Downloads of v 5.70:


Last Update:

11 Sep 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • H.D.S. Hungary.


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Hard Disk Sentinel

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5.70 | Updated: 11 Sep 2021



Downloads of v 5.70:



Software Author(s):

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Hard Disk Sentinel 5.70

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install Hard Disk Sentinel, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Hard Disk Sentinel, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Hard Disk Sentinel, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade hdsentinel -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade hdsentinel -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure hdsentinel installed
    name: hdsentinel
    state: present
    version: 5.70
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'hdsentinel' do
  action    :install
  version  '5.70'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: hdsentinel,
    Version: 5.70,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller hdsentinel
   Name     = 'hdsentinel'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '5.70'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'hdsentinel':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '5.70',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install hdsentinel version="5.70" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11 Sep 2021.


Hard Disk Sentinel (HDSentinel) is a multi-OS SSD and HDD monitoring and analysis software. Its goal is to find, test, diagnose and repair hard disk drive problems, report and display SSD and HDD health, performance degradations and failures. Hard Disk Sentinel gives complete textual description, tips and displays/reports the most comprehensive information about the hard disks and solid state disks inside the computer and in external enclosures (USB hard disks / e-SATA hard disks). Many different alerts and report options are available to ensure maximum safety of your valuable data.

This is a commercial product, with a 30 day trial. This package is for a Standard version. For details about different versions and pricing go to

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

. (Join-Path (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) 'helpers\KillAsap.ps1')

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

$packageName    = "hdsentinel"
$packageTitle   = "HDSentinel"
$installerType  = "EXE"
$packageVersion = "5.70"
$url            = ""
$silentArgs     = "/sp- /verysilent /norestart"
$checksum       = "1065e2aa48d0f681fb223615ea773ec1149abaa9ab9f4ccec9897f16237c3852"
$checksumType   = "sha256"
$validExitCodes = @(0)

#extract filename from source URL
$filename       = $url.Substring($url.LastIndexOf("/") + 1)

#establish temp folder path
$tmpDir         = $env:temp,$packageName -join "\"

#establish full path to local copy of downloaded zip file
$pathToZip      = ($tmpDir,$filename -join "\")

# download zip package
Get-ChocolateyWebFile  `
    -PackageName $packageName `
    -FileFullPath $pathToZip `
    -Url $url `
    -Checksum $checksum `
    -ChecksumType $checksumType

# extract it
Get-ChocolateyUnzip `
  -FileFullPath $pathToZip `
  -Destination $tmpDir

# establish path to extracted installer (exe)
$pathToExe =  Join-Path $tmpDir (get-childitem $tmpDir | where {$_.extension -eq ".exe"}).Name

# install package
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage `
  -PackageName $packageName `
  -FileType $installerType `
  -SilentArgs $silentArgs `
  -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
  -File $pathToExe

# the app spins up a window straight after installation ends. Kill it.
KillAsap $packageTitle
# ====================================================
# KillAsap
# ====================================================
# Iniates Kill Listener
# @param   {string}    Process Name
# @return  {void}
# ====================================================
Function KillAsap([string]$appName){
    $timerStart = (Get-Date)
    $timeout    = 15 #seconds

    KillAttempt $appName $timeout

# ====================================================
# KillAttempt
# ====================================================
# Check for given process and try to kill it.
# If it doesn't exists, retry after specific delay.
# If retries exceed max allowed duration, give up.
# @param   {string}    Process Name
# @param   {int}       Timeout [s]
# @return  {void}
# ====================================================
Function KillAttempt([string]$appName, [int]$timeout){
    $countdown = $timeout - ((Get-Date) - $timerStart).Seconds

    # Exit after $timeout seconds if unseccessful
    if($countdown -le 0){
        Write-Host "`nNo '$appName' windows found. Proceeding."

    # Kill the process if present, otherwise retry
    if($appName -ne $null){
        $process = (Get-Process $($appName) 2> $null)

            Write-Host -NoNewLine "`rWaiting for '$appName' to spawn its windows: $countdown "
            Start-Sleep -m 250
            KillAttempt $appName $timeout

            $process | Stop-Process -force
            Write-Host "'$appName' windows found and closed. Proceeding."



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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Hard Disk Sentinel 5.61 2506 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Approved
Hard Disk Sentinel 5.60 580 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Approved
Hard Disk Sentinel 5.50 443 Saturday, August 10, 2019 Approved
Hard Disk Sentinel 5.40 361 Monday, March 25, 2019 Approved
Hard Disk Sentinel 5.30 611 Monday, July 23, 2018 Approved
Hard Disk Sentinel 5.20 279 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Approved
Hard Disk Sentinel 4.60 880 Monday, August 3, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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