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Free SpinRite Alternatives

The best free alternative to SpinRite is Victoria. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked six alternatives to SpinRite and four of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to SpinRite are MHDD, HDAT2 and DiskFresh.

This page was last updated Feb 18, 2021
  • Windows
  • Linux

SpinRite is a computer software program for scanning magnetic data storage devices such as hard disks, recovering data from...

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  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.

    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 5 years ago
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  2. MHDD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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


    Last version 4.6 was released in 2005. See

    Most users think MHDD is a great alternative to SpinRite.

  3. HDAT2

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    HDAT2 is program for test or diagnostics of ATA/ATAPI/SATA, SSD, USB and SCSI devices.

  4. DiskFresh

    • 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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