FWB Software is now shipping two new apps for OS X users, SMART Toolkit and DriveTest. SMART Toolkit is a hard drive utility designed for the monitoring and alerting of data loss. DriveTest is a two part utility designed for diagnosing drive performance. According to FWB Software:
FWB Software, a leading developer of software utilities for the Macintosh, today announced the immediate availability of two "Built for OSX" Utilities.
FWB SMART Toolkit(tm) uses a feature called "Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology" (SMART) thatis built into most modern ATA hard drives to monitor and alert users before their data is lost.
FWB DriveTest is designed for performance-oriented users and features two types of disk tests.
Benchtest - measures the performance of hard drives with different data transfer sizes under four different types of test, and allows you to compare test results from other machines.
Verify - analyzes the data integrity of the drive Subsystem including the driver, the drive controller, the cabling, the driveis motherboard, and the operating system.
You can find more information about the SMART Toolkit and DriveTest release at the FWB Software Web site. SMART Toolkit 1.0 is available for US$34.95, and DriveTest 1.0 is available for US$19.95.