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RAID / Disk health monitoring and alerting within Windows 7

Hello Experts -

I've been digging around and can't seem to find a product that does what I'm looking for.  It seems it would be a simple task, yet very valuable, and I'm surprised I can't find anything provided 3rd party.  

I have several windows 7 Pro machines that I use as appassure backup servers.  They run RAID 5 at the windows software level.  I'd really like some sort of alerting either by email, or an annoying sound played loudly over the speakers, or both, if a hard disk failure or bad block is detected on any drive.  I know there are windows events logged when an array becomes degraded, or even when a bad block is encountered in a particular disk.  

Anyone know of a product that will do this for windows 7 / server 2008?

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So you want a commercial product that monitors the windows event log and create alerts based on that?  A powershell or VBS script can be done, or any SNMP product that drills into the windows event log.

This is not a big deal, and in as of itself isn't with the effort for a company to write a package that does just this.  Go to the microsoft script center and look for canned scripts that monitor the windows event log.
Kyle GreenCommented:
dlethe is right, but if you want something a little more gui-friendly, I also recommend you try this as opposed to a custom script.

Personally, I would go with a powershell script that is invoked by the task scheduler, as using the builtin tools of Windows 7 will allow you in this instance to reduce the number of points of failure possible in such a monitoring solution.
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