If you ever experienced lost data from a hard drive crash or other storage device, you know how it feels especially when you never backed up your data. It is impossible to recapture all the data off a Mac, even if you are wise to have configured a Time Machine to take care of backups. As a professional, you know the importance of preventing such incidents in the first place. However, it is a fact that such events cannot be predicted unless you are special. In the event of a data disaster a business can suffer major revenue loss and productivity. Fortunately, we have data recovery applications to help in these crisis. Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery is one such software that you can seek to recover from an incident of data loss on Mac.


If you have lost a significant amount or all of your files, images, movies, and other stuff to any data disaster on your Mac, Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery is your best bet. The software features the capability to recover data off your Mac in all kinds of data loss situations, including hard disk corruption, virus contamination, accidental deletion of files, and more. You can put this application to scan any HFS, HFS+, FAT, ExFAT, or NTFS volume without causing any damage to the file system. The software makes the job of data recovery simple through its pre-recovery preview feature. With support for NTFS-formatted Windows Boot Camp partition, you can easily reunite with your data that is lost on a Windows partition on Mac.

User Interface

The user interface of the software gives you the look and feel of a professional application and reduces your effort by providing easy-to-use options on each navigation screen. It is easier for you to perform various tasks and minimize the learning curve with this software. The software helps you save your valuable time, as the GUI is all concise and consistent. When the application is started, you get a main interface comprising of three options: ‘Recover Data’, ‘Create Image’, and ‘Resume Recovery’. You can have your data recovered in just a few clicks with this data recovery software.

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery 6.0


Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery comprises a set of five data recovery modules and other advanced features. These modules are ‘Drive Recovery’, ‘Photo Recovery’, CD/DVD Recovery’, iPod Recovery’, and ‘Raw Recovery’.

Drive Recovery: This module features four scan methods to recoup your lost data from Mac hard drives and removable media. You can uncover files that are seemingly hidden or lost due to formatting of the media, accidental deletion of files on your hard drive, or deletion of an entire volume. This module supports internal/external hard drives, USB drives, memory cards, and more. If you have recently deleted files, the ‘Deleted Recovery’ scan is designed to recover these files with their original names.

Photo Recovery: This module can help you in having the best shot at recovering your esteemed collection of photos, audios, movies, and other multimedia clips. The module uses non-invasive methods to scour the entire media exclusively for searching images and media files. You will get files listed in the interface according to their file types. You have flexible saving options that allow you save the desired file formats to your location of choice.

CD/DVD Recovery: This feature aims at recovering files from a damaged or incorrectly burnt optical disc. The software can identify tracks and sessions on your disc and recover your data intact from the healthy ones. You can scan CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs (BDs), and HD DVDs with this module. This module is equipped to recover discs burnt on Windows, Linux, UNIX, or Mac.

iPod Recovery: This module is specifically useful for iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle users. The tool is equipped to bring your lost iPod data back to life within a few clicks with this feature. You can scan your iPod memory to get back all your songs, podcasts, and other precious files.

Raw Recovery: If you have tried all modules of the tool without success, then this module is your last resort. ‘Raw Recovery’ is a signature-based scan that searches and recovers files based on their file types. You can choose to specify the file types for recovery with this feature.

Advanced Options:

The main interface of the tool shows two more options: ‘Create Image’ and ‘Resume Recovery’. ‘Create Image’ enables you to take snapshots of any Mac-based storage media. Additionally, the ‘Resume Recovery’ feature allows you to resume the process of recovery using any images created by Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery.

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery: A Quick Glance

  • Data recovery from Mac hard drives and other removable media
  • Recovers data from iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle
  • Exclusive recovery of photos from hard drives, memory cards, and other media
  • Supports recovery from FAT, ExFAT, and NTFS-formatted drives
  • Supports NTFS-formatted Windows Boot Camp partition
  • ‘Raw Recovery’ for performing signature-based search for files
  • Preview of recoverable data in the main interface
  • Easy-to-use and comprehensible user interface

System Requirements

  • Processor: Intel, Power PC (G4 or later)
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4.11 and above
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk: 50 MB of free space


  • Feature-packed application for Mac data loss issues
  • Easy-to-use GUI for providing a familiar learning experience
  • Free ‘Demo’ to explore the features of the tool


  • Carries a big price on its tag
  • Scan may take forever sometimes

The Verdict

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery acts as a data rescuer for Mac users. You can save your effort and time by making this application as your first choice to overcome data loss. The interface of the software is good for average Mac users who are using this tool for the first time. This utility however does not score points when it comes to the price it has on the tag.