5 Vital Things to Consider before Opting for Data Recovery Software

Aruna AttriSr. Business Executive
I am a technology blogger and a data recovery expert.
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Lost your data lately, thus looking for a data recovery software. In this blog, there is an earnest attempt to jot down five vital things you must look in the software before buying it.

Losing data is not antediluvian. In the modern world, we all keep our data in digital format and often lose it in numerous ways. Backing up, protecting, and recovering our digital data is all the more important. There is no way you can say “I’ll never lose my data”, but by all means, you can, of course, tell “I’ve backed up, so I can get it back when I lose it”. With the advent of recovery software in the market, you can now even boast of “I can recover my data whenever it gets lost”. So living in the modern world is really satisfactory. To help you scan the points that you need to go through in a data recovery software, the following section enlists five vital considerations:

1. Requirement


It is essential to know the requirements of the software such as processor and hard disk space. As far as the processor is concerned, higher the processing speed of your machine faster is the recovery process. Generally, any Intel processor works fine. On the other hand, lower is the hard disk space requirement of the software better is the recovery result because of minimum overwriting. The small size of software’s downloadable   .exe file and low usage of hard disk space after installation of the software ensures data is not writing over to the inaccessible sectors of the deleted data. Hard disk space is not a concern if a different PC is deployed to download and install the software; or if the same PC is used, but data is lost from a partition other than where the recovery software is downloaded and installed.

2. Compatibility
The software must be compatible with the installed operating system of your computer. If you are using a Mac, PC, or Linux machine, then the recovery software must run on the corresponding systems. Buying incompatible software will make your purchase useless, as it will not function on your computer. In addition, the recovery software must be compatible with the file system type that your storage drive is structured with. The compatibility with the file system type ensures software reads & recovers data from the storage drive. Also, new versions of an OS can introduce new file system types, which even makes the choice of right software all the more important to recover your data. Normally, the latest version of the software caters to new OS and its new-fangled file system type.

3. Capability
The software must be capable to scan a drive quickly as well provide an option to deep scan, search a drive that cannot be found, provide deleted recovery, and perform raw recovery automatically whenever file system type of the hard disk drive is unavailable. These capabilities of the software caters to all kinds of data loss situations including data deletion, system restoration, factory resetting, formatting of the entire storage drive or any   partition drive, creation/merger/loss of partition or drive, corruption in the file system of the storage drive or a particular partition, and the presence of bad sectors in a drive. Choose the software that has diverse scanning modes to ensure comprehensive recovery possibilities.

4. Feature
The software must have wide-ranging features to suit the needs of all. The foremost feature that you look in the software is its aesthetic GUI. The second feature that you need is recovery from diverse storage media such as hard disk drive, solid-state drive, USB flash drive, optical drive, and memory cards. The third and subsequent features you expect from a good recovery software package include file type filters for easy segregation of data, dynamic preview as well as pre-recovery preview, provision to add new file headers for recovering data with any type of file extensions besides the in-built, encrypted drive recovery in case you password protected your drive, bootable recovery if your machine fails to boot, and facility to recover data by creating disk image/clone for faster and better recovery. 

5. Functionality
The software must have robust functionality to augment user   benefits such as available in various editions, free to download for testing, quick to register, available in multiple languages to tailor to the need of global users, comprehensive help file, pleasing to eyes, easy to use, prompts users to save data in different drive locations to avoid overwriting, high recovery rate, uses fewer clicks to recover, far-reaching customer support, and has regular version upgrades either annually or semiannually. All these functionalities make the software top choice among users that in turn generates a strong customer base, great customer satisfaction, and high user rating.


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The blog presents five parameters to judge data recovery software. These parameters include the requirements, compatibility, capability, feature, and functionality.

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Aruna AttriSr. Business Executive
I am a technology blogger and a data recovery expert.

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