SpinRite Alternatives

    SpinRite is described as 'computer software program for scanning magnetic data storage devices such as hard disks, recovering data from them and refreshing their surfaces' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are six alternatives to SpinRite for Windows and MS-DOS. The best alternative is Victoria, which is free. Other great apps like SpinRite are HDD Regenerator (Paid), DRevitalize (Paid), MHDD (Free) and HDAT2 (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 18, 2021

    1. 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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      Victoria vs SpinRite opinions
      Most users think Victoria is a great alternative to SpinRite.
      It tries to recover bad sector and reads smart data It is faster than SpinRite and gives you an option to select part of the drive that you wish to scan or repair
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    2. The HDD Regenerator can repair damaged hard disks without affecting or changing existing data. As a result, previously unreadable and inaccessible information is restored. Detect physical bad sectors on a hard disk drive surface.


      The program is no longer updated since 2011, but it supports Windows 10 and can be still bought from the official website.

      Most users think HDD Regenerator is a great alternative to SpinRite.

      • Windows
      • MS-DOS
      DRevitalize is a program that repairs bad sectors (physical defects) on popular magnetic media (hard drives and also floppy drives to some extent) by generating a special sequence of high and low signals around the physically damaged area.
    3. 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).


      Last version 4.6 was released in 2005. See http://hddguru.com/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/mhdd_changelog.en.html

      Most users think MHDD is a great alternative to SpinRite.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      HDAT2 is program for test or diagnostics of ATA/ATAPI/SATA, SSD, USB and SCSI devices.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
       DiskFresh is a simple yet powerful tool that can refresh your hard disk signal without changing its data by reading and writing each sector and hence making your disk more reliable for storage.
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