Comparison of several data recovery utilities

It is not uncommon to meet such kind of phenomenon: you can’t find data such as photos, images, pictures, files and more on your hard drive, sd card, camera, external drive, USB flash etc. This happening might because you delete data by mistake or viruses and more. Many factors can lead to data losses. Accidental data deletion is another reason why someone would want a computer data recovery utility. There are many professional data recovery services that provide data recovery solutions for hard drive data loss or raid drive array crash.

Data recovery for the home users

A large number of people cannot afford such kind of services. If the lost data is from a desktop computer then most people would prefer an alternative cheap way for comptuer data recovery.

There are several tools available to the job, but if someone prefer guaranteed professional recover or if the data to be recovered is of significant importance, then it should be done in professional method.

The tools available for data recovery of general public has some advanced features too. Some of them are free and some are available through payment. Here is a list of those tools are. They are ordered in no particular order. One should select the application that suits their needs.

Power Data recovery

A good Windows data recovery tool is power data recovery. It is available for PC and Mac users and the best thing about it is that it is free for home users.

So if recovery of some simple task such as wedding pictures, documents is required and you can’t afford professional recovery then power data recovery is the way to go. It has a simple graphical user interface and even a novice computer user can recover data using it. The functions that are supported by it are recovery of formatted partition, data recovery of damaged partition, recover lost partition, recover CD & DVD disk, recover photos, music, and recover flash memory cards.

Ubuntu Rescue Remix
This tool is a bootable containing a collection of data recovery tools such as ddrescue, photorec, foremost etc. It gives the user a variety of tools and options. This tool is essential when user cannot access operating system and has important data at that might have corrupted as is in the OS drive.

Wondershare Data Recovery

This data recovery software is safe, easy and fast. It can retrieve your lost videos, photos, music, documents, email and archive files, etc. from various disks, such as internal hard drive, USB drive, external hard disk, mobile phone, digital camera, iPod, MP3/MP4 player, and other storage media. This cost-effective and non-destructive data recovery tool enables you to perform data recovery thoroughly with unique recovery modes. You can download free trials from http://www.wondershare.com/data-recovery/ . This a a Windows version.

Wizard Mode Recovery – Find lost files by answering two questions in baby steps for beginners.

Lost File Recovery – Recover files formatted or deleted by Shift + Delete, emptied from Recycle Bin with original filename and path.

Partition Recovery – Retrieve corrupted or lost partitions with the complete data stored.

Raw Recovery – Deep scan and recover data even when the file system is corrupted.

SpinRite
SpinRite is an amazing data recovery tool. If the data to be recovered is so important that the user is willing to pay a small amount of money then SpinRight is the way to go. SpinRight has functions that other programs do not have. SpinRight can recover usable data from bad sector of the hard drive. The way SpinRight functions is that it reads the same bad sector up to two thousand times and every time it might get a different reading result. Then it compares the data bit and decides the correct data based on some internal algorithm and places the recovered data to a good sector of the hard drive.

Photorec
Another data recovery tool is Photo recovery. Now people might get the wrong idea that this tool can only recover photos because of its name. But this tool is actually capable of recovery of several different file types. The best thing about this tool is that it is free and open source. It is most useful for data recovery when the case is that of the erased file or files.

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