In our current world of complex and hefty operating systems like Lion, combined with the huge file capacity and speed of the latest hard drives, it is important to have contemporary computer utilities that can fix things when they malfunction. My toolbox contains several powerful and reliable tools to address prevent or address computer problems.
TechTool Protogo from Micromat is an important part of my Lion compatible defense strategy. Using the TechTool Protogo DVD, which downloads as a dmg file, I easily turned my USB flashdrive into a bootable troubleshooting device for Mac (I could have done the same with a FireWire device like an old iPod, or an SD card).
Now, I can take TechTool Pro To Go with me. With a few clicks add it to a handy device. I can now boot, run diagnostics and perform drive repair on multiple Macs, both Intel and PPC, from a single device. This is the power and flexibility I've always wished for, and now I can just drop it into my pocket, and take it anywhere.
With TechTool Protogo, from the most basic bootable profile to full installs for any Mac (depending on the device size), I can add my own custom profiles. Protogo profiles include TechTool Pro to diagnose hardware issues, repair drives, fix disk permissions, clone volumes, backup my Lion Recovery HD to another Lion device, and a lot more. I can add other utilities, like anti-virus, to complement these profiles and help prevent costly repairs in the future.
System requirements include G4, G5 Macs, 867 MHz or faster; all Intel-based Macs; Mac OS X 10.4.9 or greater, including Mac OS 10.7 (Lion); a USB or FireWire device, such as a flash drive, SD Card, iPod or hard drive; and at least 512 megabytes of RAM.
To give your toolkit more power, greater versatility, and faster performance, go to www.micromat.com/protogo for a new version of Protogo at $129.99 (upgrade is $59.99 for users of TechTool Pro 5 and older, or $39.99 for users of TechTool Pro 6, and earlier versions of Protogo or Protege -- previous users will need their serial numbers for upgrade validation). Are you ready to add one of the best Mac tools on the market?