All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: diglloyd.com photography and WindInMyFace.com

Thank you for buying via links and ads on this site,
which earn me advertising fees or commissions.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Other World Computing...
B&H Photo...
Amazon
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Upgrade the memory of your 2018 Mac mini up to 64GB
877-865-7002
Today’s Deal Zone Items... Handpicked deals...
$3049 $2399
SAVE $650

$3508 $2998
SAVE $510

$998 $848
SAVE $150

$3999 $2998
SAVE $1001

$2299 $1799
SAVE $500

$1597 $1297
SAVE $300

$80 $33
SAVE $46

$2299 $1799
SAVE $500

$1898 $1498
SAVE $400

$2799 $2299
SAVE $500

$2299 $1799
SAVE $500

$600 $400
SAVE $200

$240 $175
SAVE $65

$699 $499
SAVE $200

$400 $300
SAVE $100

$1599 $1398
SAVE $201

$2027 $1597
SAVE $430

$1699 $999
SAVE $700

$180 $100
SAVE $80

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$999 $949
SAVE $50

$400 $300
SAVE $100

$1699 $999
SAVE $700

Mac OS X Lion and diglloydTools

Update 2012-07-25: see the application signing notes.

diglloydTools

Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion have a “sandboxing” feature that prevents my testing software DiskTester (part of diglloydTools) from accessing the boot drive (system drive) for its various tests. A workaround fix is planned.

The workaround is to run the command line (Terminal) version of DiskTester using 'sudo', which will prompt for a password and thus allow permission. Be sure to install the command line tools first (found in the diglloydTools folder once installed).

Start Terminal, then use sudo as shown in this example (using your own desired command):

diglloyd:~ lloyd$ sudo disktester recondition "Macintosh HD"

This technique works for most permissions errors (when Mac OS X denies access to a program, typically -5000 error, this is not specific to DiskTester).

GUI solution

You can use the Launch As Root program to launch the DiskTester GUI with permissions suitable for getting the test done. I’m definitely not a fan of giving anything root permission, but this gets the job done.

OWC Thunderblade Thunderbolt 3 SSD

Blazing fast, up to 16TB.

YEE HAH!



√ No more slow and noisy hard drives!
OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe SSD
6000 MB/sec!
Mac or PC.


Ideal for Lightroom, Photoshop, video.
Capacity up to 16TB!

Save the tax, we pay you back, instantly!

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__