DiskWarrior a must buy

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  1. PalmHarborTchr macrumors member

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    #1
    I would suggest all those who write
    to this site with problems would
    first consider buying a copy
    of DiskWarrior....I cannot tell you
    how many times this utility has
    solved my problems in OS 10.2
    Yesterday, my iTunes radio showed
    up with a duplication of every radio
    station name and it would not
    connect.Apple tech support gave
    me a complicated fix. I pulled out
    Diskwarrior and it fixed it.
    This utility will help you in so many
    ways....its well worth the $90.:D
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    DW will NOT work on the new iBooks for some reason. Just a warning. I use it on my TiBook around once a month though, and it has kept me safe from harm. I bought it a month after I got my computer when my HD wouldn't mount, DW fixed it right up. Boy was I freaked about that though.
     
  3. tapuah macrumors newbie

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    How does it compare to TechTools Pro 4

    How does it compare to TechTools Pro 4?
    I am thinking to buy it rather than DiskWarrior. Anyone has an actual experience? How about Drive 10?
     
  4. Hoven macrumors regular

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    I did a bunch of research and comparisons on drive utilites when I bought me eMac and an external LaCie drive.

    I can't find the detail spreadsheet right now, but my bottom line was:
    1st to buy (covers many conditions) DiskWarrior($90)
    2nd to buy (covers many others) Norton Disk Dr.($100)

    I think with those 2 you've got most situations covered.

    If I can find the spreadsheet, I'll post it later.
     
  5. Hoven macrumors regular

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    Hah! Found it! This was based on an article I read (I can't remember which) and I summarized it into a spreadsheet.
    I'll cut and paste, but it may come out a bit ugly, so I'll attach it as well.


    Utility
    Test Drive 10 Disk Doctor Disk Guardian Disk Warrior Disk Utility NOTES
    Bad Sector fix N N N N Y (reformat)
    Volume Header fix Y- Y Y- Y Y Y- = couldn't detect name of damaged disk
    Header Node fix Y- Y N Y N Y- = couldn't detect name of damaged disk
    Catalog Nodes fix Y Y N Y N
    Files in alpha order Y Y Y Y Y
    Illegal File Name Character N+ Y N Y N N+ found but didn't fix the problem
    End Node Map Y- N+ Y- Y N+ N+ found but didn't fix, Y- fixed but lost files
    Thread Record Error Y Y N+ Y- N+ N+ found but not fixed. DW fixed wrong
    move suspect files? N ?? N Y N
    Overlap/cross-linked files Y Y Y- Y Y- Y- fixed but did not sep files
    Fragmentation extents N+ Y- N+ Y- N+ N+ = found not fixed, y- means fixed with data loss
    HFS+ wrapper N+ Y N N+ N N = didn't find, N+ = found not fixed
    Damaged Partition Map N N+ N N N N+ = found not fixed
    Drive 10 Disk Doctor Disk Guardian Disk Warrior Disk Utility
    Full "Yes" count 4 8 1 8 2
    "Yes" or "Yes-" 7 9 4 10 3
     
  6. tapuah macrumors newbie

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  7. Hoven macrumors regular

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    #7
    Hmmmm...
    I thought I attached the Excel sheet for the table data, but I don't see it. Oh, now I see... I can only post pictures (gif, jpg, etc). Well, Let's try this then; a picture of the Excel table.

    At least it might help you align the junky text version.

    :rolleyes:
     

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  8. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

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    It didn't work on either my new powerbook or G5. They came out with a new verison and it works great. And its bootable again.
     

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