DescriptionHDDScan is hard drive diagnostic software (RAID array servers, USB Flash drives and SSDs are also supported). The program can test the storage device for errors (bad blocks and bad sectors), display S.M.A.R.T. attributes and change some HDD parameters like AAM, APM, etc.
Supported storage devices:
IDE (ATA) and SATA HDD.
SCSI (SAS) HDD.
External USB drives and all major USB boxes (see Appendix A).
FireWire or IEEE 1394 HDD (see Appendix A).
RAID volumes made of ATA (IDE) / SATA / SCSI HDDs (surface tests only).
USB Flash (pen drives) – surface tests only.
SATA / ATA SSD – solid state drives.
Storage device tests:
Verification in linear mode – helps to determine if your drive needs data rescue, has recoverable errors or in its perfect shape.
Reading in linear mode – simpler, but faster disk check.
Erasing in linear mode.
Reading in Butterfly mode (synthetic random read).
Reading and analyzing SMART parameters from ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
Reading and analyzing Log Pages from SCSI HDD.
SMART tests running on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
Temperature monitor for ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD.
Reading and analyzing identity information from ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD.
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.
Reports can be printed.
Command line support.
SSD SMART and Identity reports.
Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003 (with restrictions), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (NEW).
The program shouldn’t be run from a read-only device/media.