Disk Drill is a new application for Mac which not only recovers your hard drive, but also your partition, damaged files, photos, and any type of media. It can recover data from HFS/HFS+, FAT, NTFS, and other file systems right from your Mac. Apart from recovery, it also protects your data from unexpected loss by using build-in Recovery Vault.
There are two modes – Prevent Data Loss and Recover Data. First, lets have a look at preventing data loss. To prevent data loss in any partition, select a drive from the main interface and protect it with Recovery Vault. It can protect both internal partitions and external hard drives. The switch is given on the top-right corner which can be used to turn off protection at any time.
The Recovery Vault in Disk Drill recovers deleted files while saving all their properties and original locations, unlike any other Mac recovery software available out there. It runs silently in the background and recovers all types of files without being resource hungry.
To recover data, head over to it’s tab and select the partition or hard disk in which you want to recover lost data. There are a total of three steps to recover deleted and damaged files – select disk, scan the disk, and finally recover the files.
There are also options to undelete a file from recovery vault where all deleted files are stored, quick scan FAT32 and NTFS partitions, and deep scan for lost data which cannot be found otherwise.
To put it in a nutshell, it is the first complete data recovery and data protection software for Mac that is free while in beta. The application is stable, 28MB in size, and requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.
Grab the software while it is available for free. Enjoy!