Drive Genius
Drive Genius
6.1.0

2.4

Drive Genius free download for Mac

Drive Genius6.1.0

04 June 2020

Powerful system utility.

Overview

Drive Genius features a comprehensive Malware Scan. Automate your malware protection. Protect your investment from any threat. The Malware Scan is part of the automated DrivePulse utility. DrivePulse monitors your computer from the background for potential hard drive errors, failures, and now viruses. 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.

Clean up, speed up, and protect your Mac with Drive Genius 5.

What's new in Drive Genius

Version 6.1.0:
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina support.
  • Speed can now be run on on the startup drive without needing to reboot to a Bootwell drive.
  • Find Large Files and Find Duplicates results can be previewed using Quicklook (in List view only).
  • Find Large Files and Find Duplicates now ignore all hidden files and folders. This greatly reduces "noise" in the results.
  • Updated malware engine.
  • Data Rescue can be opened from the Drive Pulse menu.
  • Moved Defrag, Rebuild and Repartition utilities to a new "Legacy" group. Speed has been moved to the "Clean" group.
  • The Help book now supports dark mode.
  • Fix Clone/Bootwell drives not working as startup drives when the source APFS drive contained multiple startup volumes.
  • Windows Restore volumes are now hidden.
  • BootWell will only allow external drives or SD cards to be used for creating a BootWell drive.
  • Reduce possibility of Drive Pulse using an inordinate amount of memory.
  • BootWell drive creation now ignores the Backblaze library folder. This folder can be quite large, unecessarily bloating the BootWell drive.
  • Fix Find Large Files and Duplicates potentially taking an inordinate amount of time to cancel.
  • Fix Clone hanging when the target was a disk image (6.0 regression).
  • Fix Malware Scan indicating that it's still scanning files when it completed with 0 files scanned.
  • Fix APFS Fusion drive physical drive detection for 10.14+.
  • Fix Instant Pulse not working in Lite mode.

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How would you rate Drive Genius app?

267 Reviews of Drive Genius

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rodhagen
27 February 2020
Version: 5.3.1

Most helpful

It was initially good. Well nigh useless for me now, I'm afraid. As is DataRescue, etc. If they ever learn to do timely updates they may see me back, but I increasingly doubt it. Hey, not much point really on a Mac anyway!
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Bggale
04 June 2020
Version: 6.1.0
I just went to their web site to see why my v 5.3.1 says I'm 'up to date', and found they want $59 EVERY YEAR (that's right - they went to a subscription ripoff model) for me to upgrade! DO NOT DO IT! I refuse to give in to ANY ripoff software subscription!!! NEVER!!!
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harvey-kabaker
28 March 2020
Version: 5.3.1
BTW, I see in the upper right hand corner that MacUpdate says, "This app is compatible with your macOS."
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harvey-kabaker
28 March 2020
Version: 5.3.1
I just learned it doesn't work with Catalina. Is Drive Genius responsible for the many crashes I have experienced nearly every time I use the computer since I installed Catalina? I'm always using Firefox, usually with Flash enabled, and usually with a second monitor. I've tried running without Flash and without the second monitor, still crashing and trying to find out if Firefox is responsible. Also tried running Chrome instead of Firefox but no verdict yet. Will look up Firefox reviews in Mac Update. Thanks.
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klaus500
17 March 2020
Version: 5.3.1
Do not buy this software as it is not running on MAC with Catalina. They refused to refund the money even they stated: "Unfortunately, Drive Genius is not compatible with Catalina. More information will become available in the future as our developers continue to work on compatibility. We do have a newsletter available that you may sign up for on our website to be notified once news becomes available concerning Catalina."
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DragonMaster
02 March 2020
Version: 5.3.1
Got rid of it! Developer is non-responsive. App not completely friendly with Catalina and SSDs. They can't seem to figure it out. They complain of Apple's lack of transparency regarding Catalina. Maybe the developers of Drive Genius have been singled out but it is amazing that so many alternatives work so much better ie. Onyx, Tech Tool etc.
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rodhagen
27 February 2020
Version: 5.3.1
It was initially good. Well nigh useless for me now, I'm afraid. As is DataRescue, etc. If they ever learn to do timely updates they may see me back, but I increasingly doubt it. Hey, not much point really on a Mac anyway!
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rodhagen
27 February 2020
Version: 5.3.1
Afraid, despite being a user from the word go, I'v become finally fed up with them completely. No more updates to any of their products from me. Hey, ho! I rarely really needed them anyway!
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a.nthony
04 January 2020
Version: 5.3.1
Yes. I sent an email the other about Catalina not working with the previous version I purchased not too long ago and their response was snotty (like someone else said). I thought it was just me but if this is how a small Company thinks they will survive then they really need a reality check. I'm done with this software and any companies that wants us to re-pay for software each time a new OS version is released. FIX THE ONE WE BOUGHT!
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timwelborn
12 November 2019
Version: 5.3.1
It was good while it lasted....now that Catalina has dropped, instead fixing Drive Genius so that it WORKS with DG They want to sell another product This is Bad Form
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Virtualruffy
21 October 2019
Version: 5.3.1
AVOID this program at all costs! The company is snotty and has horrible customer support. They do NOT care what problems you might face using it through their PITA repeated serialization method. All they want is your money. To sum it up, their product makes windows and microsoft seem a delight to install support and speak with. Stick with Diskwarrior and Techtool. The only this company's methods change is when they lose so much money that they either go out of business or management changes and undoes the moronic serialization requirements. Their greed overwhelms all other concerns.
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