Scannerz
Scannerz
1.9.9.99B

4.2

Scannerz free download for Mac

Scannerz1.9.9.99B

19 December 2016

Hard-drive analysis tool.

Overview

Scannerz is a set of hard drive, SSD, and system analysis tools designed to help users isolate hardware and performance problems with their system. Scannerz itself can help identify problems with hard drives, SSDs, interconnecting support circuitry, and logic boards. Performance Probe 2 can help identify software problems, hard drive or SSD performance problems, network bottlenecks, and overactive or memory intensive applications. FSE or FSE-Lite allow the user to identify which applications are making excessive use of the hard drive or SSD, with FSE being configurable. The tool Phoenix, can allow a user to perform very basic drive cloning, create an emergency boot drive on an external drive or USB flash drive, and perform file recovery on a damaged drive.

A multi-drive/volume logical volume created in Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks or Mountain Lion using Core Storage can be tested in its entirety or by each individual drive component comprising the logical volume. Fully encrypted Core Storage based drives or volumes may be scanned directly without needing to use an external drive or another bootable media. Core Storage volumes can be evaluated using Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, although Core Storage volumes will not be mountable since these OSes cannot inherently recognize Core Storage. There is also full support for Apple RAID, as well as most hardware RAID units. Scannerz can also handle drives not normally recognized by Macintosh computers as well as some drives too damaged to be properly detected by the operating, assuming the drive is at least still operational. This release will also support the latest versions of Sierra (macOS10.12). Limited support is provided for third party software RAID implementations.

What's new in Scannerz

Version 1.9.9.99B:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.6 or later

  • New: All applications in the suite (Scannerz, FSE/FSE-Lite, Phoenix, and Performance Probe) now launch via a secure interface to comply with macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
  • New: Improved the detection of cable faults when using Diagnostics Mode interface tests
  • New: Support for Mac OS X 10.5 and earlier as well as all Power PC systems is now dropped
  • New: Minor bug fixes to Scannerz to address some issues with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • New: Modified drive parsing to address oddities on AF formatted drives initially configured for Windows use
  • New: Phoenix has been updated to provide advanced drive parsing under macOS 10.12
  • New: Performance Probe can now run its "Advanced Monitoring" capabilities with rootless mode enabled or disabled in macOS Sierra

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How would you rate Scannerz app?

7 Reviews of Scannerz

4.5
RKO123
01 November 2012
Version: 1.2.10.57

Most helpful

I got this months ago from their web site. I've used it several times. Essentially a very boring tool UNTIL something goes wrong with your system, at which point it earns it's keep. I started getting weird slow downs and went with the "old reliable" TechTool Pro which promptly told me there was nothing wrong with my computer. I remembered I had this thing sitting around doing nothing and decided to use it. Scannerz immediately started picking up what it calls irregularities - and a lot of them too. Long story short - my heads had apparently crashed, but not so severely that they were unreadable. TechTool Pro wouldn't pick this up, Scannerz did. Scannerz does really nothing but drive and drive related system testing, but it's picking stuff up better than anything else. It's easy to use, (I could teach my dog to use it!! :-) ) but their manual needs to be re-written because it's way too long and way too technical for most people, IMHO. Considering how inexpensive this tool is, I'd say it's well worth the money.
(5)
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PHdJ
29 September 2019
Version: 1.9.9.99B
Unfortunately not working with High Sierra - app also seems to have been abandoned by developer :-(
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5
beugen1955
25 February 2015
Version: 1.9.3.20
I found out about this here. I like it.
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5
jkesler
24 January 2015
Version: 1.9.3.20
Very good at what it does. Don't let the design distract you, it is a powerful software package.
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5
tobinr10
18 November 2014
Version: 1.9.2.10
Scannerz is primarily about system and media scanning. It's probably the best in the world at this, at least commercially, but don't mistake it with other tools like TechTool Pro or Drive Genius, because it is NOT a work alike or discount version, it's totally different. Whereas TechTool Pro and Drive Genius come with a fair number of different items related to the drive, like defraying, the entire Scannerz package seems to be dedicated to troubleshooting problems. Scannerz comes with Phoenix, Performance Probe, and FSE or FSE-Lite. Scannerz itself is probably what most people use and it can outscan TechTool Pro or Drive Genius, and detect problems those two miss completely. It can detect bad sectors, weak sectors, failing I/O cables, drive timeouts, memory problems, system bust problems, and failure symptoms SMART won't detect. I've seen Scannerz drive through a failing drive that TechTool Pro and Drive Genius couldn't even get operating. Phoenix is NOT a carbon copy cloner equivalent and it isn't supposed to be. Phoenix's job is to create an emergency boot volume called a Phoenix Boot Volume and it can recover, using a procedure similar to file cloning, good data from a bad drive. It can, as advertised, to very basic cloning, at which point what it's really doing is performing a recovery on a good volume. Performance Probe is a performance measuring tool. I use this all the time because it shows the memory in a pie chart format that can tell you how much an application is eating up. It comes with a loading feature that can help filter out the most active processes in the system. THis tool is good to find applications that are hogging up all the system resources. FSE and FSE-Lite are file system event monitors. I got the version with FSE and it's different from the Lite version because it's configurable. I've Scannerz, Phoenix, and Performance Probe frequently, but I rarely end up using this. It's easy to forget what it does and that I even own it. What it can do is identify, via a log file, all or targeted file system events in the system like the name of the file being operated on, the process, the user ID, etc. and it's all in Unix like format. It has it's uses tracking stuff like when IconServicesAgent or MDS are over active, but aside from that i rarely use it. The tech support for this package, at least for me, has been quite excellent.
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4.5
Spawn256
09 October 2014
Version: 1.9.2.10
I used it few times seems like a great software. I see an update was released How do you update it? Thanks
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4.5
Richard-browne
09 July 2014
Version: 1.8.2.10
A great tool to scan your hard drives for bad sectors & other hardware problems. scannerz won't offer to defragment your file system, or "optimise" your OS, or any other BS. It does one thing and does it well - scan your hard drives to look for hardware problems. I recently purchased scannerz and had a problem running it on my Mac Pro with an unusual setup. The developer went out of his way to work with me to solve the issue. If you want a tool to scan drives for hardware issues, from a developer with excellent support, then look no further.
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4.5
RKO123
01 November 2012
Version: 1.2.10.57
I got this months ago from their web site. I've used it several times. Essentially a very boring tool UNTIL something goes wrong with your system, at which point it earns it's keep. I started getting weird slow downs and went with the "old reliable" TechTool Pro which promptly told me there was nothing wrong with my computer. I remembered I had this thing sitting around doing nothing and decided to use it. Scannerz immediately started picking up what it calls irregularities - and a lot of them too. Long story short - my heads had apparently crashed, but not so severely that they were unreadable. TechTool Pro wouldn't pick this up, Scannerz did. Scannerz does really nothing but drive and drive related system testing, but it's picking stuff up better than anything else. It's easy to use, (I could teach my dog to use it!! :-) ) but their manual needs to be re-written because it's way too long and way too technical for most people, IMHO. Considering how inexpensive this tool is, I'd say it's well worth the money.
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