Prosoft Engineering released Drive Genius 4 in the very end of 2014. The newest version is compatible with the latest versions of Mac OS (10.8 and newer), and has added the BootWell Technology to assist users in getting a secondary startup drive to defrag their internal drives as well as other new enhancements.
Prosoft Engineering is dedicated to continuing development on Drive Genius 4 for future releases as well as support the previous version Drive Genius 3, so Users have an option between the two versions.
With the release of Drive Genius 4, our hard drive utility suite, we have lowered the price for the previous version of the software, Drive Genius 3. This legacy version of Drive Genius will be lowered to $39.00 from $99.00 for the digital download. We will continue to offer Free Technical Support on the legacy version of the software as well as offer a free demo for the product.
So now if you are running an older OS you still have an award-winning utility to speed up your older Mac with.
- Drive Genius 3 is compatible with 10.6.8 - 10.9.5
- Drive Genius 4 is compatible with 10.8 – 10.10.3
The main reasons for offering this legacy software is for customers who are running on older operating system that Drive Genius 4 is not compatible with. Drive Genius 3 also has the ability to repartition, resize, and initialize your hard drives. This now provides our customers a way to purchase the older versions directly through our website. It also offers another option to customers who were unable to purchase the newest version of the software.
If you do not want to go through the hassle of creating a secondary startup drive, and would like to purchase a BootWell Drive (High-speed USB 3.0, 16GB) through us we recommend looking into the most recent version of the software. In Drive Genius 4 you can create a BootWell drive which will allow you to boot your computer from that drive and preform utilities such as Defrag and Repair on your main internal startup drive. Drive Genius 4 also added compatibility with Yosemite.