• Navigation
  • open search





Drive Magic

Quick Specs

  • Version:
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 23, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial,some features disabled); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
  • Downloads Last Week:
  • Platform:

Editors' Review


This program promises to be your very own disk drive maid service: It'll clean up all the loose bits and broken bytes left in the free, unwritten areas of your drives and make them shine. Well, perhaps not shine, but Drive Magic 5 does promise to clean any file residue left behind by Windows' notorious deletion process.

The interface is easy to follow, although the X icon for Sanitize can be a bit confusing, since it's the same as the Delete icon in Windows Explorer. Drive Magic does not delete anything from your hard drive. However, the cleaning process is slow, even on the fastest and least-intrusive setting. It took nearly an hour to scrub an 80 GB drive. The trial version is limited. It will only clean a drive labeled A, B, or C, so you can't easily clean external devices. The full version has five settings: basic, simple, secure, ultimate, and custom. There are also basic logging options and password protection.

Overall, the program interface is decent enough. Whether Drive Magic does as it promises or is just a glorified disk defragmenter is hard to discern.

read more +

Publisher's Description

read more +
User Reviews

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Drive Magic
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5
This version is the first release on CNET
Publisher Raxso
Publisher web site
Release Date November 23, 2007
Date Added November 23, 2007
Version 5
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 423KB
File Name
Total Downloads 69,928
Downloads Last Week 8
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial,some features disabled
Price $29.95
Add to my list Report a problem
read more +

More Products to Consider


Submit a problem report for Drive Magic

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.


The Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software



Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report


Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.