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Prosoft Drive Genius 1.5 (Universal Binary version), MSRP $99

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This the Universal Binary installation CD is in a Sealed Prosoft DVD Case. Drive Genius: Maintain, Manage, and Optimize Your Hard Drive.

Drive Genius is an OS X utility designed to provide unsurpassed storage management. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, Drive Genius is packed with powerful tools such as a drive optimizer, a comprehensive repair facility for analyzing, repairing and rebuilding volumes, plus excellent testing capabilities with media surface scanning, performance benchmarking and data integrity checking. It can be used to initialize drives, create and delete partitions, and erases them securely as per Department of Defense's standard. Drive Genius can also hide partitions and duplicate volumes or drives swiftly. Last but not least, Drive Genius features advanced tools for resizing and moving of volumes without reformatting, and sports a sector editing tool to modify the data on any sector of the drive -- powerful features that will satisfy even the seasoned Mac experts.
Drive Genius Is optimized for:

  • Mac OS X Tiger Mac OS X v10.4.x Tiger
  • Mac OS X Panther Mac OS X v10.3.9 Panther only

Why Do I Need Drive Genius?
Emails. Digital pictures. Work files. Music collection. Financial records. Lets face it, your computer has become an important part of your life. As you use your computer, your hard drive becomes bloated with thousands of files, mechanical parts wear and fatigue, your computer begins to operate more slowly, and eventually fails. Your only defense is to carefully monitor and manage your hard drive so you can be sure it is in good health and working at peak efficiency at all times - doing so might mean the difference between your productivity and complete data loss. Thankfully, Drive Genius makes these tedious tasks painless, fast, and easy. From performance tuning, to disaster recovery, Drive Genius provides all the tools needed to take control of your hard drive, and your digital life.
How Does it Work?
Drive Genius includes essential maintenance tools, effective optimization tools and powerful management tools.
Essential Maintenance Tools

  • Duplicate - Fast and easy volume or entire drive cloning.
  • Integrity Check - Find problems before they find you with these comprehensive hardware verification tests
  • Repair - Quickly fix corruption on OS X volume structures to get your damaged drive up and running fast
  • Rebuild - Rebuild and replace OS X volume structures to regain access to files that have become lost or hidden
  • Verify - Check OS X volume structures for possible corruption
  • Fix Permissions - Reset OS X boot volume permissions to improve application performance and compatibility
  • SMART Status - Read and display SMART diagnostic codes from your hard drive to avoid dangerous hardware failures

Effective Optimization Tools

  • Defragment - Get the most speed and efficiency possible by Optimizing your OS X volumes
  • Benchtest - Make sure your hard drive performance is what it should be with comprehensive speed tests and graphical comparisons to other common configurations
  • Surface Scan - Verify your hard drive•s reliability with a complete suite of non-destructive read verification tests for any drive or OS X volume
  • Sector Editor - Fine tune all aspects of your system with direct, advanced byte viewing and editing of all data on your drives, volumes and files (for expert users only)

Powerful Management Tools

  • Partition - Add, delete, hide, expand or shrink OS X partitions so you can organize your data more efficiently
  • Shred - Stop prying eyes with DoD compliant (5220.22 - m) secure erase. Removes all traces of data from free space and deleted files on any device or OS X volume
  • Details - In-depth report of specifications and space utilization of all devices and OS X volumes
  • Initialize - Easy, high level OS X formatting to prepare new hard drives for use on your computer
Features Prosoft's
Drive Genius
Norton Utilities
TechTool 4
• Mac OS X Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes
• Bootable CD Yes Yes Yes Yes
Partition -- Organize data more efficiently
• Resize volume -- on the fly (no reformatting) Yes No No No
• Shift/shift volume -- on the fly (no reformatting) Yes No No No
• Add/Delete a volume Yes No No No
• Reset a hardware copy device Yes No No No
• Hide/Reveal a volume Yes No No No
Duplicate/Backup -- Volume and Drive Cloning
• Device Cloning (100% identical to original) Yes No No No
• Clone Windows/Tivo/Linux drives Yes No No No
• Volume Cloning Yes No No No
• Device/Volume backup to image Yes No No No
• Bad block recovery/cloning Yes Yes No No
• Fault tolerant backup Yes No No No
Defragment -- Speed up your OS X volumes
• File Optimization (built into OS X disk partition) No Yes Yes Yes
• Disk Optimization Yes Yes Yes No
Initialize --High level OS X formatting
• Initialize Drive Yes No No No
• Custom Drive icons Yes No No No
• OSX partitioning for block devices (USB etc..) Yes No No No
Shred -- Securely remove all trace of data
• Secure Volume Erase Yes Yes Yes No
• Secure Drive Erase Yes Yes No No
Preventive Maintenance -- Find problems before it happens
• Media Scan Yes Yes Yes No
• Checks Drive Mechanism Yes Yes Yes Yes
• SMART Check Yes No Yes Yes
• Long term Read/Write Integrity Testing Yes No No No
• Enable/Disable Volume Journaling Yes No Yes No
Repair -- Fix drive problem after disaster struck
• Disk Structure Repair Yes Yes Yes Yes
• Test Volume Structure Yes Yes Yes Yes
• Directory Optimization No Yes Yes Yes
• Rebuild Directory Yes Yes Yes Yes
• Fix Volume Headers Yes Yes Yes Yes
• Fix Volume bit maps Yes Yes Yes Yes
• Fix Permission Yes No Yes No
Drive Benchmarking -- Make sure the drive performance is what it should be
• Comprehensive Benchmark capability Yes No No No
• Benchmark Database for future comparison Yes No No No
Advanced Mode -- for the expert users out there
• Low Level Sector Editing Yes Yes No No
• Free Technical Support Yes $29.95 Per Incident Yes Yes
• Printed Manual pdf Yes Yes pdf
• MSRP $99* $99 $99 $79
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