Drive Genius
Drive Genius
6.1.3

1.4

Drive Genius free download for Mac

Drive Genius

07 October 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 6.1.3:
  • Fix Drive Pulse Clone auto-sync task not running for 10.15 system volumes.
  • Tweaked Drive Pulse task scheduling to be less agressive in canceling tasks when Time Machine is active.
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rodhagen
27 February 2020
Version: 5.3.1

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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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Mr_Mark
07 October 2020
Version: 6.1.3
Without full APFS Support there is No need for Version 6.
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Derekcurrie
20 July 2020
Version: 6.1.2
According to ProSoft Engineering, as of today: APFS support in v6 remains the same as v5. It can clone APFS volumes. Otherwise, all it can do is provide the same repair as Apple's Disk Utility. - - I should point out that I have yet to have any problems show up with my APFS formatted SSD. But for those concerned, the *only* utility that is capable of testing and repairing APFS volume structures is TechTool Pro as of v11.
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jigshaun
30 June 2020
Version: 6.1.0
I only really use this software when I buy a new Hard Drive. It's handy to confirm the drive doesn't have any problems. There is no way I'm going to pay $80 EVERY YEAR for just this simple task. Especially if it turns out DG isn't compatible with Catalina anyway. I don't care if that's the fault of Apple or DG. If it doesn't work, who cares who's to blame?
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jigshaun
30 June 2020
Version: 6.1.0
With my whole family I have a Pro, an iMac and two MacBook Pros. I'm supposed to pay for FOUR licenses? EVERY YEAR? Also I agree with Harvey-Kabaker. Since I upgraded to Catalina, on the iMac, it crashes daily, and when it does it always reboots THREE TIMES before it's stable. I was going to upgrade DG hoping it was just a compatibility problem with my old software. I'm glad I read all these reviews first. I've NEVER seen software this universally hated. You would think the developers would at least try to fix the problem. Now I just want to find a De-Installer so I can buy other software instead.
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edgould1948
11 June 2020
Version: 6.1.0
The upgrade paths are too expensive for my pocketbook maybe someone with deep pockets will pay.
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abersabeel111
07 June 2020
Version: 6.1.0
Bought this very expensive Drive Genius app for a a couple of years ago, and only used it very few times since then. Now I need to use it, I get to know that I have to pay yet another hefty amount to upgrade and use in Catalina OS Definitely do not recommend it. Its a waste of money
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ShotBlocker
06 June 2020
Version: 6.1.0
I used to own and use "Drive Genius," but I can't say I ever liked it and I didn't like the pretensions of having "Genius" in the name. Even the interface seemed overly slick with all those moving parts. TechTool Pro always seemed to me to be better. I can't see why anyone would use "Drive Pulse" (or TechTool's equivalent real-time drive monitor). Totally superfluous. And why did DG feel the need to tack on a "me too" malware scan? There are tons of those out there already. I suppose it has a real-time component, but no Mac user should need that anyway. Beyond that, DG is just a collection of so-so utilities. Can it be true that it only works with hard drives? Seriously? Finally, I'm hoping someone with the appropriate technical background can answer this question: Do you really want to be "secure erasing" files or free space on solid state drives? If secure erasing SSD means overwriting it with random patterns over and over, as is typically done with hard drives, doesn't that just increase wear on the SSD and shorten its useful lifetime? Thanks for any replies. -SB
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Geography Is Destiny
06 June 2020
Version: 6.1.0
USELESS WITH AN SSD AND WITH APFS. This used to be a decent utility (not great, only decent), though DiskWarrior was MUCH better and TechTool Pro was fairly good. However, ALL disk utilities are now useless because the cannot do a volume rebuild on an SSD (volume rebuild was the one operation that could really fix a screwed up drive), so THEY ONLY WORK ON HDDs. Also, I’m not aware of any disk utilities that work fully with drives formatted with Apple File System (APFS), and most do not yet work on Catalina. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON THIS DOG.
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Nitroxer
05 June 2020
Version: 6.1.0
The Drive Pulse monitoring task used to be optional in V5 and previous releases. With V6, it always runs with no means to quit or prevent loading. The app does not follow standard conventions such as System Preferences or User login selection. Note: Launch Control and similar can fix this, but not for casual users. V6 User Interface is confusing and ugly. The Support page doesn't even list (as I write this) V6 - only up to V5. Suggests sloppiness for a premium priced application. Not fond of subscription model, infrequent updates, nor no refund policy either. Regret the V6 upgrade and suggest avoiding it.
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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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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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