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Out of curiosity, has anyone tried Scannerz for drive testing on a Hackintosh? The makers claim it's "Apple Only" but since they're registered Apple developers the company may not allowed to even acknowledge the existence of Hackintosh systems. I saw a guy using it and, although it's an incredibly boring tool, it's also apparently extremely effective at doing what it does. Has anyone tried this on a Hackintosh?

This brings me to my next comment. When searching for "Scannerz' and "Hackintosh" I came across a post on another site where a person made some negative comments about Apple's current hardware/software quality and implied that if the quality continued to degrade people would start switching to Hackintosh's using prior OS versions. He was apparently, firmly, given a "we don't allow discussion about Hackintosh's here" comment and then banned. The site in question has two options: free and Pay-for-privelege...whatever that means. Most of the posts seem to be by moderators. This guys posts actually seemed intelligent....God forbid!

Can you believe this {censored}? You mention Hackintosh and you get banned from a forum? I'm not going to mention the name of the forum because I'm not interested in getting sued, and for some strange reason, I suspect these are the types of people that would do just that. And no...it wasn't Apple.

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Most likely it is for legal reasons.

Some people dont want to incur the wrath of Apple, especially those who are registered developers.

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I'm not familiar with Scannerz, but if it comes on a bootable CD or flash drive it will not work on a PC.

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Just had a quick look, seems like it should work just fine, don't see why it wouldn't.

Although for the sort of thing that Scannerz seem to do I'd much rather use the manufacturer's own tools such as the Seatools bootable CD from Seagate for example.

If you need to do more than just "testing", testdisk has never failed me.

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I conducted an experiment as follows with a few friends, just for kicks:
  • I had one friend send an e-mail to SCSC (they make Scannerz) asking whether or not their Apple system was supported, how well it worked, etc. etc. SCSC responded with a detailed response.
  • I had another friend ask a similar question but he referenced his "Hackintosh System." SCSC has issued no response.
  • I repeated steps 1 and 2 with different people, and got the same results.
My guess is that either this is some type of dictum Apple is issuing to developers or the company (SCSC) is just too paranoid to even consider crossing Apple.

Remember that guy that found a pre-release version of an iPhone and what happened to him? Even Jon Stewart of the Daily Show thought Apple's response (having marshals or whatever busting his door down) was out of line.

...Scannerz on a Hackintosh...I guess I'll really never know. Too bad too, I really liked the no BS interface it uses.

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Of course they can't support PCs running OS X. Would you? That would be a total nightmare, the evidence is right here, just look around you. It has nothing to do with Apple. Maybe very very far down the line, but I seriously doubt it.

Think of it this way, and in terms of hardware: There are millions of different PCs. How many different Intel Macs are there?

If they say that it works on any available Intel Mac, then it will work on a properly configured Hackintosh as well.
The only thing that would not work (as I said) would be if it had some bootable recovery disk/flash drive tool.

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OS X on a PC (depending on the local regulations) may not be 100% legal thing. It's not something terrible, but still... So a company making money from Mac software, may not want to mess around with something of dubious legality (from company's POV). I doubt Apple has anything to do here.





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