Alternatives to GSmartControl for all platforms with any license

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  • CrystalDiskInfo icon

    CrystalDiskInfo

    CrystalDiskInfo is a HDD/SSD utility software which supports S.M.A.R.T. It shows the health status much more clearly than similar...

    Open Source Windows

  • HD Tune icon

    HD Tune

    HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions: -Benchmark: measures the performance, -Info: shows detailed...

    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...

    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...

    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
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    MHDD Discontinued

    MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics. MHDD supports these interfaces: IDE, Serial ATA, SCSI....

    Free Windows

  • HDDScan icon

    HDDScan Discontinued

    HDDScan is a freeware utility for storage devices diagnostics (HDD, RAID, Flash). The program can scan storage device for bad blocks...

    Free Windows

  • Stellar Drive Monitor icon

    Stellar Drive Monitor

    Stellar Drive Monitor brings in good news for Mac users having OS X 10.4.11 to 10.8, now each of them can closely monitor the internal...

    Commercial Mac

  • SeaTools icon

    SeaTools

    SeaTools is a diagnostic tool that helps you determine the condition of the disk drive in your external hard drive, desktop or laptop...

    Free Windows

  • DriveDx icon

    DriveDx

    DriveDx is advanced drive health diagnostic and monitoring utility. Unlike most drive utilities, DriveDx does not only monitor the...

    Commercial Mac

  • HDD Health icon

    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....

    Free Windows

  • HDDLife icon

    HDDLife

    Modern hard drives are much more reliable than the disks of yesterday. However, they still are extremely complex electronic devices...

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Free Windows Linux

  • Active@ Hard Disk Monitor icon

    Active@ Hard Disk Monitor

    Active@ Hard Disk Monitor is a disk utility that checks and monitors the status of your hard drives to help prevent data loss. The...

    Commercial Windows

  • PassMark DiskCheckup icon

    PassMark DiskCheckup

    PassMark DiskCheckup allows the user to monitor the SMART attributes of a particular hard disk drive. SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis...

    Free Personal Windows

  • 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...

    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...

    Free Windows

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  • SMARTReporter icon

    SMARTReporter

    SMARTReporter is an application that can warn you of some hard disk drive failures before they actually happen! It does so by...

    Commercial Mac

  • DHE DriveInfo icon

    DHE DriveInfo

    DHE DriveInfoshows HDD information: Manufacturer, Product ID, Serialnumber, Firmware, ATA-Standard, BUS Info (S-ATA 150/300/600...

    Free Windows

  • SMART Utility icon

    SMART Utility

    SMART Utility is an application to scan the internal hardware diagnostics system of hard drives. SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and...

    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...

    Free Windows

  • Hardware sensors monitor icon

    Hardware sensors monitor

    Hardware sensors monitor utilizes sensor chips on smart motherboards to track system and CPU core temperatures, voltages and cooling...

    Commercial Windows

  • SSD Life icon

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Free Linux

  • Data Lifeguard Diagnostic icon

    Data Lifeguard Diagnostic Discontinued

    This is a Windows version of the Data LifeGuard Diagnostics. It will test WD internal and external drives. In additional, it can...

    Free Windows MS-DOS

  • Hard Drive Inspector icon

    Hard Drive Inspector

    Hard Drive Inspector is a powerful, effective and easy-to-use program that monitors hard drive health. In many cases it is able to...

    Commercial Windows

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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