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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    53,739
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited features); $99.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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If you want to keep your computer running in tip-top shape, then Drive Genius is something you should keep in your toolbox. This program is designed to provide professional-level diagnostics and maintenance services to your hard drive. It is an all-in-one solution for improving overall hard drive health.

Pros

Well-designed interface: Many of its operations are advanced, but the interface is not. It has great illustrations that are large and easy to see, with a different image for each operation the program performs. If you hover your mouse over an icon, it gives you the designated in-app name of that operation, such as "Information." Then at the bottom of the screen it gives you an in-depth explanation of what performing that operation will entail.

Ongoing drive monitoring: A feature called "Drive Pulse" allows you to have constant monitoring of your hard drives activated. You can adjust preferences to display all alerts, or only those which are critical. This is a very effective way to stay on top of your hard drive health and detect potential issues before failure occurs.

Good warning system: Running diagnostics and performing repairs on a hard drive typically consume a great deal of system resources and can actually make the computer non-responsive for a period of time. However, some utilities do not do an adequate job of warning you of this. Drive Genius gives you a large, clearly visible warning before you execute this type of operation, making sure you don't perform one when you don't want to.

Cons

Slow performance: Although you do get ample warnings, it still takes a great deal of time to complete the operations once they begin.

Bottom Line

Drive Genius is an excellent program for looking after the hard-drives on your computer. It provides professional-level diagnostic, repair, and maintenance tools. Despite being quite slow, it does give you ample warning before it enters a mode that will slow down your computer in any way.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Drive Genius for Mac 3.2.5.

 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Prosoft Engineering
Publisher web site http://www.prosofteng.com
Release Date July 27, 2016
Date Added July 27, 2016
Version 4.2.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 64.98MB
File Name DriveGenius_4.2.2.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 53,739
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited features
Price $99

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