Micromat announces the release of TechTool Pro 6

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[prMac.com] Santa Rosa, California - Micromat, Inc. today is pleased to announce the release of TechTool Pro 6. For 20 years, Mac users have relied on TechTool for diagnostics, maintenance and drive repair. In this new version, Micromat has added features to help Mac users diagnose hardware problems and make it easier to fix issues on their hard drives, including those with internal solid state drives (SSD's or flash storage), plus provide for dependable backup and recovery of Mac volumes.

TechTool Pro 6 can now create an emergency start-up volume on the active hard drive using its eDrive technology, eliminating the need for using a boot DVD for most users or having to burn an eDrive on a secondary source to repair a Mac's internal drive. Plus, TechTool Pro's upgraded eDrive technology no longer requires Apple's boot disk updates to keep the software current.

"With this new version of TechTool Pro, you no longer need to boot from a DVD, so preventative maintenance or repairing corrupt Mac volumes is faster and easier than ever before," said Christian Pickman, Micromat's Product Manager for TechTool Pro. "Removing the boot DVD requirement means we can deliver by download, greatly speeding up access to those who need drive repair."

Volume Cloning was added to this new version, to quickly create exact duplicates of volumes or disk images (.dmg) for trouble-free volume recovery, archiving or for upgrading from a smaller size hard drive to a larger drive.

TechTool Pro 6 features a new Local Network Tool, which shows the active services and ports on each selected Mac or Bonjour supported device on the local area network. This information is helpful when strengthening security on a specific machine or on the overall LAN, and since device history is tracked, it allows for tracking of machines or devices that were in use in the past but are no longer available.

The new benefits in TechTool Pro 6 improves the capability for Mac users to identify impending problems, provide ongoing maintenance and fix hard drive issues on their own systems to help prevent costly repairs in the future.

While maintaining previous version pricing, TechTool Pro 6 now ships in a Family Pack that can be installed on up to 3 CPU's to fill the needs of households using multiple Macs.

Pricing and Availability:
TechTool Pro 6 is available direct by download from Micromat, with Family Packs for $99.99 (USD), and Family Pack upgrades for users of any previous version of TechTool Pro, TechTool Deluxe or TechTool Platinum priced at only $39.99.

Business Packs (10 users) are $299.99 and can be ordered online or direct from Micromat at 707-566-3831. Specially priced academic versions for TechTool Pro 6 can be ordered for $39.99.

TechTool Pro 6 can also be purchased from popular resellers and distributors worldwide, with localized versions available in Japanese, French, German, Italian and Chinese.

Micromat was founded in 1989, and is recognized as an innovator and leader in the development of diagnostics, maintenance and repair for Mac. TechTool is a registered trademark of Micromat, Inc. TechTool is a registered trademark of Micromat, Inc. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective holders.


Christian Pickman
Product Manager
(707) 566-3831

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