SpinRite II

SpinRite, by Gibson Research, is a tool that can diagnose, repair, and rejuvenate the low-level formatting and optimize the interleave of MFM and RLL (ST412/506 interface) hard disk drives. Its pattern testing ability is also useful for verifying the operation of SCSI and IDE hard drives.

For a much more detailed explanation of what SpinRite does and does not do, see: Software spotlight: SpinRite

Spinrite II was the most popular version, primarily used for MFM/RLL hard drives.

Installation instructions

Write the disk image to a 360k floppy disk, or use WinImage to extract.

Product type
Application Utility
Gibson Research
Release date
Minimum CPU
User interface


Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
SpinRite II Manuals II English x86 Archive 29.63MB
SpinRite II v1.0 (1989) (5.25-360k) II v1.0 English x86 5¼ Floppy 163.79KB
SpinRite II v1.1 (1990) (5.25-360k) (3.5-720k) II v1.1 English x86 3½ Floppy 856.39KB
SpinRite II v2.0 (1991) (5.25-360k) II v2.0 English x86 5¼ Floppy 95.77KB


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