Review HD Tune
If you have never had problems with the operation of your hard disks, then you can consider yourself a lucky man because they tend to fail much more frequently than most users think. It is for this reason that it is convenient to have a program that can give us a hand in this regard, and without a doubt, HD Tune is one of the great free alternatives that we can find today.
HD Tune is a utility designed to let us know the state of health of our storage units to avoid the inconvenience of suddenly encountering such a failure in our computer. It diagnoses the condition of your computer's hard disks, whether internal, external, or even removable.
All you have to do in this type of case is to select the specific unit you are interested in and start the analysis that HD Tune will take care of, which takes time according to the number of contents or failures of each disk. The first information in this type of case is related to the disk temperature, which is also displayed in the system tray, replacing the classic icon that programs place.
Initially, the first tab of HD Tune will show us the performance test, also called Benchmark, of each of the disks we have selected, starting with the Start button. In this way, we can quickly know the speed of the transfer rate, among other objective data, although some extras are only accessible in the Pro version of the program, which is paid.
However, you will be able to enjoy sections such as Info and Health , which, as their names indicate, are responsible for collecting general information and health information, in particular, of each of the disks you have decided to analyze. At the same time, there is the last tab called Error Scan , which, as you might guess, is the one in which a list of all the errors that the disks may be suffering is generated.
What other data does this platform show us? All the important ones, among which we can mention the data transfer speed and the access times to each one. Of course, it quickly shows the total amount of space on each of the disks, showing how much is free to be used and how much is already occupied.
If you wish, you can easily store all this data or information since HD Tune allows you to generate a text file in which you can save each piece of information that it shows at a glance. Once you have copied this information and already have it in the Windows Clipboard, you can paste it into any word processor or social network if you want to send it to a friend or acquaintance.
Initially, the program would check the status of your disks every five minutes, which can be a pain, although you can modify this schedule until it fits your needs. Thus, if you want a daily, weekly, or monthly review, you can set it that way and be sure that you won't miss any possible damage to your computer and its disks.
When talking about the interface of this program, we have to say that although it is not very attractive, it fulfills its primary purpose: to offer us a simple diagnostic platform to check the state of our disks. Its tabbed navigation system is one of the best we have seen in this segment, and we are sure that most users will feel very comfortable with it.
If we had to highlight the main qualities we have found when using this program to analyze the health of our disks, first of all, we would have to point out its performance tests, which are very simple and fast. On the other hand, the navigation through tabs and panels is straightforward, while the search system for specific errors is also an excellent way to know the problems without delay.
In summary, we can say that HD Tune is a fascinating tool when we want to know the overall status of our internal, external and removable disks, which works intuitively and simply even for non-expert users. Although, of course, its Pro version adds some functions that we won't have access to in this free alternative, we believe it is an excellent option to have a first approach to the health of your disks.
Regarding the Pro or paid version of HD Tune, you have to know that its cost for a single license is $34.95, while if you pay in euros, the value is 24.95, so it is not too expensive if you have found it fascinating.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is HD Tune downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of HD Tune.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install HD Tune on your PC, you have to download the hdtune_255.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Is HD Tune free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
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- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000