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quietHDD is described as 'A tiny system tool to set hard disk's power saving and noise levels (AAM and APM values), especially useful with mobile disks that have strict energy saving settings set by defalt, causing heads to park randomly' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are six alternatives to quietHDD for Windows, Linux and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is CrystalDiskMark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like quietHDD are HD Tune, sdparm, Hdparm for Windows and hdparm.

quietHDD alternatives are mainly Benchmark Tools but may also be Hard Disk Benchmark Tools or Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of quietHDD.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

A tiny system tool to set hard disk's power saving and noise levels (AAM and APM values), especially useful with mobile...

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  1. CrystalDiskMark icon

    CrystalDiskMark

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    CrystalDiskMark is a small HDD benchmark utility for your hard drive that enable you to rapidly measure sequential and random read/write speeds.

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  2. 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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  3. sdparm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The sdparm utility accesses SCSI device parameters. When the SCSI device is a disk, sdparm's role is similar to its namesake: the Linux hdparm utility which is primarily designed for ATA disks that had device names starting with "hd".

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  4. Hdparm for Windows

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Completely disable HDD APM or change APM values to prevent drive from parking its head, stop load/unload cycle count increasing and annoying drive ticking sounds.

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  5. hdparm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    hdparm - get/set ATA/SATA drive parameters under Linux.

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    HD Tach

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays.

    Discontinued

    Last version, 3.0, is still downloadable from Wayback Machine.

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