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Disk Investigator v1.61

webfork on 2 Jun 2016

Disk Investigator displays the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly reading the raw drive sectors. You can view and search raw directories, files, clusters, and system sectors, verify the effectiveness of file and disk wiping programs, and undelete previously deleted files.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

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Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry but given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\SolwaySoftware\DiskInvestigator
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder C:\Program Files\Disk Investigator
  2. Copy all files (except uninst.exe) to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Launch di.exe

Alternatively, uniextract the installer.
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bzl333 on 2014-06-26 18:10

its up to v1.61

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Drive Manager v4.20

Checker on 30 Jun 2012
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Gary

Drive Manager enables drive identification/information, hiding drive letters, and substituting drive letters for folders. For drive identification, it displays vendor information so that multiple CD/DVD drives and removable drives (such as USB memory drives) can be differentiated by their vendor and product ID.

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Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DriveMan.exe.
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si on 2009-02-10 12:31

Great, just the job for finding out the serial number of my USB stick - it works, clean and simple.

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USB Memory Stick Tester v0.1

webfork on 17 Mar 2013

USB Memory Stick Tester helps to test removable storage media (such as USB memory sticks) for defects. The current version is only able to test the unused space from the disk. As a result, the program requires formatting the drive before a full test can be performed.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch USB Stick Tester.exe.

HDD Health v4.2 Build 509

webfork on 18 Jan 2016

HDD Health monitors hard disks from the system tray using various S.M.A.R.T sensors (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology), alerting you of impending failure via email, pop-up messages, net messages or event logging.

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch hddhealth.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Crystal Disk Info
What's new?
  • ┬áNew: HDD Health 4 with SSD Drives support.
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appsuser on 2012-03-06 13:10

The website says this is compatible only up to XP, the README file says it's compatible up to Vista. When I tried it on my Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit computer, it didn't display any of my hard drives in the main window and only two hard drives under the partition tab. It's probably not 64-bit compatible. (v3.3 Beta)

I am Baas on 2012-03-06 16:21

Runs just fine on my Win 7 64-bit machine.

appsuser on 2012-03-06 22:46

Ah, had to Run As Administrator.

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DriveGLEAM v1.10

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

DriveGLEAM indicates read/write activity for your hard drives in the system tray and also includes built in extensions for monitoring CPU and memory load. It also supports sending this information to the parallel port, so you can plug in your own electronics for visual display.

Support Windows 64-Bit versions.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the single EXE file to a folder of your choice. Note that there is a different version for Win2K, so you might want to download that as well if you plan on running it on Win2K. Launch drivegleam.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixes a severe memory leak found in the network detection code introduced in V1.09.
  • Also fixed some issues in the network monitoring code.