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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 74 votes out of 74 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 06, 2018
  • Price:
    Purchase; $99.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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.


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.


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

Publisher Prosoft Engineering
Publisher web site
Release Date February 06, 2018
Date Added February 06, 2018
Version 5.1.1
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
Download Information
File Size 66.51MB
File Name DriveGenius_5.1.1.dmg
Total Downloads 54,457
Downloads Last Week 9
License Model Purchase
Limitations Limited features
Price $99
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