Victoria is a small freeware application for low-level HDD diagnostics, designed to assess performance, test and perform minor repairs to your IDE drive and SATA HDD. Victoria designed primarily for HDD repairmen in stationary conditions and is not intended to test the system hard drive.
Victoria has a lot of useful features, including: full HDD information, disk image creation, 10 disk tests, surface scan, low-level format, Automatic Acoustic Management (AAM), S.M.A.R.T. information, ability to change disk size, and much more.
Features of Victoria:
- No CPU load at idle.
- User-friendly interface.
- Supports these interfaces: IDE and Serial ATA.
- View full technical information on drives.
- Manipulate SMART tests and view SMART status.
- Extensive testing and benchmarking with graphical maps.
- Low level sector viewing and manipulation.
- Much more...
Changes in recent version
Fixed a bug that in some cases made it impossible to determine the serial number of SCSI and Flash drives.
The "diagnostic command" checkbox has been removed in the passport settings. Yes, I know that 03 ... EF command is not intended for diagnostics at all But nothing better has been invented since 2004, and in API mode it does without registers, which is important for some USB bridges. As the mood will be, I'll figure out which of the more modern ones to put in its place.
The "interface check" in the EXT passport now works in API mode.
In the settings of the EXT-passport, checkboxes that are not applicable in API mode are now deactivated.
Not all drives can get the temperature from the passport. Sometimes it is only available through SMART. Therefore, in this version, if there is no temperature in the passport, then it will be displayed on the panel at the SMART request. The temperature will also appear when you press the EXT-passport button on SSD, NVMe, if the checkbox "find out the amount written to the SSD" is checked.
! Fixed a very strange bug. When switching from SMART to passport, the passport was requested a second time. Strange, because for a year of manifestation, it never interfered. But a second passport is not needed either. I fixed it just in case.