Matthew Sawyer (forum member msawyer91) of Dojo North Software has posted in the forums letting us know that he’s got a new release of his useful and popular free hard drive monitoring Add-In for Windows Home Server as well as the shareware WindowsSMART application. The update is mainly comprised of bug fixes and should be helpful for users that experienced issues with question marks being reported for hard drives.
In the last 30 days I’ve personally used both the Windows Home Server Add-In and the WindowSMART application. I’m still rocking my EX495 as my primary home server and a Hitachi 2TB drive started reporting sector reallocation errors. The Add-In alerted me to the problem and I swapped the drive out for a new 2TB Western Digital Red drive. I also installed the WindowSMART application on my Windows 7 HTPC which has been experiencing some weird slowdowns lately. I’ve not yet narrowed down the cause of this one, but the SMART application has shown the drive in that system to be running fairly warm so I’ll probably swap that out.
You can get all the details, download the new versions, and submit your feedback here in the forums.