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HD Tune Alternatives for Linux

HD Tune is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is GSmartControl, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to HD Tune and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to HD Tune are Hard Disk Sentinel, smartmontools, Disks and Iometer.

HD Tune 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 HD Tune.
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. GSmartControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

    GSmartControl vs HD Tune opinions
    Most users think GSmartControl is a great alternative to HD Tune.
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    GSmartControl just carries all it takes control/check disks or SSDs for defects. Same for its cli part 'smartmontools'.

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    no read/write graphs per offset

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  2. 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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    Comprehensive surface testing and repair with graphical display and performance graphics.

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    no performance graphs per offset

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  3. 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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    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.

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    no benchmarks, no ways to test blocks

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  4. A GNOME utility for dealing with storage devices.

  5. Iometer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    As the Iometer Users Guide says, Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems.

    Discontinued

    Last activity from 2014, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/iometer/files/iometer-stable/



  6. ViVARD

    • 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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  7. diskscan

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    Diskscan is intended to provide the information needed to decide if a disk is good or not, be it an HDD or an SSD it is likely to be holding important data and if you have a suspicion that it is failing it is also important to know how bad is it down the road.

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