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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This is expert-class diagnostic software to study USB ports and devices, but demo limitations make an efficient test difficult. USBTrace's multipane interface logically places data for easy readability and offers a simple way to move and resize panes to user preferences. The Help file serves as both a manual and a quick-study guide. However, an extensive understanding of USB controllers, devices, and drivers is required.

Operating USBTrace is surprisingly easy. Devices or drivers to monitor are chosen using quick check boxes. The click of a button starts capturing data as it is transferred through the selected device. A spreadsheet of data is displayed very quickly, including the time, device, request, status, and other information. It is difficult to test the app over time, though, as the demo stops when a small buffer is filled. During our tests, that took less than 30 seconds. Nevertheless, you can highlight captured data to display additional information. Though most of the data will be unintelligible to all but expert users, it takes just couple of clicks to store data in an HTML, XML, or text file.

While we wished the demo limitation wasn't as stingy, USBTrace is a rare diagnostic that doesn't alter your system as it captures data. It's stable, uses little overhead, and the information it grabs is extensive. Expert users will appreciate the program's easy operation and informative display.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.8

Version 2.8 has added headers for HTML and XML export files and updated USB device list for VID/PID decoding.

General

Publisher SysNucleus
Publisher web site http://www.sysnucleus.com
Release Date April 02, 2013
Date Added April 03, 2013
Version 2.8

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3.45MB
File Name usbtrace.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 12,637
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $195
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