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I'm looking for a utility that can run as a Windows service and monitor harddisks' S.M.A.R.T. log.
Any recommendations?

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I installed this for a client who seems happy with it: http://www.argotronic.com/en/index.php

Note that it is not free and you will need to opt for the Professional version in order to get it to run as a Windows Service.
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Who are you?  I mean, are you an MSP?  An End User?  A corporate client?  MSPs can use services that provide this - I use one.
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We are a Microsoft Partner, a small dealer.
Which service do you have in mind?

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GFI Max (recently rebranded) their agent is inexpensive, monitors SMART data and reports back to a central console with alerting.
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Ah, I see, a little overkill for this task, I think, but thanks anyway - I'll keep a link.

Meanwhile I've found this free utility, Disk Monitor from Acronis:

http://www.acronis.com/en-eu/personal/hard-drive-health/

Anyone familiar with this? Price can't be beaten, and features matches 100%, except that, though advertised to be capable of this, it will not send alert e-mails from my test server. I've reported this as bug at the Acronis forum.
But it has to be reliable.

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by:Lee W, MVP
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You get better more appropriate answers when you describe the scenario you have.  The GFI solution is VERY inexpensive and I use it on all my clients.
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But I didn't see any pricing. That usually indicates "corporate" pricing ...

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You have to be a GFI partner - which is free.  I use it on all my clients.  The service is paid by the workstation or server.  Servers are more expensive, but EXTREMELY reasonable and workstations are VERY VERY inexpenive for an Consultant.  And it does far more than JUST check SMART.
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Agree with Lee about GFI, very good monitoring service. Also a GFI Partner here but didn't recommend it as I assumed you wanted to a standalone product.
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by:Gustav Brock
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OK, thanks. VB is right, but GFI could certainly prove useful in other cases.

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Thanks for the input and tip on GFI. Still, Acronis is spot on for the current task.

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