HDD Low Level Format Tool Alternatives

    HDD Low Level Format Tool is described as 'utility for low-level hard disk drive formatting'. There are six alternatives to HDD Low Level Format Tool for Windows. The best alternative is Victoria, which is free. Other great apps like HDD Low Level Format Tool are HDAT2 (Free), MHDD (Free), SeaTools (Free) and Lowvel (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 15, 2019

    1. 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.
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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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    2. 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 an USB storage, there are drivers for emulation (USB->SCSI).

      Discontinued

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

    3. SeaTools is a diagnostic tool that helps you determine the condition of the disk drive in your external hard drive, desktop or laptop computer.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Lowvel overwrites data with zeroes, i.e. performs so called zero-filling of a storage device. It should be noted that after such zeroing, neither a data recovery software nor a data recovery service can recover data off the device.
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    4. 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 USBs, so even if the OS won't start the program will still be able to run.
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