tech tool pro 4

Discussion in 'New Mac Application Announcements' started by mc68k, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. mc68k macrumors 68000


    Apr 16, 2002
    to be realesed...

    o $50!
    o written in cocoa
    o offers to make a partition so you don't have to boot from cd
    o defragments X
    o multitasking utilities


    i hated drive 10, i'm glad micromat's coming out with something worthy of their former glory. i will definitely look forward to it's release. i always feel leery defragging my X drive from 9, even though it needs it badly.
  2. wsteineker macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2001
    Montgomery, AL
    I saw this the other day on the Micromat website. I didn't see a release date, though. The $50 price point is sweet, though. It comes in cheaper than Drive 10 and TTP 3. I can't wait for this thing to ship. My HD needs optimization like it's going out of style. :)
  3. globalwidget macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2002
    Upgrade deal / Optimization

    If you buy Disk 10 now until 4/30/03, you will get a free upgrade to TT4 when it comes out towards early May.

    I had to buy it yesterday to undo damage caused by Norton Utilites. I have used Norton 6 before to fix stuff on an OSX HD but this time it didn't go so well... I think Disk 10 is the only thing out there that boots into OS X from the CD.

    BTW, I'm pretty sure Disk 10 currently has a Disk De-frag / Optimization feature with it. I used it just yesterday. It's underneath the Service menu, though I noticed that in the paper manual it wasn't listed. Only the PDF version had it mentioned. Must be a new feature. The is version 1.1.4 on my disk.
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Tell me what optomizing does it do... I mean anything special that I would want?

    I fix disk permissions, like every 2-3 days... I run macjanitor every... week...

    I mean so far I haven't got a mac virus or anything really bad.
    I once... once got a panic during a WCIII game but nothing bigger than that.
  5. mc68k thread starter macrumors 68000


    Apr 16, 2002
    it puts your data into contiguous blocks, so that the drive head mechanism doesn't have to go all over the place for some given data. you notice the defragmentation effects more if your disk has a lot of data on it.

    for more in depth info i would do a search, but that's the basics.
  6. mac15 macrumors 68040


    Dec 29, 2001
    I was a fan of Techtool back when I had OS9, it was great but very slow.

    I use diskwarrior now, I'm waiting for version 3 to be released. But techtool Pro 4 looks pretty awesome, Are they still going to produce a light version?
  7. springscansing macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2002
    New York
    Diskwarrior 3 is out. Or at least its on my server.. hmm :-\
  8. unreg macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
    disk defrag / speed

    Defragging the HD definately does speed the system. As the disk approaches 70% full, this maintenance is most critical. I've run both Disk Warrior and TT for directory repairs in the same session. Often one utility will find and repair what the other didn't. I usually run TT to optimise the HD. Works for me. YMMV.
  9. Dr. Distortion macrumors regular

    May 2, 2002
    Eindhoven, the Netherlands
    Wouldn't that by any chance be the Sneak Peek version which expires after March 30th? That's what I saw on various KDX servers...

    -Dr. D.

  10. pEZ macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2003
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Drive 10

    So many people dis Drive 10 for not being effective. Therefore, I'm going to be one of the first to sing its praises. It's optimization feature somehow managed to save my friend's iBook from serious hemorrhaging - I know I've never seen Norton do that. Therefore, I'm looking forward to receiving my free copy of TechTool Pro 4.
  11. Fat Tony macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2001
    Does anyone know if there is a cross-grade price for those of us who bought Drive10 early on? I don't want to buy it again just so I can get a free update in a month.

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