dtemp does not need to be installed, you can get it and run it from \\PC140\Distribution\dtemp. You do need to run it as administrator. Once it is run, you will have an icon in the System Tray for each installed hard drive. This will display the temp of the drive. Right clicking on any of the icons will let you select to get SMART status, and you will have a menu of drive models to choose from (just the ones on the machine, but if they are all the same model, the name will be the same). Selecting that will give you a readout with green or red dots next to status attributes, as well as the raw data.
This is useful for checking SMART data quickly. WD DLG for Windows is also a good drive tester from within windows, but usually it is recommended to use low level drive tests.
- 20 Mar 2007