EaseUS Pricing & Licensing
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Review
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a thorough piece of data recovery software that will even impress IT professionals looking to sharpen their edge. It would beat the competition except for a few tiny flaws. Read our full EaseUS review for the details on that.
EaseUS produces a strong lineup of data utilities that are both powerful enough to meet the needs of IT professionals and easy enough to use for everyone else. During this review, we’ll be examining its data recovery solution, Data Recovery Wizard.
Available for both Windows and Mac, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will help you recover both accidentally deleted files and files erased by programs. It can also be used access non-mounting, raw or corrupted partitions. Advanced users will appreciate its ability to recover data from servers and RAID storage, as well.
Unfortunately, the service lacks one major function, preventing it from beating Stellar or Prosoft Engineering (read our Prosoft Engineering Data Rescue review) as the best all-around recovery tool: it can’t scan your full hard drive, only partitions. We’ll look at the implications of this later on in this review.
We’ll also examine EaseUS’s otherwise strong feature set, interface, performance and support network.
Pricing & Licensing
For average Windows consumers, the best EaseUS software is called Data Recovery Wizard Pro for Windows + WinPE. “WinPE” lets you recover data from computers that won’t start due to issues with their boot partitions. The Mac version is called Data Recovery Wizard Pro for Mac with Bootable Media.
Both Windows and Mac users can opt for a cheaper option that doesn’t include a recovery CD. EaseUS also provides recovery software for iPhones and Android devices. Besides regular consumer plans, there are pricier licenses aimed at IT professionals.
Data Recovery Wizard Pro for Windows
- Single license Windows recovery.
Data Recovery Wizard Pro for Mac
- Single license Mac recovery.
Data Recovery Wizard Pro for Windows + WinPE
- Single license Windows recovery with ability to recover data from non-booting computers.
EaseUS provides trial versions of its software, which can be used to recover up to 2GB of data on PCs and Macs. A trial run will help you determine if your lost data can be recovered prior to purchasing the software. Because it offers a trial version, EaseUS’ 30-day refund policy doesn’t apply to non-technical circumstances, so be sure you know what you’re buying.
While the feature list looks impressive, there are some noticeable things missing. Some of these are available through separate software packages available from EaseUS. These features include the ability to clone your hard drive and create a bootable disc or USB for when a computer won’t start at all.
Other features that aren’t offered at all by EaseUS include the ability to add new recoverable file types and the ability to recover data from optical storage (CDs, DVDs).
As far as supported file types, EaseUS covers all of the basics:
- Documents: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF
- Images: JPEG, PNG, RAW, Photoshop, Illustrator
- Audio: MP3, WAV, AIFF, AAC, Ogg
- Videos: MPEG-4, QuickTime, AVI, WMV
- Archives: Zip, Gzip, RAR, Stuffit
Supported file systems include:
- Windows: FAT, NTFS
- MacOS: HFS, HFS+
- Removable Storage: ExFat
While the experience isn’t perfect, we came away impressed after spending a little too much time playing with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. The deep scan performed wasn’t quite as thorough as some services judging by the total files found, but it returned all the files we were looking for.
The ability to recover data from HDDs, SSDs, RAID storage, servers and even optical drives makes it a flexible tool. Complimentary cloning software is also nice, even if it’s a separate application.
In fact, the solution is so comprehensive, if you’re an IT professional, there’s little question in our minds that the EaseUS data recovery lineup will make it an invaluable addition to your toolkit.