Eassos DiskGenius Review | TechRadar
How would you prefer to recover your data – with a dedicated tool or with a utility that is part of a larger suite? Or do you prefer software that simply retrieves what you need, regardless of the details?
Many data recovery software companies offer their software as individual tools. Eassos released DiskGenius as a disk utility suite, which includes Eassos recovery tool as well as backup and restore tool and partition manager
Formerly known as PartitionGuru, DiskGenius is published by the Chinese company EASSOS Technology Co., Ltd. (established in 2010).
Free vs other options
DiskGenius is available in three versions: Disk Genius Free, DiskGenius Standard, and Disk Genius Pro.
the free version is relatively limited, providing functionality to manage disks and partitions and recover lost files. It is suitable for home and business users, but cannot recover large amounts of data. It also contains a restricted list of files that can be recovered and is not suitable for non-Windows file systems and USB flash devices. However, these limitations won’t affect most users – if you’re using Windows, it’s basically a free data recovery tool without any of the restrictions you find with other similar software.
DiskGenius Standard is $ 69.90 (£ 50) and comes with a 30-day free trial. It can recover more partitions and file systems, as well as recover over 200 different file types.
To finish, DiskGenius Pro is $ 99.90 (£ 72) with a 30-day free trial and has no restrictions. This version can also handle virtual machines in VMDK, VHD, VHDX and VDI formats, thus increasing your recovery options.
Key recovery features
DiskGenius Pro offers free partition manager and data recovery tools for Windows backup and lost data restore tasks.
Free Partition Manager offers an all-in-one solution for data recovery, reliable and versatile partition management, and Windows backup and restore. Deleted data can potentially be recovered from reformatted and lost partitions, and missing files found, whether using standard hard drive, removable drive, RAID or even a virtual disk. Optical discs and USB devices can also be recovered.
Backup and cloning functions also facilitate data recovery and security, ensuring reliable and safe data.
Finding Files Using DiskGenius
To evaluate DiskGenius’ recovery tools, we connected a previously unmountable 16GB SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB drive to a Dell 5505 laptop running Windows 10. This is one of the key methods to determine if the software can respond. to its recovery requests. As a rule, modern and expensive software should be able to detect the drive.
Soon the drive was successfully scanned using the Recover Lost Files menu command. At this point, all recoverable files are listed. Those found in a directory tree are displayed as such, while orphaned data is listed separately.
Recovery involves right-clicking on a file and choosing the Copy To command. There is also a Preview option to let you evaluate the whole (or not) of a file that you want to recover.
Scanning of the 16GB drive completed in less than 10 minutes, which is typical for such a device on a modern computer. The list of data displayed was good, although it was not easy to distinguish between complete and incomplete data.
The recovery process is efficient, although the Copy To command is slightly offensive. This appears to be a slight translation error – anyone with experience with file recovery software would look for a command such as “recover file (s)”.
Other than that, the tool works fine. Disk partition and file deletion tools are also included in Eassos DiskGenius, extending its usefulness. There is also an operating system migration feature, to clone the system partition to a new location.
Eassos claims 45 million users worldwide, so it’s no surprise that it offers some useful support options.
The website is a gateway to 24 hour support, where you will find a good list of frequently asked questions, primarily aimed at potential customers. Meanwhile, detailed instructions are provided in the How To section, intended to guide the player in successfully using Disk Genius. For recovery purposes, this covers all the data loss issues you can imagine.
As an extension of this functionality, Eassos also offers detailed step-by-step guides for several issues. This is a knowledge base approach that works well, although you won’t find yourself talking to anyone. If it’s human intervention you’re looking for and nothing else works, you can email Eassos through your inbox or create a support ticket on the website.
With so many disk recovery tools on the market, you might confuse Eassos DiskGenius (formerly Partition Guru) as another tool primarily aimed at businesses and professional recovery experts. But that’s only part of the story. Offering competitive prices and a comprehensive collection of recovery features, DiskGenius finds and recovers data on almost any data you can think of. If the data can be recovered, this tool can find it and copy it to a new reliable location. With disk management, RAID support, and operating system cloning, there’s not much to complain about.
Aside from the slightly confusing user interface, the most striking thing about Eassos DiskGenius isn’t the recovery speed or the feature set. This tool, for all intents and purposes, is free. While some advanced features for unusual media and Ext file tables require the premium tool, the core features are free and uncapped.