Drive Genius
Drive Genius
5.3.1

2.6

Drive Genius free download for Mac

Drive Genius

5.3.1
19 October 2019

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 5.3.1:
Fixed:
  • Lite plan licenses not being recognized.
  • A potential clone instability issue.
  • A rare instability issue with Defrag.
  • Several potential instability issues when quitting Drive Genius.
  • Spurious DrivePulse error mode when Physical Check failed to open a restricted drive in 10.14.
  • Instant Pulse not working in Lite mode.

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Fsckthemembership!
27 June 2017

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STOP --> WAIT --> No Internet connection --> NO INSTALLATION Because the license agreement for v5.0.1 needs to be downloaded (i.e. WTF?), your computer hardware UUID linked (according to ProSoft Tech Dept), serial number authenticated then the installer will proceed...each and every time! This is not a drag-n-drop ala Apple classic install! I had previously uninstalled v4.2.2 so I grabbed the backup .dmg off my RAID storage, dropped it on the Desktop, opened and double clicked the Drive Genius icon...seconds later the .dmg disappeared. Tech Support says this is part of the install process with v4.2.2. I don't know about everyone here but I've been a registered user since v1.0 and if you frequent remote, non-internet accessible locations then have original backups is helpful. Thanks but no comments about clones, etc. there's nothing like an original software install on a new drive vs restore, clone, Time Machine, manual copies, etc....original and fresh is just that, fresh. So, if this is the direction for ProSoft (i.e. Microsoftian linking your life into their database), $59 upgrade for v4 bug fix and beta malware feature then consider holding off until everything gets fixed...plus, Disk Utility, DiskWarrior and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware are options. Additionally, ClamXAV although not free anymore is unobtrusive. Disclaimer: No association with any software companies.
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Version 5.0.1
timwelborn
12 November 2019
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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Version 5.3.1
Virtualruffy
21 October 2019
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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Version 5.3.1
markbyrn
21 September 2019
I could tolerate an annual subscription model but it's $79 for just one Mac and the cost for me and my multiple Macs would be $140. Even Microsoft Office 365 allows 5 installs per subscription and if Drive Genius was likewise, I might bite but now I'll just bite back with a negative review.
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Version 5.3.0
richievitale
20 September 2019
I rate DG5 five stars before it lost support to monitor Time Machine Hard Drive, however... I am getting ads for DG6. First I'd like to say DG has saved me heartache several times with my iMac HD and externals failing when Techtool Pro didn't find anything. For $85.00 they are offering a yearly subscription which is bound to be higher if I don't grandfather in. Now the bad side: DG can NOT monitor Time Machine anymore. Customer Service can not tell me when and if they will rectify this. No warning was given customers when this happened and it slowed my iMac to a crawl and took me days to discover that DG was the culprit. I told them if you can let me know that DG6 is available you certainly could let customers know when something becomes deprecated in DG5. I have to turn off ALL external drives (8 including Time Machine) from monitoring and Prosoft had no answer as to whether or not they would allow us to turn off drives individually in the future. I asked: When DG6 subscription becomes public will there eventually only be support for the subscription model? Their answer was "There is no further information at this time. More will be known upon the official release of version 6." Really unconcerned (or uninformed) support and yet DG5 has been the best protection I've had so far. However, without the ability to monitor my external HD's I don't think I can upgrade to DG6.
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Version 5.3.0
Foulger
05 September 2019
Version 6 out now - subscription only - Just priced themselves out of the market - same ol same ol - greed !
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Version 5.3.0
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Warwickt
Warwickt
09 September 2019
Agree — high-priced subscription, not going there, unless ProSoft offers standalone version will switch to alternative after using DG versions 2-5 (10 years).
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Version 5.3.0
jaythemacguy
jaythemacguy
09 September 2019
I contacted Prosoft support and was told that version 5 will NOT be receiving Catalina support - only version 6. Such a shame...
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Version 5.3.0
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
10 September 2019
Not only that, they have no timetable to update to Catalina. If you buy it you are buying blind.
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Version 5.3.0
Fariborz
Fariborz
21 October 2019
Would you please tell me where you have seen version 6.0? There's no sign of it on their site!
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Version 5.3.1
harkinma
03 June 2019
Horrible customer support - difficult to use.
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Version 5.3.0
Jonny22
09 April 2019
I've been using DG for over 15 years & until ver. 5 was very satisfied. Seems the latest iteration (5.1.3 currently running on my iMac) REQUIRES to communicate with Prosoft's server every few hours to validate registration. This is in spite of the fact that the software was bought & downloaded from their site and registered.
If the iMac drops into sleep mode or anything else interferes with the WI-Fi connection DrivePulse goes inactive. No protection. DrivePulse which is supposed to run qutiomatically in the background providing protection then reverts to Demo or Default Trial Mode and ceases executing all background drive scanning procedures.
For 3 months I have gone back & forth with Prosoft, with 2 complete reinstall, from their URL, 2 replacement beta versions installed & still no resolution!
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Version 5.3.0
paulsrandall
18 February 2019
Always looking for its serial number, never wants to retain it. I'm sick of that. So, it is gone.
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Version 5.3.0
Pfackelmann
30 January 2019
This app is quite funny. I have to enter the serial # again after every app start. The Event Viewer shows: Date Level Event 17. Dec 2018 at 11:38:47 Informational Free Space Monitor is not available in the demo version. 17. Dec 2018 at 11:38:47 Informational Consistency Check is not available in the demo version. 17. Dec 2018 at 11:38:47 Informational Free Space Monitor is not available in the demo version. 17. Dec 2018 at 11:38:47 Informational Consistency Check is not available in the demo version. 17. Dec 2018 at 11:38:47 Informational Free Space Monitor is not available in the demo version. 17. Dec 2018 at 11:38:47 Informational Consistency Check is not available in the demo version. 17. Dec 2018 at 11:38:47 Informational Free Space Monitor is not available in the demo version. 17. Dec 2018 at 11:38:47 Informational Consistency Check is not available in the demo version. and so on (1866 - one thousand eight hundred sixtysix lines) Since 2 weeks my Mac Mini became dead slow and I couldn’t find the reason. I discussed this in "de.comp.sys.mac.misc“. Now I checked Activity Monitor and found drive pulse / drivegeniusd wasting memory. I could stop it in Activity Monitor just for a few seconds "An internal failure occurred, but Drive Genius was able to recover. However, if an operation was in progress, it may not have completed successfully.“ but within this short time the Mini gained full speed. So, I uninstalled Drive Genius and now have a smoothly and fast running Mini again. I asked:Do you intent to fix that or do you prefer to return the money? Answer: Assuming the problem on my side; no refund. I use ± 25 other apps without that nonsense.
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Version 5.3.0
Saintfu
08 December 2018
I haven’t been able to get my Mac with Mojave to boot from a Bootwell drive. Has anyone successfully managed it? Drive Genius creates the drive as an HFS+ drive, and my Mac doesn’t seem to recognize it as a viable boot disk.
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Version 5.3.0