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 an app 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).
- Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information. View 40 alternatives to CrystalDiskInfo
- Free • Open Source
CrystalDiskInfo vs HDDScanCrystalDisk info is for SMART data only. HDDscan gives surface tests AND smart data. Crystal is useful, but does not do as much.
- MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics. View 22 alternatives to MHDD
Last version 4.6 was released in 2005. See http://hddguru.com/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/mhdd_changelog.en.html
- Free • Proprietary