SMARTHDD Alternatives

    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 an app 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 (Free, Open Source), HD Tune (Freemium), Hard Disk Sentinel (Paid) and smartmontools (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 18, 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. 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. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    8. 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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      SSD reliability analysis It’s a shame when a drive failure results in all your personal data being lost. SSDLife allows you to control how worn your SSDs are in an easy and convenient way, which means you can control how safely and securely your data is stored on them.
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    9. 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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