Thanks for your message and question. Yes, in general Hard Disk Sentinel DOS ( http://www.hdsentinel.com/hard_disk_sentinel_dos.php ) is useful exactly for this purpose.
Of course, it is planned to have updated DOS version released in the future. Just because of the limited development capacity, the DOS and Linux versions advance slower ....
Can you please send some information about the chipset(s) you experience problems?
If you prefer to help development, you may
- save a report with the DOS version by using /r command line switch (to save report to the pendrive/floppy running HDSDOS)
- use Report -> Send test report to developer option in the Windows version (if installed or if you can use the Portable version of Hard Disk Sentinel Pro under Windows)
These would help to investigate what is detected by the DOS version, what is missing and how it would be possible to improve the situation.