updated 12:20 pm EST, Thu December 5, 2002
FWB Software is now shipping . SMART Toolkit uses a feature called "Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology" (SMART) that's built into most modern ATA hard drives to monitor and alert users before their data is lost (via an on-screen alert with sound, an email, or by updating a website). DriveTest is measures the performance of hard drives with different data transfer sizes and allows you to compare test results from other machines as well as offers a Verify functions to test the overall integrity of the disk drive. SMART Toolkit (for Mac OS X-only) is $35 while DriveTest (for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X) is $20.