Testing tool for checking the status and health of removable flash media.
Issues often arise with cheap flash drives made with lower quality controls, as is the usual case with products made in China. With that said, USB Flash Drive Tester is a useful software utility which can reduce the headache of faulty devices.
As the name suggests, Flash Drive Tester is a utility which will run through some tests on connected USB flash devices such as SD Cards, Memory Cards and USB Flash Drives. It will perform read and write tests on connected media.
Running Flash Drive Tester is simple. Users are presented with a drop-down list of detected USB devices and from there, you can select the test type and commence the test.
The text panel of this utility provides a log of actions taken while the bottom of the interface provides graphical outputs such as current operation, last error, error count thus far and a device map which displays status of the device with color coding.
Overall, if you want to test some of your storage media for errors that can be recovered or not, try Flash Drive Tester to see whether any of your storage media requires replacement.
Compatibility and License
Flash Drive Tester is provided under a freeware license on Windows from disk management with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and 18.104.22.168 is the latest version last time we checked.
What version of Windows can Flash Drive Tester run on?
Flash Drive Tester can be used on a computer running either Windows 8 or Windows 7. Newer versions of the operating system like Windows 11 and Windows 10 should work but are not completely supported. It runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems with no dedicated 64-bit download provided.