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    GSmartControl Alternatives

    GSmartControl is described as 'Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting' and is a popular hard disk diagnostic tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to GSmartControl for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and The best alternative is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GSmartControl are HD Tune, smartmontools, Disks and HDDScan.

    GSmartControl is mainly a Hard Disk Diagnostic Tool but alternatives to it 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 GSmartControl.
    This page was last updated Feb 18, 2021
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.
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    1. Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information.
      Most users think CrystalDiskInfo is a great alternative to GSmartControl.
    2. 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!.

    3. 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.
    4. 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.

      • Windows
      SSD reliability analysis
    5. MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics.


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    6. Monitoring temperatures and status of system components such as CPU, GPU and hard disk drive, fan speeds
    7. 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.
    8. PassMark DiskCheckup allows the user to monitor the SMART attributes of a particular hard disk drive. SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a feature on a computer's hard disk for providing various monitoring indicators of disk reliability.
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