Top 6 Data Recovery Software for Mac
Data recovery is increasingly becoming one of the most important capabilities of small businesses. Did you know that 93% of companies bust within a year of a major data disaster if they don’t have a backup or data recovery plan in place? Or that 96% of them who used backup and data recovery tools were able to overcome ransomware attacks and continue to survive? Such statistics are plentiful, and they all go to show that data is the most valuable commodity today, and protecting it is every company’s sacred duty.
As such, a robust data recovery software application should be able to offer several things at the same time. Let’s see what these features are, and how EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac fares in these assessments.
Did you know that one of the top reasons why people don’t take data backups is because they feel backups take time? Well, if you don’t take the time to prepare backups, you’re going to be forced to resort to data recovery. That’s why it’s important to keep in mind the varying levels of experience that users might have with data recovery. EaseUS cuts out all the technical intricacies and puts them in the background, where the user can’t see them. All the user sees is a smooth interface with intuitive controls and process flow. You can easily move from page to page by following the on-screen steps, and all the controls are self-explanatory.
Width of Application
No data recovery tool is complete if it can’t retrieve at least a few dozen data types from various categories like media, documents, archives, disk images and such. In that respect, the Data Recovery Wizard for Mac goes as wide as possible on file formats. With more than a dozen formats that can be recovered in each of those categories and more, the EaseUS tool provides more than adequate support for mainstream recovery as well as specialized tasks when only certain specific data types are being traced and retrieved.
A robust data recovery tool should also be able to recover data from a variety of media to be truly useful. Can your tool get back data from a non-booting PC as well as a digital camera? What about standard USB flash drives or rarely used memory card formats? If it’s flexible enough to handle any kind of storage medium or a device with built-in storage, it deserves a second look. The DRW for Mac software from EaseUS can not only connect to such devices and media, but you will also get information about the file system, size and other attributes in the software window once they’re detected. All you need to do is choose that as your scan location and kick off the process, after which you can preview the content and recover only what you need to. The data is then saved either locally, or to a cloud service that you use.
One of the common complaints about data recovery software is that the recovered data is often too corrupted to be useful, which defeats the whole purpose of the exercise. You can avoid that by using the EaseUS software. The tool is built on the premise that the data recovered should be as true to its original form as possible. It sometimes happens that recovered files don’t behave the way they should, which is a very rare occurrence with this software. However, some files are more susceptible to being corrupted, such as disk images of the type .iso, and that can happen with any advanced data recovery software.
Ah, the all-important deal-maker / deal-breaker: pricing. The price point of a data recovery software is a fine-tuned factor that considers value as well as cost. From a value for money perspective, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac version 11.9 is actually quite competitive. At less than $90 for the Pro version, it’s a steal when you give thought to how many data types and from how many different types of storage media it can recover data from. You can definitely find online data recovery service providers, but many of the good ones charge you about a dollar per GB. If you have a 3TB hard drive to recover data from, it would cost you a sweet $3K. Why pay so much when you can get an intuitive software that can do it for a fraction of that?
A lot of Mac software is not available for Windows users, and that’s not always a good thing. EaseUS has a fully fitted Data Recovery Wizard for Windows as well, and it keeps getting regular updates like the Mac version we’re talking about. Windows represents the majority of the world’s computer user base, so it only makes sense to make it available for the most popular desktop operating system in the world.
You’ll find that a lot of data recovery services and utilities fall down in one or other of the above areas. Some of them are fast and reliable but limited to certain types of data. Others might offer support for a wide range of file formats but may be way out of your budget. Yet others will do a good job recovering the files, but much of the data will be corrupted and useless to you. It’s hard to strike the right balance of usability, versatility, flexibility, reliability, and affordability, and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac does it with aplomb.
In parting, did you know that another major reason why people don’t take backups or worry about recovering lost data is that they think their data is unimportant? That couldn’t be further from the truth. Your digital footprint can be used against you in so many ways it’s not even funny. From phishing for your private data to hitting you with ransomware, every hacker makes it clear that he or she wants your data. Why? Because it can be used to earn money. So even if you think your life is utterly boring and nobody would want your data, you might need to rethink that seriously.
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