HDD Wipe Tool
This freeware HDD Wipe utility will erase and re-certify a SATA, IDE or SCSI hard disk drive with any size of up to 281 474 976 710 655 bytes. Will work with USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures. Low-level erasing of Flash Cards is supported too. HDD Wipe Tool will clear partitions, MBR, and every bit of user data. The program utilizes Ultra-DMA transfers when possible.
HDD Low Level Format Tool
This freeware Low Level Format utility will erase, Low-Level Format and re-certify a SATA, IDE or SCSI hard disk drive with any size of up to 281 474 976 710 655 bytes. Will work with USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures. Low-level formatting of Flash Cards is supported too. Low Level Format Tool will clear partitions, MBR, and every bit of user data. The program utilizes Ultra-DMA transfers when possible.
Hard drive firmware update utility (Bootable CD ISO)
This utility, on the bootable CD, will then examine your system, detect all 2.5/1.8 inch hard drives installed, and then check the firmware revision of the drive. If required, it will prompt you to run the appropriate firmware update program for your drive.
Magic Boot Disk v2.0
Magic Boot Disk v2.0 is an MS-DOS boot disk which contains some very usefull stuff, such as patched FORMAT.COM, fixed FDISK.EXE, USB Mass Storage drivers for MHDD and more.
USBASPI V2.20 MS-DOS Driver
USBASPI is a MS-DOS driver makes it possible to access your USB device under MS-DOS. Supports USB (OHCI/UHCI) and High Speed USB (EHCI) external Mass Storage devices such as hard disk drives, CD/DVD-ROM, flash disks and flash cards attached via card-readers.
HDDScan is a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics, it supports IDE/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives, RAID arrays, external USB/Firewire hard disks, flash cards. The program can scan the surface, view SMART attributes, adjust AAM, APM (Power Management), etc.
IBM/HITACHI Drive Feature Tool
IBM/Hitachi Drive Feature Tool is a DOS-bootable tool for changing various ATA features. The Feature Tool allows you to control some of the features of IBM/Hitachi Deskstar and Travelstar high performance ATA hard disk drives and supports 48-bit addressing, so it will work with the new large capacity drives.
Victoria is a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics. Victoria supports these interfaces: IDE and Serial ATA.
MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics. MHDD supports these interfaces: IDE, Serial ATA, SCSI. Also there is a possibility to access an USB storage, there are drivers for emulation (USB->SCSI). This software can make precise diagnostic of the mechanical part of a drive, view SMART attributes, perform Low-level format, bad sector repair, different tests and tens of other functions.