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Disk Drill for Mac Review: a Reliable Data Recovery App for Mac?

Disk Drill $89


Disk Drill is A data recovery software from CleverFiles

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Disk Drill is a brilliant, reliable and very efficient data recovery solution for  Mac OS X. The tools lets you backup failing disks, scan, preview and recover lost data from storage devices.

It is also a great utility software for maintaining stability and well-functioning of hard disk drives; can be used effectively for data protection and disk optimization.

Disk Drill for Mac OS X can recover from various types of storage devices including Micro-SD Cards and pen drives. I was able to view lost (deleted) photos from an SD card connected to a Mac OS X during the preview of this awesome tool.

Once the storage disk drive can be connected to a Mac OS X computer, there’s always the possibility of Disk Drill software recovering lost data and images from the drive.

It is always advisable to try the free (basic) version first to see the preview of your data(s) before going for one of the other premium versions of the software.

Why Disk Drill?

disk drill data recovery for mac reviewIn our earlier post about top 20 data recovery software for Mac, Windows, Linux and Mobile Devices, we missed out on Disk Drill because it wasn’t known to our editors as of then.

Having had a first class experience with disk drill; I will admit it is a nice recovery solution and regretted not knowing about it early enough.

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The best part of Disk Drill is that it can recover from various file formats and allows you to preview data before hitting the “recover” button.

Disk Drill monitors your drive’s health providing state of the art data protection as well as notifying users of a possible disk failure. It comes in three versions;

  1. The Basic:  Provides necessary backup and data protection features
  2. The Pro : Provides all the “basic features” and  other premium features
  3. The Enterprise: Provides all features as well as give access for multiple users and multiple Mac OS X machines

The basic version is free, the pro and enterprise version goes for $89 and $399 respectively.

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Main Features

  • Recovers Data from Mac and Storage Devices
  • Supports various file formats including;  HFS & HFS+, FAT/FAT32/exFAT, NTFS and EXT3/EXT4
  • Provides Data-Loss Prevention and Drive Security
  • A Light weight software that doesn’t need much system resources
  • Very User Friendly
  • Allows for Free Scan and Preview of Lost data
  • S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring
  • Can Backup Disk Into DMG Image
  • Supports Partition Recovery


  • The free version allows you to scan and preview files
  • Provides data protection and disk drive security
  • Can recover files from external storage media
  • Partition recovery and Multilevel scans


  • Can’t recover data in the basic version
  • Not the cheapest around
  • Doesn’t allow for the recovery of an individual file without having to scan the entire drive directories

  The Verdict

Disk Drill is a great utility for recovering lost files from  Mac OS X and storage disk drives, rivals its competitors with the added security, data-loss prevention and disk protection (S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring) features.

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The interface is quite easy and very user-friendly, the only part that seems a bit cumbersome is going through the entire directory to see recovered data as the recovered files are listed in folder.

You can see all of disk drill’s features by visiting their official website.


  1. I have experience of recovering file using this Disk Drill software. I found this is a
    vary easy to use software and supports a wide range of files. I have recovered some of my coding
    files which are not recovering by other software. Recovery rate from microSD card by
    most of the software is slower, but the rate is satisfactory by disk drill.
    Although I recovered all of my required files but if found 2 issues. One is that for
    few files I had to recover twice as first time it was partly recovered. And The video recovery rate
    from micoSD card should be more faster.
    Anyway I am satisfied with this software and will use again if I need.

  2. Thanks for sharing this post and I think Disk Drill is a good data recovery program for computer users. I also read an article about Mac lost data recovery by using uFlysoft Data Recovery for Mac.


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