Portable Victoria 4.73b
Victoria for Windows is a robust HDD information and diagnostic utility. Victoria for DOS also available.Victoria for Windows is designed for diagnostics, research, speed testing and minor repair of hard drives (HDD), SSD drives, memory cards, and any other drives in the Windows operating system.
Since Victoria is an HDD information and diagnostic utility at its core, it has the same functionality as its counterpart for DOS. But it also has some benefits, like low CPU load, more convenient user interface, multitasking, and multithreading. A powerful HDD surface scanner is built into the program, which allows you to diagnose the drive for the presence of bad sections, floating defects, and interface errors. Victoria for Windows can test most drives at top speed, regardless of their type. A unique feature of the scanner is the use of special algorithms for automatically setting timeouts and block size, which makes it possible to check both slow and fast disks effectively.
Track your hard drive’s well-being
This application was designed to help you assess the performance of your hard disk drive by providing you with a wide range of useful insight data, but it can also be used to test for minor issues and even repair them if possible.
Among the details the app is able to analyze you can find the hard disk’s model, disk size, features, and total size, but also more advanced ones such as S.M.A.R.T. attributes (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology), including the raw read error rate, number of spin-up times, seek error rate, start/stop count and power-on time.
As mentioned above, you can use Victoria to perform surface scans on your HDDs in order to identify potential issues. Each sector that’s subjected to the scan is marked according to its performance index.
The application is able to ignore, remap, erase or restore the data in sectors where errors were detected, providing you with several possibilities regarding the course of action you want to follow in this situation.
Simple configuration menu
If you’re the tinkerer type, you might want to adjust some of the application’s settings, which can be easily done by accessing the “Setup” tab in the main window of the program.
Some settings regarding the program’s functionality and interface are recommended for advanced users. These include the timeout length for various procedures, some common presets and passport options, but also some settings that are related to the surface scanning.
Handy HDD benchmark tool
To sum it up, Victoria is a comprehensive tool that can come in handy quite often. Its intuitive layout and overall simplicity make it quite easy to work with for all users, regardless of how experienced they are with this type of programs.