What is Drive Genius?
Drive Genius 5 automates and gives you total control over your hard drive. Keep your hard drive protected, clean, and easy to manage.
Your hard drive is faced with hazards and challenges daily. Drive Genius manages them safely and automatically.
*Requires macOS 10.10 or later, Secondary Storage Device, and Internet Connection
macOS 10.10 or LaterHave an older macOS version?
32GB+ USB 3.0 Drive
"For years I have been relying on Drive Genius to automatically manage the most hazardous and challenging data storage threats... It has never let me down."
- Silicon Valley IT Professional
Keep your computer and storage devices safe from potential threats and failure. Verify the file and folder structure of your macOS drives and repair any errors caused by corruption. Check drives for hardware issues so that they can be replaced before failure.
The Malware Scan searches through files and downloads for known malware. The malware database is updated multiple times a day. In addition to running scans manually, DrivePulse will automatically scan downloaded files. Automatic download scans are only performed for certain well-known locations. Downloads saved outside of these locations will not be scanned automatically.
BootWell creates a special secondary startup drive that can be used to maintain your startup drive.
A BootWell Drive is required to use the following tools on your startup drive: Defragment, Repair, Rebuild, Advanced Physical Check, and Whole-Drive Secure Erase
The first initial boot into a BootWell created on macOS 10.11+ may take up to 30 minutes.
Checks a drive for hardware related problems that may result from a damaged drive, a bad cable, or a bad connection.
Runs the most common DrivePulse® tests and provides a pass/fail status for the drive.
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.
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.
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.
Add, delete, hide, expand or shrink OS X partitions so you can organize your Mac hard drive more efficiently.
Repartition enables you to manage (shrink, expand, shift, delete, hide, reveal or customize) partitions (volumes) on your hard drives. Unlike traditional methods of backing up, erasing and repartitioning the drive, Drive Genius allows you to expand or shrink partitions without erasing them.
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.
Automatically determines how your drive is configured, duplicates that configuration to the new drive and then performs the most efficient data copy possible.
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.
The Initialize utility prepares new drives, or erases old drives, for use with macOS.
Drives can optionally be initialized for use with Windows / Camera cards or for use with legacy PowerPC Macs.
Set a custom icon for a drive or folder. Personalize and make drive identification easier with fun, useful and cool icons.
View all of your Mac's system information, quick and easy!
I want to start automating and taking control over my hard drive.