HDDScan v4.0

lwc on 7 Aug 2021
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

HDDScan is a feature-rich disk diagnostics tool with a variety of low-level tools. It supports IDE/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives, RAID arrays, SSD drives, external USB/Firewire hard disks, flash cards and can scan the surface, view SMART attributes, adjust AAM, APM (Power Management), monitor temperature etc.

Note the program shouldn’t be run from a read-only device/media.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Avoid starting program from read-only device such as a CD or write-protected flash device.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HDDScan.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, CrystalDiskInfo
What's new?
  • New Look.
  • Windows 8-10 support.
  • Multiple bugfixes.

17 comments on HDDScan  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 2016-01-12 22:43

This program worked beautifully in testing an old external hard drive that was behaving strangely. Instead of relegating it to a secondary backup drive, it now looks to have plenty of life left.


nunz 2013-06-16 22:30

Latest official link:

Non malicious web site according to virus total (checked with 38 site checkers)
Non malicious files according to virus total. Clam claims it could be a PUA but only because it performs low level analysis of a hard drive (which of course is its role in life).
My company, virusbusters, has used this program for over four years now with no issues. It has passed every antivirus scan of our systems and we run hundreds of them
The file is a zip file and opens in 7-zip and using windows XP compressed file explorer.


Ruby 2010-12-10 06:56

@hugh_h You can try GMER http://www.gmer.net/ Scroll to the downloads there's also and mbr and userland rootkit detector.

hugh_h 2010-12-08 01:09

I used a usb adapter to plug a laptop HD into a desktop. I suspected the HD had a boot virus or rootkit. HDDScan wouldn't run. It loaded, according to task manager, but didn't appear.

Anyone have any idea what utility will show me the hidden virus on this thing?

I am Baas 2010-09-08 23:53

I did the same thing and came up with Tony.Paranoid.•Character~100%

( Scan results @ http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=3aa788c04ab3b082c9c07ecbf7382ff2878fd457e865519636c709ff22a15273-1283989483# )

Ruby 2010-08-27 03:38

Download link updated to HDDScan Homepage.

Michael 2010-08-23 03:36

Just realized that some posts here are pretty old and found what the problem with "Illegal download":

Go to the **OFFICIAL HDDScan website** and get the latest version there:


Link posted here is the link to Russian HDDScan website.

Michael 2010-08-23 03:32

> @Gary and Steve:
You getting .ZIP archive (not an .EXE), so you have to unpack it before using.

> @miha:
Where you have found v.3.0?
It's outdated and if you downloaded it from NON-oficial, it may contain *anything* including viruses.
Get v.3.3 from official site.

Faust 2010-07-27 02:35

It appears that v3.3 has been pulled from the site.

lr 2010-07-26 18:08

I also get the "Illegal download attempt" message

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