Posted 02 February 2007 - 09:10 AM
Posted 02 February 2007 - 12:39 PM
I've used DiskWarrior 4 from the day it became available. It has performed flawlessly. It is substantially faster and appears to find a few more directory issues.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 12:56 PM
On top of that it also has a lot of other cool features including the ability to join partitions without the need for reformatting.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 01:08 PM
Apparently, Drive Genius was reviewed a couple years ago http://www.macworld..../index.php?pf=1
I am interested to see a head-to-head comparison between the current version of DG and DW. I have never had a problem with DW, but if DG offers the same capabilities of DW plus disk defrag, I may make the switch, because I really need a rock-solid defrag utility.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 01:19 PM
However, these days defragging isn't so necessary, as drives are larger, and when files are changed they are less likely to have changes appended, but instead have new files created from scratch in a free area of the drive.
Also 10.3 and up automatically defragment files under 20MB.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 01:33 PM
Few utilities are as important and as reliable as DiskWarrior 4. Throughout many years, this program has showed its value as a data and bacon saver, and this new version continues to provide essential maintenance and repair features. <a href="/2007/02/reviews/diskwarrior4/index.php">[more]</a>
Totally agree, this is a great tool and well worth the money!
Posted 02 February 2007 - 02:04 PM
1. It's Intel-compatible (verified on my MacBook Pro :-)
2. It'll run on Mac OS X (software) RAID volumes. This was a huge problem with the 3.0.x. On both my G4/933 and G5/2dp, I'm running multiple RAID Mirrored volumes. (Each box has 4 drives, RAID Mirrored Paired). DW 3.0.3 wouldn't even start properly on those machines.
(If you have a desktop and haven't considered RAID Mirrored, it's really worth thinking about. The only problem is that you have to back up your existing volume to RAID Mirror it with another.)
I'm -super happy- with this, and glad to be able to use DW on all my machines again.