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DiskTools Pro makes Mac repair and maintenance painless, fast and easy. DiskTools Pro is the only utility software that allows you to schedule when to defragment, backup or repair bad sectors of your Mac. It also does not require you to run the tools from a boot DVD, CD or separate volumes in order to fix the startup volume. Use DiskTools Pro to defragment, repair volumes, scan and repair bad sectors, create bootable backups, monitor S.M.A.R.T. status, benchmark your Mac, test disk integrity, analyze drive capacity to free space on your Mac, and more.

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Version 3.9.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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OS X 10.4 or later

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from Bastian Wimmer

This program is a shame and absolutely useless, since it creates the beach ball of death right after startup. U simply can't use it on Mavericks. You actually can't force quit this thing with the Mac OS activity monitor. You have to more...

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Version 3.8.3
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Wts Member IconComment+165
Wts
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It's a shame they can't allow a download on the traditional Mac try before you buys.

Guess they ain't going to gets me 80 bucks.

So my review for that is negative 10.

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Version 3.9.1
Bastian Wimmer Member IconReview+6
Bastian Wimmer
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This program is a shame and absolutely useless, since it creates the beach ball of death right after startup. U simply can't use it on Mavericks. You actually can't force quit this thing with the Mac OS activity monitor. You have to RESTART the Mac. I have never seen such a horrible program, and such a low level of programming skills. This software corporation should better start programming iOS games, not system tools. Same behavior after erasing and reinstalling. Hopeless. Coders and corporations who act like this and sell such junk should be sued and send to jail or get a fine about 10,000s of dollars for cheating on customers. Really, these guys should be known in public for selling expensive NOT WORKING software!

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Version 3.8.3
Bastian Wimmer
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Oh wait... Mountain Lion support... how long is Mavericks out now? Months? And still no working update for this? Another reason why these guys should be whipped in public. Selling expensive software, but unable to support the latest os after month. I own 2 Licences both worthless right now. Maybe I should wait with an OS update until these guys are ready... yeah right (irony off). After burning 160$ I should spend 500$ more to fly over the Atlantic to kick those lazy butts...

Xenophile
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DiskTools Pro (v3.8.3) works fine on my Mac Pro running Mavericks 10.9.3. The included Quickbench remains unmatched as OS X's ultimate disk benchmarking utility.

Note that "DiskTools Pro" is actually "SpeedTools Utilities Pro" distributed by MacWare for boxed store sales. These guys have been developing disk utilities for Macs since forever, they do not sell junk and are highly regarded in the industry.

Ldrki Member IconReview+3
Ldrki
+1

Highly recommended, bootable backup included.

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Version 3.8.3
Harristype
+1

Highly recommended for WHICH operating system? Has been updated since 2012!

Ldrki Member IconReview+3
Ldrki
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Amazing tool, cheaper than others with less features, great customer service. Cannot recommend it enough.

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Version 3.8.3
Gary30 Member IconReview+191
Gary30
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I got this as part of the recent MacHeist. I was intrigued by two modules, the .plist inspection report and the alias inspection and report. Both modules offer to repair problems found. I keep a pretty clean system, but the program found 205 .plist issues and some 740 unresolved alias/symlink issues. The vast majority of the plist issues were missing plist files in the /Library/Containers and ~/Library/Containers folders. There was one corrupt plist file in the ~LibraryCookies folder. I had a backup and after some research decided to let the program fix these problems.

It was a similar story with the alias inspection. However the repairs here were not so graceful. After I gave approval to fix these, I discovered that DiskTools also deleted some symlinks and aliases that were not identified in the report and which were perfectly valid. These were all aliases and symlinks that I had made, two of them to my DropBox folder. Had I not caught the DropBox symlinks right away I could have had some real grief had I not backed everything up. Also, there are in fact many, many aliases and symlinks in OS X. How many others were removed gratuitously? I decided not to find out and so I restored my boot volume, later running DiskTools and allowing it to fix just the plist issues.

When I have a piece of diagnostic software that has done something unpredicted I get a little gun shy. "Buyer Beware" here.

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Version 3.8.3
Laraine
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Thanks for such an in-depth review. Like many people here, I'm wary of anything coming from the developers of MacKeeper. It looks like they have a lot of work to do to get themselves a good reputation.

Xenophile
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DiskTools Pro is NOT from the developers of MacKeeper. It is developed by Intech and actually called "SpeedTools Utilities Pro". The MacWare version is apparently distributed for boxed sales in retail stores.

Allergydetective Member IconComment+2
Allergydetective
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How is this different than Disk Warrior?

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Version 3.8.3
Fangoo
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Disk Warrior actually works! Disk Tools have nice graphics but is pretty much just a toy.
Most of its features are available free. I bought v 3.6 and asked about an upgrade but that comment disappeared.

Zo219
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Disk Warrior has been around for years, is highly thought of, considered the premier disk repair tool - but it doesn’t really repair your disk,nor can it. What it does - and this is unique - is graph and, if you startup from another disk, create a new directory for the disk - and if it cannot, takes you through steps to retrieve files so you can get drive fixed. I’ve never trusted software disk repair, but am not a high-level geek. But DW is the software of last resort - or first, as it will also check plists for corruptions, graph your directory, and check SMART status. You won’t find anyone who considers its costs wasted funds! It can and has rescued drives that seemed defunct.

Xenophile
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The best part of DiskTools Pro is the drive benchmarking utility, "Quickbench". It's the best drive benchmarker for OS X, period. You can buy it seperately for $15:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32012/quickbench

Which I recommened since the rest of DiskTools Pro is not really needed for OS X. Just use Disk Utility to repair permissions and disk catalog structures.

bbc42 Member IconComment+3
bbc42
+3

We purchased SpeedTools Pro directly from Intech.
It seems that apart from the Benchmark Utility there is not much worth in the software. When we tried to scan an external drive for bad blocks the program would just bring up an error icon but the text said all was fine or it would just quit. Drive Genius and TechTool Pro both had absolutely no trouble scanning the same drive.
Our support request email on this issue was completely ignored.

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Version 3.8.3
Drtyrell969 Member IconComment+125
Drtyrell969
+4

I saw MacKeeper and immediately closed my browser. Don't need McAfee 2.0.

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Version 3.8.3
Drtyrell969
+0

MacKeeper attempts to embed itself to the maximum degree, a bit like McAfee did using the Window's registry. No one needs that level of intrusion in their life. I'm glad to hear you have little association with that product. On a separate note, I've been trying to contribute to your FLUX product for some time now with absolutely NO response from you folks. It's a neat idea, but lacks and drag and drop features, which blows the mind. Any suggestions about how to help?

Xenophile
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DiskTools Pro is not MacKeeper and has nothing to do with MacKeeper. It's not even likely to confuse the two, since they are not connected in ANY way whatsoever.

Are you perhaps a developer spreading misinformation about a competing product?

B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+648
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
+8

Remember, this is from Macware, the same people that bring you MacKeeper. I've had to uninstall MacKeeper a few times for people who were fooled into buying it by the fancy publicity, who hadn't a clue what it does or how to use it. It's like the old Norton Utilities to uninstall - that is, it scatters chuff all over your system. Bear in mind that the blurb for DiskTools Pro says it can fix your boot drive without resorting to an alternate boot source, which is a half-truth at best. There are some operations you can perform on an active system, but many others you cannot. DiskTools Pro cannot change those rules, whatever their publicity says. While the MacUpdate deal price is appealing, consider that in most cases you get what you pay for. I'd be suspicious of anything with a discount that deep.

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Version 3.8.3
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
+3

@ Macware Inc.: You'd like us to stop talking about MacKeeper, but the fact that you distribute that crapware along with other products unavoidably tarnishes your brand. DiskTools Pro may be a perfectly fine app, but many people, like me, have come to distrust Macware because you also sell MacKeeper.

As for the repairs DiskTools Pro can run on an active boot drive, the system files it cannot test may, and often are, the source of serious problems. Running tests on all but those files may easily lull a user into a false sense of security. Sure, a partial check is better than no check at all, but it's no substitute for full system analysis and repair. To suggest that it is, is misleading and irresponsible.

MacKeeper and DiskTools Pro are, each in their own way, an attempt to provide a one-stop solution for system maintenance. But running system repairs from a boot drive is an inherently incomplete solution. No amount of advertising hype will change this. Micromat has tried to make complete disk maintenance easier for people who don't want to create a standalone utility disk by developing TechTool Protogo, which can install a bootable utility suite on almost any external media, including flash drives. Unfortunately, the product is rather expensive and it's perfectly natural for people to look for cheaper alternatives. Sadly, though some may be cheaper they are not nearly as complete. Ultimately you get what you pay for.

I understand why developers are chasing the holy grail of a computer maintenance suite that non-techies can use with ease and confidence. But the nature of computer maintenance mitigates against any such solution. The simple fact is that Micromat has come the closest with TechTool Pro. The app has evolved and improved so that it is now easier to use than it once was, though it still requires a minimum of expertise to use competently. I have employed a variety of excellent utilities over the years, DiskWarrior, Drive Genius and iDefrag to name a few. I still use DiskWarrior regularly. But if you can afford only one such program, TechTool Pro remains the most complete option.

To complicate that matter, however, there are some repairs that can only be run on an active system. For these there are many apps to choose from: Maintenance (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16790/maintenance) is the easiest to use and is free; it's the one I recommend most often to friends and clients who are computer-phobic. For a bit more power and control I like Cocktail (http://maintain.se/cocktail), which is still shareware after all these years (you can try before you buy) but costs $14 for a single license; that is, in my opinion, quite reasonable for what it does. YMMV.

Xenophile
+0

MacWare is only a distributor, the actual developer of DiskTools Pro is Intech:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/15467/speedtools-utilities-pro

Intech uses MacWare to distribute a boxed version of SpeedTools Pro in retail stores.

SpeedTools Pro/DiskTools Pro has nothing to do with that odious MacKeeper crapware.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
+1

@ Xenophile: As I said, MacWare's reputation is tainted because they also distribute MacKeeper. Most people don't distinguish between a software distributer and the developers of the apps they distribute, nor do they even know such a distinction exists. If Intech is miffed because their apps are associated in people's minds with crapware like MacKeeper, they should look for another distributor with a cleaner reputation. There's an old saying that one rotten apple can spoil the whole barrel. This is a perfect case on point.

Murune Member IconReview+4
Murune
+3

Got this as part of the recent Macheist. The version provided by MH resulted in hangs and the update wouldn't accept my serial number. Multiple emails to the developer went unanswered. If you're interested, the discussion forum on the product at MH (where other people had the same experience as I did) is at http://macheist.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=23939.

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Version 3.8.3
Murune
+1

The trouble ticket I opened in October is still unanswered. User msu on the macheist forums got similar treatment, but was eventually told that there was no way to find the problem without sending his disk in. That's been my experience, as I pointed out others can read through the MH forums.

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Version 3.9.1
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Ldrki
Version 3.8.3
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Version 3.8.3
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Version 3.8.3
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Version 3.8.3
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Version 3.6
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Version 3.6
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Version 3.6
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Version 3.6
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Version 3.6
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Downloads 58,174
Version Downloads 2,712
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 27 Jun 2014
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $79.99
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