321Soft Data Recovery for Mac is a convenient solution for recovering lost data from various storage devices. No matter if the information was once stored on your hard disk, USB flash drive, optical discs, memory cards, etc., and you can't find it anymore in that particular location – this application will help you retrieve the lost data by following simple and intuitive steps.
The program comes with a neat and easy-to-use interface, featuring wizard-like elements that make the recovery process easy to carry out. Once you open the app, you get a brief description about the tool's abilities and an invitation to respect the guiding steps for quality data retrieval. The first logical task is to select the storage device that you intend to scan. As I already mentioned above, the array of supported media types is comprehensive, as it includes Raid systems, internal hard disks and external attached drives, like memory sticks and cards, CDs and DVDs, portable multimedia and mobile devices. Next, you should name the device partition meant for scanning (or the entire disk if the volume is not available) and the recovery mode. Depending on the selected recovery scenario, the program will focus on retrieving deleted files from healthy partitions and, respectively, from damaged and formatted volumes. Furthermore, the utility is able to recover lost or deleted partitions, so that you can gain back the information they once stored. A summary with the checked criteria gives you an overview of your selections, allowing room for modification if something doesn't correspond to your recovery needs. The program takes into account the selected parameters and displays the results as a file list or as previewable thumbnails.
Besides being a data recovery manager, the utility is also a permanent file/folder wiper. This way, you can use it to protect sensitive data from not being retrieved by any means. In this sense, you can rely on the wipe function to make the information unrecoverable. Another smart feature provided by this app refers to the ability to clone a partition or a drive. The option is of great help if the disk has bad sectors that could make it crash at any moment. To prevent an irremediable data loss, the clone feature will help you make a backup copy of the drive and save the information you need.
In short, 321Soft Data Recovery for Mac is a reliable and powerful tool, since it recovers data from a wide range of storage devices and from various partition types, including HFS+, HFS, EXT2/3, FAT, and NTFS. The wizard-like appearance makes it easy to use. However, if you don't find the interface intuitive enough, you can always rely on the comprehensive offline “Help” to make things clearer.
- Wizard-like interface
- Recovers data from any media devices
- Wipe feature
- Clone partition/drive function
- Quite expensive