Developer Cleverfiles Corporation
No matter what type of storage device you’ve lost data from, if you can normally connect it to your Mac and view the contents, Disk Drill can scan it.
Disk Drill 2 can help if you have:
- Deleted files from your Mac’s internal hard drive and deleted documents from a USB flash drive
- Lost a partition on an external hard drive and lost music on an MP3 player
- Erased photos from a camera and erased videos from a camcorder
- Lost music on your iPod (Nano, Mini, Shuffle or Classic)
- Deleted books on an e-reader
- Been unable to access a memory card (SD Card, Flash card, XD Card, etc.)
File systems that Disk Drill can scan include:
HFS & HFS+
The Deep Scan method ( PRO VERSION ) works on ANY file system – and even on volumes with a missing or corrupted file system.
File types that can be recovered:
Photo files like JPG, PNG and TIFF
Graphic files like AI, PSD and INDD
RAW camera files like CR2, NEF and DNG
Video files like AVI, DV and MP4
Music files like AIF, MP3 and WAV
Document files like DOCX, PPTX and XLSX
Disk Drill 2 is easy to install, and after completion presents an overview of the stored / connected storage devices.
There are options presented for RECOVERY and EXTRA’s:
Running Deep Scan takes some time ! Deep Scan method can be used in any situation — on any volume with any file system.
How does Disk Drill 2 work ?
When Recovery Vault is enabled to protect a particular drive or partition, Disk Drill uses a special background service to monitor that drive or partition for changes. When a file is deleted, Disk Drill remembers the metadata for the file.
After the Deep Scan finishes, you just click the GREEN Recovery-Button and job done !
Rebuild, Rescue and Remount
If you have a failing drive, lost partition, or need to prevent precious data from being overwritten during the scan process, Disk Drill has several innovative ways to maximize your data recovery:
Backup Into DMG Image – Backs up an entire hard drive or partition from a failing drive onto a new drive as a DMG file
Remount Volume as Read Only – Protects a non-system volume during a scan so that your data isn’t overwritten by OSX or another app
Universal Partition Search – Recovers partitions on HFS+, FAT and NTFS volumes and creates a virtual partition for any ones that are found
Scan for Lost HFS+ Partition – Finds and rebuilds HFS+ partitions on your Mac that have been reformatted
Rebuild HFS+ Catalog File – Rebuilds the catalog of HFS+ partitions that won’t mount correctly
Can you Recover Data If TRIM Is Enabled On My SSD Drive?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. The TRIM function on an SSD (solid state drive) effectively nulls out the space where deleted files were stored, making the data completely unrecoverable, even by Disk Drill.
Disk Drill 2 is like the Swiss Army knife for Data Recovery. Works well and supports nearly all file systems and file types. A firm recommendation to anyone looking for Data Recovery software for MAC.
Scan and Preview Files for Free
The best thing about Disk Drill is that you don’t have to buy anything until you are sure that your data can be recovered. You can scan your drive and preview your files with Disk Drill Basic. Once you are sure that your files can be recovered, you can quickly upgrade to Disk Drill PRO. And if you install Disk Drill Basic before you lose any data, several of Disk Drill’s data protection features allow for free data recovery on your Mac!
DISK DRILL 2€ 79,00
File types supported9.0 /10
Devices supported9.0 /10
User friendly8.0 /10
SMART Status8.0 /10
- Free version also protects
- PRO version has Deep Scan
- Easy interface
- Most devices supported
- Most file types supported
- Most file systems supported
- SSD drives not supported when TRIM enabled
- PRO version steep price
- SMART Status not compatible El Capitan