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Drive Genius 2.1 adds DriveSlim feature

updated 06:30 pm EDT, Tue September 23, 2008

DriveGenius update

Prosoft Engineering has released the latest version of its hard drive optimization software, DriveGenius 2.1. A new feature, DriveSlim, searches for duplicate files, removes them, and puts aliases in their places. Large files are located and presented for review. Extra unused language information is also targeted for deletion. Applications can also be trimmed to remove files that are only necessary for running on old systems.

DriveSlim allows users to back up the deleted files to a separate hard drive, CD, or DVD in case they are needed in the future. Drive Genius allows a disc to be defragmented by piecing files back together and opening up the free space into one block, allowing the drive to write and read more efficiently.

The software also has tools for repartitioning without formatting, drive recovery, volume cloning, integrity testing, benchmarking, secure erase, and more. Drive Genius 2.1 is available from Prosoft for $100.

by MacNN Staff





  1. chelsel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Wipes out BootCamp

    Maybe they should concentrate on working out their BootCamp compatibility issues. Drive Genius trashed my hard drive. Thankfully I had a recent Time Machine backup to save me. Their technician told me directly that they don't support BootCamp. At the very least their software should detect BootCamp on a drive and not run. Avoid this software at all costs.

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