Alternatives to HDDScan 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 tools. The "Function / Graph" is especially interesting for the "Reallocated...

    Open Source Windows

    • CrystalDisk info is for SMART data only. HDDscan gives surface tests AND smart data. Crystal is useful, but does not do as much.
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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

  • GSmartControl icon

    GSmartControl

    Hard disk drive health inspection tool GSmartControl is a graphical user interface for smartctl (from smartmontools package), which is a tool for querying and controlling SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology)...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Hard Disk Sentinel icon

    Hard Disk Sentinel

    Monitoring hard disk health and temperature. Test and repair HDD problems and predict failures. Prevent data loss by automatic and scheduled backup.

    Commercial Windows Linux MS-DOS

  • Victoria icon

    Victoria

    Victoria - An experimental program to work with HDD. Victoria is a small application designed to assess performance, test and perform minor repairs to your IDE drive and SATA HDD. It's designed primarily for HDD repairmen in...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.46b, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
  • Acronis Drive Monitor icon

    Acronis Drive Monitor

    Free, downloadable software application developed by Acronis to monitor server, workstation and PC hard disk drives. Early warning to save your data Acronis Drive Monitor can help predict when a hard drive is about to fail, giving...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The product is no longer offered on the official website. Last version, 1.0.566, can be still downloaded from MajorGeeks.com
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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
  • 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 computer. The installation needs dot.NET 4 as a precondition. If dot.NET 4 is not installed, it...

    Free Windows

  • StableBit Scanner icon

    StableBit Scanner

    StableBit Scanner is a state of the art disk health monitoring tool. - Monitors the SMART data of your disks, and presents them in an easy to read, meaningful way. - Lists detailed information about your disk, including the...

    Commercial Windows

  • HDAT2 icon

    HDAT2

    HDAT2 is program for test or diagnostics of ATA/ATAPI/SATA, SSD and SCSI/USB devices. .

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • Diskovery icon

    Diskovery

    Diskovery collects and displays the details of data storage facilities of the computer, including its physical drives, disk arrays, partitions, volumes and mount points.

    Free 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

  • 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

  • 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 system is based on the Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.). This software...

    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 and Reporting Technology) is a feature on a computer's hard disk for providing various...

    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 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 icon

    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

  • DHE DriveInfo icon

    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

  • Activesmart

    Active SMART - is hard-drive deagnostic and file usage information tool. It uses the S.M.A.R.T. technology to track the status of the computer hard disks to timely detect and anticipate any problems, occurring with the hard drive...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

    • 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
  • 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 warn the user about forthcoming disk failure in advance, thus preventing information loss.

    Commercial Windows

HDDScan Comments

Your doctor recommends this and a good night's sleep.

Comment by pinewheel
about HDDScan Nov 2016

It can change - get this - via command line! - whether one of those loud disks will spin down and become perfectly silent when it's bee idle [or whether it won't] and after how many seconds it will do so. It can also simply spin it down right now, via command line. However figuring out the command line is painful, because the UI is like a jump and run adventure.

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