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Where can I sign up to try out Spinrite 6.1

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Syotos

Hello,

I just got Spinrite and I want to try out 6.1. Can someone point me in the right direction?


#2

Greg S

Greg S

Version 6.1 is still in development. You can see progress reports here.


#3

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AlanD

Steve does most of his development work in the NewsGroups, specifically news.spinrite.dev. See https://www.grc.com/discussions.htm. It is there that he posts snippets of code for people to test as he is building 6.1.


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DanR

I just got Spinrite and I want to try out 6.1. Can someone point me in the right direction?
You have already taken the first step by buying a SpinRite license!

SpinRite 6.1 is still in development. Eventually Steve will be announcing a beta test version. When that happens you, as a SpinRite license owner, will be eligible to participate as a beta tester. It is not possible to say when that may be.

Until then, you may monitor SpinRite progress at https://www.grc.com/groups/spinrite.dev as well as Steve's Blogs in these forums.


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PHolder

Where can I sign up
There is nothing to sign up for beyond becoming a GRC customer and buying your SpinRite license. As others have said above, there is nothing to test yet that approaches what you would consider even alpha quality. Steve is still reworking his old code to handle modern computers (using 32 or 64 bit addresses instead of older 16 bit addresses if you will.) I am sure there will be noise here in these forums when the first beta is ready for a wider audience, and at that time you will go back to the GRC webpage to get a copy you can test out. This will be the same when 6.1 finally releases, your SpinRite receipt is your ticket to future versions you are licensed to use.


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tr00per tj

Hey All,

I was also looking for a test version or (Beta) or something to test as well. I'm building some older systems with more modern hardware ATM and some HDD are a little too used; So I'm currently running Spinrite 6 on them but it's slow. I understand Steve has implemented some new methods of Data transfer in his code so I thought I'd try it. Oh well just have to wait with baited breath.


#7

Mervyn Haynes

Mervyn Haynes

I was also looking for a test version or (Beta) or something to test as well. I'm building some older systems with more modern hardware ATM and some HDD are a little too used; So I'm currently running Spinrite 6 on them but it's slow. I understand Steve has implemented some new methods of Data transfer in his code so I thought I'd try it. Oh well just have to wait with baited breath.
I think Paul's post above yours explains it all. My personal opinion is I think we will have something to test on 6.* this year, but I think 7.* wont be available until 2023!