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USB Flash Tools v2.10

Andrew Lee on 12 Dec 2014
  • 798KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

USB Flash Tools is a toolkit that provides several functions for flash memory, including SD or Compact Flash cards and USB thumb drives. The program helps verify reported capacity, backup and restore of a drive (with optional compression), and securely erase the contents. A variety of secure erase methods are available including free space or whole-drive wipe using either basic (zero out / pseudorandom) or high-security standards (like DoD).

Note: While more secure, more passes are progressively slower and can reduce the life of the flash memory drive.

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Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source (source code included in download)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch USBFlashTools.exe
Optionally, delete src and Build notes.txt
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-12-29 02:16

Emka - updated, thanks

draeke on 2014-12-11 13:50

can anyone reupload this? the link doesn't work and the official website is down too. I'd love to try this one

Andrew Lee on 2014-12-12 01:46

I have uploaded my copy. Click on the "Download" link above.

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Dubaron DiskImage v0.9F

webfork on 2 Jun 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskImage helps backup/restore partitions, entire hard disks, USB storage devices, floppy drives and CDs/DVDs to/from files. It supports ZIP compression (and custom compression method for data greater than 2GB), MD5 and SHA1 checksumming, built-in hex editor for sector editing, and various other tools like drive speed and seek test.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the installer and extract using Universal Extractor to a folder of your choice. The application files are located in the {app} subfolder. Launch diskimage.exe.
Latest comments
marcoc on 2006-11-25 12:05

I understand that the resulting zip has to be

a on 2007-08-15 09:26

it looks very useful, but i keep getting this error "failed to open volume (any letter) offset: 0 size: (size of drive in bytes)

RWest on 2009-02-06 03:16

this app works also under Vista

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HD Tune v2.55

webfork on 27 Mar 2016
  • 595KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Tony Lau

HD Tune is a hard disk utility that includes drive info, benchmarking, and drive health. Information includes partitions, firmware version, serial number, etc. while benchmarking covers transfer rate, access time, burst rate, and more. Health parameters include the S.M.A.R.T details as well as temperature and a whole disk surface scan.

Functional with SSD and flash memory.

Note: this is the last freeware version. A "pro" version with additional features is available from the website.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files from {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch HDTune.exe
Latest comments
CD on 2007-03-09 07:36

Very nice little program. Swiss army knife of HD software.

I was worried that this program writes to the registry (HKLM\HDTune), but you can avoid this by NEVER changing the default options/configurations. You can look at the options, just DO NOT click OK. There are very few options anyways and the default options are fine.

The only registry entries left will be the regular entries for recently used documents, recent files, MRU, etc. But these cannot be avoided because they are Microsoft generated.

Dan Dascalescu on 2009-02-21 17:28

Neither HDTune 2.53, nor HDTune Pro 3.50 ever detected the SMART parameters of my internal laptop drive (a Hitachi HTS721060G9SA00). HDDScan and CrystalDiskInfo detected them fine.

bzl333 on 2013-07-29 00:39

Softpedia has a portable version:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Enhancements/Windows-Portable-Applications-Portable-HD-Tune.shtml

not listed on the HDTune website afaik.

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Hard Disk Indicator v1.4

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 150KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Barrette

Hard Disk Indicator displays hard disk activity via an LED indicator in the system tray. It is able to monitor up to 5 hard disk drives.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking on hdi.exe.
Latest comments
Webfork on 2009-02-07 10:17

Great diagnosis tool to find out if the hard drive is the bottleneck and my favorite indicator tool because of its simplicity. However its not very efficient. System memory is nicely low (7 megs) but during heavy hard drive activity, used %20 of system resources (!) on a 1.6 ghz system. Its just a hard drive light.

Richard Head on 2010-01-12 15:27

No good in system tray to me.

Emka on 2013-12-18 17:15

website down

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Roadkil┬┤s Sector Editor v1.4

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by AlephX

Sector Editor is a little program which shows, edits, prints and searches disks sectors. The information is edited in ASCII or hexadecimal. Sectors can be copied and imported/exported from/to files.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies:
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the application by double-clicking on sectedit.exe
Latest comments
rs on 2009-11-09 12:05

This isn't "portable". There are no sources and if you think "portable" means it can be ported from Win
98 to Win XP, well...

At least share the sources so someone else CAN try to make it portable.

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