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Affordable Hard Drive Recovery Prices

Hard Drive Recovery Group has established flat-rate hard drive recovery and data recovery service prices that are based on average labor and material costs as well as the type and level of hard drive data recovery and data loss. Flat rate data recovery services costs translate to consistent and affordable pricing for you, the customer. Believe us, you don’t succeed in the data recovery business for almost 30 years without the industry’s most consistent and affordable hard drive recovery clean room costs.Hard drive recovery costs can vary

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Beware Of Data Recovery Pricing Myths

It has been called to our attention recently that some competitors are claiming that “some data recovery companies charge $1 per GB to recover data”. The idea, obviously, to make you think that your 1TB drive will cost $1000 to recover, automatically, no matter the damage or what recovery process becomes necessary. This is blatantly false, as absolutely NO reasonable data recovery company charges “per GB recovered”. Those kind of data recovery rates are simply not realistic. What’s more, the cost of data recovery varies depending on types of storage devices and hard drives, as well as the issue itself.

The $1 per GB concept is a patently ridiculous claim, but if you do run into a data recovery company with this kind of “per gigabyte” data recovery cost scheme, avoid them and you will save not only time, but a lot of money. Professional data recovery companies simply do not use this pricing scheme, no matter the kind of data loss experienced.

First of all, it’s important to note that data recovery prices are typically based on “labor time spent”, much like your car’s mechanic. So while a $100+/hr in-lab fee is very common in the industry, any data recovery pricing scheme that would charge by the amount of data recovered is either a complete fraud, or in this case, made up.

Here are some common questions asked by customers. To see the answers, click on the links, or read on for a more substantial explanation of data recovery prices and costs:

Is data recovery expensive?
What are common data recovery charges per GB?
How much does data recovery from a hard drive cost?
Why does data recovery cost so much?
How much does data recovery cost for iPhone?
Why do data recovery prices differ from drive to drive?
Is it possible to reduce the cost of data recovery by focusing on specific files?

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If you found this page via Google, it is likely because our reputation for competitive data recovery costs precedes us. We ensure every one of our data recovery price estimates is clear, easy to understand and rock solid (no strange hidden data recovery fees here). We always do our best to provide you with the lowest and most affordable hard drive recovery price, no matter what type of data loss you have experienced.

Got Two Minutes For An Exact Data Recovery Cost Estimate?

The best way to get exact data recovery pricing based on your situation is always a quick phone call to:


HDRG’s data recovery engineers can evaluate, diagnose and estimate your data recovery in the time it takes to read this page. If you’re looking for the best buy on data recovery, you’ve come to the right place. Plus, we’re one of the only shops in the industry to have engineers on call, 24 hours per day, every single day of the year. So you get an exact price estimate quickly, and the free technical support you’re looking for.

QUICK NOTE: Pricing on typical hard drive recovery cost ranges can run anywhere from $49 to $1500

(Of course, complex problems, multiple drive setups and extreme damage can easily double or even triple your cost, something we inform you of before we even begin.)

We wish we could tell you more, but that is quite tough to do without knowing the specifics of your situation. Every data loss issue is different, and although we could bore you with “classifications” and “data recovery levels”, we won’t. However, you may be interested in these examples, which are typical:
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The Low End Example: A $49-$99 The File Deletion Problem

Alright, so let’s say you have deleted a file from your data storage device and can’t get it back… This is the kind of data recovery that almost any computer repair shop can do. Typically, it just involves downloading an inexpensive data recovery software program (like the one noted below), and then a quick data recovery on your data storage devices. No harm, no foul.

In some cases (particularly with repeat clients), we will even provide this service free of charge. Suffice it to say, a typical file un-deletion service is easy to provide, and not an issue for a data recovery company that is used to far more complicated data loss and recovery jobs.

A High End Data Recovery Price Example:
A $1000 Water Soaked Hard Drive

So here’s our high-end example: Let’s say your house has flooded. Let’s also say that your important files were saved on a external hard drive attached to a computer, in the basement. Let’s also say that the system was powered up when the flood began, and the water shorted out your computer.

This is a more difficult repair situation that may come with higher data recovery costs. You’re going to need a professional for this, and not just a “local computer repair guy”. This job will require a hard drive recovery service with a clean room.

Like, as an example, your friends at Hard Drive Recovery Group.

Take a minute to call our friendly technicians directly at 1-866-341-4374 (no voicemail here!) or fill in our quote form here, and once we have a good idea of the problem at hand, we can typically provide you with a quick, solid data recovery price quote.

We ALWAYS give you a written data recovery quote before you send us your drive or media. Our customers have found this to be an extremely valuable and time saving, as they know what to expect up front.

One piece of advice we always give to people with data loss seeking data recovery is to always request an upfront quote. And remember:

If we don’t recover your data, we don’t charge.

The Cheapest Avenue: Data Recovery Software

There is one question you probably should ask yourself: are you sure you have an actual physical hard drive failure? If you are just looking for a couple of deleted files, have had some partition corruption or think your hard drive is fully intact and just not working right, software may do the trick.

While we naturally prefer that you call us before you do anything rash (in cases of physical hard drive crashes, software can actually damage the hard disk platter and make recovery much harder), if we have to recommend a data recovery software, it’s got to be Stellar Phoenix, no doubt about it.

We RARELY recommend software products (simply because they are frequently the SOURCE of further destruction to a damaged hard drive), but this one is pretty decent, and does a good job with simple partition reconstruction and file recovery.

Data Recovery Price Answers

Is data recovery expensive?

It can be, depending on if the hard drive has physically failed, or it is simply a file system issue. If the data can be recovered with software, it will generally be much cheaper than if a clean room data recovery service is required.

What are common data recovery charges per GB?

The idea of charging for data recovery by the GigaByte makes very little sense, as the job is typically an all-or-nothing proposition. This myth was created by a specific provider in Los Angeles, CA, to make it appear that their data recovery costs are particularly low compared to other shops. They are not.

How much does data recovery from a hard drive cost?

Depending on the severity of the issue, recovering a hard drive can cost anywhere from $99 to $2000. This is a common range for most data recovery companies.

Why does data recovery cost so much?

Data recovery equipment is specialized, data recovery engineers are well educated and extremely hard to find, and most companies have invested thousands of dollars in a clean room environment. Not to mention data recovery tools, which are extremely esoteric, very niche-specific and quite expensive. All of these factors add up to an hourly rate that is often double that of an automotive mechanic. For most customers seeking hard drive data recovery, the cost of data recovery will determine whether they will pay for recovery services, or just deal with permanent data loss.

How much does data recovery cost for iPhone?

Less than $100 for an iPhone that has been backed up using iCloud, all the way up to $1000 for failed iPhone drives.

Why do data recovery prices differ from drive to drive?

The answer here is quite simple: data recovery prices can differ because every hard drive data recovery job tends to be unique in its own way. Despite the questions we may ask you about your hard drive failure, unfortunately many drive failure issues are not apparent until we have had the opportunity to see the hard drive in person, in a professional data recovery setting.

Is it possible to reduce the cost of data recovery by focusing on specific files?

In the majority of cases, this will not reduce data recovery costs. When restoring hard drives that have been physically damaged, a data recovery engineer creates a complete clone of the entire drive. During this process, we will not be able to target any specific files. In cases where there isn’t any physical damage, the first step is to create a complete backup, and targeting individual files doesn’t save any time or reduce the cost of the process. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for specific deleted files (or a specific type of file), please let us know. Our no data, no charge policy applies to the files that you identify as being of particular importance. If we are unable to recover data that fits your requirements, you will not be charged a recovery fee.

Thanks to years of drive failure experience, however, we have managed to dial in our questions about your hard drives so that we can provide you with an estimate we will not exceed during the recovery process. Your recovered data is critical to us, but so is our reputation as America’s most affordable provider. So on the rare occasion that our data storage recovery process gets too expensive, you won’t know it. We stand by our data recovery estimates, no matter what.


No Data Recovered, No Fee

At Hard Drive Recovery Group, we’re confident that we can recover data from whatever storage devices, drive or media you send us. In fact, 98% of the time, our client’s data is fully recovered via either data recovery software or hard disk repair.

However, as an additional guarantee, be assured that if we do not recover your data, we will not charge you for data recovery services. It sounds like a simple promise, but many of our competitors still charge unnecessary fees, even when their data recovery services have failed miserably!

Free Hard Drive Evaluations

We do not charge you a fee simply to provide you a quote on your hard drive data recovery. Because of our flat-rate data recovery service pricing, it is not a requirement for us to evaluate the state of your equipment in person before contacting you to provide you with a solid cost estimate.

Unlike many of our competitors, we use our data recovery experience to calculate cost averages for material and labor to give you truly up-front pricing. Any minimum charge that may apply to your order is included in your successful recovery, something most data recovery companies can’t promise.

Looking for data recovery prices?

Every data recovery situation is different: a few lost files, as an example, requires only low cost software to do the job. Meanwhile, some hard drive data recovery jobs require clean room hard drive repair. Servers with complex RAID arrays, meanwhile, may require expedited service if you need your server back online quickly.

No matter the issue, a data recovery engineer should be able to answer your question immediately.

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Ask a question, request a quote or check recovery status. Call us.

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