The Scannerz package is a set of hard drive, SSD, and system analysis tools designed to help users isolate hardware, system, and performance problems. The package consists of Scannerz, Performance Probe 2, Phoenix version 2.0 (New!), and FSE or FSE-lite. Although this package is best known for the drive and system testing capabilities of the Scannerz application itself, the overall package is targeted at helping users find a host of system problems. The Scannerz application itself is a hard drive, SSD, and system test and evaluation tool. Scannerz can identify bad or weak sectors on hard drives and SSDs, identify and test for data corruption occurring between a drive and the logic board, evaluate system and memory faults, determine if excessive drive sleep and head parking events are occurring, and test for problems with I/O cables. Performance Probe 2 may be used by itself to identify overactive applications, memory intensive applications, monitor network loading, and with it's load averaging feature, identify applications that are continually bottlenecking the system. It can help identify problems that appear to be hardware related when they are in fact caused by software. When used in conjunction with Scannerz, it can graphically depict drive I/O, which can visually identify drive drop outs and other drive or system problems. Phoenix can be used for creating an emergency boot drive on an external drive or USB flash drive by extracting the core operating system from an existing installation, perform very basic cloning, and help recover data from a damaged drive. Version 2.0 offers better file recovery on damaged drives and can track/log bad files. This tool allows the user to create an emergency boot drive to launch Scannerz from if a system is experiencing problems FSE and FSE-Lite are file system monitors. FSE is configurable while FSE-Lite is not. Both tools can help identify drive intensive application by process, but FSE can be configured to target specific output from user defined parameters.
Price USD 39.95
License Purchase
Operating System Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.11, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
System Requirements Requires administrative access