diskscan Alternatives

    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 an app 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 (Free, Open Source), HD Tune (Freemium), smartmontools (Free, Open Source) and HDD Guardian (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 18, 2021

    1. 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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    2. Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.
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    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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    4. 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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    5. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    6. 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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    7. 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. 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.
    9. 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 connection type, bus speed, and supported features.
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    10. 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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