HDD Scan is a very practical tool that helps you test your hard drive and statistical reports. Since the application doesn't need to be installed, your Windows registry keys remain intact. You can also place HDD Scan on an external device and directly run it on any computer.
Get detailed reports on your HDD's health status
The user interface is simple and very easy yo use. Once you have selected a drive, you can start performing various tests and view their results in the Test Manager which is placed below.
For instance, you can get a S.M.A.R.T. report (e.g. "Raw Read Error Rate", "Seek Error Rate", "Power-On Hours Count", "Airflow Temperature").
You can also perform surface tests in which you view the model, firmware and serial of your drive, and input "Start LBA", "End LBA" and "Block Size" to verify, read, erase or butterfly-read it.
Have reports issued and saved to various formats
Furthermore, you can perform a S.M.A.R.T. offline test (short, extended or conveyance test), use IDE and SCSI features, get a drive identity report (e.g. cache size, RPM, power management, password protection), as well as build a command line and change the interface's appearance.
Results can be printed or saved to file (HTML, HTM, MHT, TXT). The program uses a moderate amount of system resources (except in the case of a S.M.A.R.T. offline test when CPU usage significantly rises), comes with an online help file (that can be accessed from the "About" window) and didn't freeze or crash during our tests.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that HDD Scan lives up to expectations, getting the job done well overall. Since this tool presents technical information about hard drives and a risk of erasing files, we mainly recommend HDD Scan to power users.
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