updated 12:10 pm EDT, Tue March 31, 2009
DiskTools Pro now shipping
Macware has launched DiskTools Pro, a collection of utilities for hard disk maintenance on the Mac platform. Developed by Intech for Macware, the main features of DiskTools Pro are bad sector detection and repair, file defragmentation, S.M.A.R.T. monitoring and analysis and bootable disk backup with automated scheduling. The utilities allow for scheduling defrags, back-ups and bad sector repairs. It can run on the start-up volume and test/repair multiple volumes concurrently.
DiskTools Pro features safety mechanisms to prevent system damage if a power loss occurs while the utilities are running. The utilities require Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later and 256MB of RAM, working with G4, G5 and Intel chips. DiskTools Pro is now available and costs $80.