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Windows Surface Scanner Alternatives

Windows Surface Scanner is described as 'free, fast utility that scans your hard drive(s) for physical errors. It will examine each sector on your hard drive for read errors and reports them if found. It is purely diagnostic and will not fix or “mark” bad sectors or recover data' and is an app. There are eight alternatives to Windows Surface Scanner for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is GSmartControl, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Surface Scanner are smartmontools, SeaTools, StableBit Scanner and Pc-Check.

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  • Windows

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    GSmartControl

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    34 alternatives to GSmartControl 

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

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    Drive information window - A failing drive, attribute list
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    smartmontools

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    28 alternatives to smartmontools 

    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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    SeaTools

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    29 alternatives to SeaTools 

    SeaTools is a diagnostic tool that helps you determine the condition of the disk drive in your external hard drive, desktop or laptop computer.

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    StableBit Scanner

    • Windows
    36 alternatives to StableBit Scanner 

    StableBit Scanner is a state of the art disk health monitoring tool.

    • Monitors the SMART data of your disks, and presents them in an easy to read, meaningful way.
    • Lists detailed information about your disk, including the connection type, bus speed, and supported features.
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    SMART information
  5. Pc-Check

    • Windows
    27 alternatives to Pc-Check 

    Pc-Check will scan for errors in all hardware components on the computer it is being deployed on and display diagnostic results. The software is bootable from CDs and USBs, so even if the OS won't start the program will still be able to run.

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    SMART Utility

    40 alternatives to SMART Utility 

    SMART Utility is an application to scan the internal hardware diagnostics system of hard drives. SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) is a system built into hard drives by their manufacturers to report on various measurements (called attributes) of a hard...

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  7. Drive Fitness Test

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    3 alternatives to Drive Fitness Test 

    Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test (DFT) quickly and reliably tests SCSI, IDE and SATA drives. The DFT analyze function performs read tests without overwriting data.

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  8. diskscan

    21 alternatives to diskscan 

    Diskscan is intended to provide the information needed to decide if a disk is good or not, be it an HDD or an SSD it is likely to be holding important data and if you have a suspicion that it is failing it is also important to know how bad is it down the road.

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