Disk Drill vs EaseUS: How to Choose between Them

Disk Drill vs. EaseUS

Disk Drill and EaseUS are both data recovery software for windows and macOS. They allow you to recover deleted files, such as photos, videos, archives, documents and so on. They can be useful if you accidentally deleted important files and need to recover them. This article will compare Disk Drill vs EaseUS for data recovery and will evaluate which is the best option for you.


The most important factor in deciding between Disk Drill (Windows and Mac) and EaseUS (Windows and Mac) is how effectively they can recover your deleted files. The first major difference between Disk Drill and EaseUS is the file systems that are supported. File systems are how operating systems store and retrieve files. File systems allow devices to store data in a logical method. Whilst both can recover from New Technology File System (NTFS) drives, which are used by Windows to store files, Disk Drill offers better support for FAT32 drives. macOS can read and write to FAT32 drives but can only read NTFS drives. Therefore, it is important to find the file system used by the drive you wish to recover when deciding which software to use. The major file systems are supported by both EaseUS and Disk Drill. The table below summarises the file systems that are supported by each program.

File SystemDisk DrillEaseUS
HFS / HFS+YesYes

EaseUS has a feature that lets you recover photos and videos. This is an excellent feature built into the software that allows you to recover photos and videos that may be corrupted. For example, if you have been taking photos on a digital camera and the files on the SD card become corrupt, EaseUS can let you recover these files.

NAS (Network Attached Storage) Servers are used to store files for multiple computers centrally. Any computers on the network can access these files and are commonly used by businesses and educational institutions. EaseUS can recover most file types on NAS servers however Disk Drill cannot be used for this. Disk Drill also has limited support for RAID (redundant array of independent disks) storage compared to EaseUS. RAID is used to store the same data on multiple drives in case of loss of data on one drive.

Another difference between EaseUS and Disk Drill is file previews. EaseUS has limited file preview capabilities and only some file formats are supported for file previews once the recovery process has been completed. This means it is more difficult to find a specific file to recover. Disk Drill allows users to mount recovered files as a virtual disk and then preview files without changing any data on the user’s actual hard drive. This can make it easier to pick specific files to recover without having to recover lots of files before choosing the file that is required.

Ease of use

Both Disk Drill and EaseUS offer email and live chat support, as well as FAQs on their websites. However, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard offers phone support, whilst Disk Drill does not. This makes using EaseUS easier if you incur any problems, however, that is not likely since both programs are easy to use and no expert knowledge is required.

Disk Drill and EaseUS estimate how long file recovery will take. This helps the users know how long they will have to wait until their files are recovered. However, EaseUS has inaccurate time estimates. This can be problematic if large file sizes are being recovered by the user since they may expect their files to be recovered quicker than they are.

EaseUS has some pop-up adverts for other products and can appear frequently, without an option to disable them. This can be annoying for some users. EaseUS also collects lots of user data by default. Whilst this can be disabled, it must be done every time the program is launched on your device, which adds some time to the recovery process for users. Disk Drill receives more frequent updates than EaseUS but both developers will release updates soon after there is a major change in the operating systems.

Ease of use


The pricing strategy of Disk Drill vs EaseUS differs. Both programs offer a free trial without a credit card. Both programs allow recoverable files to be previewed in the trial version. The free trial for Disk Drill allows 500MB of files to be recovered, whilst the EaseUS free trial offers up to 2GB of data recovery. Disk Drill Pro offers no refunds once a purchase has been made, however, EaseUS offers a money-back guarantee for 30 days from purchase.  The pricing details for both programs are summarised in the table below.

Program VersionDisk DrillEaseUS
Windows onlyN/A$69.95 monthly$99.95 annually$149.95 lifetime
macOS onlyN/A$89.95 monthly$119.95 annually$169.95 lifetime
Windows + macOSPro version = $89 + $29 for lifetime upgradesEnterprise = $499 + $99 for lifetime upgrades$153.93 annually$223.93 lifetime
DiscountsPrevious version upgrade = 50% offEducation, non-profit, and government = 20% offCompetitive upgrade = 50% off 


Both Disk Drill and EaseUS have excellent reviews. Disk Drill (CleverFiles) has a 4.3/5.0 rating on Trustpilot UK based on 215 reviews, whilst EaseUS has a 4.6/5.0 rating based on 7040 reviews. EaseUS has many more reviews and is more trusted than Disk Drill based on the reviews on Trustpilot UK. EaseUS has an overall 4-star rating on g2.com based on 60 reviews whilst Disk Drill also has a 4-star rating based on 30 reviews. TechRadar gives both programs a 4.5-star rating based on their reviews. Both programs have excellent reviews and are used by many users to recover their files.


Overall thoughts

Both EaseUS and Disk Drill are excellent programs to use when recovering files that have been permanently deleted from your drive. The data recovery software you should use depends on what you will be using it for. If you need to use the program for macOS, then EaseUS has better support. EaseUS offers phone support too but has pop-up adverts that can be annoying. The most important factor is the file system used by the drive that is being recovered.

Joel Wilson

Joel Wilson

Joel is a fan of technology. He uses both iPhone and Android phones. Being interesting in exploring new features, he likes to share his experiences on how to use the devices in a better way. Because of his enthusiasm for technology, he becomes an "expert" to fix problems with phones and computers.

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