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SMARTHDD is described as 'A SMARTHDD intended for troubleshooting and operation optimization of HDD and SSD storages. Allows adjusting characteristics of HDD and SSD by modifying the positioning speed of magnetic heads (AAM) and fine-tuning power consumption (APM)' and is a hard disk diagnostic tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SMARTHDD for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is CrystalDiskInfo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SMARTHDD are GSmartControl, Hard Disk Sentinel, HD Tune and smartmontools.

SMARTHDD alternatives are mainly Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools but 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 SMARTHDD.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

A SMARTHDD intended for troubleshooting and operation optimization of HDD and SSD storages. Allows adjusting...

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  1. Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information.

    ⚫︎ PortableCrystalDiskInfo can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    GSmartControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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    Drive information window - A failing drive, attribute list


  3. Monitoring hard disk health and temperature. Test and repair HDD problems and predict failures. Prevent data loss by automatic and scheduled backup.

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    Main window with menu and quick buttons for faster navigation. Health history graph and textual description about hard disk status.
  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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    smartmontools

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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  6. 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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  7. SSD Life icon

    SSD Life

    • Windows

    SSD reliability analysis.

    ⚫︎ PortableSSD Life can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Sample of SSDlife output for OCZ Vertex SSD drive.
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    DriveDx

    • Mac

    DriveDx is advanced drive health diagnostic and monitoring utility. Unlike most drive utilities, DriveDx does not only monitor the drive’s built-in S.M.A.R.T.

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    DriveDx Drive Health Dashboard
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    HDD Guardian

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    HDD Guardian provides a Windows front-end for smartctl, a utility which monitors your hard drive(s) and SSD(s) for health status, taking advantage of S.M.AR.T.

    ⚫︎ PortableHDD Guardian can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Project has been discontinued per notice: http://hddguardian.codeplex.com/

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    HDDEpxert

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    HDDExpert gives you a crystal-clear vision of your Hard Drive (HDD or SSD) health and performance and translates S.M.A.R.T. attributes into readable indication.

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