Cocktail VS Tech Tool Pro 5?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by imac abuser, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Mar 1, 2004
    I'm running 10.6.1 on my MBP 17" Unibody what are peoples thoughts on using MAC OS X Cocktail, and Tech Tool Pro 5. If you use both of them do you think it's counterproductive, or even harmful?

    Recommendations? I like both products...
  2. robots199 macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2009
    Techtool Pro 5 is more of a hard drive/disk diagnostic suite. But it is has more features, at a price of course. I have never had to use it though.

    Cocktail is harder to use (over-complicated GUI) but cheaper.

    If you are looking for an easy to use disk utility, iDefrag & Carbon Copy Cloner are the champs when put together. One $30 utility and one free utility are uber handy when working with hard disks. CCC pwns TT Pro 5 with its easy to use gui and fast archiving and backups. And iDefrag Gives you so much space back on your hdd. Its a No-Fail Combination!

    iDefrag is located @

    Carbon Copy Cloner is located @

  3. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Generally no, but there could be situations where it would be beneficial. For most users, defragging is not needed and can actually slow the hard drive access, thanks to how OSX puts oft used data in a hotband area. For folks who use video/audio and need contiguous files then they'd benefit the most from defragging.

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