HD Tune Alternatives for Linux
Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.
- - GSmartControl is the most popular Mac & Linux alternative to HD Tune.
Comments about GSmartControl as a Alternative to HD Tune
GSmartControl just carries all it takes control/check disks or SSDs for defects. Same for its cli part 'smartmontools'.2
no read/write graphs per offset2
Monitoring hard disk health and temperature. Test and repair HDD problems and predict failures. Prevent data loss by automatic and scheduled backup.
- - Hard Disk Sentinel is the most popular commercial alternative to HD Tune.
Comments about Hard Disk Sentinel as a Alternative to HD Tune
Comprehensive surface testing and repair with graphical display and performance graphics.0
no performance graphs per offset-1
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.
Comments about smartmontools as a Alternative to HD Tune
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.0
no benchmarks, no ways to test blocks0
As the Iometer Users Guide says, Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It was originally developed by the Intel Corporation and announced at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) on February 17, 1998 - since then it got...Discontinued
Last activity from 2014, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/iometer/files/iometer-stable/
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.
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.