Alternatives to GSmartControl for all platforms with any license

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  • HD Tune icon

    HD Tune

    HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions: -Benchmark: measures the performance, -Info: shows detailed information, -Health: checks the health status by using SMART, -Error Scan: scans the surface for...

    Commercial Windows

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    smartmontools

    The smartmontools package contains two utility programs (smartctl and smartd) to control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • HDD Guardian icon

    HDD Guardian

    HDD Guardian provides a Windows front-end for smartctl, a utility which monitors your hard drive(s) and SSD(s) for health status, taking advantage of S.M.AR.T.

    Open Source Windows

    • You are able to update the database by running update-smart-drivedb.exe in the Smartctl folder. That enabled me to recognise my WD Elements 2TB USB 3.0 drive. Also the amount of information this program gives is really incredible. Total Control Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    MHDD

    MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics. MHDD supports these interfaces: IDE, Serial ATA, SCSI. Also there is a possibility to access an USB storage, there are drivers for emulation (USB->SCSI). ...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version 4.6 was released in 2005. See http://hddguru.com/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/mhdd_changelog.en.html
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    HDDScan

    HDDScan is a freeware utility for storage devices diagnostics (HDD, RAID, Flash). The program can scan storage device for bad blocks, show S.M.A.R.T. attributes and change some HDD parameters such as AAM, APM, etc.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. The forum on the products webpage is also dead with last post in October 2014. Last version, released in 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    SeaTools

    SeaTools is a diagnostic tool that helps you determine the condition of the disk drive in your external hard drive, desktop or laptop computer. The installation needs dot.NET 4 as a precondition. If dot.NET 4 is not installed, it...

    Free Windows

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  • ViVARD

    The aim of ViVARD is to examine the HDD to verify the integrity of each data sector and identify damaged or bad blocks. Compared to other programs, it has the main advantage to remap dead sectors.

    Free Windows Linux

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  • DriveDx icon

    DriveDx

    DriveDx is advanced drive health diagnostic and monitoring utility. Unlike most drive utilities, DriveDx does not only monitor the drive’s built-in S.M.A.R.T. status, but also analyzes the changes of all drive health indicators that...

    Commercial Mac

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    HDD Health

    HDD Health is a full-featured failure-prediction agent for machines using Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. Sitting in the system tray, it monitors hard disks and alerts you to impending failure. The program uses...

    Free Windows

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    HDDLife

    Modern hard drives are much more reliable than the disks of yesterday. However, they still are extremely complex electronic devices with moving parts that are subject to amortization. The high density of data storage provided by the...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Pc-Check

    Pc-Check will scan for errors in all hardware components on the computer it is being deployed on and display diagnostic results. The software is bootable from CDs and USBs, so even if the OS won't start the program will still be...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Argus Monitor icon

    Argus Monitor

    Monitoring temperatures and status of system components such as CPU, GPU and hard disk drive, fan speeds * Monitor your hard disk drive temperature and the health status of your hard disk drive by constantly checking the...

    Commercial Windows

  • Macrorit Disk Scanner icon

    Macrorit Disk Scanner

    Macrorit Disk Scanner is a third party disk surface portable tool for scan disk bad sectors which provides you with better options and better performance than Windows native disk scanner. .

    Free Windows

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    SMARTReporter

    SMARTReporter is an application that can warn you of some hard disk drive failures before they actually happen! It does so by periodically polling the built-in S.M.A.R.T. status of your hard disk drives as well as performing other...

    Commercial Mac

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    DHE DriveInfo

    DHE DriveInfoshows HDD information: Manufacturer, Product ID, Serialnumber, Firmware, ATA-Standard, BUS Info (S-ATA 150/300/600, P-ATA, USB, SCSI), Size, Buffer Size, Rotation Rate, Formfactor, Features, AAM, APM, Master Boot...

    Free Windows

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    SMART Utility

    SMART Utility is an application to scan the internal hardware diagnostics system of hard drives. SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) is a system built into hard drives by their manufacturers to report on...

    Commercial Mac

  • Windows Surface Scanner icon

    Windows Surface Scanner

    Windows Surface Scanner is a free, fast utility that scans your hard drive(s) for physical errors. It will examine each sector on your hard drive for read errors and reports them if found. It is purely diagnostic and will not fix or...

    Free Windows

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    Hardware sensors monitor

    Hardware sensors monitor utilizes sensor chips on smart motherboards to track system and CPU core temperatures, voltages and cooling fans. By quickly catching an overheated computer, you can prevent disasters such as system...

    Commercial Windows

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    SSD Life

    SSD reliability analysis It’s a shame when a drive failure results in all your personal data being lost. SSDLife allows you to control how worn your SSDs are in an easy and convenient way, which means you can control how safely and...

    Commercial Windows

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  • diskscan

    Diskscan is intended to provide the information needed to decide if a disk is good or not, be it an HDD or an SSD it is likely to be holding important data and if you have a suspicion that it is failing it is also important to know...

    Free Linux

  • Data Lifeguard Diagnostic icon

    Data Lifeguard Diagnostic

    This is a Windows version of the Data LifeGuard Diagnostics. It will test WD internal and external drives. In additional, it can provide you with the model and serial of WD drives attached to the system.

    Free Windows MS-DOS

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer available on the company website. Last version, 1.29, released in November 2015, can be still downloaded from MajorGeeks

GSmartControl Comments

My favourite tool to fetch S.M.A.R.T data

Positive Comment by Atoshi
about GSmartControl Aug 2016

Easy to use, open-source, safe, and fast. Does its job well.

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No user friendly install package

Comment by Windows2000
about GSmartControl Oct 2014

I'm new to Mac but an extreme Windows power user for over 20 years. I couldn't find a method to install GSmartControl without downloading the source and doing a make and install to compile it. Ridiculous in this day and age. What a shame because it looks like good software.

Some clever programmer will package this up and put it on the Mac App Store for a buck and make a nice coin.

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