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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Review of Drive Genius 2!

Drive Genius 2 is part of the MacUpdate 10 applications bundle (you can get more info or buy the bundle here from MacUpdate).

Drive Genius is a very complete disk optimizing application that has a lot more features than Disk Utility that comes with the OS. One of the features of Drive Genius is "Defrag". It is argued that it is not necessary on OS X, because the OS does it on the fly. The truth is that OS X defrags on the fly only for files smaller than 20 MB. I can really see this being useful for me as I work with huge files daily. Another interesting feature is "DriveSlim". It lets you find unwanted files to clear up space (temporary files, cache, PPC part of an app, duplicates, etc). Another feature that is much better in Drive Genius than in Disk Utility is "Partition". In Disk Utility, you actually have to erase the whole data before partitioning. In Drive Genius, you can partition a hard drive with data on it, on the fly.

Drive Genius included with the bundle also comes with a downloadable disk image that you can burn to DVD and then use to boot right into the application without loading OS X. It can be a great option to erase the data on a Mac that has no more working installation of OS X. You can just boot into the application and use the "Shred" feature!

You can get Drive Genius 2 in the MacUpdate bundle here.

3 Comments:

Blogger Nanang said...

Nice blog :)

December 11, 2008 at 3:16 AM  
Blogger BWaismar said...

you can partition a drive with data on it in disk utilit too

December 14, 2008 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Charles Nelson said...

Do you need to burn it to a DVD or will a CD do?

December 23, 2008 at 11:35 AM  

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