GSmartControl is described as 'Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to GSmartControl 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 GSmartControl are HD Tune (Freemium), smartmontools (Free, Open Source), Disks (Free, Open Source) and HDDScan (Free).
- 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. View 12 alternatives to HDD Guardian
Project has been discontinued per notice: http://hddguardian.codeplex.com/
- Free • Open Source
HDD Guardian vs GSmartControlYou are able to update the database by running update-smart-drivedb.exe in the Smartctl folder. That enabled me to recognise my WD Elements 2TB USB 3.0 drive. Also the amount of information this program gives is really incredible. Total Control