Use iPod, flash drive, portable HD as bootable diagnostic device.
Do you have a nice new portable music player in your pocket? Or perhaps a flash drive or portable hard drive? Why not turn it into a Mac OS X diagnostic, repair, recovery, and maintenance tool? With SubRosaSoft DasBoot™ it's easy. DasBoot allows you to take any third party boot CD (such as those shipped by SubRosaSoft.com Inc, Prosoft Engineering Inc, Alsoft Inc, or Micromat Inc) and quickly create a bootable diagnostic device that contains any of your own utilities that you may wish to install.
You can use your portable music player to boot, check, maintain, and repair Mac OS X computers* as needed without erasing it and taking away your ability to play music or use your device as you always have. With the help of DasBoot™ you get to carry all the tools you'll need in your shirt pocket. But unlike expensive third party alternatives, you'll have plenty of space left over for a multitude of additional utilities as well as ample drive space when you need to recover data.
DasBoot™ allows you to run data recovery applications such as FileSalvage, diagnostic and repair applications, and much more, all from your MP3 player, portable hard drive or flash drive.
SubRosaSoft DasBoot™ gives you the power to create and maintain your own pocket-sized toolkit for your Mac - exactly the way you want - on one portable device and it's totally free!! Just plug it in and all your tools will be at your fingertips.
If you want a forensically sound boot device then please use the MacForensicsLab boot CD. This boot CD is specifically modified for forensics use in that it disables the portions of the operating system that can effect your investigation. In doing so it will effect the operation of non-forensics based tools in order to stop them altering your evidence.
DasBoot has been tested with the following disk utilities and data recovery tools, but will also run many others;CopyCatX, FileSalvage, MacForensicsLab, VolumeWorks, Drive Genius, Data Rescue II, DiskWarrior, Apple Disk Utility, and TechTool Pro.
* Note - Users of DasBoot must have purchased licenses to install the various disk utilities and own an appropriate disk utility bootable CD/DVD to use as the source disk.
DasBoot is free to download and can be freely distributed.
Updated on Jul 13 2010