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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great software,
This review is from: TechTool Pro 6 (Mac) (CD-ROM)This is a very relieable tool. Managed to resolve some of the issues I had with my Mac Pro machine. I do however feel that it is slightly pricy.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid all round suite of disk tools,
This review is from: TechTool Pro 6 (Mac) (CD-ROM)This was an upgrade to The TechTool deluxe which used to come free with Applecare.
It has two parts one a hardware checker which largely duplicates the free hardware check that Apple supplies and disk maintenance utilities.
After install and setup the program offers a full check up, be warned this takes a while (overnight if you have any attached disks). The advantage of TTP 6 hardware tests is that they take place online (no need to reboot and run from install disk), unlike the Apple one. There's also a surface scan which is handy, as it looks for bad blocks. So far TTP6 hasn't found any problems on either of my machines.
I've setup the eDrive to help boot up the machine in case of emergencies. This is a useful feature, somewhat similar to the OS X Lion feature.
There are also disk repair defragmentation and cloning functions, I've not had cause to use these yet. I'll report back when I have a problem.
In summary, this is a very wide ranging suite of tools, and as such good value for money (particularly if you upgrade from the Deluxe version). However I have had excellent results with Diskwarrior 4.0(Mac/Snow Leopard) for Directory repair and this would still be my favourite in case of emergency. I also use iDefrag for defragmenting drives and I've had good results with it. It does both defrag and compact and again I'll stick with this for the moment.
My other favourite tool is SuperDuper which clones drives and I've had years of good service from.
In short if you have only one immediate need you might be better buying the single products above but if cost is a problem or you need a lot of tools together TechTool Pro is a good solution.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tech tools pro 6 - yep.... gets my vote!,
This review is from: TechTool Pro 6 (Mac) (CD-ROM)THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED: TECHTOOL PRO 6 has just saved my bacon and if you're reading this review, you're probably in BIG trouble and looking for a fast, effective solution to your woes (as I was)
WHAT WENT WRONG: Basically I've been professional video editing (APPLE FCP7) using an external drive (because I'm flipping between a portable laptop and the main tower system in my edit studio). Then... one day (dum, dum, durrrr!) the drive wouldn't mount (MAC) - this is similar to finding your house key suddenly doesn't work; you know the stuff is inside but you can't access it...)
So I find myself instantly been left without any project files or assets... basically up the proverbial swanee-creek without a paddle...... (and no back-up)
So.. enter TECHTOOL PRO 6 (dah daah!!) After installing (easy) I tried to remake the volume directory but this wasn't possible ("FAILED" - obviously something terrible and not recoverable) so I tried the "DATA RECOVERY" tool which managed to pull off all the files by avoiding the main-file-structure hierarchy front-door (just to add I really haven't a clue about computer programming etc)
Yo! - TIP - All your file/folder allocations will be lost so what I did was to create 26 folders in alphabetic order then I searched the dead hard-drive and then copied ANYTHING STARTING WITH THE LETTER "a" (for example) to the replacement folder (obviously on another drive!) I know it's a big job to re-allocate the files to new folders but, hey, getting your stuff back is enough good news and you will be really, really grateful - just make yourself a cup of tea and sit down to an afternoon of mouse-clicking knowing you've been given a second chance.. TECHTOOL PRO 6 also includes a load of stuff to inform you hard drives are on their way out, running slow and many more really useful on-going tools so it's worth the money just for data management alone
Comes with a very comprehensive .pdf manual but at 98 pages long I opted not to print to paper - just copied it to another laptop for viewing
VERDICT: You don't have to be a computer programmer to keep your MAC (or PC) in order (and you really need to keep it in order) Don't wait until it's too late like I did. Luckily, I was given a second chance to recover lost data - for me "too late" wasn't too late; all thanks to TECHTOOL PRO 6 (crumbs, that sounds like a sales video but it isn't)
I hope this review was helpful to you because this software worked very well for me
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mac Helper,
This review is from: TechTool Pro 6 (Mac) (CD-ROM)Keep in the bottom drawer for when disaster strikes and dont wait till it does before you get this bit of kit - you will save yourself a lot of worry if you do
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TechTool Pro 6 (Mac) by MicroMat (Mac OS X)