Did you use some data recovery software before?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Evren Carven, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Evren Carven macrumors regular

    Evren Carven

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    Did you lose data after you using a Mac?

    Recently, I encounter a data loss problem. In the process, I find Mac Data Recovery Software reviews and comparisons on the internet. After I tried data rescue and photorec, I have not recovered my photos successfully. At last, I have to seek some help from data recovery service.

    Except you used a data recovery software ever, you may not judge what is the best one for you. So please give us your experience if you have used a data recovery software on your Mac.

    This will be helpful for these people:
    1. What will cause data loss and tell people how to avoid this.
    2. The people can find this easy way to recover their lost data if necessary.

    Hope you can share this.

    Thanks.:)
     
  2. liya1201 macrumors member

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  3. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

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    With SSDs, there is no such thing as recovery. Once those electrons are out of the gates, the data is gone. To boot, all data is overwritten. When you delete a file, either OS X will TRIM the freed space (zeroing it out when the drive controller decides to visit it), or let the drive controller handle it. Either way... unlike a hard drive, the data on a SSD is forever gone when zapped.

    Data recovery software is something you never want to trust in.

    Instead, consider backups. Time Machine is a given. I'd also consider something for backing up documents. If you trust the cloud, there is always Mozy and Carbonite. If you want encryption, you can put an encrypted sparsebundle and sync your stuff to that on Amazon Cloud Drive which is offering an unlimited solution for $60 a year. It also doesn't hurt to burn your stuff to DVD once in a while as well.

    Recovery software is not something you even should consider as something that might help.
     
  4. Evren Carven thread starter macrumors regular

    Evren Carven

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    Thanks liya1201 and mlts22. Backup is the best way to avoid data loss. I agree with all people should take your data to have a backup. Sometimes, data loss occurs accidentally before you have a backup. Though this is a little probability thing, you have to face when it happen.
     
  5. liya1201 macrumors member

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    You might be right about the little probablity and I do own Data Rescue v2 and v3 to deal with that situation. Fortunately, I haven't got chance to use it thoroughly so that I am not able to comment how good it can be.

    For backup, I have a Time Machine and a copy of CCC clone updated very week and I occasionally rebuild the directory my disks with DiskWarrior.
     

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