DISKWARRIOR OR TECHTOOL 4???

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Which one is better and if possible why?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Diskwarrior works

    I can only tell you that DW kept me from having to do an
    Archive and Install......It was a good investment and I got
    it at the Apple Store per the Genius recommendation. :)
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    disk warrior has fixed the unfixable for me since version 1 many eon ago. It repairs your file structures and can resurrect files when others can't. Its optimisation function is slow, but it is extremely good as i necer have corrupt file probs
     
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    I haven't tried DiskWarrior but if you're looking for more than just disk repair, Tech Tool Pro 4 is exactly that. While it does disk repair and de-fragmentation, it also checks your hardware, so it's a better fit for me.
     
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    evoluzione

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    i've used TTP and DW and DW has saved an iBook that nothing else would even want to know about. it took almost a day of rebuilding or whatever it did, but it did it, and did it extremely well. it's one of the very few utilities that i've bought for myself...(i tend to borrow that sort of thing but DW is well worth it) :D
     
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    Counterfit

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    DW and TTP don't even do the same thing. Well, they both check the hard drive's SMART thing, but that's it. DW checks and rebuilds the disk's directory, and it's very good at that. TTP does just about everything else you could want. It's like Norton SystemWorks, except it actually works. So they complement each other fairly well. If you can afford it, get both.
     
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    mklos

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    TTP DOES check and rebuild the disks directory. I know because I have it and have done it.It does things like check/repair the Finder structure, the directory structure, optimize your hard drive, and many other things. TTP 4 is pretty good and I recommend it. I'm not saying its any better than DW because I've never used DW.
     
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    Counterfit

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    Well hey, it does! I haven't used it in TTP4, but DW works wonders. If you have the money, I still say get them both though.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    re:DISKWARRIOR OR TECHTOOL 4???

    Neither one will fix that sticky shift key you got there. j/k
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    I have heard alot of bad things about the latest versions of TTP... will have to look around for some, i used to use it in combo with disk warrior under OS 9 and that combination alone would fix everything. Unless things have drastically changed i assume that combination DW and TTP will fix most things, where one alone will leave critical problems.
     
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    JFreak

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    ttp comes with applecare, right? is there any major difference between that and the latest version?
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Well i just checked all my ibook propaganda, and the applecare brochure said that you get techtools deluxe. I didn't get it with mine so i have a call to make about that i think.
     

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