Drive Genius

Drive Genius 6.1

Optimizes, cleans and defragments Mac drives.
Maintain the integrity of your drives. Optimize their usage and conduct storage space analysis after a scan. Fix errors, remove junk files and duplicates, delete corrupted elements, etc. The application supports the analysis of potentially removable data.

Drive Genius is a Mac desktop application that allows individuals to optimize the usage of their drive by eliminating unnecessary files, repair disk failures, or perform data fragmentation.
It comes wrapped in a minimalist user interface, that provides a proper display of information, but it lacks a more colorful background theme and more modern menu tabs. Even though it uses a low amount of system resources, at times the buttons feel clunky.

When it comes to what it can do, the app provides users numerous features that can be used in order to optimize the disks usage. It integrates Instant DrivePulse, a feature that checks drives in order to find hardware-related issues that may result from a bad cable or a bad connection.

Also, it is able to repair logical file and folder errors on a drive to prevent future problems. Additionally, when a file name is lost, the app can recover its data, even though the file can't be found.

Last but not least, Drive Genius has a built-in scanner that searches through files and detects malware.

To summarize, Drive Genius is a useful application for maintaining the integrity and optimizing the disks of your system. It has only one major con: its high price tag.

John Saunders
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Review summary


  • Recovers data from lost files
  • Integrates Instant DrivePulse
  • Repairs file errors


  • Has a faded background theme
  • Comes with outmoded menu tabs
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