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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 CrystalDiskMark (Free, Open Source), GSmartControl (Free, Open Source), UserBenchMark (Free) and smartmontools (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 28, 2021
    HD Tune
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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    HD Tune is a hard disk / SSD utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for...
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    1. This is a Windows version of the Data LifeGuard Diagnostics. It will test WD internal and external drives. In additional, it can provide you with the model and serial of WD drives attached to the system.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      SQLIO is a tool provided by Microsoft which can also be used to determine the I/O capacity of a given configuration.

      Discontinued

      Replaced by Microsoft's open source utility Diskspd. See Diskspd

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    2. CCSIO Benchmark measures maximum sequential read/write speed that is realistically achievable for a given file system location, including local drives, remote network shares, virtual/pseudo devices such as RAM disks and encrypted file containers.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      The aim of ViVARD is to examine the HDD to verify the integrity of each data sector and identify damaged or bad blocks. Compared to other programs, it has the main advantage to remap dead sectors.
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    3. A SMARTHDD intended for troubleshooting and operation optimization of HDD and SSD storages. Allows adjusting characteristics of HDD and SSD by modifying the positioning speed of magnetic heads (AAM) and fine-tuning power consumption (APM).


    4. Get the read and write speed from your harddisks, cdrom devices and network servers in Kilobyte, Megabyte or even Gigabyte per Second. There are three different modes, from easy to advanded.
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    5. Disk Throughput Tester measures a disk's thruput under 32-bit Windows.

      Discontinued

      The product is no longer available on the official website, but last version, 2.2.15.215, released on June 7th, 2012, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

    6. Performs disk speed test and provided details about how fast your disks can transfer data. The information provided includes data transfer rate for linear reads, random read transfer rate and the seek time of the drive.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 2.0, was released on 14 September 2009, but it is still downloadable from the official website.

    7. HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 3.0, is still downloadable from Wayback Machine.

    8. Flash Memory Toolkit is a small package which has some very useful options like file recovery, benchmark and error scanning.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.01, released in June 2011, can be still bought from the official website.

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