September 24, 2012 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Reston, Virginia - Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC, (SCSC) has released a new version of Scannerz with FSE-Lite for the Mac OS X Operating System. The new version of Scannerz fixes some bugs for users with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and the package now includes their book titled "Hard Drive Troubleshooting." Scannerz is an analysis tool utilizing advanced diagnostic algorithms developed by SCSC that analyzes not only the hard drive, but the circuitry supporting the drive. Unlike other hard drive tools on the market, Scannerz is a hardware oriented tool with the sole purpose of detecting problems and helping the user isolate their actual cause before attempting a repair. FSE-Lite, which is a file system events monitor, can help isolate applications that may be generating excessive drive activity and misleading a user into believing their system has problems when none actually exist.
"Scannerz is fault detection software for the hard drive and supporting components, it's not just surface scanning software. Our book, 'Hard Drive Troubleshooting,' along with Scannerz and FSE or FSE-Lite can help people isolate the causes of problems they're having by taking a systems approach to the problem rather than assuming the hard drive itself is the culprit. People very often think they have hard drive problems when in fact they're not being caused by the drive but supporting components, such as faulty cables, bad connectors, or faulty logic board traces," stated an SCSC spokesman. "I don't know how many times people have contacted us and sworn they had a bad hard drive and replaced it only to find the problems still persist. Our new book combined with our products, can provide a systematic approach to solving these problems, often without spending money on parts."
"The scope of the book covers everything from basic troubleshooting to advanced troubleshooting. It also includes sections on software and power system problems that might make it appear that a drive problem exists when one doesn't. In our opinion, the vast majority of tests identified in the book can be done by nearly anyone at any skill level. However, some of the procedures identified in the advanced troubleshooting section of the book may require unit disassembly to be done properly. The product Scannerz is, itself, a product which is very easy to use."
"The update to Scannerz fixes some minor bugs related to launching a summary test report when Scannerz finished a scan on a hard drive using normal mode. All currently licensed commercial users have either been sent the update already, or if they're recent customers, then they will already have the most recent version. All of SCSC's commercial applications have been certified by us to work on OS X versions 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and 10.7 (Lion) on all Mac systems capable of supporting those operating system versions. As always, all updates to Scannerz version 1.2 are free of charge to all commercially registered users."
The base package of Scannerz comes with FSE-Lite, but may be upgraded to include the full blown version of FSE for a nominal fee. Interested parties should review the documentation on SCSC's web site regarding the differences between FSE and FSE-Lite before purchasing.
The contents of the base package include:
* Scannerz, version 126.96.36.199 - This includes the latest bug fixes
* FSE-Lite version 188.8.131.52, upgradeable to FSE version 184.108.40.206
* Hard Drive Troubleshooting - A 141 page hard drive troubleshooting manual
* Scannerz Manual
* FSE-Lite or FSE Manual, depending on the package
* Readme - A last minute notes file in RTF format
SCSC encourages interested parties to feel free to contact them with any questions or comments regarding their products. Contact information is available from the "About" section of their web site.
Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC (SCSC) was formed in 2005. It is legally licensed to do business as a limited liability company in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia. Originally, SCSC focussed on producing its own line of cross platform software tools using Java. The applications consisted of performance enhancing application tools, engineering and scientific tools, and tools for the medical sciences. In 2008, SCSC changed its focus and became dedicated primarily to developing products for use on the Mac OS X and IOS operating systems. SCSC's product line up for Mac OS X currently consists of Scannerz with FSE, Scannerz with FSE-Lite, FSE, and SpotOff with Spot-O-Meter. Scannerz is a hard drive scanning tool, FSE is a file system events monitor, and FSE-Lite is a less capable version of FSE and is included in all base versions of Scannerz. SpotOff and Spot-O-Meter allow a user to control and monitor Spotlight activity. Copyright (C) 2005-2012 Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X platforms are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.