Stellar is a well-known software company providing software solutions since 1993. The latest version V6.0 of Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery is one of the most effective softwares to create back up of your lost data and restore it when needed. Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery software is available for Mac and Windows, having some similar options depending on the computer.

Stellar Phoenix Mac Windows Data Recovery V6.0 Software Review

Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery V6.0 for Windows

The Windows version is more robust, proficient and has a better interface than others. The Stellar Windows version is divided into three parts: Home, Professional and Technician. The Technician version has all the features of Home and Professional versions. However, it does not mean that the earlier two versions are not up to the mark. These three versions have been created, keeping in mind the needs of different sectors. Hence, the distribution of features.

The Home version includes features such as Data recovery needs, a User-friendly interface, photo recovery module, support for large drives, auto detection of removal disk, improved “find” option, enhanced file tree view, advanced scan, deleted file recovery and improved engine for NTFS, FAT, exFAT.

The Professional version includes the same features provided in Home version. In addition, professional version includes raw recovery, email recovery, optical media recovery, drive statistics, clone drive & image and system start up disk. The Technician version being the biggest sector consists of all features stated so far and have other features like recover files from RAID 0, 5 & 6 storage, supports creation of virtual RAID, supports recovery from software RAID, raw recovery of RAID hard drives, automatic identification of RAID factors, detects drives sequence, strip size and remote data recovery.

Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery V6.0 for Mac

Stellar Mac version is compatible with the latest OS X Mavericks. The software allows you to recover data from iMac, Macbook Pro, Air, Mac Mini and Mac Pro. You can re-store your deleted files, deleted volumes/music, raw data, photos, resume, optical media, iPod data and can retrieve them in FAT and exFAT formats.

Compatibility of software

The software for Mac and Windows are very user-friendly. Both the softwares let the users find out the exact file by scanning the exact name; and allow you to preview before use.

Once you open the software, you will be presented with numerous options that you want to recover. Click on the type of data, you want to restore and let the software do the rest. The best thing about this software is that it provides an option of previewing the file. You can easily check whether the file has gotten corrupted or crashed or is safe. After scanning process, it will be solely your choice to retrieve entire data or just essential ones. That means, you do not need to clutter your space with additional unwanted information. Hence, the software can also be beneficial in helping you cleaning up your drive.

If you go for the option of Windows technician version, you will be guided through various tabs such as data recovery, image recovery or advance options. Choose your criteria and get step-by-step process for retrieving your files. The Mac Version has the same functions as well..

The best thing about these softwares is that they come with a limited feature and time demo. You can always use it before buying the entire software. However, if your back-up files or the hard drive from where you have to retrieve data is corrupt, then the software cannot help you restore them.

In cases when the system crashes, you can always hope for the data to be safe and secure. However, while using these softwares in case of accidental deletion, corrupted PC or viruses; the software may not be able to recover all the data.

Conclusion: For large data recovery, these softwares are beneficial. It would be best, however, to run the demo software before buying it for yourself.

  • kent gash

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