Hard Disk Sentinel Alternatives

    Hard Disk Sentinel is described as 'SSD and HDD health monitoring and analysis utility for diagnosing and repairing hard drive issues' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Hard Disk Sentinel for Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hard Disk Sentinel are HD Tune (Freemium), Victoria (Free), smartmontools (Free, Open Source) and HDDScan (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 1, 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 Hard Disk Sentinel, some don't.
      headphoneamp CrystalDiskInfo does not support hard drive surface tests like reads, writes and combined
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    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!.
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    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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    4. 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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      Most users think smartmontools is a great alternative to Hard Disk Sentinel.
    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics. MHDD supports these interfaces: IDE, Serial ATA, SCSI. Also there is a possibility to access an USB storage, there are drivers for emulation (USB->SCSI).


      Last version 4.6 was released in 2005. See http://hddguru.com/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/mhdd_changelog.en.html

    8. 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.
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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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    9. 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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