Drevitalize 3.24

DREVITALIZE FUTURE PLANS

NO OFFICIAL BETA AVAILABLE



DREVITALIZE 4.0 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Drevitalize 4.0 (Windows) will require at least Net Framework 4.6. This can be installed on Windows Vista SP2 and higher Windows OS. There is no need to install anything on Windows 10.
  • UEFI compliant boot machine for the boot version of Drevitalize 4.0. Old Drevitalize (DOS) will not be updated to version 4.0. However there may be an upgrade to Drevitalize (DOS) 3.3x which would correct some minor issues and add more drive specific manufacturer commands.


DREVITALIZE 4.0 CHANGES AND UPDATES

  • New vendor specific manufacturer commands available in version 3.32+ and 4.00 : Toshiba SATA clear defect reassign and clear SMART, new HGST drives support for format unit and clear SMART.
  • Supervisor mode allowing to execute any instruction on operating system hard drive C. Supervisor mode will require a special confirmation with a known password.
  • Possibility to switch current manufacturer via menu. This way a different set of vendor specific ATA commands may be used for drives made by another manufacturer.
  • All defined in ATA8 specification SMART tests, including the seletive SMART test, are now available. Two status lines (one for offline scan and one for self scan) updated on a regular basis.
  • All I/O operations are now made in synchronous mode. DRevitalize 4.00 will switch from asynchronous single threaded I/O used in 3.xx versiosn to synchronous multi threaded I/O.
  • Major improvement and clarification of feature functions. Those will also include SATA specific feature functions.
  • All possible Device Configuration Overlay settings may now be changed.
  • ATA terminal with check & try possibilities for user defined ATA commands.
  • Detailed scan Log available anytime and with the possibility to be accessed even during scan.
  • Major visual changes. Screenshots + maybe video with the explanations of all new functions to be released soon.
Drevitalize 4.0
Drevitalize 4.0
Drevitalize 4.0
Drevitalize 4.0
Drevitalize 4.0

MANUFACTURER COMMANDS SUGGESTED

  • Check firmware modules - try to read all firmware modules without saving a copy.
  • Retrieve or upload a specific firmware module to disk.
Please note that the above list of suggested manufacturer commands does not mean that they will all be included and that it will happen anytime soon. The most imporanat update would be to include the possibility to clear G-List (reallocated sectors) and give DRevitalize the possibility to fully repair a drive. DRevitalize needs continuous non-reallocated area to unleash the full potential of DOS 3.xx versions with modified recovery loop and disabled read look ahead.