Western Digital Data Lifeguard is a lightweight cross-platform utility built specifically for helping you examine and test the functionality of Western Digital EIDE hard drives.
Since this is a portable program, it is important to mention that it doesn’t leave any traces in the Windows Registry. You can copy it on any USB flash drive or other devices, and take it with you whenever you need to check out if the hard drive works properly.
Western Digital Data Lifeguard sports a simplistic interface that displays the local hard drive and offers you a few details about it, namely model, serial number and firmware information.
The application gives you the possibility to perform a smart test for diagnosing drive problems. The examining operation doesn’t take too much time and, at the end of task you are notified if the application passed the test or not.
What’s more, Western Digital Data Lifeguard enables you to opt for another test, which scans the drive and looks for possible errors. Depending on the size of files on the disk, it might take some time to carry out the process.
The program is also able to automatically correct some of the detected errors during the scanning process.
During our testing we have noticed that the tool accomplishes a task quickly and without errors throughout the entire process. It remains light on the system resources, so it doesn’t hamper system performance.
All things considered, Western Digital Data Lifeguard proves to be a simple software application that helps you verify if Western Digital EIDE hard drives work properly. Thanks to its two scanning modes and intuitive layout, this tool can be mastered even by less experienced users.