Alternatives to SpinRite for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • HDAT2 icon

    HDAT2

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

    Free Windows

  • DiskFresh icon

    DiskFresh

     DiskFresh is a simple yet powerful tool that can refresh your hard disk signal without changing its data by reading and writing each sector and hence making your disk more reliable for storage. It also informs you if there are...

    Free Personal Windows

SpinRite Comments

Steve Gibson is a real craftsman and he does commercial sof ... 1 Helpful

Comment by newmania
about SpinRite Jun 2011

Steve Gibson is a real craftsman and he does commercial software right: no DRM, very flexible and simple license.

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Oh how I wish there was a legal, free substitute for this s ...

Comment by Xeogin
about SpinRite Jun 2011

Oh how I wish there was a legal, free substitute for this software, it's the reason why I found this site.

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