I lost one hard drive at home and two at the office in less than six months, and
in each case the event log had included warnings of impending doom. I don’t check
event logs often, so the warnings went unnoticed. Utilities exist to monitor hard
drive health, but it looks like USB hard drives aren’t supported yet. This is a
problem since I have three at home and two fairly important ones at the office.
is available at MSDN.
The source was written for .NET 2.0 Beta 2. Breaking
changes were made to .NET before RTM, so that code will not compile on it.
works on the final version.