Disk Drill recovers damaged and deleted data from external or internal hard drives, memory cards, etc. and allows protecting data by using Recover Vault technology.
Disk Drill is in beta version, which is totally free and not time-limited. It will not stop working after stable version release and the upgrades to future stable releases are absolutely optional.
I tested it real quick and it easily managed to pull back my pictures on a SD memory card after deleting them, simply by doing a Quick Scan. Then I popped the SD card back into my camera and formatted it as I usually do, but then a Quick Scan by Disk Drill didn’t recover any file. However, running the “Deep scan for last data”-scan, actually managed to recover my pictures. Not sure if it found all of them, but it appeared so. I didn’t shoot new pictures on top of the old ones, so that probably makes it easier for the software as well.
So if you need data recovery software for your Mac, take Disk Drill for a spin. It’s free, so what ya got to lose?
CleverFiles would love to get some feedback from Mac users, so be sure to use the “contact” link at their website.
UPDATE – February 2011: Disk Drill is no longer in beta and is therefor no longer able to recover files for free. You will have to pay for that option.