O&O is currently offering free licenses for its DriveLED Pro software. This is the latest full version which would normally sell for 29 Euros (approximately $38.00 usd). There is no indication of when this offer might expire.
In a nutshell – O&O DriveLED 4 Pro is comprehensive hard drive monitoring software – here is the description as per the home page:
When is it the right time for giving your computer a rest? When it’s too hot? Overloaded? Vital components are on the verge of breaking down? No other single part of the modern computer system is more susceptible to malfunction than the hard disk. In fact, such a malfunction can come without warning and often strikes while the computer’s being used. O&O DriveLED, working quietly in the background, permanently monitors the status of your hard disks and warns you of any impending problems. With it, you’ll always have time to backup your data and so avoid losing any of it when exchanging a hard disk. This is time a sudden crash will never give you.
Important Features at a Glance
- NEW: Redesigned user interface
- NEW: Also available in Workstation and Server Editions
- NEW: Status reports
- Displays read/write access for logical volumes
- Displays storage capacity for every drive
- Automatic monitoring of all S.M.A.R.T. properties
- Displays current temperatures on all hard disk drives (when supported by manufacturer)
- Warning of possible operational errors on all hard disk drives
- Supports all Windows-compatible disks
- Support of SCSI-disk drives
NOTE: The Professional Edition is intended for desktop computer or individual drives. It cannot be used on a server operating system and has no network capabilities.
O&O software is generally highly regarded but O&O itself does have a bit of a reputation for issuing emails to its users. However, I have tried O&O software previously, which has involved providing an email address, and I certainly have never received an over abundance of emails.
To get your free license for O&O DriveLED Pro go to this page HERE, type in a genuine email address and then click on the 8220;Request free license” button. You will soon receive an email from O&O which includes your unique license key plus download links for 32-bit and 64-bit editions.