Download S M A R T - Best Software & Apps

  • SpeedFan

    4.49

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Monitor every aspect of your computer

    7
    1173 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to control fan speed, Useful tool to troubleshoot problems, Helpful charts to monitor performance and health
    • CONS: Asks for admin rights at every launch, Can be intimidating for less tech savvy
  • HDD Health

    3.3.220

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Maintain your hard disk's state and functionality

    7
    98 votes
    • PROS: Very light on resources, Warns of impending hard drive failure
    • CONS: Only works with SMART drives, Can slow down hard drive sometimes
  • Etcher

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Simple, free OS image flashing with Etcher

    7
    3 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, User-friendly data safety features
    • CONS: Large file size, Frequently checks for updates
  • CrystalDiskInfo

    7.6.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Check out the health status of your hard disk for free

    7
    217 votes
    • PROS: Accurate information about HDD characteristics, Free
    • CONS: No interaction or comparison tools, Not available for other platforms such as Mac
  • Overwolf

    Beta 0.28.170.36556

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Facebook, chat, video capture and more in-game

    7
    136 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Great interface, Simple video capture, Share immediately
    • CONS: Can slow performance
  • Disk Drill

    3.5.890

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Excellent free data recovery tool for Mac

    7
    460 votes
    • PROS: Efficient and easy to use, Detects damaged or deleted files, Can help prevent future accidental deletions or damage
    • CONS: Some features missing in free version
  • DriveDx

    1.0.7

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    DriveDx - Monitors your drives health status

    6
    1 vote
    • PROS: Easy to use interface, Runs in the background, Instantly alerts users to any detected problems, Compatible with both SSD and HHD drives
    • CONS: Drive scans can slow down computer performance, No advanced drive repair tools, Failure warnings can be inaccurate at times, Application can affect performance somewhat
  • SMARTReporter

    3.1.16

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Quickly detect errors in your hard drive

    7
    12 votes
    • PROS: Can help predict impending hard drive failures, Discreet operation
    • CONS: Cannot detect all kinds of failures, Only supports SMART drives
  • Acronis Drive Monitor

    1.0.187

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Real-time monitoring of your hard drive's health

    7
    14 votes
    • Hard Drive Inspector

      3.98

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Take control of your hard disk drives

      7
      25 votes
      • OnyX

        2.7.3_

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Comprehensive maintenance for your Mac

        6
        490 votes
        • PROS: Cleans and optimizes all aspects of your Mac, Verifies S.M.A.R.T and structure of disk, In depth cleaning, Easy to use
        • CONS: Some operations can take time, Each version of OS X requires a different OnyX, Basic interface
      • HDDScan

        3.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Low-level hard drive diagnostics tool

        7
        27 votes
        • GSmartControl

          0.8.6

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Comprehensive monitoring of your hard drive performance

          6
          9 votes
          • PROS: Much easier to read than standard SMART stats
          • CONS: Doesn't help in terms of interpreting data
        • OnyX

          Tiger 1.8.6

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Comprehensive maintenance for your Mac

          9
          6 votes
          • PROS: Cleans and optimizes all aspects of your Mac, Verifies S.M.A.R.T and structure of disk, In depth cleaning, Easy to use
          • CONS: Some operations can take time, Each version of OS X requires a different OnyX, Basic interface
        • Onyx

          for Panther 1.5.3

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Comprehensive maintenance for your Mac

          5
          5 votes
          • PROS: Cleans and optimizes all aspects of your Mac, Verifies S.M.A.R.T and structure of disk, In depth cleaning, Easy to use
          • CONS: Some operations can take time, Each version of OS X requires a different OnyX, Basic interface
        • OnyX

          for Leopard 2.0.6

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Comprehensive maintenance for your Mac

          7
          21 votes
          • PROS: Cleans and optimizes all aspects of your Mac, Verifies S.M.A.R.T and structure of disk, In depth cleaning, Easy to use
          • CONS: Some operations can take time, Each version of OS X requires a different OnyX, Basic interface
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