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Drive Genius 5


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Ultimate Protection for your Mac
Clean up, Speed Up, and Protect your Mac with Drive Genius 5
Since its release in 2004, Drive Genius has been the industry leader for Mac hard drive tools. Drive Genius 5, Prosoft Engineering's new product, helps maintain and protect all the important data of your computer. Coming from a company that specializes in data recovery, Drive Genius 5 is designed to prevent a hard drive failure.

This newest edition features the 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.
Protect you Mac
Drive Genius helps to protect your Mac from potential hard drive failures and errors that can cause you to lose your data. The award-winning DrivePulse feature monitors the health of your hard drives to alert you to potential issues (errors, fragmentations, bad blocks) before they become a major problem.

DrivePulse has been enhanced with the following features to do more extensive testing once the drive has been idle for 5 minutes.

  • Heuristic engine analysis to notify you if a drive needs to be replaced before it actually stops working.
  • Monitors your hard drive for system changes during login and notifies you when a change occurs (a common avenue for a virus to infect your computer).
  • Monitors for low free space and notifies you when your hard drive is filling up.
  • Prevents your hard drive from sleeping when your computer is in use. This prevents applications from hanging while waiting for a sleeping disk to wake.
Why do I need Antivirus for Mac?
With Macs becoming more common in and out of the workplace, hackers are developing attacks specifically for the Mac platform. These hackers either attack the Mac itself or to lay dormant until a connection is made to a Windows based system. Only 50% of Mac users are running virus protection when compared to the 76% of Windows users. That's why Prosoft Engineering implemented an automated Malware Scan into Drive Genius 5.

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.
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.
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.
Find Large Files
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.



  • "This is a rock-solid program that works as advertised. Drive Genius is definitely worth a place in your utility closet."
  • "Beyond tasks that will directly diagnose or solve problems, Drive Genius has options to help you manage your drives."
  • "If you're interested in keeping your Mac in tip-top shape, it's hard to go wrong with a tool that the pros use."
  • "A wonderful application, well-executed, easy to use and well worth five stars."
  • "Prosoft picked up where Norton's left off and frankly did a much better job."
  • "Prosoft's Drive Genius lives up to its name by providing comprehensive disk-repair tools and performance enhancing defragmentation routines to keep your Mac's drive in tip-top condition."
  • "You may not need DriveGenius, but your Mac will be more efficient if you get it."
  • "For users who absolutely rely on their computer, DrivePulse will help detect small problems."
  • "A good update that makes this excellent precautionary tool even better."
  • "Drive Genius 3 is such a serious and comprehensive upgrade, it could be the only disk management tool you need."
  • "With an interface that's close to foolproof, Drive Genius mixes advanced features with ease of use."
  • "We'd recommend this app for any technical Mac user as well as sysadmins looking for some GUI aid for that occasional maintainence and service of a fleet of Macintoshs."
  • "Drive Genius 3 is used by Apple at the Genius Bar as part of the ProCare Yearly Tune Up."
  • "As far as Mac recovery software goes, Drive Genius 3 is a shining example of what happens when developers put thought and care into their software."

System Requirements

  • macOS 10.10.5 thru 10.14.6
  • At least 1GB of RAM

  • A BootWell Drive will be required to use the following tools on your main startup drive:
    • Defragment
    • Repair
    • Rebuild
    • Advanced Physical Check
    • Whole-Drive Secure Erase
    Drive Genius can be used for offline maintenance and repair of drives that have older, unsupported versions of macOS installed. macOS 10.13 support coming soon
    The first initial boot into a BootWell created on macOS 10.11+ may take up to 30 minutes; however, every boot from then on after should be much faster.
    Fusion and SSDs (solid-state drives) do not need to be defragmented.
    Prosoft Drive Genius 5 Standard Mfr P/N: 69503 OWC SKU: PRS69503 The next advance in the award winning drive maintenance and management utility. Improves on the powerful set of utilities to optimize drive performance and protect data

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