Alternatives to SeaTools 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

  • 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

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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 Regenerator icon

    HDD Regenerator

    HDD Regenerator is a unique program for regeneration of physically damaged hard disk drives. It does not hide bad sectors, it really restores them!.

    Commercial Windows

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  • HDDScan icon

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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

    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
  • HDD Low Level Format Tool icon

    HDD Low Level Format Tool

    This freeware Low Level Format utility will erase, Low-Level Format and re-certify a SATA, IDE or SCSI hard disk drive with any size of up to 281 474 976 710 655 bytes. Will work with USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures....

    Free Windows

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  • 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

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  • 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. Sitting in the system tray, it monitors hard disks and alerts you to impending failure. The program uses...

    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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    No features added Add a feature
  • 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

  • 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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  • WHDD

    HDD diagnostic and data recovery tool for Linux.

    Free Linux

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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

  • Drive Fitness Test

    Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test (DFT) quickly and reliably tests SCSI, IDE and SATA drives. The DFT analyze function performs read tests without overwriting data.

    Free Windows

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  • 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

SeaTools Comments

Installation not OK: takes too long time and too much place

Negative Comment by em4020
about SeaTools and CrystalDiskInfo Jan 2013

I do not like SeaTools because it is not portable as CrystalDiskInfo is, and because you must install dotNetFx40Fullx86_x64.exe as a precondtition. dot.Net 4 needs 48.1 MB and it is only necessary for Seatools. The installation of dot.Net 4 was very long, and then needed an update, which needed a very long time too.
In spite of successful installation of dot.Net 4 the installation procedure of SeaTools could not be finished successfully on Vista business 64 bit. Hands away from this unmature disk-tool.

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