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    Pc-Check Alternatives

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

    This page was last updated Oct 28, 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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    2. Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.
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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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    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. 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.
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    7. The HDD Regenerator can repair damaged hard disks without affecting or changing existing data. As a result, previously unreadable and inaccessible information is restored. Detect physical bad sectors on a hard disk drive surface.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated since 2011, but it supports Windows 10 and can be still bought from the official website.

    8. 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 change some HDD parameters such as AAM, APM, etc.
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    9. HDD Low Level Format Tool is a utility for low-level hard disk drive formatting. - Supported interfaces: S-ATA (SATA), IDE (E-IDE), SCSI, SAS, USB, FIREWIRE. - Big drives (LBA-48) are supported.
    10. 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

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