8.4

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SCSItoolbox Suite version 8.4 Release Notes

Manufacturing Module (DMM) Additional Features & Tests

  • Lower memory footprint (DTB now allocates the minimal amount of memory to perform the test)
  • Support for drives that are > 2TB
  • Support for specifying a user-defined timeout for commands for all tests
  • New access method CPAM added
  • Write/Read test now correct for drives > 2TB
  • Save Log Page test Access database error fixed
  • Save Log Page test fix bug which overflows certain large log page/parameter pairs
  • Pre-Test action, P & G List test step, and test thresholds
  • Work-around for certain SAS drives which should fail the 10-byte READ DEFECT DATA CDB when the defect list is over a certain size but in fact do not fail the command
  • ATI (Adjacent Track Interference) Test updated to work correctly with SATA disk drives
  • More detailed system information added to DMM log files
  • Pre-Test Action PList and GList screening updated to accommodate drives with very large defect lists and drives which fail the 10-byte READ DEFECT CDB
  • PList & GList test steps updated to accommodate drives with very large defect lists and drives which fail the 10-byte READ DEFECT CDB
  • Advanced Options page now has a new area where you may enter the timeout  value for commands which will take a long time to complete – such as 15 hour format of 3T drives
  • DMM has new more robust techniques to try to determine the number of defects even if the drive fails the READ DEFECT CDB

Manufacturing Module (DMM) Bug Fixes

  • SATA SMART test issue fixed. Issue was raw data comparisons were only being done on the low-order byte of the 6-byte raw data field. Comparisons are now done on the entire 6-byte number.

 

SCSItoolbox Suite (STB) Additional Features & Tests

  • Drive Temperature displayed on Device Information page
  • Option to detect and lock boot drive at startup
  • Original mode Disk-Commands-Defect, and double-click – work-around for certain SAS drives which should fail the 10-byte READ DEFECT DATA CDB when the defect list is over a certain size but in fact do not fail the command
  • Mode Page Edit, Cache page – added Disable Read Ahead edit
  • HBA name display improvement
  • Display Defect Function can deal with drives with large amounts of defects
  • Main Menu shows version, driver, and OS information

SCSItoolbox Suite (STB) Bug Fixes

  • Fixed some 8-byte LOG PAGE fields to display properly
  • Log Page edit fix bug which overflows certain large log page/parameter pairs
  • Disk device double-click serial number truncation fixed

 

Developer Toolbox (DTB) Additional Features & Tests

  • Lower memory footprint (DTB now allocates the minimal amount of memory to perform the test)
  • Support for drives that are > 2TB
  • Support for specifying a user-defined timeout for commands for all tests
  • New access method CPAM added
  • CDB Tracking feature added
  • Documentation Added:
    • Manual 8.4 – DTB-2011-110408_final.pdf
    • Getting Started Guide – DeveloperToolbox_GettingStartedGuide.pdf
    • Guide – VS and C# – GettingStartedwithDTBandVisualStudioInCSharp.pdf
    • Guide – Threaded Getting Started – DTBv8_4_0VCPSSLThreaded-GettingStarted.pdf
    • Guide – Threaded Advanced – DTBv8_4_0VCPSSLThreaded-Advanced.pdf

 

Install

  • Fixed InstallSTBTrace.exe to not install on a W2000 system