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    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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    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...

    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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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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    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...

    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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    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...

    Free Windows

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  • 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...

    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...

    Free Windows Linux

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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...

    Commercial Windows

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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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