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Hard Disk Utilities

Hard drives are one of the most important components of a computer. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to save anything, not even the operating system. Of course, this means we should do everything we can to maintain them. When something goes wrong, however, that’s where these utilities, such as TestDisk, come into play.

  1. Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information.
  2. TreeSize Professional tells you where precious disk space has gone to. It can be started from the context menu of a local folder or a local drive and displays the size of each folder, including its subfolders.


  3. MiniTool Partition Wizard is a partition manager software that supports 32/64 bit Windows Operating System.

    Bundleware

    Bundled with some Antivirus installer

  4. With DaisyDisk you can free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files. The program scans any mounted disk and displays it on the sunburst map, where segments mean files and folders, proportionally to their sizes. The map is easy to read and navigate.
  5. The Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue) and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user.
  6. Deep Freeze Reboot Restore Software prevents any changes made on your system making PCs indestructible. Reboot Restore software is a comprehensive Windows System Restore solution that empower end users with each reboot.
  7. Macrorit Disk Partition Expert Free Edition is powerful free partition software allows you to extend partition (especially for system partition), settle low disk space problem, manage disk space easily on MBR and GUID partition table (GPT) disk.
  8. Space Radar is a disk and memory space visualization app built with Electron and D3.js. It currently supports Sunburst, Treemap, and Flamegraph charts and is available for Mac and Windows.
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    The HDD Regenerator can repair damaged hard disks without affecting or changing existing data. As a result, previously unreadable and inaccessible information is restored.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated since 2011, but it supports Windows 10 and can be still bought from the official website.

  9. Disk Utility is the name of a utility created by Apple for performing disk-related tasks in Mac OS X. These tasks include:
  10. RollBack Rx client is a system restore utility that enables home users and IT professionals to easily restore a PC to a time before certain events occurred.
    • Windows
    • MS-DOS
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    DRevitalize is a program that repairs bad sectors (physical defects) on popular magnetic media (hard drives and also floppy drives to some extent) by generating a special sequence of high and low signals around the physically damaged area.
  11. SuperDuper makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. Its incredibly clear, friendly interface is understandable, easy to use, and its built-in scheduler makes it trivial to back up automatically.