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    SeaTools Alternatives

    SeaTools is described as 'diagnostic tool that helps you determine the condition of the disk drive in your external hard drive, desktop or laptop computer' and is an app in the system & hardware category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SeaTools 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 SeaTools are GSmartControl, HD Tune, Hard Disk Sentinel and smartmontools.

    SeaTools is mainly a Hard Disk Diagnostic Tool but alternatives to it may also be Benchmark Tools or Hard Disk Benchmark Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SeaTools.
    This page was last updated May 23, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    SeaTools is a diagnostic tool that helps you determine the condition of the disk drive in your external hard drive, desktop...
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    1. Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information.
      CrystalDiskInfo vs SeaTools opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      danuthaiduc Some Seagate HDDs do not support SMART, and only SeaTools can show you the status of the disk.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    2. Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.

    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!.
    4. SSD and HDD health monitoring and analysis utility for diagnosing and repairing hard drive issues.
    5. 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.

    6. 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.
      • Windows
      The HDD Regenerator can repair damaged hard disks without affecting or changing existing data. As a result, previously unreadable and inaccessible information is restored.


      The program is no longer updated since 2011, but it supports Windows 10 and can be still bought from the official website.

    7. 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.
    8. MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics.


      Last version 4.6 was released in 2005. See

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      HDD Low Level Format Tool is a utility for low-level hard disk drive formatting.
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