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Paranoia increases with experience
Authored by: clytie on Sep 08, '04 05:20:26AM

Too right. TechTool Deluxe, that free AppleCare bonus, killed my hdd yesterday. Without my backup, I would have lost everything. I, too, use Deja Vu, which is a Preference Pane, so very accessible (especially if you use Prefs Menu


a very handy little utility which makes all your System Prefs. available from the menubar) and very configurable!

Backup, backup, backup. No excuse is worth losing all that effort you've put into acquiring your data, creating it and setting it up to save you time and effort.

Off-site and redundant (multiple copies, particularly in different locations and on different types of media) backups are best. Think of fire, flood and famine. (Well, someone could eat your information. :) )

from Clytie, still fuming about the damage

Clytie Siddall -- Renmark, in the Riverland of South Australia

iBook G3, 10.3.5, all updates current

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TechTool?? You fool!!
Authored by: Mija on Sep 08, '04 06:40:15AM

I suffered more than enough with TechTool years ago (OS 9 era). I tried to fix some minor problem on my hard drive - TechTool hung after some HOURS and I was unable to boot. I managed to boot from a removable drive and run again TechTool - after more than a day of "work" it stopped responding.
Then I tried Norton and seemed to (slowly) fix things; but the drive wouldn't still boot, and each new run of Norton would fix the same things again!

So I got DiskWarrior... and in less than 60 minutes everything was OK again.

It was SO ATROCIOUS that I swore I'd never use TechTool nor Norton again.

(offtopic rant OVER) :)

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