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    HDDScan Alternatives

    HDDScan is described as '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' and is a Hard Disk Diagnostic Tool in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to HDDScan for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, MS-DOS and BSD. The best alternative is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HDDScan are GSmartControl (Free, Open Source), HD Tune (Freemium), Hard Disk Sentinel (Paid) and Victoria (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 27, 2021

    1. CrystalDiskInfo is a HDD/SSD utility software which supports S.M.A.R.T. It shows the health status much more clearly than similar tools. The "Function / Graph" is especially interesting for the "Reallocated Sectors Count".
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      CrystalDiskInfo vs HDDScan opinions
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      CrystalDisk info is for SMART data only. HDDscan gives surface tests AND smart data. Crystal is useful, but does not do as much.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    2. Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.
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      GSmartControl vs HDDScan opinions
      Most users think GSmartControl is a great alternative to HDDScan.
      HDDScan does much more than SMART analysis or tests.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    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. SSD and HDD health monitoring and analysis utility for diagnosing and repairing hard drive issues.
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      Hard Disk Sentinel vs HDDScan opinions
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      It doesn't show you scanning times to sectors
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    5. 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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    6. 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

    7. Monitoring temperatures and status of system components such as CPU, GPU and hard disk drive, fan speeds * Monitor your hard disk drive temperature and the health status of your hard disk drive by constantly checking the critical S.M.A.R.T. attributes.
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    8. HDAT2 is program for test or diagnostics of ATA/ATAPI/SATA, SSD, USB and SCSI devices.
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    9. 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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    10. PassMark DiskCheckup allows the user to monitor the SMART attributes of a particular hard disk drive. SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a feature on a computer's hard disk for providing various monitoring indicators of disk reliability.
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