Protogo offers you a variety of pre-built configurations for an emergency disk Our Verdict An excellent utility for creating an emergency rescue disk that has all the tools you might need For Makes creating an emergency disk easy Supports OS 9 booting Disks work with PowerPC and Intel Macs Comes with own OS X installation image Against Can't add system files to images Post-OS 9, pre-Tiger Macs unsupported Back in the days of OS 9, if your Mac had start-up disk problems, creating a resue disk was easy. OS X changed all that, making it altogether trickier. Thankfully, Micromat has charged to the rescue with TechTool Protogo. This automates the process of creating an emergency rescue disk using anything you might have to hand - a hard drive, an old iPod or even a Flash drive - and reduces the whole process to more or less a few mouse clicks. To use Protogo, just plug in your removable media and launch. It will offer you a variety of pre-built configurations for an emergency disk. The most basic is a single partition that will start up any Tiger-capable Mac, whether it has a PowerPC or an Intel chip. You won't have access to the Finder with this configuration and the version of OS X installed will be
The Volume Rebuild tool allows you to see what changes will be made before you replace a directory. The new version, which retains the same look and user interface that Micromat revealed in version 5, sports three main sections; Tests, Tools, and Reports. The Tests section includes an overall computer scan, volume structure, file structure, and video memory utilities.
All of Micromat TechTool Pro 9 price, wrapped in an entirely new interface. Check Computer - Now you're in control Check Computer is a handy way to tell TechTool Pro to run the entire suite of tests to give you the best possible snapshot of your Mac's health. Sometimes, though, it's nice to be able to leave tests out, or to skip certain drives. Using the new configuration panel, you have total control of the Check Computer suite.