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    Disks Alternatives

    Disks is described as 'A GNOME utility for dealing with storage devices. - Create and restore disk images. Perform low-level copies and attach disk images as virtual loop devices' and is a Hard Disk Diagnostic Tool in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Disks for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. Most alternatives are Hard Disk Diagnostic and Benchmark Tools. The best alternative is balenaEtcher, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Disks are CrystalDiskInfo (Free, Open Source), CrystalDiskMark (Free, Open Source), GSmartControl (Free, Open Source) and HD Tune (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 28, 2021

    1. balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.
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    2. 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 Sectors Count".
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    3. Compact hard drive benchmark utility with large, simple, and easily readable read/write results.
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    4. Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.
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    5. HD Tune is a hard disk / SSD utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and more!.
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    6. 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 harddisks.
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    7. fdisk is a command-line utility that provides disk partitioning functions. It includes an ncurses disk partitioning utility called "cfdisk".
    8. (Straight up rufus for Linux users ) The mkusb tool was developed to make it simpler and safer to create boot drives with the method to flash or clone an iso image or a compressed image file. It is using dd under the hood.
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    9. HDDExpert gives you a crystal-clear vision of your Hard Drive (HDD or SSD) health and performance and translates S.M.A.R.T. attributes into readable indication.
    10. SMART Utility is an application to scan the internal hardware diagnostics system of hard drives.
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