Open Source GSmartControl Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to GSmartControl is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to GSmartControl and four of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to GSmartControl are smartmontools (Free, Open Source), Disks (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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      Most users think CrystalDiskInfo is a great alternative to GSmartControl.
    2. 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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    3. A GNOME utility for dealing with storage devices. - Create and restore disk images. Perform low-level copies and attach disk images as virtual loop devices.
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    4. 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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      HDD Guardian vs GSmartControl opinions
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      You 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
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