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9 September 2018 Version 2.0.2 released

posted Sep 9, 2018, 2:47 PM by Scott Dwyer

9 September 2018
Version 2.0.2 released
* Improved the driver stability, and added a checkbutton by the virtual mode buttons to choose to use the slow driver mode or not. The slow driver is less likely to cause a total system lockup, but it will use more CPU, cause smaller lockups, and therefore be slower overall.
* Removed the color from the buttons in the bottom status bar by default, and it now uses a more simple method to highlight the buttons that works with systems that the colors don't work on. Added an advanced option to use colors in the bottom status bar for systems that support it. The colors look nice if your system supports it, so I am dissapointed that it doesn't work on some newer systems.

8 September 2018 Version 2.0.1 released

posted Sep 7, 2018, 9:32 PM by Scott Dwyer   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 9:32 PM ]

8 September 2018
Version 2.0.1 released
Fixed a bug where the program would crash when installing the activation file on some flavors/versions of Linux. Fixed a bug where the virtual mode buttons would become clickable in the free version. Added some information in the user manual indicating that clicking on one of the virtual mode buttons starts a domain mode with an empty domain.

26 August 2018 Version 2.0 released

posted Aug 26, 2018, 8:26 AM by Scott Dwyer

26 August 2018
Version 2.0 released
Changed the message when choosing an existing image file so that it states that it will continue to use that file, instead of stating that the file will be overwritten. This is to make more clear that the recovery will be continued using the same file. Added option to use the physical sector size as the logigal sector size for the virtual disk. Updated the End User Liscense Agreement. Reduced the number of available translated languages to the most common ones.

14 July 2018 Version 1.99.3.beta released.

posted Jul 15, 2018, 9:54 AM by Scott Dwyer

14 July 2018
Version 1.99.3.beta released.
Added a function to the pro version to show SMART data. Improved the auto passthrough identify device results so that it tries to get actual ATA identify device results if possible from drives such as USB attached drives, which can only be cloned in scsi passthrough. Added a section in the instruction manual for 520 byte per sector drives. The installer now puts links in the applications menu with the catagory of Utility, which usually ends up under Accessories in the menu. HDDSuperTool will now list the possible modes if the target is not set and no mode was set.

5 July 2018 Version 1.99.2.beta released.

posted Jul 5, 2018, 1:14 PM by Scott Dwyer

5 July 2018
Version 1.99.2.beta released.
Fixed the exit message when not run as root, as there was no message, it would just exit. Fixed a bug with the slow skips count, it was counting slow skips when there were read errors. Fixed a bug with the last run size value as it was wrong in phase 2. Improved the skipping algorithm to help extend the range of the read size per head. The cloning will now stop when there is a skip reset, with a message that the settings need to be changed. There is a new section in the manual that explains skip resets. Most GUI messages are now included in the language translations. The instruction manual is now availble from the help menu. Added a new disk analyze function for the pro version.

18 June 2018 Version 1.99.1.beta released.

posted Jun 18, 2018, 3:43 PM by Scott Dwyer

18 June 2018
Version 1.99.1.beta released.
Changed how skip resets are triggered. They are now triggered if a skip run exceeds 64 skips. When the skip size hits the max skip size, a reset is no longer triggered, the skip size will just stop increasing at max skip size. Added Slow skips to the display output for improved diagnosis capability. If a drive is locked with a password, this condition will now be detected instead of just producing read errors. HDDSuperTool is now part of HDDSuperClone, and will not be continued as a separate project. Please review the command line options of HDDSuperClone to see how to start HDDSuperTool. There are many other improvements and features for the upcomming PRO version. This release is a BETA release of the PRO version, and has the ability to be activated by a license file for the purpose of testing.

19 November 2017 Version 1.12 released.

posted Nov 19, 2017, 7:51 AM by Scott Dwyer

19 November 2017
Version 1.12 released.
Fixed a bug with the cluster size where if changed manually it would revert back to default after starting to clone. Fixed a bug in the advanced settings with "Do not create backup log" and "Force mounted", as they were flipped in part of the code. Added size in GB to display output of the GUI. Added timer settings for direct mode. Added generic modes so a block device or image file can be used as a source. Made many tweaks to direct mode to make it work better. Made many other small program tweaks to improve operation. All of the improvements were for the GUI mode. The command line mode is no longer being tested and will be removed soon.

2 September 2017 Version 1.11.gui.beta released.

posted Sep 2, 2017, 4:51 PM by Scott Dwyer

2 September 2017
Version 1.11.gui.beta released.
Removed some code from the public release versions that was causing a library error on some systems. The code was for performing language translation, which is not needed by anyone but me when building it. I am not planning on updating the live cd as it does not have the error.

26 August 2017 Version 1.10_gui_beta released.

posted Aug 27, 2017, 2:06 PM by Scott Dwyer

26 August 2017
Version 1.10_gui_beta released.
Added an extra device check after a major error is detected to see if the device is still faulted or not, and if not then continue with the current operation. Added advanced settings to the GUI version, to complete the available options that were command line. Added the ability to directly process CHS for older drives that do not support LBA. Added the ability to to control the OS write buffer, due to reports of slow cloning speeds. Removed the 10% limit on direct IDE PIO mode in the free version since it is so slow anyway.

29 June 2017 Version 1.9_gui_beta released.

posted Jun 30, 2017, 5:13 AM by Scott Dwyer

29 June 2017
Version 1.9_gui_beta released.
Added language packs. You can now pick a language at startup. These language packs are created using Google Translate. While Google Translate is usually good at translating, it is almost certain that some translations will have errors. Hopefully none of the errors are major enough to cause issues with use. The program will now start in GUI mode if no command line options are used. The option --command-line has been added to bypass auto starting in GUI mode. Removed the annoying exit box popup when exiting the GUI.

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