Scannerz
Scannerz 1.7.5.10
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Hard drive analysis tool.   Commercial ($39.95)
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Scannerz is a hard drive and system analysis tool that not only identifies existing hard drive problems, but also identifies irregularities which, if repeatable, are often the pre-cursors to failures. Scannerz can identify not only surface scan errors, but may also be used to isolate more complicated system problems associated with the hard drive and its supporting components. Scannerz allows users to stop and resume a scan at a later time or day, which is useful for users with very large drives. Scannerz Diagnostic Mode (new in version 1.7) can identify more problems than previous
What's New
Version 1.7.5.10:
  • New: Advanced Diagnostic Mode
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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RKO123 reviewed on 01 Nov 2012
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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Type:Utilities : System
License:Commercial
Date:27 Mar 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Scannerz is a hard drive and system analysis tool that not only identifies existing hard drive problems, but also identifies irregularities which, if repeatable, are often the pre-cursors to failures. Scannerz can identify not only surface scan errors, but may also be used to isolate more complicated system problems associated with the hard drive and its supporting components. Scannerz allows users to stop and resume a scan at a later time or day, which is useful for users with very large drives. Scannerz Diagnostic Mode (new in version 1.7) can identify more problems than previous versions including data corruption from failing drives or support circuitry, bad I/O cables, identify drives with excessive head parking events, and perform memory and system bus testing, to name a few.

Scannerz now also includes either FSE or FSE-Lite, Performance Probe, and Phoenix. FSE-Lite which is a light weight version or our full blown file system events monitor, FSE. FSE-Lite may be useful for detecting background applications the user is unaware of that my be causing excessive drive activity without the users knowledge. Both Scannerz and FSE-Lite require administrative user access levels. Phoenix is a tool that allows the user to perform basic cloning, OS extraction, and drive recovery from a bad (but usable) drive to another drive. Performance Probe is a tool to monitor system loading. The demo package only includes Scannerz and none of the add-on tools.

Scannerz now has full support for CoreStorage in Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion. A multi-drive/volume logical volume created in Mavericks or Mountain Lion can be tested in it's entirety or by each individual drive component comprising the logical volume. Fully encrypted CoreStorage based drives or volumes may be scanned directly without needing to use an external drive or another bootable media. CoreStorage volumes can be evaluated using both Leopard and Snow Leopard, although CoreStorage 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. Limited support is provided for third party software RAID implementations.


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