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Hard Drive Monitor Solution and IDE 100/133 check

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1. I have 2 Raid Arrays and I need a program to monitor the drives and email me if one fails.  Any good/free/efficient programs for this?
2. How do I check in WinXP if the drives are running at 100/133?
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For manual testing, HDTune is a good, free tool (but no notifications).  I haven't used this, but Active Smart sounds like it will provide notifications http://www.ariolic.com/activesmart/.

The drives should be accessing in UDMA5 mode to be running at ATA-100/133.
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(1)  Active Smart will indeed e-mail you if any S.M.A.R.T. warnings are generated => and you can set the checking interval to whatever you'd like.   Not free, but a nice utility and reasonably priced.

(2)  If you go to Device Manager (right-click on My Computer; click Properties; click the Hardware tab; then click Device Manager);  then expand IDE/ATA/ATAPI controllers (click the "+" sign; then right click on each of the Primary and Secondary channels (you may have more than one of each) and do a "Properties", just look on the Advanced tab for the "Current Transfer Mode."
UDMA-5 => ATA-100;  UDMA-6 => ATA-133
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I am going to increase the points a little so I can even them up between the two of you since you each answered one of my questions.  Thanks
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