Troubleshooting

6 Best Hard Drive Repair Tools in 2020

According to the latest annual survey of hard drive reliability by Backblaze, a provider of cloud backup services, the annualized failure rate for modern hard drives is around 2 percent. This means that if we have a group of 50 […]

How to Troubleshoot SD Card Problems

SD card troubleshooting guide Is your SD card acting up, preventing you from accessing those hundreds of pictures you took during your last vacation? Don’t worry; our SD card troubleshooting guide is here to help you solve your SD card […]

Full Disk Access and Disk Drill on macOS 10.15 Catalina

We’ve already mentioned the importance of granting Full Disk Access to Disk Drill on macOS Mojave. Since then Apple expanded the security sensors of macOS, and with the release of Catalina Full Disk Access is a native requirement for Disk […]

10 Best SanDisk SD Card Data Recovery Tools in 2020

Founded in 1988, SanDisk is an American manufacturer of flash memory products such as memory cards, USB flash drives, and solid-state drives. They are currently the third-largest manufacturer of flash memory products in the world. SanDisk products offer an excellent […]

Identifying Problems and Solutions with Apple Diagnostics

Apple has designed their Mac and MacBook computers to be highly reliable. You may never encounter a hardware related issue with your machine, but even the best engineering can run into unexpected problems. Luckily, there are some remedies built into […]

Full Disk Access and Disk Drill on macOS Mojave

⚠️ This article has been updated for macOS 10.15 Catalina. Click here for its updated version. Note: If you are stuck in getting this FDA request over and over again, even after adding Disk Drill to FDA list, just close […]

How to Enable Direct Device Access in Disk Drill for Mac

Disk Drill is not your regular app. It belongs to system utilities and requires elevated permissions to run properly and access your data, unlike some of the apps that you might be used to downloading from the App Store. It’s […]

The Best Ways to Control Automatic Updates on Windows 10

Users of Windows computers have become accustomed to the concept of automatic updates. It’s very appealing to allow your operating system or applications to update themselves whenever they feel the need. Your software stays up to date and you never […]

Time Machine and System Integrity Protection (SIP)

To all Disk Drill users, we are confirming a technical issue in macOS Mojave (10.14). We got several recent reports from users not being able to access their external storage devices in Disk Drill, even though they are readily visible in Finder […]

Disk Drill for Windows: compatibility issues on Windows 7/8

Recently, we started getting an increased amount of reports about Disk Drill failing to install properly on Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. At first, we got a little worried, but the more resources we had put into this research, […]

Disk Drill & Kaspersky Cloud Security

False positives… they are like anti-spam… We hate spam, but, frankly speaking, we also hate anti-spam. A hundred spam messages ending up in your inbox is not worth that one non-spam email that you were waiting for, until instead… it […]

Cleaning up S.M.A.R.T & Fuse After Uninstalling Disk Drill

Did you remove Disk Drill by simply dragging the app to the trash? Yikes, you probably still have the S.M.A.R.T. monitoring tool hanging around in your menu bar. You may also notice FUSE showing in your Preferences area. These additional […]

What Does SATA Hard Drive Mean?

If you’re shopping for a new hard drive or just exploring the inner workings of your computer, you may have stumbled upon a type of hard drive called SATA. While not as popular in the current era of solid-state drives, […]

Speed Up Your Mac

People rarely talk about this, but Macs do slow down over time. Your Mac may have started its life as a beautiful, fast Apple box, but it will collect files and corrupted data like a sponge as it ages. This […]

Sampling the Disk Drill Process

What Do I Do If Disk Drill Stops Working? If the Disk Drill program freezes up (which is a very unlikely scenario), one way to gather useful information in OS X is to “sample” its process. This allows you to […]

macOS 10.14 / 10.15: Connect this Mac to another Mac in Target Disk Mode

Connect this Mac to another Mac Difficulty: Easy Time required: 15 min or less Extra: another Mac; USB-C, FireWire or Thunderbolt cable Connect this Mac to another Mac in Target Disk Mode YouTube | 508 Software Problem Overview Starting with […]

macOS 10.11 – 10.15: Create a Recovery Boot Drive

Create a Recovery Boot Drive Difficulty: Very easy Time required: 15 min or less Extra devices: any USB flash drive, 8GB+ Create a Recovery Boot Drive for macOS 10.11 El Capitan – macOS 10.15 Catalina YouTube | 508 Software Problem […]

macOS 10.14 / 10.15: Configure File System Protection

Configure File System Protection Difficulty: Easy Time required: 5 min or less Extra devices: none How to Disable File System Protection in macOS High Sierra and Mojave YouTube | 508 Software Problem Overview In order to recover lost data from […]

How to import/export bad sectors in Disk Drill for Mac

Disk Drill’s power scanning engine will occasionally mark sectors on your hard drive as “bad” if multiple read attempts from those areas of your disk fail. This is useful to increase the overall speed of the scan. Occasionally “bad” sectors […]

FAQ: Can’t see recovery results mounted in Finder on OS X 10.8

As you know, Disk Drill lets you mount your scanning results as a separate disk for faster and more convenient preview and recovery of found data. However, it seems that on older Mac OS X versions (specifically on 10.8.x), the mounted […]