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    HDAT2 Alternatives

    HDAT2 is described as 'is program for test or diagnostics of ATA/ATAPI/SATA, SSD, USB and SCSI devices' and is a Hard Disk Diagnostic Tool in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to HDAT2 for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, MS-DOS, Mac and The best alternative is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HDAT2 are HD Tune (Freemium), Hard Disk Sentinel (Paid), Victoria (Free) and HDD Regenerator (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    HDAT2 is program for test or diagnostics of ATA/ATAPI/SATA, SSD, USB and SCSI devices.
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    1. Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information.
    2. HD Tune is a hard disk / SSD utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and more!.

    3. SSD and HDD health monitoring and analysis utility for diagnosing and repairing hard drive issues.
    4. 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.
      • Windows
      The HDD Regenerator can repair damaged hard disks without affecting or changing existing data. As a result, previously unreadable and inaccessible information is restored.


      The program is no longer updated since 2011, but it supports Windows 10 and can be still bought from the official website.

      HDD Regenerator vs HDAT2 opinions
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      It is the only one that really regenerates the bad sectors of the HDD ...
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      HDAT2 may repair the bad sectors but the drive may still be unusable. HDD Regenerator has a feature that shows slow (to read/write) sectors so you can retry or avoid the bad areas. Victoria has this feature too but I have never used Victoria to repair disks.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago


    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.
      • Windows
      • MS-DOS
      DRevitalize is a program that repairs bad sectors (physical defects) on popular magnetic media (hard drives and also floppy drives to some extent) by generating a special sequence of high and low signals around the physically damaged area.
    6. MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics.


      Last version 4.6 was released in 2005. See

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      HDD Low Level Format Tool is a utility for low-level hard disk drive formatting.
    7. DriveDx is advanced drive health diagnostic and monitoring utility. Unlike most drive utilities, DriveDx does not only monitor the drive’s built-in S.M.A.R.T.
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