by Artyom Rubtsov

A software utility for hard drive diagnostics for Windows

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Artyom Rubtsov

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HDDScan is a free software program for testing and diagnosing your hard drive. The program checks the medium for errors and bad sectors, shows S.M.A.R.T. attributes and is able to change some S.M.A.R.T. parameters such as AAM, APM, etc.

The new version welcomes us with a new, more attractive interface. At the top right, select a hard drive if there are more than one in the system. Most likely, there will already be a model of your computer's hard disk. Press the center button to select the test.

HDDScan ensures the health and longevity of your hard drive by identifying errors and bad sectors early.

Surface Test allows you to check the status of your drive and determine whether you need to back up your data if it is in danger. All 4 variants of the test (Verify, Read, Erase, Butterfly Read) do the same thing, only with different depth and speed (Verify - the most thorough check).

Identity Info will show you a whole set of hard disk parameters in the form of a table, which you can save or print. If you open Features - IDE Features, you will find some interesting settings for the hard disk. Automatic Acoustic Management allows you to make your hard drive run quieter by adjusting the smoother movement of the HSA. Advanced Power Management is a feature that can reduce the power consumption of your hard drive by slowing down the drive's spindle (to a complete standstill) when the drive is idle. Power Management - also controls disk spin during idle times. The rotation stops completely after a certain time of inactivity, this is the time you set yourself.

In general, HDDScan has quite a few different options for regulating the hard disk and displaying information about it. The program can be interesting both for troubleshooting the disk and for prevention.

Windows Operating System required
At least 512MB RAM for smooth operation
10 MB free disk space for installation
Windows compatible hard drive or SSD

Allows for comprehensive hard drive diagnostics.
User-friendly with intuitive interface.
Supports various storage devices.

Requires basic knowledge of hard drives for effective usage.
May produce false positives, causing unnecessary concern.
Not beginner-friendly, lacks intuitive interface.

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

HDDScan is a hard drive testing software. It is used to test storage devices for errors. It is a freeware application.

HDDScan is capable of running tests on internal and external hard drives both. it can also test RAID arrays, Flash drives and even SSD drives. This application has the capability to show S.M.A.R.T attributes as well. This application can even change the HDD parameters like APM, AAM and so on.

As this application comes with a graphical user interface (GUI), it comes in handy for all kinds of people who want the support this software provides for free.

However, this software is aimed for the low-level HDD diagnostics. Some latest hard drives might not be functional with this application. It does not have that much good customer support as well.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Alexander
First off, a new software program that can help people improve their harddrive function is definitely a plus for many people who are just trying to make a living and depend greatly on computers. This is the type of program that would have come in handy for me when my hard drive was having problems and I needed to figure out the main problems right away. Computers are a large part of most people's everyday life these days, which makes a product like this extremely helpful in finding and minimizing issues that may arise in our lives.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Kyle
I appreciate how HDDScan has a combination of tests to check your hard drive at the beginning. The different options take into account different depth and speed. The Identity Info feature allows a user, whether for personal or business needs, to adjust different settings for the hard drive.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Andrew
HDD Scan as the name suggests relates to your hard drive on your computer. The software itself is free too which is also a bonus. The main purpose of this software is to analyse the health of your hard drive to prevent data loss with a back up option which is handy for someone with sensitive files at work. Furthermore, the software also monitors other aspects relating to your hard drive such as the temperature and the reading and writing speed. Overall, a great free piece of software.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Tyler
HDDScan is a free testing and diagnostics software that checks your hard drive, SSD, and flash drives for problems or issues. An issue that it has is that it can only perform low-level diagnostics, so it is best paired with another app that can perform high-level diagnostics.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner George
HDDScan for windows is an easy to use hard drive scanner. It can run on internal SSD, SATA and external USB drives. It checks for potential problems with a battery of tests. It is fast and efficient. It does not fix the problem just points it out. You can save the results and give them to your tech. Best of all it is free.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Euan N********t
HDDScan is a freeware software for hard drive diagnostics (RAID arrays, Flash USB and SSD drives are also supported). HDDScan can test storage device for errors (Bad-blocks and bad sectors), show S.M.A.R.T. attributes and change some HDD parameters such as AAM, APM, etc.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Jackson J.
I recently tried the HDDScan software and I was quite pleased with it. It was very easy to use and it provided me with detailed information about my hard drive. The interface was intuitive and user-friendly. It offered some useful features like disk benchmarking and S.M.A.R.T data management. I especially liked the disk temperature monitor, which allowed me to keep an eye on the temperature of my drive. The software also had support for many different file systems. Overall, it was a useful tool for managing my hard drive.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Alfie Kalahiki
I have used HDDScan software for many years for its powerful features and user-friendly interface. It is easy to use and provides a lot of useful information about hard drives. It has a lot of options to work with, and I have found it to be reliable and accurate. It also provides detailed information about errors and warnings, which is very helpful.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner James G.
I found HDDScan to be quite useful for diagnosis and repair of my hard drive issues, however I found the user interface to be a little bit clunky and unintuitive.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Benjamin Zelnick
HDDScan is a free software that allows users to scan, diagnose and repair errors in hard disk drives. It features a user-friendly interface and supports various types of storage devices, including internal and external hard drives, USB drives, and memory cards. The software can detect bad sectors, check disk health status, retrieve S.M.A.R.T. information, and benchmark performance. It also offers a range of testing modes, including read, write, and verify tests. Overall, HDDScan is a useful tool for maintaining the health and performance of hard drives.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Murray E*******s
The software scans hard drives for errors and provides detailed information about their health and performance.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Luke
HDDScan is a comprehensive utility tool used for hard drive diagnostics. It has a wide spectrum of functions which include not just surface tests to check for bad sectors, but also SMART parameter checks. One of its standout features is its compatibility with most types of drives - HDD, SSD, USB, and even memory cards.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Finn
It's a versatile tool for diagnosing and monitoring hard drive health, but it could be more user-friendly.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Murray
Efficient for hard drive diagnostics. User-friendly interface. Detailed results provided.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanleyhttps://bottts.com/Florian Körner Brodie
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