STB Suite

December 2008

STB User Survey
STB User SurveyWe want to thank each of you for another great year! STB will be releasing version 8.0 in Q1 2009. We would greatly appreciate your feedback on your usage of the STB Suite. You have a chance to win a free Performa upgrade for completing the survey which should take less than 10 minutes. Expired URL



Hands-on training with a technical STB expert!
STB TrainingDo you have questions about how to best use the STB Suite in your business? STB is happy to work with you in an interactive “live” environment to help you get the most out of your Toolbox. The cost? If you are a current Performa customer it is free! The commitment? Training sessions run between 30 and 60 minutes.

Here is a list of some recent customer training sessions that STB has conducted – live, interactive web sessions presented by STB programmers:

  1. Three stages of disk drive screening
  2. How to troubleshoot tape drive problems
  3. RAID issues in disk drive testing


Contact Jeremy Wolfe at (720) 249-2641 today to schedule your own custom training session!




Ask Dr. SCSI – “Can you upload firmware on SATA drives with the STB Suite?”

The real Dr. SCSIQ. “Can you upload firmware on SATA drives with the STB Suite?”

A. “Great question! First to clarify, as frequently asked by many customers, you cannot download firmware off of any HDD and upload that firmware to another drive. However, with version 8.0 that is currently in beta, you can upload manufacturer provided firmware to SATA drives using a variety of SATA controllers (HBA’s) including 3ware, ATTO and many LSI controllers. Please note, you will have to acquire the firmware for your HDD directly from the manufacturer as STB does not supply firmware files.”




Thinking of upgrading your STB License, don’t wait until next year Performa
If you are thinking about upgrading an old version of the STB Suite, please be sure to select the correct Performa upgrade.Release Notes 7.2 | 7.2 Feature List

If you would like to purchase the Performa upgrade for your STB License you can purchase online here: With questions, please contact Jeremy Wolfe by phone: 720.249.2641, or web: Contact Sales

If you are considering a new STB License or upgrading your old license please act now! With your purchase before year end you will be qualified for the 8.0 release currently scheduled for Q1 of 2009.

Pricing Model for 8.0 for Q1 2009
STB/LIC SCSItoolbox annual lease $2995.00
STB/COM SCSItoolbox Suite $4995.00
STB/MNT Performa/Active (Annual price) $995.00
STB/MNT Performa Less than 1 Yr out $1995.00
STB/MNT Performa More than 1 Yr out $2995.00
Online CC discounts will be 5% instead of their current 10%.





Are you interested in SATA firmware uploads?

SCSItoolbox SuitePlease cast your vote on our home page with your interest, lack of, or questions. SATA firmware will be available early in 2009. If your interest is urgent, please let us know and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.