How Much Does Data Recovery Cost?

That is the most common question our team is asked: How much does data recovery cost? We understand how confusing data recovery pricing may seem, especially to someone experiencing data loss for the first time. That is why, we have dedicated ourselves for over a decade to providing the most comprehensive, transparent, and trustworthy data recovery services worldwide.

How Much does Data Recovery Cost?

Determining Data Recovery Costs

When choosing a provider, select one transparent in how their data recovery costs are calculated. The price of data recovery services can only be determined by expertly examining the condition of the storage device and establishing the specific scope of work required to retrieve your data safely and efficiently. We begin every project at Secure Data Recovery Services by providing a free diagnostic within one of our secure, audited laboratories conducted by experienced professionals specializing in the type of device and issue your storage media faced. Once we have completed the evaluation, we will provide you with a comprehensive diagnostic report and an exact quote for recovering your critical data for free! Our quotes are precise, ensuring that your data recovery cost will never increase even if the recovery process proves to be more challenging than anticipated. With our "No Data, No Recovery Fee" guarantee, you will only pay upon successful completion.

Do's & Don'ts of Data Recovery Pricing

Follow these simple recommendations to reduce your data recovery pricing:

  • Shut down the affected device in case of accidental deletion to prevent overwrites and or file system damage
  • If using software for formatted or deleted files, do not extract the data onto the same device you are scanning
  • Turn off the failed device in case of physical failure, especially if you hard drive is clicking, beeping or chirping
  • Do not run data recovery software on a physically failed device
  • Do not restore your laptop or desktop to a previous point if unable to boot
  • Do not run invasive commands such as chkdsk on your drive or computer as it may cause irreversible file system damage and file corruption
  • Call a data recovery professional at 800-388-1266 for a Free pricing consultation.

What Are the Variables that Can Affect Data Recovery Pricing?

In your search for data recovery pricing, you may have found several sites offering costs ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Lacking specific knowledge about your device or a comprehensive diagnostic to determine the cause of failure, these are just guesses that say very little about the actual cost required to restore your data, successfully. The least effective measure for determining fair and honest pricing is per-gigabyte or flat-rate services.

Here at Secure Data Recovery Services, we maintain state-of-the-art facilities equipped with proprietary software and hardware to ensure that you have the best chance of recovering your data from virtually any digital storage device, under any circumstance. Our pricing estimates are transparently constructed based on the information we receive and our years of experience as the leading provider of data recovery services.

The impact of data loss is well-known to us, so we make it our mission to educate our clients on how to recover and protect their vital data. Hopefully, the points we have shared below will shed some light on how data recovery costs are calculated and help alleviate some of the stress associated with losing data.

Time Investment

Data recovery engineers spend years gaining the technical expertise and practical experience required to achieve successful results. The more experienced they are, the better results they can get. Professional data recovery services can cost around $100 to $300 per hour, depending on the difficulty associated with the recovery process.

Our certified engineers are the best-credentialed in the industry, accompanied by over a 96% success rate. If we cannot recover your data, you don't pay for our attempt! Their knowledge and skills allow us to offer our customers this pledge, our "No Data, No Recovery Fee" guarantee.

Industry Best Data Recovery Tools

Data recovery engineers use a wide array of tools and specialized equipment for no-ninvasive and invasive data recovery. These might include software utilities for locating and extracting lost data or specialized hardware, such as head combs or drive spindle replacement tools.

Complex non-invasive data recovery cases may need the development of new proprietary tools for forensic-level manual data retrieval. Projects requiring invasive recovery utilize certified Class 10 ISO 4 cleanroom environments, soldering stations, and specialized data recovery hardware that works in tandem with our custom software tools to achieve the best results with the fastest turnarounds possible.

Professional data recovery labs can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our state-of-the-art certified and audited labs have been fully equipped to handle any data loss situation.

Audited Secure Infrastructure

Commercial space combined with our physical and cybersecurity infrastructure ensures the safe handling of customer data and are essential for any professional data recovery provider. Physical security includes in-person monitoring, alarm systems, and interior/exterior surveillance.

Security is at the heart of data recovery services. In addition to all physical security precautions, our labs go through regular third-party audits, to ensure that all data handling procedures are certified.

Secure Data Recovery Services undergoes voluntary third-party SSAE 18 SOC 1, 2, and 3 audits to verify the effectiveness for over 80 cybersecurity protocols. We routinely help our customers recover sensitive and classified information, all while keeping that data safe and secure throughout every stage of the process.

Inevitably, the aforementioned infrastructure controls we utilize come at a cost, but they are essential to providing you with the confidence that your data is kept secure and confidential throughout the process.

Replacement Components

Having immediate access to parts for a wide variety of storage devices is crucial to providing fast turnarounds. Each component must be manually matched using multiple identifiers from make and model down to specific firmware or manufacture date. Professional data recovery companies gather and catalog thousands of replacement parts for hard drives, SSDs, mobile phones, and other storage devices.

Any broken or malfunctioning device must be repaired to a working or partially working state to allow for file-level recovery. Maintaining a vast library of replacement components, such as read/ write heads, controllers, or microchips, allows us the versatility to offer you the best success rates in the industry with the fastest turnaround times.

Secure Data Recovery Services maintains partnerships with major device manufacturers, giving us the inside edge for complex data loss scenarios that will never threaten any existing product warranties. These partnerships allow us to keep pace with the ever evolving technological advancements, enabling us to respond quickly and efficiently to current and emerging data loss threats.

Research and Development

Constructing new tools and utilities is essential to keep pace, not only with the current ways that existing media can fail but with the rapid transformation of digital storage technology. As manufacturers find newer and more efficient ways to store data, data recovery companies need to develop responses to the increasingly complicated ways that data can be corrupted or lost.

Data recovery is not always possible with widely available tools. Each data loss situation is unique. Ofen, the techniques required to resolve your specific data loss don't exist. They need to be developed by our engineers. Secure Data Recovery Services has dedicated research and development teams for each media type, including hard drives, SSDs, RAID arrays, mobile phones, and flash memory systems. We're able to help where others fall short.

Why Choose Secure Data Recovery Services?

We ensure that all of our business practices — from customer support, to pricing, to every facet of the data recovery process — are carried out transparently and honestly. We make the results of our third-party cybersecurity audits and certifications available to customers on our website.

Our data recovery engineers maintain a documented 96% success rate — the highest in the industry. We utilize the same tools and maintain the same security practices to successfully restore data for government agencies, the military, multinational corporations, small and medium sized businesses, and individuals.

We know that cost matters, and we work hard to give our customers the best value for their money. That's why we stand by our "No Data, No Recovery Fee" guarantee. If for any reason we can't recover your lost data, you pay nothing.

Call us at 800-388-1266 to speak to a data recovery specialist and take the first step toward recovering your lost data.