor running two cores in turbo boost mode.
SMART Status: Overview of disk drive S.M.A.R.T. attributes
SMART Status: Overview of disk drive S.M.A.R.T. attributes
CPU Power: Graphical display of current CPU power consumption
CPU Power: Graphical display of current CPU power consumption
HDD/SDD Benchmark: Measure the transfer rate, seek time and random read/write rates of your hard disk or SSD
HDD/SDD Benchmark: Measure the transfer rate, seek time and random read/write rates of your hard disk or SSD
SMART Warning: Warning about a likely hard drive failure because of decreased critical S.M.A.R.T. attributes.
SMART Warning: Warning about a likely hard drive failure because of decreased critical S.M.A.R.T. attributes.