Drive Genius 4 – Features

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Speed Up, Clean Up and Protect Your Mac

Get faster performance from your Mac while also protecting it with Drive Genius 4. The award-winning DrivePulse® feature alerts you to hard drive issues before they become major problems. Top features like Defrag and DriveSlim® will help keep your Mac running fast. BootWell™ lets you create a special bootable secondary drive to Defrag or Repair your main hard drive.




Drive Genius’ NEW BootWell™ technology creates a special secondary startup drive that can be used to maintain or repair your main startup drive. A BootWell Drive will be required to use the following tools on your main startup drive:

BootWell Drive Comparison

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  • Repair
  • Rebuild
  • Advanced Physical Check
  • Whole-drive Secure Erase


Optimize your drive for maximum performance. Defragment will re-organize each file into a contiguous area of your drive allowing your computer to perform less work while retrieving your files.

Find Duplicates

Locates duplicate files and replaces those duplicates with an alias. Find Duplicates is powered by the award-winning technology of DriveSlim®.

Find Large Files

Powered by DriveSlim® – Large File Search finds very large files that are taking up space on your hard drive. This could be large video file that came preloaded on your Mac or some funny email attachment someone sent you. It is likely that you are not even aware of these files and Large File Search helps you keep tabs on what files are on your hard drive, allowing you to mark and delete the ones you no longer need.


Set a custom icon for a drive or folder. Personalize and make drive identification easier with fun, useful and cool icons.


Measures the optimal raw performance of your drive since it was last connected to your computer. Looking for a fast drive? Check out our

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Instant Drive Pulse

Runs the most common DrivePulse® tests and provides a pass/fail status for the drive.

Active Files

Active Files alerts you to files that are in use that may prevent you from shutting down your Mac or ejecting a drive. No more guesswork.

Physical Check

Checks a drive for hardware related problems that may result from a damaged drive, a bad cable, or a bad connection.

Consistency Check

Checks for possible file and folder corruption on formatted drives. Detecting and repairing any errors can help prevent data loss.


Can repair most kinds of logical file and folder errors on a drive to prevent future critical problems and potential data loss.


In circumstances where a file name is lost, the data is still there, but not accessible, Rebuild may be able to list lost file names to the file data again.

Fix Permissions

Permission inconsistencies can result from bad application installers and lead to applications failing to open or randomly crashing.


Automatically determines how your drive is configured, duplicates that configuration to the new drive and then performs the most efficient data copy possible.

Secure Erase

Overwrites all data using one of five secure patterns designed to make data recovery near impossible, it then creates a newly formatted drive or deletes files and folders.

Improvements have been made to the existing Drive Genius features: Defragment, Clone, Secure Erase, Physical & Consistency Check, Repair, Rebuild and Fix Permission