Last updated on Feb 5, 2003
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What is SCSITOOL?
SCSITOOL is a diagnostic and benchmarking tool for SCSI (storage) devices.
Currently supported device types are: harddisk, tape, cd-rom, optical and removable.
Some of the features are:
- Very extensive destructive (write/compare) test for harddisk, removable and optical
- Full write/compare test for tape drive, uses the whole tape
- Cd-rom tower test, can read a lot of cd-rom drives simultaneously (tested with 42)
- Can low level format any number of drives simultaneously (with process indication)
- Can copy one source drive to more than one target drives
- A benchmark that will give you the real speed of the drive
- Hexedit at sector level
- Download microcode (upgrade firmware)
- Best feature of all, it is absolutely 100% free (no catches)
To use Scsitool you need to load a Dos/ASPI manager.
You can use Bart's SCSITOOL Boot diskette (see SCSITOOL bootdisk page).
"SCSITOOL is by far the best program out on the market for making SCSI work
the way it should...it may have been written by a guy who loves tractors but
it's still the best program around. Thanks Bart!
Sincerely, James Hunter"
Here is the link to download: Scsitool 1.04d
To see the changes made:
View the scsitool revision history
(it's also in the scsitool.hlp file).
Known bugs and limitations
- BUG: when running multiple destructive tests on 2 or more drives, on
fast machines (>300Mhz) after about 1 or 2 loops the first drive seems to
Workaround: Test these drives one-by-one using the "normal"
This is a very nasty one because I cannot generate this on
my (slow) testing machine (where I can debug).
Any (more) information on this would be welcome...
Useful SCSI links
Gary Field's SCSI FAQ
The T10 Technical Committee's Home Page
Codeupdt version 11.0F Beta
CODEUPDT User's Guide Revision 10.0 (Html)
Codeupdt Help file (by Norman Binger/Folkert Rienstra)
SCSI Command Utility (scu)
Alex Mina's S.M.A.R.T. View
busTRACE Technologies - Wanna capture and analyze storage class I/O activity across
SCSI, 1394, USB, IDE, or ATAPI bus architectures?