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#1 Steve B

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 16:48

I bought a bundle of software that included Drive Genius 3. It gives permissions repair, defrag, etc. Well I'm noticing that Drive Genius will says one permission set is set one way and needs to be another way. Then OSX's Disk Utility says and does the complete opposite. Kinda like a tug of war. LOL. Drive Genius is supposed to be a reputable software setup and I'm confused as to why DG and Disk Utility believe the exact opposite for the same permission set.

Anyone have any ideas?


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 16:52

never used Drive Genius myself but I'd be more inclined to believe the Apple built in permissions repair more than the 3rd party tool

but that could just be me, as once again, I've never used a 3rd party tool like Drive Genius for my mac

#3 OP Steve B

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:58

never used Drive Genius myself but I'd be more inclined to believe the Apple built in permissions repair more than the 3rd party tool

but that could just be me, as once again, I've never used a 3rd party tool like Drive Genius for my mac

I've seen that before and I'm just curious as to why. Lol

#4 Brian M.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 17:37

I have no idea how Drive Genius detects what permissions should be, but Disk Utility uses the receipt files from what it was originally installed. I'd trust that more.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:57

I'd go with Apple.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 14:58

I've used Drive Genius and it's a HORRIBLE piece of software from a Technical standpoint. Avoid it like the plague.

#7 OP Steve B

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:01

I've used Drive Genius and it's a HORRIBLE piece of software from a Technical standpoint. Avoid it like the plague.

It certainly looks like it. Though I'm curious why you say that. What's your experience with it?

#8 CPressland

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:20

I originally purchased the product due to it's ability to deploy a bootable disk image for offline scanning, however, they didn't state that this only worked for machines up to Mac OS X Tiger and they had no plans to provide this functionality for Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion etc. As such, I had no use for the product and requested a refund. I never heard back from the Company.

Following on from that, the Software itself simply stinks, it offers NO features that OS X doesn't natively do itself in the background, except Defrag, but with SSDs being standard in most Macs now, whats the point?

#9 .Neo

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:57

I don't see the point of defragmentation to begin with. I remember after using my 2003 eMac for 1,5 years (mind you, without formatting) the HDD's fragmentation was less than 1%. It's highly unlikely you'll ever hit serious fragmentation levels before doing an erase and install of OS X at some point.

With today's drive capacities it's probably faster to format and reinstall than running defragmentation software. :laugh:

#10 Brian M.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:20

As a general rule of thumb, HFS+ drives will rarely, if ever, need defragmenting:

http://osxbook.com/s...gmentation.html

#11 OP Steve B

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:56

I did know about the 20MB and under being defragmented on the fly. I do have a very large amount of files that are over. So I figured at least one defrag should be good.



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