Is TechTool Pro worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -Josh-, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. -Josh- macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Has anyone here ever tried Tech Tool Pro, and if you have, is it worth the money?
    My Mac seems to be slowing down a little bit - I'm an old Windows user, when this happens I would run Disk Defragmenter, however I don't see an option for PC Maintenance anywhere on my Macbook - Thanks.
  2. kaiwai macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2007
    My experience has been so far that unless it is *really* fragmented, you won't actually notice a difference. What I suggest you look at is what you have loading at start up.
  3. WillJS macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2007
    I got it in a pack for like 50$ (some MU thing) and I rarely use it. I find it hard to navigate really.. try using OnyX (same thing, free)
  4. cardiac dave macrumors regular

    cardiac dave

    Jun 23, 2005
    Download the latest Cocktail update and run the default all-jobs routine. It may help to clean and speed things up. (similar to Onyx)
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I haven't used Tech Tool Pro but I do have Tech Tool Deluxe which you get when you buy Applecare for your Mac and it has successfully diagnosed a bad RAM stick in my PowerBook. If you just want Tech Tool Deluxe for the system cleaning utilities don't waste your money as 1) you can run them all from Terminal (except for Disk degfragmenter and the other specialty tools), 2) there are free utilities on the net that do the same thing (except Disk defragmenter, etc). I highly doubt it's worth $98 for disk optimization (which OS X already does) and eDrive.

    Remember, OS X doesn't slow down like Windows does. It'll slow down a bit only because of all the data that you are collecting but this is normal. Only a fresh install is super zippy and even that can vary from machine to machine.

    To keep OS X running smoothly try MainMenu (10.3.9 to 10.5). It'll do the job for free.
  6. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Do you recommend MainMenu or OnyX?
  7. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    OSX does most defragmenting automatically. Try the free utilities mentioned (TechTools isn't worth buying), but check your memory and hard disk usage. OSX really slows if it doesn't have enough disk space. Also, use Activity Monitor to make sure you don't have a runaway program. best wishes.
  8. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2007
    MD & ATL,GA
    i have an mbp, but here im talking about my imac, same thing. isnt techtool deluxe free? and which is best for checking my HD? i have a cricketing HD, and its worrying me, i dont know what to run!!! there is disk utility that came with the mac (leopard by the way here guys!), and i have applecare, so im thinking techtool deluxe, but only if its free, and there is mainmenu, onyx, i really dont know! what do you guys think?

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