Disk Drill vs EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

Last update

3.84

Disk Drill
Winner • Chosen by 90% of Users
VS

3.01

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
4.4.613 Released 8th Apr, 2022 Current version15.1 Released 30th Mar, 2022
Windows 7-11 RequirementsWindows 7-11
Free data recovery of up to 500MB Trial version limitRecover 2GB data
$89.00Freemium Starting Price$69.95Freemium
176,000 Found files

Good

98%

Corrupted

1%

Lost

0%
Found files and Recovery quality174,220 Found files

Good

95%

Corrupted

3%

Lost

1%
Easy UsabilityEasy

Introduction

Finding the right data recovery tool can be difficult. You need to find one that is easy to use and capable of recovering your data with the highest chance of success while also remaining affordable. This comparison will be between two well-known data recovery tools: Disk Drill and EaseUS for Windows.

To ensure our comparison is objective and fact-based, we use the data compiled from our review process. Each tool has already been reviewed in-depth and compared against data points that provide an accurate and unbiased view of each tool’s capabilities.

Top Pros

  • Two for one. When you buy Disk Drill for Windows, you also unlock Disk Drill for Mac.

  • Visualization of the scanning process. The scanning process is visualized in real time, with information about the number of scanned files and the time remaining available at a glance.

  • Mount results as a virtual disk. The results of all scans can be mounted as a virtual disk and browsed using File Explorer.

Top Pros

  • Scan results. Scan results are easy to navigate and grouped in a user-friendly file tree.

  • Scan speed. Scanning is very fast and doesn't make you wait a long time for results.

  • Free recovery. The software lets you recover up to 2 GB of data for free if you agree to mention the product on a social media network.

Top Cons

  • Phone support. No phone number to call for support is provided.

  • Linux and Apple file systems. Very limited support for Linux and Apple filesystems. Often only the signature scan mode works.

  • RAID. Limited RAID support.

Top Cons

  • Pop-up ads. Pop-up ads for other products appear frequently, and they can't be turned off.

  • Inaccurate time estimations. When the software estimates how much time an operation will likely take, the displayed time is almost always wrong.

  • Limited preview capabilities. The formats supported for previews are very limited, and even popular photo formats are not always viewable.

Pricing • Business model

1Distributed as Freemium Freemium
2Trial version available
3Trial version limitations Free data recovery of up to 500MB Recover 2GB data
4Number of devices per license
  • PRO License - 1
  • Enterprise License - 10
  • Pro - 1
  • Pro+Bootable Media - 1
  • Technician - 100
5Starting price $89.00 $69.95
6License modelLifetimeSubscription + Lifetime
7No credit card to try
8Money back guarantee
9See Plans & PricingPricing detailsPricing details

Both Disk Drill and EaseUS offer users a chance to trial the software by offering free recovery up to a certain threshold, with EaseUS offering slightly more than Disk Drill. In terms of overall price, Disk Drill is better by only offering lifetime licenses, as opposed to EaseUS which offers subscription-based and lifetime licenses.

Data Recovery Performance

Of course, when you look for a data recovery tool, data recovery performance is at the top of the list of priorities. With that being said, let’s break down how Disk Drill compares against EaseUS in terms of recovering data.

Scan of File Systems

1FAT32 partitions
Full support
Partial support
2exFAT partitions
Full support
Partial support
3NTFS partitions
Full support
Full support
4EXT4 partitions
Not supported
Not supported
5HFS+ partitions
Not supported
Full support
6APFS partitions
Not supported
Not supported
7BitLocker support
Full support
Full support
8Windows shadow copies scanning
Not supported
Not supported

Disk Drill offers better support for FAT32 and exFAT recovery, as EaseUS only offers partial support for these file systems. However, EaseUS does offer full support for HFS+ partitions whereas Disk Drill does not. Neither of the applications supports recovery from EXT4 or APFS partitions.

Overall, both offer similar support, with Disk Drill performing just a bit better when recovering data from Windows partitions.

Feature Comparison

In the early days of data recovery, many sought out data recovery tools for just that – data recovery. Now, it’s commonplace for data recovery tools to include additional features that further enrich the user’s experience and help prevent data loss from occurring again. Let’s take a look at what each tool has to offer.

Features Table

Karma
89% Average score 84% Average score
1Update frequency
2Updated recently
3Changelog available
4Latest Windows release supported
5Genuine or clone?
6Brand name popularity
7Online market share
8Maturity
9Extensive knowledge base
10Helpdesk support
11Live chat
12Phone support
Usability
96% Average score 74% Average score
1Modern user-friendly interface
2Dark mode
3Easy-to-locate features
4Automatic implementation of multiple appropriate scanning methods without user interaction
5Auto-resuming scans of failing drives
6Auto-resuming backups of failing drives
7Convenient source selection on start
8Convenient file-by-file preview of recoverable items
9Convenient thumbnail preview of recoverable items
10Mount recoverable items as disk
11Built-in updater
12Multiple view modes in scan results
13Hex view for recoverable items
14Filter recoverable items by type
15Search recoverable items by file names
16Sort results
17Multilingual UI
18Simple deployment
Device support
77% Average score 77% Average score
1Internal and external HDD
2Internal and external SSD
3USB thumb drives / Classic iPods (non-iOS) / FireWire devices
4Memory cards
5iOS devices
6Android devices
7Recovery from RAID1, 0, JBOD
8Unmountable partitions
Recovery performance
80% Average score 62% Average score
1Clever in-depth scan
2Quick scan
3Other types of scan
4Device support
5Real-life recovery challenge
6Other notable recovery features
Real-life recovery challenge
86% Average score 69% Average score
1Raw photo recovery
2Video formats recovery
3Document formats recovery
Other notable recovery features
61% Average score 29% Average score
1Overall non-intrusive read-only algorithms
2Network recovery
3Effectively filters out corrupted scan results
4Byte-to-byte device backups
5Bootable recovery drive creation
6Convenient scan session management
7Bad sector management
8Recovery chance prediction
9RAID reconstructor
10Disk vitals monitoring and tracking during scan
11Data protection
12Links to in-lab recovery service for physically damaged devices
13Scan speed
14Scan free space only
15Start file recovery without interrupting the scan
16Preview recoverable items without interrupting the scan
17Forensic features
Extras
20% Average score 7% Average score
1Disk space mapping
2Disk clean up
3Corrupted video repair tool
4Corrupted photo repair tool
5S.M.A.R.T.
6Duplicate finder
7Built-in disk space secure eraser
8Disk cloning
9Disk surface test
10Secure data shredding

Both companies do a great job at marketing their tools by keeping them up-to-date and providing excellent customer support. In terms of Usability, the favor goes to Disk Drill since it offers auto-resuming of scans and backups on failing drives and a hex view for more technical recovery.

In terms of recovery, the clear winner is Disk Drill. Disk Drill is able to recover raw file formats such as ODT, OSD, KEY, BRAW, and JP2 that EaseUS cannot. Even for the file formats that are supported by both tools, Disk Drill has a higher rate of success, especially with file types you see more often such as AVI, PPTX, XLSX, and GPR.

On top of that, Disk Drill offers active data protection, byte-to-byte backups, and a recovery chance indicator.

Wrapping Up

Taking an objective approach when reviewing data recovery tools allows you to take a detailed look at what each tool can offer. In our testing, it’s clear that Disk Drill has more to offer than EaseUS in terms of affordability, usability, and recovery capabilities.

While EaseUS certainly has a decent chance at recovering your files, Disk Drill outperforms it by offering a higher chance of success and offers useful features that also help protect your data going forward.

Disk Drill for Windows
3.84

A trusted and proven recovery tool that's capable of providing high-quality results.

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Great recovery performance
Useful additional features
Excellent support and documentation
Quick scan times
Easy-to-use interface
Affordable lifetime licenses
Regularly updated
Trusted as a top recovery tool
Generous free recovery limit
Corrupted video repair
Bootable recovery drive creation

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Yevgeniy Tolkunov is Hardware Engineer at ACE Data Recovery. Yevgeniy has a Master's Degree in Physics, Information Technology; 15+ years of experience.