Tokyo-Mac
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Tokyo-Mac rated on 12 Jul 2012
[Version 6.5.5]



burypromote
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Tokyo-Mac reviewed on 13 Dec 2011
Bought this as part of the bundle. Burned a DVD successfully and booted from it. Ran Volume optimization on the internal 7200RPM 500GB disk. It took more than 12 hours ( Mac Mini 2010, 8GB RAM, 2.66GHz ) to finish. The system is now unbootable. This is the first system defrag tool I have used in more than 25 years that has accomplished this. Now having to reinstall Lion and recover from Time Capsule. Avoid this product. You are two clicks away from destroying your system.
[Version 6.0.3]


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Tokyo-Mac replied on 14 Dec 2011
Volume optimization completed. There were no errors noted. The disk had 60GB free prior to optimization. I booted from a recovery disk ( not TTP ) and ran Apples disk analysis, which reported volume errors. Hmm, volume errors after running volume optimization. So I booted off the TTP DVD again, and ran their volume analysis. Same thing, volume errors now found. The TTP volume repair though was useless - it was unable to read the disk to repair the errors. So in this case, all I could do was reformat the disk, and do a full Time Capsule recovery. My system was fine before running TTP. All patches up to date. No disk errors. System Check in TTP ran successfully. Volume Optimization on a non boot drive worked fine. The same on the boot drive, silently trashed the volume. This product is not safe, and should not have been released without further testing.
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Tokyo-Mac replied on 14 Dec 2011
After booting, the "circle with the bar through it" arrived. I booted from the recovery partition on the same disk ( by pressing Option at boot ). This was fine. showing that indeed the disk was fine, but the boot volume I had run TTP optimization on was trashed. Seriously, I have recovered my system now, no thanks at all to TTP, whose own Volume repair tool was unable to fix the problems volume optimization had created. I post this only to warn others. Click, click, click ... system trashed.
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