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Analyze, Monitor and Restore Your Drive

Utilities for analyzing, monitoring and restoring HGST HDDs

Additional productivity tools for OEMs, resellers and system integrators are available through HGST's Partners First Program.



HGST Windows Drive Fitness Test (WinDFT)

WinDFT is a utility that will quickly test your HGST internal and external hard disk drives as well as all single drive G-Technology products. WinDFT will perform read tests without overwriting customer data. WinDFT also has additional utilities if you need to wipe the disk clean of data.



HGST Align Tool

The HGST Alignment Tool is no longer be available for download.

Due to Microsoft no longer supporting Windows XP after April 8, 2014, the HGST Alignment Tool for use with 4K Advanced Format drives with Windows XP will no longer be provided or supported. If you wish to continue using Windows XP and would like to use one of our Advanced Format drives, you will need to use a third-party software to align the partitions so that the OS may communicate with the drive properly. Please note that attempting to run an Alignment Tool on an encrypted drive, you will corrupt and lose your data. If you must do so, decrypt your drive first, run the alignment and then re-encrypt your drive.

HGST suggests two tools for alignment of 4K Advanced format drives:
Acronis Disk Director: http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/diskdirector/
Paragon Partition Alignment: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/partition-alignment/

Additional productivity tools for OEMs, resellers and system integrators are available through HGST's Partners First Program.