updated 02:10 pm EST, Mon January 17, 2005
Drive Genius disk utility
for Mac OS X, a new disk utility that features a drive optimizer/defragmentation tools, a comprehensive repair facility for analyzing, repairing and rebuilding volumes, and several testing tools, including media surface scanning, performance benchmarking and data integrity checking. It can be used to initialize drives, create and delete partitions, or erase them securely (with the Department of Defense's standard). Drive Genius can also hide partitions, duplicate volumes or drives, fix permissions, verify volume structures, and more. It also 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. The utility is available for $100 and supports Mac OS X Jaguar/Panther.