SiSoftware Sandra

SiSoftware Sandra

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 141 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2011
  • Total Downloads:
    2,034,924
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 17, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (75-module trial); $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    64.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    621
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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SiSoftware Sandra provides a robust package of diagnostic tools for testing your system and teasing out its problems--or potential headaches.

This download launches a cheerfully designed interface with an array of colorful--one might even say sprightly--icons for each of its tools. Its arrangement of tools was nicely categorized for the user's benefit: Computer Maintenance, Module Types (Benchmarks, Hardware, Software, Support), and Program Maintenance. Across the top of the window are tabs for each category that match the icons, and each tab provides access to a set of focused tools. We were very pleased with SiSoftware Sandra's performance during our tests. We liked that we could choose from a thorough list of options of items for tests--less robust packages simply run their diagnostics without informing the user just what is getting tested or how. Novices may be in the dark about some of the particulars listed by the app's option boxes, but experienced users will appreciate the thoroughness. Thanks to these option lists, we were able to pinpoint devices, peripherals, and processes for testing; we didn't have to wait for the tool to run a complete test through our entire system. We also liked the benchmarking and reporting features, which are required for anyone interested in comparing performance over time or developing trending reports.

For those running SiSoftware Sandra from a server for network diagnostics, the 75-module limit for the trial version may seem inadequate. However, the price is nice for the robust feature set provided by this toolbox.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 141 votes

    • 5 star 34
    • 4 star 52
    • 3 star 17
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 24
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5 stars

"Works great"

August 06, 2012  |  By pmgustafson

 |  Version: SiSoftware Sandra 2011

Pros

Tells me everything I need to know.

Cons

None that I can think of

Summary

Been using it for many years. Best one out there

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4 stars

"Free version very usefull but limited."

February 11, 2012  |  By BEECHG

 |  Version: SiSoftware Sandra 2011

Pros

It provides system info for hardware; Easy to use.

Cons

It provided some help with my problem. I beleive the full version would

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1 stars

"Froze up etc."

December 09, 2011  |  By jbakerr

 |  Version: SiSoftware Sandra 2011

Pros

Was able to recover from freeze up.

Cons

Froze up etc.

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4 stars

"Good Freebie"

November 06, 2011  |  By nottmdon

 |  Version: SiSoftware Sandra 2011

Pros

Nice user interface, well exlained and easy to use

Cons

Can you criticise a programme for giving you too much information lol?

Summary

If you want to know whats under the hood without getting inside your pc this prog gives you a good indicator, it also offers, hints, help and advice and its free. I find it great to make a report to save for future reference.

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3 stars

"Some information unreliable"

October 30, 2011  |  By asdzxc7

 |  Version: SiSoftware Sandra 2011

Pros

Does give lots of info which I USED to believe

Cons

Tells me my DVD burner can read and write blu-ray- wasted hours trying to read disk till manufacturers site said it's not able to.
(GH22SN50)

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5 stars

"A very comprehensive system analyzer"

October 21, 2011  |  By cashtime11

 |  Version: SiSoftware Sandra 2011

Pros

Gives a highly detailed report of your system's hardware.

Cons

Some of the tips are not relevant.

Summary

I used Sandra recently to tell me what RAM was installed in the PC, to avoid having to open up the tower and remove the memory module to check type etc. Sandra told me in detail, even the make. It meant I could confidently order an additional module, knowing it would be the same type as that installed.

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4 stars

"Excellent... ID my HD!"

August 24, 2011  |  By littlfoley

 |  Version: SiSoftware Sandra 2011

Pros

Works great!

Cons

None... works great!!

Summary

The best program for detailing what you have in your computer!

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3 stars

"Free version very limited but usefull."

May 21, 2011  |  By nchilbilly

 |  Version: SiSoftware Sandra 2011

Pros

Quick and easy download for me. Supplied system info for hardware. Easy to use.

Cons

Did not help with my problem. I don't think the full version would help either.

Summary

I would not buy the full version as it don't seem to diagnose the problem I need diagnosed. I am not a technician so maybe I am missing something in the info it does dig up. Had no problems downloading the free version. It listed my hardware and made it easy to find basic info on all my hardware. This program might be useful to some people but I don't think I will pay for the full version at this time,

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4 stars

"One good Diagnostic tool"

May 17, 2011  |  By cptreft

 |  Version: SiSoftware Sandra 2011

Pros

Works well with any system

Cons

Wish it was totally free

Summary

Would be perfect if it was free

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2 stars

"Many of the modules get the BSOD."

May 02, 2011  |  By shorty6100

 |  Version: SiSoftware Sandra 2011

Pros

Extensive information of your computer innards.

Cons

Many of the modules crash such as analysis and advice.

Summary

This used to be one of the best if not THE best set of diagnostic tools, but for now, I can't recommend.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2011
Version 2011 17.15 adds new benchmarks and engine improvements.
General
Publisher SiSoftware
Publisher web site http://www.sisoftware.net
Release Date November 17, 2010
Date Added November 17, 2010
Version 2011
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 64.4MB
File Name san2010b.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,034,924
Downloads Last Week 621
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 75-module trial
Price $49.99

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