I made a stupid decision few days ago, I deleted many files on my hard drive and emptied my trash to release more space on my Mac. I really thought those files were useless. Unfortunately, when I turn on my Mac to find my working paper, I'm into an unprecedented predicament. You know, I am totally a newbie on Mac, can you recommend some best hard drive data recovery software for me to recover files from hard drive? Those working paper is really important to me. Thank you so much.
It is a question from my friend Emma. She lost some important files on Mac hard drive, so she needed the best hard drive data recovery software to recover those files. But she knew little about that, she asked me for help. What a coincidence! I knew some Mac hard drive recovery software because I've done it. So I recommended 5 best hard drive data recovery software for her, and I also share those for other Mac users here. Hope this article will help you recover all files from hard drives on Mac.
One of the best Mac hard drive recovery is Cisdem Data Recovery for its perfect performance in recovering data. It provides 5 data recovery modes, including Basic Data Recovery, Trash Recovery, Formatted Drive Recovery, External Drive Recovery and Advanced Data Recovery. For another, It can recover lost or corrupted photos, videos, documents, emails, archives and other files efficiently from any Mac supported data storage media, including internal/external hard drives, USB drives, SD card, memory card, digital cameras, iPods etc.
Pros: Its interface is very brief and intuitive, users can learn to use it easily. It is flexible to use and save more space and time rather than a lengthy recovery. It can recover over 300 file types and has a free trial version for you to scan and preview all your lost files. And free lifetime upgrade is also supported.
Cons: It has no version for Windows users.
The second hard drive data recovery software is EaseUS Data Recovery. It is powerful since it can recover photos, videos, documents, emails, audio, folders and more which were deleted from Mac hard disk, digital device or storage media etc. There are two hard drive data recovery software provided by EaseUS, Data Recovery Wizard Free and Data Recovery Wizard Pro. Please note, the free edition can only recover 2GB data free of charge and it can’t recover data from iPods. Users can make a choice by themselves according to the need.
Pros: It is user-friendly and lets your preview files to check their details and quality before you decide to recover them. The free version allows you to recover no more than 2GB data.
Cons: The free edition is feature limited. And if you want to recover more than 2GB data, you have to upgrade it to Pro edition. And its price is much higher than Cisdem Data Recovery’s.
The next Mac hard drive recovery software is SubRosaSof FileSalvage, which is one of the best file recovery for exploring and recovering deleted files from a hard drive or volume. It can recover those files which were accidentally deleted, became unreadable due to media faults, or were stored on a drive before it was re-initialized/formatted. Users can use it to recover lost files, iTunes libraries, iPhoto collections, and to rescue data that has been lost. It supports Mac OS X 10.6 and higher.
Pros: It can currently recover over 100 file types.
Cons: No free lifetime upgrade. If you want to upgrade your purchased prior versions to the newest version, you have to pay for it.
One of the most expensive Mac hard drive recovery software is Prosoft Data Rescue 4 for Mac. It is an easy-to-use hard disk data recovery and deleted file recovery software for Mac which allows users to recover files from a crashed or corrupted hard drive, recover files from a reformatted or erased flash drive, and recover your lost or deleted files from Mac easily and safely. And many Apple devices are supported by it, including iMac, Macbook, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro. Please note, it is available on Mac OS versions 10.7.5 and newer.
Pros: It is easy to use and recovers partially functioning drives. The free version allows you to recover no more than 2GB data.
Cons: It may not recover all data in full.
Price: The standard version is $99 and it only allows you to recover up to 5 drives.
Seagate supplies hard drive data recovery services. It provides an easy-to-use hard drive data recovery software that will get your data back quickly and easily. The data recovery is useful to recover a few files you accidentally deleted or that a virus corrupted. Seagate Recovery Services makes hard drive data recovery easy. With this application, users don't need to wait in endless lines at the local electronics store, users can recover their files at home by themselves.
Pros: Seagate uses its best efforts to recover data through in-lab servicing especially if you can’t recover files from hard drive with its data recovery by yourselves.
Cons: The data recovery can’t recover all files from hard drives.
Price: The price of Seagate data recovery is $99. And the prices of Seagate In-Lab Recovery start at $499 and can easily be over $2,000 based on your data loss circumstances.
Above are the 5 best hard drive recovery software for Mac, you can choose one of them to get your lost data back from hard drives. But after comprehensive considerations of every hard drive recovery’s price, features, supports and efficiency, in my opinion, Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac is the best hard drive data recovery for you.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.
Hi, Rosa, thanks for introducing 5 hard drive data recovery software, with them, i'll never worry about hard drive data loss.
It seems that there aren't much big differences between these tools you mentioned. Then, why not choose the cheapest one?