Free License – O&O DriveLED 3 Hard Drive Monitor

Regular reader Kingpin, pointed out this morning that O&O Software is offering a free license (regularly $29.99), for their Hard Drive monitoring application, DriveLED 3.

As we’ve pointed out here in the past, in articles such as “Check, Maintain, and Clean Your Hard Drive With Free Tools”, there’s no question that Hard Drives fail – I’ve had to deal with three failures, personally, in the past two years.

All modern Hard Drives are equipped with a feature known as S.M.A.R.T. that provides real-time analysis and the reporting of any developing problems and potential issues. The big question is: can you read the warnings?

An application like DriveLED 3 can take the guesswork out of the equation, and make it easier for you to diagnose what’s really happening inside the complex environment of your Hard Drive.


Since this offer is available only through the developer’s site, I have no way of knowing how long this offer will last. If you’re interested in this application, now is the time to download.

From the developer’s site:

Although O&O DriveLED won’t let you avoid a system crash entirely, it can let you know early enough whenever there’s trouble on the horizon. O&O DriveLED 3 is a reliable partner that accurately tells you when it is time to backup your important data with O&O DiskImage, or even to replace the hard disk.

Quietly running in the background, the new O&O DriveLED 3 permanently monitors the status of your hard disks With the help of S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology), O&O DriveLED 3 analyses the health state of your hard disks and warns you in the event of potential malfunctions.

Immediately after installation O&O DriveLED 3 provides you with the ability to make an intensive analysis of all of your hard disks. Every hard disk that supports S.M.A.R.T. is able to run self tests.

Using O&O DriveLED 3 you can start a self-test of your hard disk with only one click of your mouse. During the tests several parameters and functions are systematically checked, including the interface, the surface and the mechanics, including every read head. In addition, the error log will be analyzed and the S.M.A.R.T. system itself will be tested.

If there were no failures found, the corresponding indicator will be lit up green. If some failures occurred, O&O DriveLED 3 will notify you. In this case, it is recommended to backup your data.

While O&O DriveLED 3 makes it possible for you to see your hard drive‘s built-in LEDs on your computer screen, this is just the beginning. In addition, you now have the possibility of monitoring all of your virtual drives, such as network drives, being able to clearly distinguish between read-access and write-access.

Note: Registration is required.

System requirements: Windows 2K,  XP, 2003, Vista, XP, 2008, Win 7 (64 bit support on Vista and Win 7)

Download at: O&O Software

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14 responses to “Free License – O&O DriveLED 3 Hard Drive Monitor

  1. Bill,

    Thanks for putting this out there… Just grabbed my copy & license.


  2. Liam O' Moulain

    Thanks for this Bill. Always good to know what’s going on with a drive.


    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Liam,

      I’m with you. I’ve learned to pay attention to my HDs – the hard way, I might add.

      Thanks for visiting.


  3. John

    How long does it take for the licence to arrive? Twice this morning I have registered, and twice it has told me that …………..

    “Thank you for registering!

    Shortly you will be receiving your free personal license key by e-mail!”

    But some two hours later still nothing.


    • Bill Mullins

      Hi John,

      I just took a look at the click troughs on this offer, and 54 readers have downloaded the application, so far. The only personal info I have is, both Rick Robinette (Whats on my PC), and I , had no problems with the license. I’m assuming that the other downloaders also had no problem, since I’ve had no feedback.

      In this case, since this offer is directly from the developer and has no direct connection to me, the only suggestion I have is to simply wait for the developer’s email to arrive.


  4. John

    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for that.

    Well 8 hours later and still no licence key, so I have emailed their support line and I got an almost instant message back from them telling me they were looking into it, so fingers crossed………..


    • Bill Mullins

      Hey John,

      Very cool that you don’t give up and let these guys get away with this nonsense.

      I hope by now, that the license has come through.



  5. Mal

    I had a look at the review of this product on Cnet, only two stars. But hey, some people might think its the best thing since sliced bread, everyone likes different things.


    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Mal,

      “some people might think its the best thing since sliced bread” – that’s a fact. While the number of downloads through here hasn’t been huge (108 downloads and counting), it does lend credence to your comment.

      BTW, I had taken a look at the CNET review and found it to be highly subjective, and slightly unreasonable. But hey, that’s *my subjective* view. lol



  6. Hi Bill,

    I had problems trying to get the licence to this software yesterday too. I put it down to being a Sunday lol.

    Then, lo and behold, I got the licence and a very nice email from the vendor this morning.

    I downloaded the software again, (I’d un-installed it when the licence didn’t come) and it installed and ran beautifully.

    Thanks for the heads up one this Bill. It’s a simple and easy to use program, just the way I like things. 🙂

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Paul,

      Well I suppose “better late than never”, applies. Still, pretty aggravating.



  7. Thanks for the info. So glad that you inform us all about this.