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Micromat debuts TechTool Protege

updated 02:25 am EST, Fri January 6, 2006

Mac utils on a thumb drive

Micromat today announced , a compact, bootable diagnostic and repair tool that contains the full-featured Macintosh troubleshooting program TechTool Pro, Micromat's disk partitioning program DiskStudio, as well as several other utilities on a compact, 1GB FireWire flash drive. Its tiny size makes it easy to carry at all times so that one can test and repair Macintosh computers--whenever the need arises. Leveraging the included software durable, solid state device can diagnose Macintosh hardware, diagnose and repair hard drive problems, optimize and defragment hard drive volumes, rebuild volume directories, recover data from damaged volumes, and partition hard drives without losing data as well as perform other diagnostic functiions TechTool Protege is available today and will be shown at the Macworld Expo. It is available for $230.




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  1. Christopher Price

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Wait for Mactel First

    I cannot buy this product in good confidence without some assurance from either Micromat or Apple that Intel-based Macs will boot with Firewire. This device could very well lose its future-proof abilities in a mere five days.

  1. jerryfrit

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Another method

    With little effort, you can do the same thing with the iPod would might well already have.

  1. jerryfrit

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    oops

    ..I meant to say "the iPod YOU might already have."

  1. jerryfrit

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    oops

    ..I meant to say "the iPod YOU might already have."

  1. macevangelist

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    macevangelist

    What idiot would throw such a product on the market if they did know that Intel based Macs would support FireWire-booting?

  1. jeffreyloaf

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Firewire ?

    I found the supply

    http://www.kanguru.com/fireflash.html

  1. Christopher Price

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: macevangelist

    What idiot? Micromat. They found a FW flash drive, and if they want, they can also offer a USB 2.0 flash drive should Mactel require it. Just be sure you don't order one or the other until you know what your next Mac will be able to boot from.

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