Posted 28 March 2007 - 12:55 PM
I have a MacBook Pro 17" Core Duo 2 laptop and I am looking for a Mac utility
to help keep my laptop running smoothly.
If it is worth buing, do you know if it will be compatible with "Leopard"?
Looking at their web site, I did not find this information.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 03:44 PM
I have both Tech Tool and Disk Warrior.
They are both effective; I have a little smoother and simpler operation with Disk Warrior. Tech Tool has a lot more test features and optimizes the hard drive.
My experience is that Tech Tool will update to new systems much quicker than Disk Warrior. Disk Warrior was many many months in updating to Tiger from Panther.
Edited by Pastor Vinny, 28 March 2007 - 03:50 PM.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 04:15 PM
I also have both.
Most of the Mac IT people I know depend more on Disk Warrior.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:07 PM
Posted 31 March 2007 - 05:49 AM
I used to use TechTool for defragging and maintenance under OS9, but never saw the need for it under OSX.
But of course TechTool must have been updated since the heady days of troubleshooting INITs under OS 9, so that's not really a fair assessment of the two products. I still have and (unfortunately) sometimes use Disk Warrior. I do not have or use TechTool any more.
Having said that, Tech Tool DID have the BEST Easter Egg EVER created in any Mac app.
Posted 31 March 2007 - 05:53 AM
Tiger Cache Cleaner and
and other system maintenace tools,as well as
to tweak and fine-tune various OS features.
Look for them at versiontracker.com or macupdate.com.
Posted 07 April 2007 - 01:57 PM
However, I suggest instead of worrying first about tuning performance, you look at cloning your current system--files, applications and system--to an external drive. The whole thing. This is kinda like backup but makes a perfect image of your system. If you need to keep working, you can just boot from the external drive. No worry about licenses or permissions or reinstallation.
I use SuperDuper! for this purpose and it works great. You can schedule it too.
I use a bus-powered FireWire/USB2 drive. After the first long clone, then the software just does the changes, much like an incremental backup.
(former editor of MacWEEK in the days)
Edited by davidmorgenstern, 07 April 2007 - 01:59 PM.
Posted 07 April 2007 - 11:31 PM
While outdated, I think the results of this test are still relevant.
Edited by Joe Weaks, 07 April 2007 - 11:32 PM.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 08:30 PM
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