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Hard Disk Sentinel Alternatives

Hard Disk Sentinel is described as 'Monitoring hard disk health and temperature. Test and repair HDD problems and predict failures. Prevent data loss by automatic and scheduled backup' and is a popular hard disk diagnostic tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Hard Disk Sentinel for Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and The best alternative is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hard Disk Sentinel are HD Tune, Victoria, smartmontools and Samsung Magician.

Hard Disk Sentinel alternatives are mainly Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools but 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 Hard Disk Sentinel.
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  1. Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information.

    CrystalDiskInfo vs Hard Disk Sentinel opinions
    Some users think CrystalDiskInfo is a great alternative to Hard Disk Sentinel, some don't.

    CrystalDiskInfo does not support hard drive surface tests like reads, writes and combined

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  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. 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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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    Most users think smartmontools is a great alternative to Hard Disk Sentinel.
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    Samsung Magician

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Samsung Magician software is designed to help you manage your Samsung SSD with a simple, intuitive user interface. Download files & find supported models.

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  6. 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.

  7. MHDD icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics.


    Last version 4.6 was released in 2005. See

  8. DriveDx icon


    • Mac

    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.

    DriveDx Drive Health Dashboard
  9. SMART Utility is an application to scan the internal hardware diagnostics system of hard drives.

    Most users think SMART Utility is a great alternative to Hard Disk Sentinel.
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    PassMark DiskCheckup

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    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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