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HDD Scan – A freeware application for low-level HDD diagnostics

Submitted by on February 18, 2009 – 11:18 pm6 Comments

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HDDScan is a freeware application for low-level HDD diagnostics.

HDDScan supports IDE/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives, RAID arrays, external USB/Firewire hard disks, flash cards.

The program can scan the surface, view SMART attributes, adjust AAM, APM (Power Management), etc.

Capabilities and requirements:

Supported storage devises:

– USB HDD (see Appendix A).
– FireWire or IEEE 1394 HDD (see Appendix A).
– RAID volumes made of ATA/SATA/SCSI HDDs (surface tests only).
– USB Flash (surface tests only).

    Storage device tests:

    – Verification in linear mode.
    – Reading in linear mode.
    – Erasing in linear mode.
    – Reading in Butterfly mode (synthetic random read).


      – Reading and analyzing S.M.A.R.T. parameters from ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
      – Reading and analyzing Log Pages from SCSI HDD.
      – S.M.A.R.T. tests running on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
      – Temperature monitor on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD (NEW).

        Additional features:

        – Reading and analyzing identity information from ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD (NEW).
        – Changing AAM, APM, PM parameters on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
        – Reporting defect information on SCSI HDD.
        – Spindle start/stop function on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD.
        – Reports can be saved in MHT format (NEW).
        – Reports can be printed (NEW).


          – PC with CPU 1.5 GHz and RAM 256 Mb.
          – OS Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 or Windows Server 2003 (with restrictions).
          – The program shouldn’t be started from read-only device.


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