Disk Drill 3 for Mac

The Premier Mac Data Recovery Software

Disk Drill is the most user-friendly data recovery app for macOS, it can recover your data from virtually any storage device, including iPhones and Android devices. Disk Drill is packed with free disk management tools like duplicate file finder, disk cleanup, data backup, disk health monitoring and much more.

Reviews

 
  • Pros: 

    Mac, iOS and Android recovery, all in one simple tool

    Cons: 

    I haven't found any

    Disk Drill is not only about data recovery, it's also packed with free useful disk tools: duplicate file finder, disk cleanup, disk health monitor, disk space analyser and much more

Discussion

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Phillip DavisMaker@_phildavis · Software developer at Cleverfiles
Hey everyone, Phillip with Disk Drill team here. Meet the new Disk Drill 3 by 508 Software. In version 3, Disk Drill learns a ton of new tricks, new UI, iOS and Android data recovery, new free features, new file signatures, new data recovery algorithms, new languages, speed improvements and more! If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them 😀
TonHunter@t55 · Mac'aholic
Probably the best data recovery tool for the Mac. And Windows too. Not to mention iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Looks great and has all the features you'll ever need. Brilliantly crafted!
Phillip DavisMaker@_phildavis · Software developer at Cleverfiles
@t55 Thank you, for hunting Disk Drill 3 😊
Ben Slaney@benedictslaney · Programmer, MacDaddy
@t55 Have you tried it with data recovery on a modern mac?
Phillip DavisMaker@_phildavis · Software developer at Cleverfiles
@benedictslaney @t55 Hi Ben! Of course, Disk Drill 3 introduces complete support of macOS 10.12 Sierra and even iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad data recovery.
Ben Slaney@benedictslaney · Programmer, MacDaddy
@_phildavis Cool! how does it recover data on an SSD with TRIM enabled? (as it is on all modern macs)
Phillip DavisMaker@_phildavis · Software developer at Cleverfiles
@benedictslaney Dear Friend, as can be derived from here: http://www.cleverfiles.com/help/... - the simple answer is “probably not”. 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. However, we are aware of the recovery cases within Disk Drill users that actually succeeded even on SSD drives. How could it be possible? We are not 100% sure, however, TRIM is not activated automatically, by itself. Based on the available information, TRIM is involved only when OS sends a command confirming a specific range of memory sectors is no longer in use anywhere. If your OS did not initiate this request (due to an error, or power failure, or delayed CPU response), the sectors containing deleted data will stay readable to Disk Drill, and data may still be recovered. Also we are acting proactively by offering a bit more than just pure data recovery in Disk Drill for SSD drives. See the same article I'm quoting.
Arun Pattnaik@arunpattnaik · UX'er for web startups, maker of things.
So the basic version ("preview all recovery methods") doesn't actually restore anything at all? TBH $89 is pretty steep considering I've never had luck with any recovery software so far.
Phillip DavisMaker@_phildavis · Software developer at Cleverfiles
@arunpattnaik Hi Arun! You can surely recover lost data with Disk Drill Basic, which is the free edition, but for that you need it to be installed before the data got deleted by accident. That's why our data protection methods are so popular. For all additional recovery methods like Deep Scan, Catalog Rebuild, Partition Recovery, etc., you do need to upgrade to PRO, however, you can always verify your data is recoverable before paying anything by simply previewing your lost files in Disk Drill Basic. There's also a number of extra benefits you get with Disk Drill PRO, not mentioning a bunch of free tools available in Disk Drill Basic in addition to data recovery: disk clean up, disk space visualization, backups, and more.
Ben Slaney@benedictslaney · Programmer, MacDaddy
Can this recover deleted files on modern macs?
Phillip DavisMaker@_phildavis · Software developer at Cleverfiles
@benedictslaney Of course, Disk Drill 3 introduces complete support of macOS 10.12 Sierra and even iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad data recovery :)
Ben Slaney@benedictslaney · Programmer, MacDaddy
@_phildavis Cool! how does it recover data on an SSD with TRIM enabled? (as it is on all modern macs)
Phillip DavisMaker@_phildavis · Software developer at Cleverfiles
@benedictslaney The simple answer is “probably not”. Well, the good news is that Disk Drill does have one data protection feature that works well even on SSDs with TRIM: Guaranteed Recovery. You can find more info here: http://www.cleverfiles.com/help/...
Yigit Pinarbasi@yigitpinarbasi · Designer & Design Lead @epcsht
I've been waiting for 4 hours for recovering files. This app found them awesomely, but you know what sucks? After 4 hours waiting, I can not recover my files because I did not buy PRO. I wish I can recover my files for 1 time only on trial.