SeaTools for Windows

SeaTools for Windows

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    53,109
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 23, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    20.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    87
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Hard disk maker Seagate's SeaTools for Windows scans your disk drives for driver corruption, broken master boot records, viruses and Trojans, spyware, and any hardware conflicts. You'll have to take its word that it's working, though, because it doesn't offer any scan details.

SeaTools' user interface is extremely stark: basic menu items line the top of a plain window, with detected drives are listed below. It detected our only drive, along with its serial number, model number, firmware revision, and drive and test status. We went through each test that the program offered, starting with the S.M.A.R.T. Check. The program quickly scanned our drive, and it passed the test, but that's all we know; SeaTools doesn't display scan results. The Short Drive Self Test had the same outcome. The Long Drive Self Test, however, never progressed past a certain point. We eventually had to abort the test, which caused the program to freeze and shut down. We later learned from the Help file that the test can take up to four hours and works in 10-percent increments. The Advanced Tests feature stern warnings that you can lose data or render your drive unusable should you proceed. That was enough for us--we left it untouched. The one place SeaTools displays useful scan data is the Drive Information feature, which offers a detailed report that can be saved to a file.

SeaTools for Windows is free. It installs desktop icons without asking, but it uninstalls cleanly. We recommend it for intermediate to advanced users.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"simple diagnostic tool"

June 20, 2014  |  By sk528

 |  Version: SeaTools for Windows 1.2.0.8

Pros

can do 3 tests to diagnose the HDDs

Cons

very basic stuff

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1 stars

"It is a disappointment!"

January 31, 2013  |  By oneclot

 |  Version: SeaTools for Windows 1.2.0.8

Pros

None!None!None

Cons

Works with microsoft net framework which has to be installed if you don't have it already installed.
Application won't open after installation as it takes forever to scan for available disk drives.

Summary

More research work needs to be done on the software to resolve the issues mentioned above.

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General
Publisher Seagate
Publisher web site http://www.seagate.com/
Release Date January 23, 2013
Date Added January 23, 2013
Version 1.2.0.8
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0
Download Information
File Size 20.69MB
File Name SeaToolsforWindowsSetup-1208.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 53,109
Downloads Last Week 87
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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