Drive Scope
Drive Scope
1.2.7

0.5

Drive Scope free download for Mac

Drive Scope

1.2.7
25 October 2019

Disk health and maintenance.

Overview

Drive Scope is an advanced SMART drive-testing and health-warning application. Building on the improvements to the SMART check in TechTool Pro, Drive Scope not only provides early warning when a drive is on the path to failure, but provides a deep dive into the health of the drive. See what errors have occurred, and when, along with whether the errors are temporary or an indicator of overall failure. You can even trigger the drive's internal testing to run manually, providing instant access to up-to-date drive health information

What's new in Drive Scope

Version 1.2.7:
  • Updated for full macOS 10.15 ‘Catalina’ compatibility.
  • Fixed error when reading external NVMe drives.
  • Fixed crash related to NTFS formatted SD cards.
  • Fix for external drives sometimes not displaying drive logo.
  • Updated SAT SMART Driver installation for macOS Catalina support.
  • Updated Vendor ID database for NVMe Data table.
  • Updated Sparkle update framework to version 1.22.0.
  • Added additional drive manufacturer company logos.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.

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5 Drive Scope Reviews

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leibowitzd
11 September 2017

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This product is an insult to TecToolPro 9 users. If TechTool Pro 9 is a complete all-in-one diagnostic tool for Mac, why sell Drive Scope as a stand alone app instead of integrating it into Tech Tool Pro? Or is Tech Tool Pro so feeble that you have room to introduce multiple new diagnostic tools? Prediction: Drive Scope won't sell well, and it will undermine conviction that TechToolPro is as comprehensive as your advertising implies. Lose-lose. At any rate, you have undermined this long-time customer's faith that your company is interested in producing a single all-purpose diagnostic tool. It now appears that you want to milk your customers by getting them to purchase one "complete" and (ultimately) several "stand alone" diagnostic apps. Given your marketing strategy, I think I will look elsewhere than to micromat in the future. Did you even consider this in company deliberations before marketing Direct Scope? I fear you did, and decided on the basis of how to rake in the most money. I'm a customer for now, but not for long. Sincerely, David Leibowitz
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Version 1.0.2
ShotBlocker
26 October 2019
Only an absolute SAP would spend $4.99, let alone $49.99 for this. SMART isn't that great to begin with, varies with vendor, and is subject to interpretation. Please check out "Smart Utility" here on MacUpdate. (It's also worthless, but half the price.) Scroll down to the review by Mcr on 29 December, 2018, to see why so-called 'SMART' software really isn't worth much. Spend your $49.99 on a backup hard drive or, if you must, sink it into TechTool Pro, which has its own SMART test. And check out what Micromat's ChristianP wrote below on 22 September, 2017: "Hopefully, we'll be able to integrate the full feature set of Drive Scope into a future version of Techtool Pro." Two years later, that integration still hasn't been done. That should tell you something. -SB
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Version 1.2.7
JamesHarrisPhoto
25 October 2019
Just use DriveDX. Less than half the price.
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Version 1.2.7
Ward
26 August 2019
Drive Scope looked interesting, as a way to monitor the MANY drives connected to my iMac. Fortunately, I noticed this footnote early in my investigation: † Drives in RAID enclosures not supported. My system has two OWC 4-bay RAID enclosures, running in JBOD mode (Just a Bunch Of Drives). So Drive Scope is useless for me. The moment this RAID restriction is lifted, I'll add Drive Scope as a companion to TechTool Pro.
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Version 1.2.6
1 answer(s)
Macosxdude
Macosxdude
05 November 2019
Out of curiosity, which OWC 4-bay RAID external enclosure are you using on your iMac? I'm in the market for one. I would assume it connects using Thunderbolt? Thanks in advance.
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Version 1.2.7
lacwbo
10 October 2017
It would be helpful to provide a trial version. Without trying it, how do we know that is worth $19.99?
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Version 1.0.2
2 answer(s)
a-wgaa
a-wgaa
29 November 2018
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artie505
artie505
14 August 2019
Drive Scope costs $50 (Yep, that's FIFTY dollars!) now, but even for $20 we shouldn't have to read reviews to learn info about it that Micromat should be providing via a trial period.

Fifty bucks for a one trick pony is bad enough, but Micromat's serving it up as a pig in a poke to boot is insulting!
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leibowitzd
11 September 2017
This product is an insult to TecToolPro 9 users. If TechTool Pro 9 is a complete all-in-one diagnostic tool for Mac, why sell Drive Scope as a stand alone app instead of integrating it into Tech Tool Pro? Or is Tech Tool Pro so feeble that you have room to introduce multiple new diagnostic tools? Prediction: Drive Scope won't sell well, and it will undermine conviction that TechToolPro is as comprehensive as your advertising implies. Lose-lose. At any rate, you have undermined this long-time customer's faith that your company is interested in producing a single all-purpose diagnostic tool. It now appears that you want to milk your customers by getting them to purchase one "complete" and (ultimately) several "stand alone" diagnostic apps. Given your marketing strategy, I think I will look elsewhere than to micromat in the future. Did you even consider this in company deliberations before marketing Direct Scope? I fear you did, and decided on the basis of how to rake in the most money. I'm a customer for now, but not for long. Sincerely, David Leibowitz
Like (8)
Version 1.0.2
2 answer(s)
Warwickt
Warwickt
13 September 2017
Thanks David, good point, I'm with you.
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Christianp
Christianp
22 September 2017
Sorry to hear that you feel that way. The current architecture of Techtool Pro doesn't allow for providing the amount of detail that we are able to with a dedicated app. Hopefully, we'll be able to integrate the full feature set of Drive Scope into a future version of Techtool Pro. Our hope was that people who want more SMART data for their drives could have it (long) before it was available in Techtool Pro. Further, not everyone wants every test and tool in Techtool Pro. For those looking only for a dedicated SMART utility, we hope that Drive Scope can fill what is a real void for Mac users.
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$49.99

0.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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