This utility is used to test all kinds of storage devices – it performs their diagnostics, obtains information about the status of the drives using S.M.A.R.T., and also knows how to execute many service commands and change special settings.
HDD Scan supports all kinds of drives – ATA / SATA, SCSI, USB, FireWire, Flash-drives. The program contains many tests: surface tests for bad sectors (read, write, check-write-read, artificial random reading test), speed test, temperature monitor, S.M.A.R.T. tests. The program can view information about defects on drives, read and analyze identification information, change AAM parameters (noise control function), AMP (power saving function), PM (stop spindle function for a certain time), force start / stop spindle rotation, save all received data in the MHT format, or create an option for printing on the printer.
The temperature monitor can be displayed either as a separate window or placed in the tray. The utility does not require installation, there is an instruction in the archive with explanations in Russian (PDF), but for many tests it is necessary to run it with administrator rights.
Download HDD Scan: http://hddscan.com/.