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    Free HD Tune Alternatives

    The best free alternative to HD Tune is CrystalDiskInfo, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to HD Tune and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to HD Tune are GSmartControl (Free, Open Source), CrystalDiskMark (Free, Open Source), UserBenchMark (Free) and Victoria (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 28, 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 HD Tune.
      doesn't do the quick/surface tests
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      No percentage information anymore!
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    2. Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.
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      Most users think GSmartControl is a great alternative to HD Tune.
      no read/write graphs per offset
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      Cyrille GSmartControl just carries all it takes control/check disks or SSDs for defects. Same for its cli part 'smartmontools'.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    3. Compact hard drive benchmark utility with large, simple, and easily readable read/write results.
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      Most users think CrystalDiskMark is a great alternative to HD Tune.
    4. UserBenchmark is a free all-in-one benchmarking application. Benchmark your CPU, GPU, SSD, HDD and USB Drives then compare results with other users and see which parts you can upgrade together with the expected performance improvements. CPU benchmarks bias toward Intel.
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    5. 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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      ab1 Victoria is about recovery, only one benchmark
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    6. 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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      Provides accurate SMART data via CLI with granular control of the data. Unlike other software that attempts to replicate or shorten the data provided by drives, Smartmontools is legitimately capable of interpreting and displaying accurate and up to date information and interfaces appropriately with drives.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      ab1 no benchmarks, no ways to test blocks
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Data integrity test for USB sticks and other media An advantage over other tools is, that it does not need administrative rights to access the device - but it should not be NTFS formatted, as it does not allow to test everything.
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    7. 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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    8. With AS SSD Benchmark you can determine your SSD drive's performance by conducting several specific tests.
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    9. 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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      support error scan(bad sector),benchmark,self monitoring
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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