Alternatives to HDAT2 for Windows with any license

  • HDD Regenerator

    HDD Regenerator is a unique program for regeneration of physically damaged hard disk drives. It does not hide bad sectors, it really restores them!.

    Commercial Windows

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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. Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Victoria

    Victoria - An experimental program to work with HDD. Victoria is a small application designed to assess performance, test and perform minor repairs to your IDE...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.46b, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
  • HDDScan

    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...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. The forum on the products webpage is also dead with last post in October 2014. Last version, released in 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • SpinRite

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

    Commercial Windows Linux

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  • MHDD

    MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics. MHDD supports these interfaces: IDE, Serial ATA, SCSI. Also there is a possibility to access...

    Free Windows

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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
  • SeaTools

    SeaTools is a diagnostic tool that helps you determine the condition of the disk drive in your external hard drive, desktop or laptop computer. The installation needs...

    Free Windows

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  • DRevitalize

    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...

    Commercial Windows MS-DOS

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  • Data Lifeguard Diagnostic

    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...

    Free Windows MS-DOS

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer available on the company website. Last version, 1.29, released in November 2015, can be still downloaded from MajorGeeks
  • Pc-Check

    Pc-Check will scan for errors in all hardware components on the computer it is being deployed on and display diagnostic results. The software is bootable from CDs and...

    Commercial Windows

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