*Requires macOS 10.10 or later, Secondary Storage Device, and Internet Connection
Drive Genius 5 automates the monitoring for you and gives you total control over your hard drive. There are 18 powerful features including Find Duplicates, Repartition, Clone, Secure Erase, Defragment and more....
Drive Genius Lite includes the monitoring system DrivePulse™ to fully automate drive integrity testing. Advanced scheduling ensures that tests never impact performance while your computer is in use. DrivePulse can even predict drive failure before it actually occurs.
You will be sent an email with a download link and a serial number.
Drive Genius Lite is a great introduction to the value of Drive Genius. The included DrivePulse monitoring system will schedule tests for things like corrupted preference files, low free space, and changes to system login items. It will also utilize several of the features from the Protect, Clean Up, and Speed Up utilities to automatically check for malware, consistency problems, hardware issues, and more.
What is Drive Genius?
Drive Genius 5 automates for you and gives you total control over your hard drive. There are 18 powerful features including Find Duplicates, Repartition, Clone, Secure Erase, Defragment, and more...
macOS High Sierra 10.13+ Users:
The Defragment, Repartition, and Rebuild utilities are not supported on APFS and a Separate Boot Drive is needed to perform Physical Check and Speed Test.
Package Features Include:
Package Features Include:
Find Large Files
Package Features Include:
Keep your computer and storage devices safe from potential threats and failure. Scan a drive, folder, or file for malware. Verify the file and folder structures 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.
Find large and duplicate files that can be removed to free up space on your storage devices. Partition a drive to manage drive space and organize the way your data is stored. Initialize new drives for use with macOS, or erase old ones. Securely delete data so it cannot be retrieved with recovery software.
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®.
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!
Keep your rotational hard drives operating at maximum performance with the ability to reorganize fragmented data and increase file access speeds. Test the raw speed of your drives to identify where upgrades can be made to your system for increased efficiency.
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.
*Defragment is not supported on Fusion and SSD Drives, as it's not needed.
Have an older version of Drive Genius? Upgrade to enjoy improvements and see changes to existing features of the software. In addition to having the same utilities you’ve relied on in the past, the new Malware Scan will help keep your computer protected from threats and remove dangerous files.
1. Open Drive Genius
2. Select Drive Genius from the Menu Bar and click "About Drive Genius"
3. A dialog box will open and will display your serial number on the bottom portion of the window.
4. You can copy your serial number from that window and paste it into the upgrade box above.
If you do not have access to your previous version of the software, please reach out to our sales team for assistance.