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HDDScan to Windows

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Artyom Rubtsov
3,7 Mb


The performance and integrity of information on the user's computer directly depends on the condition of the hard disk, so its parameters should be periodically checked.


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License Freeware
Compatibility Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
Supported languages English, Russian


Pros and Cons

  • Easy to use command line
  • Low system requirements
  • Adjustable acoustic mode
  • Ability to view S.M.A.R.T attributes
  • Supports RAID arrays and USB, Firewire drives
  • Saves drive information in a text file
  • Modify spindle start/stop settings and power management
  • Runs in background
  • Requires no PC installation, runs from removable media
  • No updates from the official website

More about HDDScan

HDDScan is a multifunctional utility designed to monitor and analyze the performance of your hard drive and various external drives. In addition to the basic functions, the program offers various additional tools for adjusting the parameters of the media at the user's discretion.


  • advanced diagnostics and further analysis of the hard drive using all modern algorithms Butterfly, S.M.A.R.T. and others;
  • command line process control with the ability for the user to use the administration functions;
  • supports drives with different interfaces - ATA/SATA, SCSI, USB, and works with RAID-arrays;
  • visual control of access speed to all disk blocks is enabled;
  • fast report generation and ability to print actual report in MHT format, which includes information about slow clusters;
  • additional option to enable/disable spindle, as well as its instant on-demand start;
  • ability to display information about the drive's temperature mode, with an indication of the maximum allowed value and the current value;
  • operation in different scanning modes: "instantaneous" from 3 minutes and "advanced" up to 3 hours;
  • automatically saves user settings after power off;
  • controlling the noise of the drive with smoother positioning of the heads;
  • the ability to run a scan in the background;

In spite of the fact that the user interface is in English, the developers have provided the maximum amount of information on program management in the accompanying help information.

HDDScan has the ability to maximally scan various defects of hard disks and external media, which makes it convenient to use on various devices, with the possibility of making custom settings.

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