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Free Hard Disk Sentinel Alternatives

The best free alternative to Hard Disk Sentinel is CrystalDiskInfo, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Hard Disk Sentinel and 17 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to 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.

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

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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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    smartmontools

    • 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.

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    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.

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    MHDD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

    Discontinued

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

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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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    HDAT2

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    HDAT2 is program for test or diagnostics of ATA/ATAPI/SATA, SSD, USB and SCSI devices.

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    Diskovery

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Diskovery collects and displays the details of data storage facilities of the computer, including its physical drives, disk arrays, partitions, volumes and mount points.

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