DriveDx Alternatives

    DriveDx is described as 'dvanced 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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to DriveDx for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and MS-DOS. The best alternative is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DriveDx are GSmartControl (Free, Open Source), HD Tune (Freemium), Hard Disk Sentinel (Paid) and Victoria (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 9, 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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      Some users think CrystalDiskInfo is a great alternative to DriveDx, some don't.
    2. Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.
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      It shows you the LifeTime (hours) of the HD.
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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. SSD and HDD health monitoring and analysis utility for diagnosing and repairing hard drive issues.
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    5. 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 stationary conditions and is not intended to test the system hard drive.
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    6. iStat is a series of system monitor apps. It's available in different versions: iStat Menus, iStat for iOS and iStat Server as a companion application to the iStat for iOS app that lets you remotely monitor your computers (free for Windows and Mac).
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    7. 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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    8. Stats is a application which allows you to monitor your macOS system. - CPU Usage - Memory Usage - Disk utilization - Sensors information (Temperature/Voltage/Power) - Battery level - Network usage
    9. HDDScan is a freeware utility for storage devices diagnostics (HDD, RAID, Flash). The program can scan storage device for bad blocks, show S.M.A.R.T. attributes and change some HDD parameters such as AAM, APM, etc.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      HDAT2 is program for test or diagnostics of ATA/ATAPI/SATA, SSD, USB and SCSI devices.
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