- Jan 5, 2021
I am a little disappointed at this. The last few years I have had a lot of issues to run Spinrite on several computers, and as everyone else I have been looking so much forward to version 6.1 that should solve the issues. The focus has been speed, but it has been issues making it hard to solve issues on newer machines, to the point where I have stopped using Spinrite some time ago.To add to @PHolder's excellent post, the implication of this is that many newer machines (which will be documented in this thread) that only boot via UEFI and not legacy boot, will not be able to run SpinRite or ReadSpeed until @Steve incorporates UEFI support into the applications (expected in SpinRite 7.0).
Microsoft Surface Books (1 - 3) do not support legacy boot.
Very eager to test the ReadSpeed utility I see that I probably do not have any machines that I can test it on. They all seem to be UEFI boot only, as I expect most future machines will be? I also assume that the reply above means that 6.1 will never run on any of these computers?
I am really ok with that. Buyers of 6.0 from many years ago have had their money worth, over years. But I really hope that Steve will make a upgrade to 6.5 or something that adds UEFI support, (and nothing else). I would be happy to pay for the upgrade of my license of 6.0 to a version that will work on the computers I use. (I imagine that buyers for the last year or two that has been promised upgrade to 6.1 would expect UEFI support as a part of 6.1) By making it two different versions it would not impact the timing of 6.1, and it would make a version with UEFI support available (Also for sale) faster than if that first came in version 7.
Still hoping for a Spinrite that can run on my HP Elitebook machine before i change it. (I could not make it work.)