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HDD Guardian Alternatives

HDD Guardian is described as 'provides a Windows front-end for smartctl, a utility which monitors your hard drive(s) and SSD(s) for health status, taking advantage of S.M.AR.T' and is a hard disk diagnostic tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to HDD Guardian for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HDD Guardian are GSmartControl, HD Tune, smartmontools and StableBit Scanner.

HDD Guardian 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 HDD Guardian.
This page was last updated Oct 28, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

HDD Guardian provides a Windows front-end for smartctl, a utility which monitors your hard drive(s) and SSD(s) for health...

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  1. Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information.

  2. GSmartControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

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



  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!.

  4. 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.

  5. StableBit Scanner is a state of the art disk health monitoring tool.



  6. Macrorit Disk Scanner is a third party disk surface portable tool for scan disk bad sectors which provides you with better options and better performance than Windows native disk scanner.

  7. HDDEpxert

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    HDDExpert gives you a crystal-clear vision of your Hard Drive (HDD or SSD) health and performance and translates S.M.A.R.T. attributes into readable indication.

  8. SMART Utility is an application to scan the internal hardware diagnostics system of hard drives.

  9. A SMARTHDD intended for troubleshooting and operation optimization of HDD and SSD storages. Allows adjusting characteristics of HDD and SSD by modifying the positioning speed of magnetic heads (AAM) and fine-tuning power consumption (APM).

  10. 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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