Formatted a drive by mistake? Found out an old thumb drive from your scraps? Whatever be the reason, recovering of data is not an NSA or CIA level task anymore. Ranging from literally free to $100, there are thousands of file recovery software out there. Files you delete are still present on the hard drive or pen drive and can be recovered using data/file recovery software. With the provisions to even recover data from your smartphones, CDs, DVDs, and other memory devices, the recoverability from the storage media do not end.
Support Available: Many of the paid and free file recovery software help you recover files from your iPod as well! With the support of recovering files from Windows XP, 7, Vista, 8, 8.1, 10, Windows Server (2016, 2012, 2008, 2003), Linux, Mac and all kernels, the support is tremendous. The benefit to recover the files of images, videos, documents, audios, their reformatted versions is vast. The files with no extensions can also be recovered.
Accuracy: The recovered files can still hold the date and time stamp with the device name tagged along with it. Accuracy ranges from 50% to 100%, the files that you recover from the storage drives will surprise you. Some tools guarantee a 100% recovery of files, but those are the services of the paid software.
Speed: Depending on the device and storage drive capabilities, the software supports the scan speed ranging from 13Mb/sec to 115Mb/sec, depending on USB version, cable speed, and processor speeds. Moreover, once the presence of the files is listed, their recovery speeds aren’t slow either. With the same factors affecting, the speed of recovering data ranges from 54Mb/sec to 112.4Mb/sec.
Extended Features: Many of the file recovery software, today let you scan for damaged or lost files via the network onto the remote storage devices. The pro and paid software has multiple use license tool, free updates, RAID support, and support through phone and/or email, tutorials, guides, FAQs, and forums.
Ease of Use: The entire process is actually a cake walk. Steps include selecting a storage device for the process of recovery. Then selecting the precise file format you want to recover the data of. There is also an option to choose the general category like image, document, video, etc… if the file format is unknown. Hit next/continue/begin. The scanning process will start, depending on the storage unit size, age, and usage, the time for scanning occurs. For an averagely used 8GB pen drive used over a year will take around 30mins to scan for a particular format and around 3 hours for the deep scan.
The better software provides a visual of those scanned files too even before recovery. As per the need, you can select the files for recovery, which again would consume its time. The process involves mainly time. Patience is needed as it takes time to scan and recover the lost or damaged and deleted data.