TechTool Pro for Mac

TechTool Pro for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 51 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    107,903
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 16, 2010
  • Price:
    Update; $98.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    56
  • Platform:
    Mac
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5 stars

"Very Disappointed in MicroMat"

April 22, 2010  |  By sigbruner

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 5.0.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have purchased and used every version of TechTool since its inception in the early 90s. I used to get such a kick out of the female voice announcing all the tests and results in the early version. I have also registered every version of software I own, and I have purchased a LOT of software since the mid 1980s.

Fast forward to now. I upgraded my latest purchased version of TechTool Pro to version 5.0.7. Suddenly, the TTP daemon is using 90+ percent of my CPU. I don't know why; perhaps it's having a conflict with another piece of software or an earlier version's remains. So I go to MicroMat's web site to get tech support.

No go. MicroMat won't even talk to me until I register my software. Wait a minute... I have registered all my software. Now, in order to get tech support, I have to re-register under what I guess is a new system. I'll have to dig for the discs, but there is just too much going on right now. I have a unique name, and I'd bet MicroMat could find it in there registration log, but no, can't do that.

To add insult to injury, when I select the TTP preferences now, all I get is a beach ball. Launch TTP, and the offending daemon is "resurrected". Basically, TTP is useless for me right now. When I can find the software, I'll register again, but in the meantime I think MicroMat could do a better job of addressing this issue. It's not a fluke or an isolated incident. I checked their online forums, but there are so many posts about different issues that I'd have to spend days trying to find a relevant thread. I'm not happy and I'm sure customers will be lost over this one.

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1 stars

"TechTool using >90% of CPU???!"

March 18, 2010  |  By MarkusWinter

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 5.0.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
After a harddisk failure I installed the latest TechTool Pro (which I got as part of a bundle) on my new hard disk and enabled the "Protection features" in the system preference pane. The result was that the TechToolPro Daemon used over 90% of the CPU on my 2.5 GHz MacBook Pro when I did something simple as opening a new window - that is simply unacceptable. How does something like this make it through Quality Control?

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4 stars

"I'm fed up"

March 18, 2010  |  By chrischram

 |  Version: TechTool Pro 5.0.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
TechTool is a useful application that has helped me out of a jam on several occasions. Normally I don't attach a star rating for a minor version update, but today I'm mad as hell and I feel like throwing some hurt at MicroMat for their abysmal update mechanism. Are they running their update server on an Apple II? It took me five tries to successfully complete the 5.0.7 download. Some tries failed after a few minutes, others waited until nearly done to fail. Luckily I had gone through all this hassle with the previous incremental updates, so I knew where in my file system to look for the 5.0.7_5123.zip file so I didn't have to go through the same frustration updating my eDrive.

It is unconscionable that MicroMat chooses to treat their paying customers like criminals. Since the updated version still requires reentering the registration code, wouldn't it be much more convenient for all if MicroMat provided a simple download link for minor updates? That way failed downloads could at least be restarted until complete.

So that's why I'm giving TechTool Pro two stars this time.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.7
To perform this version update, launch an installed copy of the TechTool Pro 5 application and select the Check For Update... option located under the TechTool Pro 5 menu. To update an existing eDrive, boot to the eDrive and perform the Check For Update.

  • Added 64-bit support to the TechTool Protection system preference.
  • Major improvements and fixes to the File Structures test.
  • Fixed issues with TechTool Protection on non-administrator user accounts.
  • Additional support for SSD (solid state drives) in SMART Check test.
  • Fixed Cache size for Intel i5 and i7 processors.
  • Fixed SMART Check reporting issue.
  • Addressed support for SD cards in Tests category.
  • Fixed low memory issue with Volume Rebuild tool and eDrive creation.
  • Updated dynamic volume mount/unmount for Surface Scan and File Structures tests.
  • Addressed FileVault when creating an eDrive volume.
  • Updated and fixed localization issues for French, Italian, German, Japanese and Chinese (Simplified).
  • Included additional machine identification models to Check Computer.
General
Publisher Micromat
Publisher web site http://www.micromat.com/
Release Date March 16, 2010
Date Added March 16, 2010
Version 5.0.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Server, Mac OS X 10.4 Server
Additional Requirements
  • Macintosh PowerPC G4 or newer.
  • Mac OS X 10.4.9 or greater.
  • DVD drive.
  • 512 MB RAM or higher.
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name techtool-pro-706-released
Popularity
Total Downloads 107,903
Downloads Last Week 56
Pricing
License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $98

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