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17 January 2021 Version 2.2.21 released

posted Jan 17, 2021, 2:55 PM by Scott Dwyer

17 January 2021
Version 2.2.21 released
  * Fixed a bug with SCSI with an unsupported read 16 command, where it was still allowed even after it was found that the read capacity 16 command was not supported.
  * Added relay activation buttons to the main window.

15 November 2020 Version 2.2.19 released

posted Nov 15, 2020, 5:07 PM by Scott Dwyer

15 November 2020
Version 2.2.19 released
  * Added the advanced option Enable Rebuild Assist, to help aid with recovery on drives that support the feature.
  * Added the phase Rebuild Assist.
  * The identify results now show if the Rebuild Assist feature set is supported.
  * Added some information in the user manual that the program should not be run in a virtual machine for recovery, and that the Direct modes will not work from within a virtual machine.
  * Fixed an issue with the GUI in desktop UI dark mode, where some of the data was not visable.
  * Fixed an issue with some settings not being accessible in some desktop UI environments, where it was not possible to scroll down far enough to access all the settings.
  * Fixed a bug with the skip run count when the skip fast setting is enabled.

4 October 2020 Version 2.2.18 released

posted Oct 4, 2020, 6:04 AM by Scott Dwyer

4 October 2020
Version 2.2.18 released
  * Fixed a bug where the license would not install on some systems (open SUSE), where a required folder does not exist by default.
  * Fixed a bug in the log output that caused an error with HDDSCViewer, related to SMART warnings in the log.
  * SMART status is now allowed in free version.
  * Added the Extended Analyze button to the main window to make it easier to perform.
  * Removed the Extended Analyze option from Advanced settings, since it is now on the main window.
  * The regular analyze is now allowed in the free version. The extended analyze is still only available in the pro version.

23 June 2020 Version 2.2.17 released

posted Jun 23, 2020, 12:47 PM by Scott Dwyer

23 June 2020
Version 2.2.17 released
  * Added warnings to the SMART results for reallocated and pending sectors.
  * Added the slow count to the display during analyzing.

20 June 2020 Version 2.2.16 released

posted Jun 21, 2020, 8:36 AM by Scott Dwyer   [ updated Jun 21, 2020, 8:36 AM ]

20 June 2020
Version 2.2.16 released
  * The Analyze Results window is now scrollable.
  * Added diagnostic information to the analyze results.
  * Added Current read time to the display.
  * Changed the Recent read time to reflect the recent longest time instead of the current long read time.

2 May 2020 Version 2.2.15 released

posted May 2, 2020, 6:33 PM by Scott Dwyer

2 May 2020
Version 2.2.15 released
  * Added the advanced option "Virtual Disk IO SCSI only". This is meant to use with DMDE I/O SCSI to help prevent lockups on some systems.
  * Added "Power Off" and "Power On" descriptions to the Activate and Deactivate relay buttons in the relay settings.

25 April 2020 Version 2.2.14 released

posted Apr 26, 2020, 6:39 AM by Scott Dwyer

25 April 2020
Version 2.2.14 released
  * Fixed a bug where the virtual disk would lock up on some hardware, such as newer computers. The bug was introduced in the previous version 2.2.13.

29 February 2020 Version 2.2.13 released

posted Mar 1, 2020, 7:23 AM by Scott Dwyer

29 February 2020
Version 2.2.13 released
  * Changed an internal timeout in the virtual driver to help prevent unwanted IO errors.
  * Added an advanced option to change the current position.
  * Made changes to the virtual disk driver to help improve stability and prevent lockups.
  * Added SG_IO SCSI I/O capability to the virtual disk driver for use with DMDE I/O SCSI for greater stability.

16 February 2020 Version 2.2.12 released

posted Feb 16, 2020, 6:08 PM by Scott Dwyer

16 February 2020
Version 2.2.12 released
  * Fixed a bug when opening an existing progress file where the message "Unrecognized config setting startconfig" would appear. This was a harmless message, and did not indicate an actual error.
  * Improved the zero and mark filling of the virtual driver, so that only the data that was not read is filled, and any data that was read is returned.
  * Fixed the Virtual Driver so it will work with Linux Kernel 5.3 and above.
  * Fixed a program crash when switching back to a passthrough mode from one of the direct modes when the virtual driver was installed.
  * The "Erase Destination" mode can now be stoped and resumed.
  * Added information to the user manual about the mode "Erase Destination". The mode was added previously, but not documeted.
  * Added information to the user manual about how the virtual disk driver works with different Linux kernel versions. Testing has shown much greater stability with kernel version 5.0 and higher.

6 February 2020 Version 2.2.11 released

posted Feb 6, 2020, 5:58 PM by Scott Dwyer

6 February 2020
Version 2.2.11 released
  * Added the timer option "Always wait for reset timers". This is meant for drives that seem to be ready after a soft/hard reset, but are not truly ready yet and need a delay before proceeding after the reset.
  * Improved Direct AHCI mode to wait for the drive to become ready, waiting for the register bit DRDY. It is possible that failing to wait for this after a reset could cause the program to think the drive is ready when it is not. I don't think this change will break anything, but if anyone has an issue with this release where a previous version worked, please submit a bug report.

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