Another recovery software created by Stellar Phoenix called Windows Data Recovery appeared on our radar. Since the demand for data recovery has increased alongside the increase of malware attacks, we have decided to pay close attention to such programs. But can Stellar Phoenix do the job for you? We reviewed the program to outline its pros and cons and answer this question.
|Name||Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery|
|Type||File Recovery Software|
|Developer||Stellar Information Technology Pvt. Ltd.|
|Direct Download||Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery|
|Operating System||Windows OS||License Price||49.99$ for this version, 299$ for another technican’s version.|
|User Experience||Discuss Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery in Our Forum|
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery – Main Features
Like other software by Stellar Phoenix, such as Photo Recovery, we have identified two main features at first glance. The first one was the lightness of the program – it installed very fast, and there is a clear reason for that – it is only around 9 megabytes in size.
In addition to that, the program was very light on the processor and RAM as well. It took up no more that 4k of RAM while idle and so little of the CPU that you may even forget you turned it on. This is particularly suitable for slow devices, like old PC’s. When the program was scanning for and restoring files, it was also quite light, this time taking up to 60k from the RAM and an average of 03 to 04 percent of the CPU’s power.
The second feature we noticed was the simplicity of the design of the program. It has been created with a clear purpose – you install it, open it and start looking for your files by clicking on the start button. Behind this simplicity, the software goes through the sectors of your hard drive to locate any removed files or previous versions of such.
The Advanced scanning process was quite normal. For a 130 gigabytes HDD, the program finished its scan in approximately 25 minutes on a mobile i7 4500U with 8 gigabytes of RAM.
After this the program begun recovering files and the process took approximately 35 minutes.
Regarding recovered files, the software managed to recover a big part of the files (30 to 40 percent). But keep in mind that this may vary depending on the system. In the testing device, some files were freshly deleted. This is why it is a very relative subject, and you may recover more or less than that depending on the health of the deleted files in the sectors of your hard drive.
We enjoyed many features of the program:
- Low in size.
- Decent scan times for such type of software.
- Recovers files successfully.
- Advanced and quick scan abilities.
- Very light even while scanning and recovering.
There were several minuses you should be informed about.
- In some rare occasions, the program crashes.
- Lack of an option to scan a specific folder for faster retrieval. You can only choose to scan in-between the Hard Drive partitions.