EaseUS Review

What do underwear and data recovery programs have in common? They both provide essential coverage for your backside.

And if you want the best coverage, be skeptical about the free option. In underwear, as in data recovery, you get what you pay for.

Welcome to our EaseUS review, where we’ll take a deep dive into Data Recovery Wizard, one of the oldest active file recovery solutions on the market.

Key features:

  • One device per Pro licence, unlimited for Technician licence
  • A free trial
  • Support for almost any file type imaginable
  • Repairs corrupted JPEG images, .MOV and .MP4 videos
  • Recover RAW drives

Things we liked / disliked:

  • Feature-packed data recovery solution
  • Excellent file sorting capabilities
  • Quick deep file scan
  • Free option only recovers 2GB of data
  • Each operating system requires a separate EaseUS licence

Pricing and alternatives

Let’s start with the most pressing issue – how much dough do you have to cough up for EaseUS file recovery software? The good news first: Not only is there a free version, but the two paid versions of the main software, as well as additional programs such as Partition Recovery, Exchange, and Email Recovery Wizard all feature free trials that allow you to test them out before you pull out your credit card.

The bad news? The EaseUS cost-benefit ratio is not the greatest. The free version recovers only 2 GB of data, and trial versions of the data recovery tools do nothing more than let you locate your lost files. They don’t actually recover them.

So how much does a useful version of EaseUS software cost? The version aimed at individuals and a single computer is called EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional, and it will set you back $69.95 per month, $99.95 per year, or $149.95 for a lifetime’s worth of upgrades (yours or the company’s, whichever lasts longer, we assume).

If you want the best data recovery tool for file recovery from multiple devices, you’ll have to go for the Technician package. It’s essentially the same software, except that the license allows it to be freely installed across multiple devices. As expected, the prices are notably steeper, with the monthly version costing $299.99, yearly setting you back $399.99, and the lifetime plan costing a whopping $499.99.

You can also get a Pro+ version that lets you create a bootable USB for data recovery when the system fails to start. It’s currently available for a reduced price of $99.90 per month. Or you can get backup USB or CD drives in addition to your yearly or lifetime subscriptions.

While this will, for the most part, be an EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard review, it’s worth noting that the company publishes a fair bit of additional specialized software. You could, for example, buy only the Partition Recovery aspect of the data recovery software for $69.95 per year (or $99.95 for a lifetime subscription). Other options include MS SQL or Exchange Recovery software ($299.99/year or $499.99 for life) as well as Email Recovery Wizard for a one-time payment of $99.95.

When it comes to pricing, there’s stiff competition for the title of best data recovery software. Recuva, for example, offers unlimited data recovery with its free plan, and its Professional plan is significantly cheaper – just $19.95. Paragon Hard Disk Manager licences cover three computers for $79.95. In our experience, however, neither of these catches quite as many files as EaseUS data recovery software does. And when you’re looking to recover critical data, that makes all the difference.

Ease of use

This section will cover the installation process, user interface, and device compatibility.

As almost every EaseUS software review ever published will tell you, these guys have pretty intuitive and straightforward programs that are very user friendly.

The software for PC and Mac users looks slightly different, but it works pretty much the same way on both platforms. There are also MobiSaver apps for Android and iOS devices, though these have to be purchased separately. Remember, unless you go for the Technician plan, one license will get you data recovery for just one device. PC licences are not worth anything for Mac users and vice versa.

Installation takes less than a minute, and if you’re using the free version, you don’t even need to register an account.

Before EaseUS reviews your files, you have to tell it where to look. When you first start the desktop app, it will show you a selection screen. Here you can choose between the different storage devices currently available on your system or specify a particular location, such as the desktop, recycle bin, or a specific folder.

Alternatively, you can double-click on any of the available drives to get a Windows Explorer/Finder style view. From here, you can review what EaseUS will recover, either by letting it scan the entire drive or by specifying a particular file or folder. You can also click on the three lines in the top-right corner of the screen to switch the interface language, check for app updates, get help from technical support, or review online tutorials.

EaseUS partitions

The mobile apps feature similarly streamlined designs. After starting them up, you can opt to recover deleted photos and videos, SMS and MMS messages, contacts, call logs, or your WhatsApp history. The free version of the iOS app allows you to recover up to one file or five contacts in total, while the EaseUS Android app has no limitations but allows for only one file to be retrieved at a time.

Although our EaseUS data recovery review is primarily focused on the PC version of the software, we also tried the Mac version. In addition to standard data recovery features, it has some options exclusive to the Mac platform such as iTunes and Time Machine backup recovery.

Features

File recovery options

We’ve already talked about the simplicity of EaseUS’ file recovery software. In addition to scanning an entire partition or a certain directory (including the Desktop and Recycle Bin), you can also set it up to search only for specific file extensions, files lost within a certain time period, files up to a certain size, and more.

As with the best file recovery software on the market, not only do you get extensive options when it comes to selecting your backups, but you can also save previously scanned partitions so you can pick up right where you left off next time, without having to rescan everything.

In addition to support for a huge variety of file formats (more on that in our next section), Data Recovery Wizard Pro is able to recover RAW drives successfully. A RAW drive is any hard drive which has lost its reference data, such as the master boot record (MBR). These drives must be reformatted before they become usable again.

The process is simple: EaseUS Data Recovery reviews your RAW drive, finds all the data that’s salvageable (which should be mostly everything if only the MBR or partition data got damaged), and then you can simply transfer it to another location through the Recover function. You can proceed to format the drive afterwards.

Speaking of finding files to recover, EaseUS’ recovery software has two scanning modes: Quick and Advanced. The first uses a basic search algorithm and can find most recently deleted files within a few minutes (depending on the speed of your hardware, of course). We had quite a bit of success with this mode for the purposes of our EaseUS review. However, if you need a more thorough search, the Advanced mode will go sector by sector for the deepest possible scan of your drive.

Files can be previewed from the Explorer-style interface, and the software even has a limited capability for restoring certain damaged image and video file formats such as JPG, MP4, and MOV. It’s an excellent feature on top of an already rich feature set, and it’s especially useful for recovering multimedia from the SD cards of damaged cameras or mobile phones. The software also warns you not to save recovered files to the same drive, as that might overwrite other lost files.

Supported formats

Before performing an EaseUS recovery, a review of supported file formats is in order. You’ll be pleased to know that just about every audio, image, and video format is supported, along with many popular archive and document types and operating-system files. That means you can recover anything from DOC, XML, and PDF documents to JPEG, PNG, RAW, and a variety of other image formats. MP3, MP4, WAV, AIFF, AAC, OGG, MPEG-4, QTFF, AVI, MOV, WMV, and more are available for multimedia aficionados.

The EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is also one of the best recovery software solutions for popular archive formats (ZIP, GZIP, and RAR) and file systems (FAT, exFAT, NTFS, ext2/ext3, and ReFS). In short: If your lost files are salvageable at all, EaseUS’ file recovery wizard will get them back.

Performance and efficiency

Another aspect of the EaseUS recovery software that impressed us was just how quickly it ran while taking up comparatively few system resources. Our test system for the purposes of the EaseUS data recovery software review included a fast 1 TB Crucial P1 disk and 16 gigs of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM paired with a Ryzen 3600 processor.

The Quick scan was lightning fast, clocking in at 47 seconds, and managing to recover not only the files we purposefully deleted, but thousands of other entries dating back several weeks. The true test was the deep scan, which took just over two-and-a-half hours. It managed to recover stuff that we’d long forgotten, files dating back several years.

During our review of the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, our system was barely stressed at all. The average RAM usage was about 150 MB and the CPU hovered around 15% utilization – opening a few Chrome tabs will stress it out far more than that.

Security

Data security is not as important with file recovery software as it would be for, say, a VPN or cloud storage provider. EaseUS doesn’t advertise or disclose much information about its protocols, either. That said, the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard automatically safeguards your data with 256-bit SSL encryption, which is about as good as data protection gets.

Customer service

No matter the product, almost every EaseUS review will tell you that the company has excellent customer service. If you want to have a chat, reach out to live agents. They’re available from Monday through Friday. They’re also available for phone support through a free line that’s available from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, but unfortunately this line is meant for pre-sales inquiries rather than ongoing tech support.

If you fail to get the info you need using those channels, you can also try shooting the tech-support team an email. This can be done even in the middle of an EaseUS file recovery, as our review techs can confirm. All you need to do is click on “Contact Technical Support” from the Help menu of the desktop app.

Finally, if you just want to get some general information on how to use EaseUS’ data recovery software, you can consult the comprehensive knowledge base on the website. It’s a truly fantastic resource, full of useful information about everything related to the company’s products. You can use it to find out a lot about data recovery, drive partitioning, and more.

Conclusion

It’s time to wrap up our EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional review. In our humble opinion, it is one of the best data recovery tools on the market. The combination of incredibly simple operation with speedy scanning and recovery processes, combined with support for every type of file extension you’re likely to need, topped off with fantastic customer support and top notch security, leaves very little to be desired.

If we had to complain about something, it’s price. There are much cheaper options on the market (Recuva, Ashampoo Undeleter, to name a few). In addition to the steep price that every honest EaseUS recovery software review must mention, you will need to shell out even more for the Technician version if you want a licence that will work across several devices.

Considering that Recuva Pro costs $19.95 and Ashampoo Undeleter will set you back just $14.95, this is a tough sell. Keep in mind, however, that the file recovery prowess of these cheaper alternatives cannot remotely match what EaseUS software can do.

Finally, during our review of EaseUS’ data recovery software, we noted that full-disk recoveries were possible only through selecting and scanning all of the relevant partitions separately. It’s a minor niggle, and doesn’t detract from the otherwise excellent functionality of the software.

To conclude: If you need a reliable data recovery tool and you don’t mind spending a bit more money on it, EaseUS software is an excellent choice.

Things we liked / disliked:

  • Feature-packed data recovery solution
  • Excellent file sorting capabilities
  • Quick deep file scan
  • Free option only recovers 2GB of data
  • Each operating system requires a separate EaseUS licence

FAQ

Is EaseUS com safe?

Yes. The company protects your restored data with top-of-the-line 256-bit SSL encryption, which ensures data safety. 

Can I trust EaseUS Data Recovery?

Yes. EaseUS is a company with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of disk partitioning and data recovery. Its products, including Partition Manager and Data Recovery Wizard, have been some of the most popular apps in their fields for more than a decade.

How do I use EaseUS for free?

Simply download the free version from the website. Be aware that it comes with several limitations, such as being able to restore only 2 GB of files. Check our EaseUS review for more information.

How much does EaseUS cost?

The pricing starts at $69 per month. This will get you one month’s use of Data Recovery Wizard Pro. You can also buy a yearly subscription for $99.99 or a lifetime sub (best value) for $149.95. The Pro edition supports only one device per license. If you want more, look into getting Data Recovery Technician instead.

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