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Hard Drive Inspector Alternatives

Hard Drive Inspector is described as 'powerful, effective and easy-to-use program that monitors hard drive health. In many cases it is able to warn the user about forthcoming disk failure in advance, thus preventing information loss' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Hard Drive Inspector for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hard Drive Inspector are GSmartControl, Hard Disk Sentinel, smartmontools and HDDScan.

Hard Drive Inspector alternatives are mainly Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools but may also be Benchmark Tools or Defrag Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Hard Drive Inspector.
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  1. Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information.

    ⚫︎ PortableCrystalDiskInfo can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    GSmartControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.

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    Drive information window - A failing drive, attribute list


  3. Monitoring hard disk health and temperature. Test and repair HDD problems and predict failures. Prevent data loss by automatic and scheduled backup.

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    Main window with menu and quick buttons for faster navigation. Health history graph and textual description about hard disk status.
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    smartmontools

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    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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  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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    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableDiskovery can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    Device info
  8. StableBit Scanner is a state of the art disk health monitoring tool.

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    SMART information
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    HDDEpxert

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    HDDExpert gives you a crystal-clear vision of your Hard Drive (HDD or SSD) health and performance and translates S.M.A.R.T. attributes into readable indication.

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  10. Active@ Hard Disk Monitor is a disk utility that checks and monitors the status of your hard drives to help prevent data loss. The system is based on the Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.).

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