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  Version 9.3.1
  Version 9.3
  Version 9.2
  Version 9.1
  Version 9.0
  Version 8.8
  Version 8.7.1
  Version 8.7
  Version 8.6
  Version 8.5
  Version 8.4
  Version 8.3
  Version 8.2
  Version 8.1
  Version 8.0
  Version 7.2
  Version 7.1
  Version 7.0.0
  Version 6.1.2
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  Version 6.0.10
  Version 6.0
  Version 5.3
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  Version 10.0

SCSItoolbox Suite version 8.4 Release Notes

Manufacturing Module (DMM) Additional Features & Tests

  • Lower memory footprint (DTB now allocates the minimal amount of memory to perform the test)
  • Support for drives that are > 2TB
  • Support for specifying a user-defined timeout for commands for all tests
  • New access method CPAM added
  • Write/Read test now correct for drives > 2TB
  • Save Log Page test Access database error fixed
  • Save Log Page test fix bug which overflows certain large log page/parameter pairs
  • Pre-Test action, P & G List test step, and test thresholds
  • Work-around for certain SAS drives which should fail the 10-byte READ DEFECT DATA CDB when the defect list is over a certain size but in fact do not fail the command
  • ATI (Adjacent Track Interference) Test updated to work correctly with SATA disk drives
  • More detailed system information added to DMM log files
  • Pre-Test Action PList and GList screening updated to accommodate drives with very large defect lists and drives which fail the 10-byte READ DEFECT CDB
  • PList & GList test steps updated to accommodate drives with very large defect lists and drives which fail the 10-byte READ DEFECT CDB
  • Advanced Options page now has a new area where you may enter the timeout  value for commands which will take a long time to complete - such as 15 hour format of 3T drives
  • DMM has new more robust techniques to try to determine the number of defects even if the drive fails the READ DEFECT CDB

Manufacturing Module (DMM) Bug Fixes

  • SATA SMART test issue fixed. Issue was raw data comparisons were only being done on the low-order byte of the 6-byte raw data field. Comparisons are now done on the entire 6-byte number.

 

SCSItoolbox Suite (STB) Additional Features & Tests

  • Drive Temperature displayed on Device Information page
  • Option to detect and lock boot drive at startup
  • Original mode Disk-Commands-Defect, and double-click - work-around for certain SAS drives which should fail the 10-byte READ DEFECT DATA CDB when the defect list is over a certain size but in fact do not fail the command
  • Mode Page Edit, Cache page - added Disable Read Ahead edit
  • HBA name display improvement
  • Display Defect Function can deal with drives with large amounts of defects
  • Main Menu shows version, driver, and OS information
SCSItoolbox Suite (STB) Bug Fixes
  • Fixed some 8-byte LOG PAGE fields to display properly
  • Log Page edit fix bug which overflows certain large log page/parameter pairs
  • Disk device double-click serial number truncation fixed

 

Developer Toolbox (DTB) Additional Features & Tests

  • Lower memory footprint (DTB now allocates the minimal amount of memory to perform the test)
  • Support for drives that are > 2TB
  • Support for specifying a user-defined timeout for commands for all tests
  • New access method CPAM added
  • CDB Tracking feature added
  • Documentation Added:
    • Manual 8.4 - DTB-2011-110408_final.pdf
    • Getting Started Guide - DeveloperToolbox_GettingStartedGuide.pdf
    • Guide - VS and C# - GettingStartedwithDTBandVisualStudioInCSharp.pdf
    • Guide - Threaded Getting Started - DTBv8_4_0VCPSSLThreaded-GettingStarted.pdf
    • Guide - Threaded Advanced - DTBv8_4_0VCPSSLThreaded-Advanced.pdf

 

Install

  • Fixed InstallSTBTrace.exe to not install on a W2000 system


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