updated 05:15 pm EDT, Wed May 7, 2003
Alsoft has released , an upgrade to its popular utility for the Mac that adds several new major features, including native Mac OS X directory rebuilding for Mac OS X Extended disks, as well as disks running under earlier versions of the Mac OS. Also new to this version are significant speed improvements, support for journaling, and a component that uses a drive's built-in S.M.A.R.T. technology to monitor drive hardware, giving users the opportunity to back up data when hardware is in danger of failing. The new version retains its ability to compare the existing directory with the rebuilt one, showing users which files and folders have been affected by directory damage before any changes have been made to their disks. DiskWarrior is $80; upgrades are $40.