SMART Utility Alternatives

    SMART Utility is described as 'application to scan the internal hardware diagnostics system of hard drives' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SMART Utility 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 SMART Utility are SpeedFan (Free), GSmartControl (Free, Open Source), HD Tune (Freemium) and Hard Disk Sentinel (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 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. SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too.

      Discontinued

      The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated. Latest version, 4.52, released in June 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    3. Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.
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    4. 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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    5. SSD and HDD health monitoring and analysis utility for diagnosing and repairing hard drive issues.
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    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.
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    7. 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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    8. A GNOME utility for dealing with storage devices. - Create and restore disk images. Perform low-level copies and attach disk images as virtual loop devices.
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    9. 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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    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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