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diskscan is described as '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 how bad is it down the road' and is a hard disk diagnostic tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to diskscan for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like diskscan are GSmartControl, HD Tune, smartmontools and DriveDx.

diskscan alternatives are mainly Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools but may also be Benchmark Tools or Hard Disk Benchmark Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of diskscan.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Linux

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...

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  1. Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information.

    ⚫︎ PortableCrystalDiskInfo can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. GSmartControl icon

    GSmartControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.

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    Drive information window - A failing drive, attribute list


  3. 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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    smartmontools

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    DriveDx

    • Mac

    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.

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    DriveDx Drive Health Dashboard


  6. HDD Guardian icon

    HDD Guardian

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    HDD Guardian provides a Windows front-end for smartctl, a utility which monitors your hard drive(s) and SSD(s) for health status, taking advantage of S.M.AR.T.

    ⚫︎ PortableHDD Guardian can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Project has been discontinued per notice: http://hddguardian.codeplex.com/

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  7. SeaTools icon

    SeaTools

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SeaTools is a diagnostic tool that helps you determine the condition of the disk drive in your external hard drive, desktop or laptop computer.

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  8. StableBit Scanner is a state of the art disk health monitoring tool.

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    SMART information
  9. Macrorit Disk Scanner icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableMacrorit Disk Scanner can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. HDDEpxert icon

    HDDEpxert

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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