Micromat has announced TechTool Protege, a compact, bootable diagnostic and repair tool. The utility contains TechTool Pro, Micromat’s disk partitioning program DiskStudio, as well as several other utilities on a compact, one gigabyte FireWire flash drive. “Its tiny size makes it easy to carry at all times so that one can test and repair Macintosh computers whenever the need arises. TechTool Protege is extremely durable since it is a solid state device. Unlike a hard drive, it has no moving parts and is not affected by being bumped or dropped. Unlike a CD, it contains ample space to install other programs, is durable, and extremely fast,” notes the announcement. TechTool Protege is priced at US$229.