Seagate SeaTools

4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 (20 votes)


Windows 7/8/Vista/XP / Freeware / 7,556 downloads

SeaTools for Windows has replaced SeaTools Online and PowerMax. SeaTools for Windows is a comprehensive, easy-to-use diagnostic tool that helps you quickly determine the condition of the disc drive in your external hard drive, desktop or notebook computer. It includes several tests that will examine the physical media on your Seagate or Maxtor disc drive and any other non-Seagate disc drive.

SeaTools for Windows tests USB, 1394, ATA (PATA/IDE), SATA and SCSI drives. It installs onto your system. SeaTools for Windows is completely data safe.

Reviews of Seagate SeaTools

  1. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 23, 2010)

    The decadent manufacturer tell you if your drive is failing already or it will fail! Seagate drives have the worst failure rate in their last 2 desktop generations. Barracuda 10 and 11 are just garbage.
    Seagate would replace their smart test for just a basic model checker, one line only:
    If HDD = (Barracuda 10 or Barracuda 11) and (HDD=Still_online) then it WILL FAIL on random (1min-6months).

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 30, 2010)


    Sorry to disappoint you, but as of Christmas Eve 2009 (aka 24 Dec 2009), Seatools 1.2.0.***1*** was out, not 1.2.0.*2*. is a *newer* release - b/c as of Christmas / version, Windows 7 was not *officially* supported. Hence the version bump, to allow for Windows 7 Official Support.

  3. 3 out of 5 stars
    Artem S. Tashkinov

    Reviewing (May 18, 2010)

    No S.M.A.R.T. attributes shown, just OK or not OK.

    This "new" release was released roughly an year ago.

  4. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (May 18, 2010)

    I am an avid fisherman and use these SeaTools all the time ;p. I especially like the fish gutting utensil. -- joke

    To previous reviewer: The official Microsoft developer recommendation is for applications to install dependencies into their own program files. This prevents them from over-writing other versions of those DLLs in the system folder. Of course, WFP fixes this issue for most system modules.

  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 23, 2009)

    Seems to do what is says. But I take a point off because it installed the MS Visual C (2005) AGAIN. Why can't programs check to see if this is installed first? This is just like the days when old versions of Direct X would install over teh op of newer ones.

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