HDDScan


Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 3 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.3
File Size:
3.65MB
Date Added:
October 16, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
4,024
Downloads Last Week:
55
Additional Requirements:
  • Bugfixes
  • Progress bar bugfix
  • Sil3512 controller S.M.A.R.T. bugfix SAS drives S.M.A.R.T. freeze bugfix Surface scan bugfix for drives bigger than 1TB Features:
  • Prolific 2571 USB chip is now supported
  • Some I-O DATA USB boxes are supported
  • Some Logitec USB boxes are supported
  • Added S.M.A.R.T. support for some SSD drives
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 support

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  • All Versions:

    2.3

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    2.3

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "One of the BEST programs for HDD Testing !!"

    July 05, 2014   |   By puppabear520

    Version: HDDScan 3.3

    Pros

    This software is not for the inexperienced; it's not a pretty, fluffy, GUI-Loaded program with lots of fun things to play around with; however, if you're serious about testing the surface of your HDD this is the software you want to do it! I've been using this software for years and have NEVER had a problem with it - I don't know what the other reviewers are talking about; but chances are, they did not give the software a chance!

    There is NO ADWARE associated with this software! There's no pop-ups that tell you to buy this, or get that. It's a straight forward disk scanning and test program for professionals to use. If they decided to start charging for the software, I'd surely purchase the 'business package' for my computer repair company to use.

    The resulting graph is accurate and conveys any drive issues visually. The SMART scan reader is a nice addition to the HDD scans.

    Cons

    While running a test - its best to leave your computer alone and do not use it during a scan. Doing so will skew results.
    A normal 320Gb surface test takes about 4 hours with a regular "Intel Core DUO2 Processor"

    Summary

    I don't often write reviews for any product (especially freeware) but I couldn't let the current reviews stand on their own (they're pretty bad reviews). There's nothing too negative about this software (slowness and inability to use your PC during a scan) - I believe this is an easy trade-off for having a solid (and free) HDD testing program available for everyone to use.

    FYI: My PC Repair business, nor I, are in any way affiliated with the company that makes HDDSCAN. This is a legit review!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "DO NOT DOWNLOAD"

    November 03, 2013   |   By notyourdoctor

    Version: HDDScan 3.3

    Pros

    I wanted to do a simple disc scan. The computer froze once I started using the program. On restart, it ended up sending my computer into a continuous booting loop. I could not start in safe mode. Ended up needing to reinstall the OS.

    Cons

    INSTALLS ADWARE

    Summary

    don't download

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  • 1 stars

    "It doesn't work! If it's doing anything, it's a secret."

    January 25, 2013   |   By jackrapp

    Version: HDDScan 3.3

    Pros

    There aren't any.

    Cons

    I wanted a way to surface scan an externally attached (USB) HDD; from the description, this looked like exactly what I needed. But to begin with, it installs clumsily, requiring that you go through the list of files to find the application and double click it. After that, you can spend a day trying to figure what the program is doing. I tried "Surface Scan" any number of ways but it never reports out. The data light on my external drive rig shows that data is being sent but no results ever appear. The description says that graphs are presented and it shows screen shots which are never seen in use. I reinstalled repeatedly but got the same results every time. This would seem to be pure junkware. If anyone can tell me how to "make this dog hunt", I'd appreciate it.

    Summary

    Phooey. Look elsewhere.

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