December 13, 2007 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lancaster, PA - December 13, 2007 - For the sixth month anniversary of SMART Utility, Volitans Software is having a sale. Starting now until the end of December, customers will receive a special sale price of $15 for the 10 client license (normally $20), $50 for the 100 client license (normally $100), and $100 for the unlimited client license (normally $200). Customers can use the coupon CPN6MONTH1 for the 10 client license, and CPN6MONTH2 for the 100 and unlimited license. It can be purchased online or in an innovative way: within SMART Utility itself through its embedded web store.
SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) is a system built into hard drives by their manufacturers to report on various measurements(called attributes) of a hard drive's operation. SMART Utility is different from other drive utilities, such as Disk Utility, which only read the overall SMART Status. SMART Utility not only displays the individual attributes to see their status and information, but it also uses an internal algorithm based on those attributes to detect drives failing before SMART indicates it has failed. This allows time to hopefully backup, and then replace the drive.
It runs on Mac OS X 10.4 or later(including 10.5), with a Intel or PPC processor.
Volitans Software was founded on February 22, 2007, by Matthew Butch, to sell SMART Utility. The name Volitans comes from the scientific name of the Red Lionfish. Matthew is an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician, an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator, and an Apple Certified System Administrator. He conceived of the idea of SMART Utility because he wanted a better way to test hard drives in his job as an on-site Macintosh Technician.