Windows Surface Scanner 2.10
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Windows Surface Scanner 2.10

Free This tool will help locate unreadable blocks on your hard drive
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The hard disk is a very important part of your computer, as it stores all information, and any crashes or errors could result in the loss of your precious data. Therefore scanning it periodically and timely anticipating any problems is always a good idea. If you also realized the importance of prevention, then you will be interested in a tool that allows you to analyze the health status of your hard drives in an easy and accurate manner.

Windows Surface Scanner is a very simple utility created with the single purpose of helping you scan your hard drives and detect if there are any sector errors, also known as the infamous “bad sectors” (sectors with physical damages).

Using Windows Surface Scanner is very easy as it is a very simple tool. Too simple, I’d say. Its interface comes with no additional settings or features, and this makes using it quite unintuitive and awkward. It’s a rare case when simplicity is taken to extreme and backfires, but it’s the case of Windows Surface Scanner too. After I finished a disk scan I was able only to print a report, but I would’ve preferred to be provided with additional statistics and clear data about the scan results, even if no bad sectors were found. Anyway, if bad blocks (sectors) are found, they will be displayed in the center of the interface. So if there are problems to care about, this tool will properly inform you about them. Since it’s also free, I’d say it’s worth a try. It represents a pretty good solution to check your disks for bad sectors.

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Pros

  • It's easy-to-use
  • Can print reports
  • Free

Cons

  • The scanning takes quite a while
  • The interface lacks any additional settings and options
  • The interface cannot be customized

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