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Drive Genius 3 is a disk utility for Mac OS X. It provides 13 functions that you can use to manage and repair your hard drives. The program's interface is simple and nice polished: it's composed of a window that displays icons for each function. Therefore, it should be easy to understand even if you're an inexperienced user. Anyhow, if you need guidance you can consult the help menu where each function is well-documented.With Drive Genius you can repair, optimize, erase, format or clone the entire drive. For repairing hard drives you can use two features: scan and repair. These two are able to manage most of the common drive issues you can encounter. The remaining features are for managing the drives and ensuring proper performance. Some of the best are DrivePulse, Defrag, Integrity Check or DriveSlim. Another useful function is Shred that allows you to securely erase the content of a volume or the whole drive to avoid identity theft and protect your credit. This way the data is permanently erased and cannot be recovered in any way.

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You can use Drive Genius for internal drives, external drives and also USB flash drives, with some limitations. The program lacks a data recovery feature which would make it a complete drive utility. Besides that, it has more features than most of the users will probably need.

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.

Maintain and improve the performance of Mac devices by managing their drives. Run a scan and identify the current problems with junk data, duplicate files, registry errors, etc. Access the cleaning methods such as automated removal, fixing, and updating.

The program's installation files are generally known as drivegenius_3.2_us.dmg, drivegenius_3.2.1_us.dmg, drivegenius_3.2.2_us.dmg, drivegenius_3.2.3_us.dmg or drivegenius_3.2.4_us.dmg etc. The latest installation package takes up 15.6 MB on disk.

Our antivirus analysis shows that this Mac download is safe. The most popular version of the software is 3.2. The application belongs to System Tools. You can set up this app on Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later. The program is also known as "Drive Genius 2", "Drive Genius 210", "Drive Genius 2 kopio". The bundle identifier for this app is com.prosofteng.DriveGenius2.

There are a variety of safeguards against hardware failures and filesystem corruption, including S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics and filesystem journaling, but even with these options it is still advisable to have a robust drive utility handy to ensure the storage system for your computer is healthy. Apple includes Disk Utility, which is a good start and will help people in most cases, but there are also a variety of third-party options. These include task-specific utilities like S.M.A.R.T. reporters that cover more S.M.A.R.T. features than Apple's Disk Utility (see this recent Mac OSX Hints article for proof of concept) as well as defragmentation tools. There are complete drive management utilities like TechTool Pro, Disk Tools Pro, and Drive Genius, which are all credible and recommended options.

Drive Genius 3 is the latest of the utility suites from Prosoft Engineering, and is considered one of the best drive utilities for the Mac. A single license for personal use costs $99, with a professional license allowing for use on customer- and company-owned drives costing $249. A demo version is available for download for those who wish to try the software out.

What it will doDrive Genius is an all-in-one utility for diagnosing and fixing errors with your hard drive or other storage media. It will fix corrupt filesystem structure (the HFS+ database files used for tracking data on the drive), scan the media for bad blocks, perform testing, and perform benchmarking on the drive. In addition, it will help you optimize your drive by defragmenting it, removing duplicate and unused files, and continually monitoring the media for any issues that may crop up in the future.

Beyond tasks that will directly diagnose or solve problems, Drive Genius has options to help you manage your drives by repartitioning, volume cloning, and options for initializing and shredding files so you can be sure no data is recoverable when erasing your drive.

What it won't doWhile Drive Genius can help fix a variety of problems, there are some tasks it will not do. It will not fix hardware errors. If your drive is failing its S.M.A.R.T. reporting, or is making odd sounds and is not responding (usually coupled with system hangs and crashes), then using a software-based utility will not help. For Drive Genius to perform its tasks, the drive's hardware needs to be running properly.

As with most drive utility software programs, Drive Genius has a simple interface that is essentially a menu of the available tools. The tools are presented in a semicircular arrangement, with the most common or useful ones presented first, and the rest available if you click the "next" arrow. The interface is animated, so when you mouse-over the tools, they will zoom toward you. This is purely for aesthetic reasons and I found it makes the program a bit harder to use, so I turned it off in the program's preferences.

ToolsThe tools included in Drive Genius are mostly all you will need to address problems on your drive. The only difference between this and other programs like TechTool Pro and Disk Tools Pro is in the programming, and whether the tool can overcome specific corruption issues. They all perform very similar tasks, though some software packages may have more emphasis on some routines than others. For instance, DiskWarrior is best for directory rebuilding, but not for endurance-testing the drive or benchmarking its performance.

When a tool is selected in Drive Genius, you will see the available drives and filesystem appear on the left-hand side of the window, with indicators as to whether the task can be run on them. If a red stop sign with an exclamation point is presented, then the selected task cannot be run on that filesystem.

The defragmentation utility in Drive Genius will automatically load the fragmentation status of a selected drive and will present the drive's contents in a map showing areas of fragmented files, used files, free space, and reserved space that cannot be defragmented (usually system files). You can also show the list of fragmented files, and sort them by the number of fragments, which can be convenient if you just wish to delete large ones such as movie files or disk images, which might be best stored elsewhere. When viewing in a per-file basis, you can double-click a file to show its location in the Finder. This allows you to easily remove it if it's not needed.

While Drive Genius will allow you to analyze the fragmentation status of your boot drive, it will not allow you to perform an optimization (even a limited one) when you are currently booted off it. You will therefore need to boot off a secondary drive to do this, which can be done by making a clone, creating a diagnostics drive or partition, or by booting off the Drive Genius DVD and running the program from there.

OS X actively defragments files that are less than 20MB in size, but will not do this for larger files. Over time, file fragmentation will occur and if it gets too extensive, then drive access times may suffer.

Repartitioning a drive in Drive Genius offers a new view to managing partitions than Apple's Disk Utility, but performs the same functions. The tool allows you to select a drive and change its partition numbers and sizes, but in addition it allows for a few new options. You can hide partitions so they will not mount directly, and you can rearrange the partitions on a drive. In addition, there is an option for applying a custom icon to the drive (Drive Genius links to iconizer as a source for icons).

In comparison to Disk Utility, the repartitioning tool is a bit limited in that it will not allow you to repartition a drive that contains the start-up volume. Technically, it is is safest to repartition the start-up volume when booted to another device, but having the option is a perk for Disk Utility.

Overall, the repartitioning tool has some uses, but does not offer much over Disk Utility. Nevertheless, it is an option that will work. While repartitioning is used more as a one-time setup option, it will rewrite the partition tables so if you are having trouble with volumes mounting on your system, you can try slightly modifying the partition sizes to see if a partition table refresh will help. Be sure to fully back up the drive's data (on all partitions) before doing this, if possible.

This tool scans the whole drive surface and reallocates any bad blocks that are found. While this is done by the drive dynamically during normal use, the remapping of blocks can cause pauses during use. If clusters of bad blocks are found, or if bad blocks start appearing everywhere, then you may have a hardware problem that will need to be addressed, so scanning for the bad blocks periodically can help determine this.

If there are times when your computer seems to really slow down when loading certain files or programs (sometimes resulting in program crashes), then bad blocks may be to blame and one recommendation is to first try duplicating the files so they will be moved to new sectors on the disk, and if that helps, then run a tool for scanning bad blocks. Apple's Disk Utility will only manage bad blocks when you erase the drive and write to zeros, but Drive Genius's block scanning utility will keep data intact. 350c69d7ab


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