PROS / Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Professional allows you to search for any file type.
CONS / It took the software much longer than average to recover our test files.
VERDICT / While Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Professional takes longer to get your files back, it obtained some of the highest recovery success rates in our tests, making it a solid choice.
PROS / It has powerful filtering tools to help you sort the large amount of data the software can recover.
CONS / The software misidentified some files formats in our testing.
VERDICT / Kroll Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional proved especially adept at recovering Microsoft Office files from our tests, and it was extremely fast and easy to use.
PROS / It provides a disk-imaging feature that lets you make a byte-by-byte copy of your disk in the early stages of mechanical failure.
CONS / The scan and recovery speeds aren’t as fast as other products.
VERDICT / Data Rescue PC3 is Prosoft Engineering’s comprehensive recovery software you can use yourself. It works well to recover data and offers professional support through the company’s data recovery lab.