MiniTool Power Data Recovery 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

2.15

MiniTool Power Data Recovery
VS

3.01

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
Winner
11.3 Released 9th Aug, 2022 Current version15.2 Released 23rd May, 2022
Windows 7-11 RequirementsWindows 7-11
Recover up to 1 GB for free Trial version limitRecover up to 2 GB for free
$69.00 / 1 monthSubscription + Lifetime Starting Price$69.95 / 1 monthSubscription + Lifetime
168,880 Found files

Good

86%

Corrupted

9%

Lost

4%
Found files and Recovery quality174,220 Found files

Good

95%

Corrupted

3%

Lost

1%
Normal UsabilityEasy

Introduction

If you’re suffering from data loss, data recovery software is the solution. There are a bunch of options out there, but our goal is to seek out the best tools in the business.

Today, we’re comparing 2 old timers: MiniTool Power Data Recovery and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Both of them have been around for a long time – but one of them is clearly superior.

Top Minitool Pros

  • Interface. The interface is appealing and well put together.

  • Creating a bootable disk. The program can create bootable disks for computers that refuse to boot.

  • Recover during a scan. You can recover files during a scan.

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 Minitool Cons

  • No HDPI support. The program can not work on monitors with high resolutions. As a consequence, the interface is unclear.

  • Paid option to fix corrupted video files. There is a feature for fixing corrupted video files, but it is a separate paid option.

  • Settings are not saved. After saving the settings in the program, these settings are lost after scanning.

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 Recover up to 1 GB for free Recover up to 2 GB for free
4Number of devices per license
  • Personal - 1
  • Personal Ultimate - 3
  • Business Standard - 1
  • Business Deluxe - 1
  • Business Enterprise - 99
  • Business Technician - 299
  • Pro - 1
  • Pro+Bootable Media - 1
  • Technician - 100
5Starting price$69.00/ 1 month$69.95/ 1 month
6License modelSubscription + LifetimeSubscription + Lifetime
7No credit card to try
8Money back guarantee
9See Plans & PricingPricing detailsPricing details

Both MiniTool Power Data Recovery and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard are “freemium” software that offer a limited preview of their services.

MiniTool offers 1 GB of free data recovery, while EaseUS offers 2 GB (500 MB to start, then up to an additional 1.5 GB for promoting them on social media). Both software offer a similar price for monthly subscriptions at roughly $69, but MiniTool’s perpetual license is much cheaper ($99) than EaseUS’ license ($149.95).

This may already be a deal-maker for users on a budget, but there’s still a lot to consider. If you really want to get your money’s worth, we suggest you keep reading.

Data Recovery Performance

This section provides a bird’s eye view of what users can expect from each software’s recovery capabilities. What formats are supported? Will it work for the device I need to recover? Can it recover original file names and folder structure? Answers 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
Not supported
Full support
6APFS partitions
Not supported
Not supported
7BitLocker support
Partial support
Full support
8Windows shadow copies scanning
Not supported
Not supported

Both MiniTool Power Data Recovery and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard are great with NTFS partitions and are able to restore original folder structure and filenames. Both were also successful at restoring other Windows-based formats, like FAT32 and exFAT, but expect file names missing and data lumped together.

Predictably, neither software succeeded with most non-Windows file systems, and neither support Windows shadow copies. But this is where the similarities end for the most part.

The Windows version of EaseUS was able to pull data and root folder structure and original filenames from our Apple-based HFS+ partition, which was impressive. It also provides full BitLocker support – you just need to know your password. Scanning speed was very fast.

Aside from these minor wins, the gap widens as we continue to explore both software’s features below.

Feature Comparison

In this section, we dig into the meat of each software. Through our own testing criteria, we challenge their real life recovery ability, usability, and value for money.

Below are the most important differences between MiniTool Power Data Recovery and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. By the end of this section, we’ll have a clear winner.

Features Table

Karma
74% 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
56% 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
85% 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
43% 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
43% Average score 69% Average score
1Document formats recovery
2Raw photo recovery
3Video formats recovery
Other notable recovery features
24% 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
7% 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

MiniTool and EaseUS both update their apps every 6 months (with changelogs), ensuring compatibility with the latest OS releases. They also offer excellent customer support through live chat or over the phone, as well as written resources for users.

When it comes to usability, MiniTool Power Data Recovery starts to lag behind.

While its interface is reasonably user-friendly, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard provides a more polished user experience. Things like source selection and file-by-file preview is easier and works out of the box (MiniTool requires you to download its preview function), and you can filter recoverable items by type.

The one feature we thought was sorely missing from both apps was the ability to auto-resume failed scans, which would make working with bad disks way easier.

In terms of device support, both apps successfully recovered data from hard drives, solid-state drives, and other flash media like USB thumb drives and SD cardsNeither software worked with mobile devices, but both developers offer standalone data recovery tools for iOS and Android – so, no surprises there. We were also pleasantly surprised to find that MiniTool provided superior support for RAID drives.

Among our tests, recovery performance showed the greatest divide between these two software.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard recognizes more formats across the board. It recovered most of our RAW photos, providing excellent support for common camera brands like Kodak, GoPro, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, and more. It performed similarly with common video formats like .MOV and .MP4, and less common ones like .MXF and .WMV.

All Microsoft Office document formats are supported as well, but EaseUS had trouble with OpenOffice and other non-MS formats.

Both MiniTool Power Data Recovery and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard don’t offer much in the way of extras. We’d love to see the ability to create byte-to-byte backups and support for disk images – but both software at least allow you to create bootable recovery drives.

MiniTool and EaseUS also offer video repair tools – however, it’s a separate, paid option for the former and a completely different software for the latter.

Wrapping Up

While it’s a fact that MiniTool Power Data Recovery is more competitively priced than EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, that’s not enough to tip the scales in its favor. EaseUS provides a more polished product that supports more formats, offers a better user experience, and provides critical features that make the recovery process much easier. By comparison, MiniTool feels a little incomplete. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard wins.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Windows
3.01

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard earns its reputation as an easy-to-use yet powerful data recovery software.

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Beautiful and user-friendly GUI
2 GB of free data recovery
Bootable recovery
Full BitLocker support
Supports most common and (less common) formats
1 GB of free data recovery
General RAID support
More affordable than similar tools
Bootable recovery
Works with RAW and unmountable drives

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