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HDAT2 Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to HDAT2 for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to HDAT2 and 17 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to HDAT2 are Hard Disk Sentinel, HD Tune, Victoria and HDD Regenerator.

HDAT2 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 HDAT2.
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  • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableCrystalDiskInfo can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    Main window with menu and quick buttons for faster navigation. Health history graph and textual description about hard disk status.


  3. 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!.

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  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.

    ⚫︎ PortableVictoria can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. HDD Regenerator icon

    HDD Regenerator

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableHDD Regenerator can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated since 2011, but it supports Windows 10 and can be still bought from the official website.

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    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.

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    It is the only one that really regenerates the bad sectors of the HDD ...

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  6. 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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    MHDD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics.

    ⚫︎ PortableMHDD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Last version 4.6 was released in 2005. See http://hddguru.com/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/mhdd_changelog.en.html

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    DRevitalize

    • 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.

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    HDD Low Level Format Tool

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    HDD Low Level Format Tool is a utility for low-level hard disk drive formatting.

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    SpinRite

    • Windows
    • Linux

    SpinRite is a computer software program for scanning magnetic data storage devices such as hard disks, recovering data from them and refreshing their surfaces.

    ⚫︎ PortableSpinRite can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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