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Updating your eDrive

When updates are released, either for macOS or Techtool Pro, it is a good idea to also make sure that your eDrive is up to date. Note that updating the macOS or Techtool Pro on your main startup disk won't update your eDrive, because the eDrive exists on a separate partition.eDrive desert

Here are our recommendations for the best way to keep your eDrive up to date.

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Using specialized tools

Techtool Pro is sometimes compared to a Swiss army knife. It is a single tool with a variety of functions. In some cases, however, you might decide that you need a more specialized tool for a particular task. In our experience, RAM testing and reading SMART data are two tasks where you might want additional functionality. Enter ATOMIC and Drive Scope, utilities designed with a very specific function.

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eDrive vs. Protogo

Every Mac user is different, so each Mac user may have different needs for diagnostic drives. Techtool Pro gives you choices when it comes to building a startup drive for troubleshooting. The eDrive tool adds a partition to an existing hard drive like your internal startup drive or an external drive, such as a Time Machine disk. The Protogo tool, however, builds a dedicated troubleshooting device, and is best used with a fast thumb drive since Protogo devices are reformatted prior to being built.

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