Stellar Drive ToolBox is an all-in-one, trustworthy application that helps getting your Mac hard drives in top shape by featuring optimization, protection, sanitization, repair, and management capabilities.
‘SpeedUp Mac’ powers your Mac by removing unwanted old applications, such as universal binaries, large files, duplicate files, cache files, and language files from boot drive, to enhance its performance. Its powerful scanning options, like Quick and Strict scan, efficiently scan all the available duplicate files. This upgrade also avails you the option to remove login items. Additionally, Speedup Mac can also find duplicate files for iTunes, iWork, iPhoto Aperture and iMovies.
‘Drive Clone’ module enables you to infallibly clone Mac drives and volumes and secure your digital content against data disasters. The tool is workable for all Mac and Windows hard drives, as it supports the MBR partition map scheme. With extended support for ExFAT file system; this module is a cinch to use with any ExFAT-formatted drives or to clone any NTFS-based drive to an ExFAT-formatted drive in Lion. This tool has a powerful module that allows you to take back up of your data and also schedule it according to your requirement.
Stellar Mac ToolBox helps you wipe out all pieces of confidential information on your Mac. With this tool, you can do a fine-grained wiping by choosing specific files and folders, or wipe a complete drive at once. The software can also perform non-invasive wiping to remove System traces, Internet activity, Instant Messaging, Recent File Histories, and more.
The utility simplifies partition management on Mac, making it easier to organize your data and partitions as required. The tool has the inherent ability to carry out risk-free partitioning operations, including Add Partition, Delete Partition, Format Partition, Resize Partition, and Hide or Reveal Partitions. ‘Partition Manager’ also supports NTFS (Boot Camp Support), FAT, along with HFS & HFS+.
The ‘Drive Defrag' module provides an improved and secured de-fragmentation engine for better results, which can double the ability to work faster with your Mac. You can defrag selected files, metadata, unused space, or entire hard drive. You can also see a block-level representation of the drive in 'layout view' where the blocks are colored depending on the level of fragmentation in the region.
The software saves your time and effort when it comes to preparing and initializing your raw Mac hard drives. This toolbox for Mac ensures you have no difficulties in erasing your drive and creating a new HFS+ or FAT 32 partition. You can select the desired partition map scheme (GUID/Apple Partition Map/MBR) as the need be or choose convert your Intel hard drive to Apple partitions and vice versa.
With the ‘Volume Repair’ module, you can troubleshoot and repair Volume errors on Mac. You can easily put this application to resolve problems with your hard drive, repair corrupt volumes, or repair permissions of the boot volumes on Mac. The 'Rebuild' option does verification and repair of your file system in a single operation.
The Raw Data Editor is a handy tool for those who need to make changes to the file structure of their hard drive. Mac experts can take advantage of this option to fix minor corruption in the file system or rectify errors by and accessing and modifying files on byte level. You can edit the hex values (if you know the offset value of a file) and resolve different corruption errors. With this module you can also read and edit hard drive and volume structure.
‘Shield’ ensures expeditious recovery of your deleted files and directories. You can schedule the application to take snapshot or image of your hard drive at any convenient time, and then use the same backup image to recover accidentally deleted files. When the tool creates an image, it overwrites the existing image.
Drive Monitor automates the process of monitoring SMART parameters of your hard drive and carries out every process behind the scenes without affecting the user activity. It issues warnings when these parameters rise above their thresholds. With this module, you can detect bad sectors on the drive and prepare a performance chart of the disk.
This latest version is available with new enhanced, user-friendly interface that allows you to explore your Mac system with ease. This tool efficiently searches for large files and folders, and save long hours of unnecessary wandering in the system. To initiate the powerful file scan, you will get two new scan options (Quick Scan and Strict Scan). The software displays the content of your hard drive in a unique graphical representation depicting each file or directory by the percentage amount of space it acquires on the drive. You can perform suitable actions and even search for duplicates in your system, these duplicate files will list under six main categories: All Files, Audio, Video, Photos, Documents and Miscellaneous. In duplicate finder category you can set exclude list as well as auto select preferences.
Smart Mac Care is a single place where you can schedule different modules of the software to run at a convenient point of time. It helps you to schedule SpeedUp Mac, Drive Monitor, Wipe, Volume Repair and Shield features of Stellar Drive ToolBox. It is a one-point interface where you can protect your Mac, improve its performance, and monitor the hard disk temperature.
Data Encryptor adds a layer of security to your data and helps you protect your confidential files from prying eyes. You can choose a standard encryption algorithm and the software uses this encryption to secure your digital content. You can encrypt selected files and folders.
Benchmark helps to evaluate the performance of your Mac hard drives by calculating data transfer rates between the drives and memory. The software benchmarks hard drives and volumes by comparing their performance with the stored results of other systems. The performance results are depicted by a graph that helps you evaluate the efficiency of your system.
Uninstaller allows you to remove all unwanted applications, widgets and plug-ins , which exist in your Mac system. This tool is equipped with multiple modules that facilitate you to remove useless applications with ease by drag-and-drop method. All the installed widgets, plugins will be listed in a tree format. Additionally, this tool offers you to uninstall any applications by dragging it into the uninstaller area.
* Free Download allows you to analyze and evaluate all features of the software. Register the software to Optimize, Maintain, Repair Mac drive.
Recommended Scan is for the OS X startup drive. By default, this clean up option is selected in Stellar Speedup Mac utility. It you want to scan another disk, partition, USB drive then switch to Custom Scan.
No, while cloning, Stellar Drive Clone utility automatically skips the bad sectors on the source hard drive and thus makes the cloned hard drive a healthy one
Optimization process separates the data and frees the space in the drive by placing all the data at one place. With the Partition Manager module of the software, you can optimally optimize the space of your Mac hard drive. However, the defragmentation process helps in arranging file in contiguous memory locations.
The 'Rollback' option in this Mac toolbox software allows you to undo your last selection, before initiating the process. For example, if you have selected a volume to format, but later decided not to proceed, then you can rollback the selection. But, note that once the operation gets started, it cannot be rolled-back.
Even after deletion of files or formatting of media, the content of the lost files remain in the storage media and thus the files can be retrieved by some data recovery software. Hence, if you have deleted any confidential as yet unwanted data, by wiping free space helps in erase the deleted files completely, beyond the scope of recovery.
No. Stellar Data Encryptor uses highly advanced techniques to protect your confidential data and can neither be decrypted nor be made unhide by using any other software, except Stellar Data Encryptor itself.
The ‘SpeedUp Mac’ & ‘Drive Defrag’ modules of Stellar Drive ToolBox are fantastic to improve the performance of a slow Mac.
Run SpeedUp Mac module to remove unwanted caches, logs, large files, duplicate files, language files, applications, widgets, and plug-ins from your system.
Run Drive Defrag module to defragment files, metadata, unused space, or entire hard drive.
After performing these tasks, you will see a noticeable improvement in your system performance.
Defragmentation is the process of reducing file system fragmentation on a storage device. It rearranges fragments of large files that are scattered all over the drive, and places them in contiguous memory locations to optimize data reads/writes.
On the contrary, Optimization is the process of reorganizing chunks of free space scattered all over the hard drive. It combines lumps of free space left unused on the hard drive to improve performance.
Yes, the 'Drive Defrag' module of Stellar Drive ToolBox supports any type of removable media, including USB drives, and external disk drives.
You can use 'Smart Finder' module to find the desired files, folders, and directories in your system. You can look up in the Sunburst chart to search for the desired files and perform various operations on these files. Smart Finder also allows you to search and remove duplicates from your Mac.
No, Stellar Drive Clone does not include bad or damaged sectors during the clone process. It automatically skips these sectors for preparing a healthy clone of your drive.
No, The Wipe module of Stellar Drive ToolBox uses tested wiping algorithm so that data once shredded is never recovered.
This seems an accidental case of data loss. For 100% recovery of all lost data, go for a partition recovery tool, such as Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery and get all your data back.
Partitioning is time intensive process. It is advisable before planning for hard drive partitioning, backup all your data. In Addition, you must ensure uninterrupted power supply is in place, while doing hard drive partitioning.
Yes, Stellar Partition Manager can now work on NTFS formatted drive (Boot Camp). This is the latest functionality added to the Stellar Drive Toolbox v4.0.
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