GetDataBack Pro vs EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

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4.5.616 Released 4th Aug, 2022 Current version
Windows 7-11Requirements
Recover up to 500 MB for freeTrial version limit
$75 $89 / Perpetual Starting Price
176,000 Found files

Good

98%

Corrupted

1%

Lost

0%
Found files and Recovery quality
EasyUsability

0.83

GetDataBack Pro
VS

3.01

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
Winner
5.57 Released 9th Nov, 2021 Current version15.2 Released 23rd May, 2022
Windows 7-10, 11 (unofficial support) RequirementsWindows 7-11
Preview only Trial version limitRecover up to 2 GB for free
$79.00 / LifetimeLifetime Starting Price$69.95 / 1 monthSubscription + Lifetime
174,220 Found files

Good

97%

Corrupted

1%

Lost

1%
Found files and Recovery quality174,220 Found files

Good

95%

Corrupted

3%

Lost

1%
Hard UsabilityEasy

Introduction

There are loads of data recovery software on the market today, but they all have one thing in common… You need them when you lose your data! But choosing the right software can be tough, especially for users who aren’t familiar with them.

Well, that’s what this site is for. Today, GetDataBack Pro and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard are under the magnifying glass. Like all our articles, we compare their performance, usability, and more, and we break them down in an easy-to-understand way. Read on.

Top GetDataBack Pros

  • Small size. The program takes up very little space.

  • Very efficient. You don't need a powerful computer to run the program.

  • Scanning speed. Scan times are very fast, even for more intricate scanning methods.

Top EaseUS 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 GetDataBack Cons

  • The scanning process is not user intuitive. After the disk is scanned and you try to open the results of the found data, a new scanning process begins, which can take a very long time.

  • The interface is horrible. The interface is not well thought out and leaves much to be desired. Usability is out of the question. As a consequence, the interface is confusing and not clear.

  • Random interface changing. The program switches the interface colors randomly for some reason. The interface colors are randomly selected.

Top EaseUS 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 Preview only Recover up to 2 GB for free
4Number of devices per license
  • GetDataBack Pro - 1
  • Ultimate RAID Recovery Bundle - 1
  • Runtime Bundle - 1
  • Ultimate Bundle - 1
  • Runtime Bundle - Technician's License - 1
  • Ultimate Bundle - Technician's License - 1
  • Pro - 1
  • Pro+Bootable Media - 1
  • Technician - 100
5Starting price$79.00/ Lifetime$69.95/ 1 month
6License modelLifetimeSubscription + Lifetime
7No credit card to try
8Money back guarantee
9See Plans & PricingPricing detailsPricing details

As in most cases, both apps featured on this article follow the freemium model. In other words, you get to try their features in a limited capacity before paying. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard offers up to 2 GB of free data recovery before having to pay – this is pretty standard.

GetDataBack Pro does not offer any free recovery, but you can preview your files for free. This is useful for checking if your files are recoverable.

GetDataBack Pro offers a $79 perpetual license for its base data recovery app. As I briefly mentioned earlier, you can recover data from Windows, macOS, and Linux-based formats with this one product.

On the other hand, EaseUS offers a license for $69.95 – but that price is for a monthly subscription. EaseUS’ perpetual license costs $149.95 with free lifetime upgrades. That’s almost twice the amount of GetDataBack Pro’s license.

But as you’ll come to see as you continue reading this article, price takes a backseat in the final consideration.

Data Recovery Performance

So we’ve talked about the difference in pricing. Now, let’s see what they can do. At first glance, GetDataBack Pro and EaseUS perform similarly, but EaseUS pulls away slightly thanks to its BitLocker support. More on this below.

Scan of File Systems

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

Both GetDataBack Pro and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard couldn’t restore the original file structure while recovering FAT32 and exFAT partitions. They did get most of our data back, so overall “okay.”

Both software performed well when recovering Windows-based NTFS partitions and Apple-based HFS+ partitions – which is pretty impressive for the Windows version of these apps. Unfortunately, Linux users are out of luck as neither could restore our data from EXT4 partitions. 

They also both failed at recovering our APFS partition. In fact, GetDataBack Pro froze when we attempted to scan our APFS drive.

As we briefly mentioned, EaseUS gets a slight edge over GetDataBack Pro because it offers really convenient BitLocker support – you just need to know your password. With GetDataBack Pro, you’ll have to decrypt your drive manually before it’ll work.

Feature Comparison

For this particular article, the Feature Comparison section is the main event – and boy, is it bloody. Here, the chasm widens greatly between GetDataBack Pro and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Read on.

Features Table

Karma
47% 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
30% 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
69% 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
14% Average score 62% Average score
1Clever in-depth scan
2Device support
3Other notable recovery features
4Other types of scan
5Quick scan
6Real-life recovery challenge
Real-life recovery challenge
0% Average score 69% Average score
1Document formats recovery
2Raw photo recovery
3Video formats recovery
Other notable recovery features
27% 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
0% 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

Already, we find a game-changer between these 2 apps. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard gets updated at least every 6 months, and it’s usually compatible with the latest Windows releases – including Windows 11. No such luck with GetDataBack Pro, so Windows 11 users will have to stick with EaseUS as of this writing.

GetDataBack Pro also isn’t as popular as EaseUS, and the latter offers slightly better customer support. Both developers provide users with support over the phone, but GetDataBack Pro lacks a live chat option.

The usability section is where EaseUS pulls miles ahead of GetDataBack Pro.

GetDataBack Pro just makes getting data back such a frustrating experience. First, the GUI is an eye sore. Second, the user experience is dragged by the seemingly thoughtless design.

For example, most apps simply prompt the user to select the files they want, followed by clicking a big “Recover” button. In GetDataBack Pro, you have to right-click a file and click “Copy”, then choose an “Output” location in a separate dialogue box. 

Really, the only advantage GetDataBack Pro has over EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is hex view. Its flaws are all the more glaring because EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is such a well-designed app, and it makes data recovery super easy for users at any level.

However, both software are lacking critical features that other similarly priced apps already have, such as auto-resume scan.

Both tools are mostly equally competent when it comes to device support. We successfully tested them on internal and external hard drives and solid-state drives, as well as memory cards and USBs. Neither support iOS and Android devices (EaseUS has separate apps for those), but EaseUS does provide limited RAID support.

The gap only gets wider when we take a closer look at recovery performance.

Both apps have moderate support for restoring original folder structure, file names, and other metadata, and both had mixed results when using Quick Scan. GetDataBack Pro did slightly better with exFAT partitions and surprisingly found some data on our EXT4 drive. 

However, that does not make up for the fact that GetDataBack Pro cannot scan by file signature. It’s a 0 across the board for RAW photo recovery, video formats recovery, and even document formats recovery. It can’t even recover popular Microsoft Office formats.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard successfully recovered most of our RAW images from a variety of camera brands, as well video files with almost all common formats.

The only area where EaseUS loses is in its lack of a byte-to-byte backup feature. This is a major factor for users who need to restore problematic drives and want to avoid using it even for recovery. Just as well, as neither of these apps provides bad sector management.

Again, both apps lack a few cool features that would make the user experience better – such as recovery chance prediction, S.M.A.R.T. reports, and resume interrupted scans. But EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the clear winner here.

Wrapping Up

The competition wasn’t even close. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard wins by a mile and deserves the recognition it gets. It offers great usability with its elegant and sensibly designed GUI while providing a lot of power under the hood. We were most impressed with the variety of formats it was able to recognize. GetDataBack Pro has a lot of work to do if it wants to catch up.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows
3.01

EaseUS is highly regarded for good reason. It's pretty, powerful, and easy to use for anyone at any level. We confidently recommend it.

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Beautiful and easy-to-use
Great at recovering RAW files
Recognizes most common file formats
Excellent BitLocker support
Free 2 GB data recovery
Affordable perpetual license
1 app compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux formats
Super lightweight and fast
Offers byte-to-byte backup feature
Supports disk images

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