updated 06:45 pm EDT, Tue May 12, 2009
Drive Genius special offer
OWC has announced it is shipping copies of Drive Genius 2.1.1 for as low as $25, a $75 reduction, when bought with qualifying OWC or NewerTech storage products. There are nearly 200 qualifying products available on OWC's website, including OWC's Mercury line -- Elite-AL Pro Single, Dual bay and Mirror RAID drives, rack-mount storage, Elite Pro Firewire drives and On-The-Go portable drives. OWC's network storage based NASPerform storage is also included, as are NewerTech MiniStacks, MAXimus RAIDs and Voyager Q/S2 products.
Savings on the Drive Genius price are in tiered levels. Below a $100 purchase price, Drive Genius is $50, while its cost is only $33 for items between $100 and $200. For items over $200, customers get the full price reduction of $25 for the regularly $100 product.
Drive Genius 2.1.1 is a Mac hard disk formatting and repair utility that can reformat, repartition and secure erase drives. It has optimization capabilities, can reduce wasted space on drives and eliminate universal binary wastes. The software can repair and rebuild volume structures, fix permissions and diagnose S.M.A.R.T. Status reports for drives that support them. Drive Genius 2 requirements are Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher with at least 256MB of RAM and a 1.0 GHz processor.