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How Much Does HDD Data Recovery Cost?

All these problems are what would be classed as basic problems. Although they’re not easy to do, they still require the skillset to be able to do them and are not as complex as some of the others.

The type of problem your drive has determines the cost!

Rossmann Repair Group carries out both basic HDD data recoveries and more complex ones. Here are some of the basic problems we can fix which do not cost as much as the complex ones: 

Bad sectors: If your drive only has some bad sectors but no heads damaged, you could be looking at a $100-$250 recovery.

Not showing up: Drives that do not show up often have firmware issues, $250-$450 to repair. Some also require the USB to be converted to SATA when the USB section fails, for drives that are natively USB – meaning, they do not use an internal SATA/USB conversion process.

Copying data off slow: This could be due to bad sectors, bad heads, or bad firmware – this could be anywhere from a $150 recovery to $900 if the data required is inaccessible due to a failing head.

Bad partition table: If the bad partition table occurred due to software issues(turned off machine improperly), this is anywhere from a $100-$300 fix depending on whether we are able to fix the original partition table, and whether your case is a simple or complex one. If the partition table was damaged due to failure of the heads/bad firmware, it can go into the $400-$900 range.

HDD data recovery cost

Stuck heads/clicking/beeping: If heads are stuck, you could be looking at the $300-$400 end if they can be unstuck, if no prior work/smacking the drive has previously been done to unstick heads. If new heads are needed, then you go up to the $700-$900 range.

Platter issues: Platter issues, stuck platters, or platter damage starts at $900 and goes up from there.

How do I know what problem I have? 

If your drive is clicking or beeping, then it is easy to tell which segment you fall into. For the rest, it may not be obvious. You are welcome to bring your drive to our store, or send it in, for a free estimate. We also carry out all our repairs in-house unlike some of our major competitors such as GeekSquad who outsource all of there repairs at a premium price too.

Problem not listed? We can still help!

Although your problem hasn’t been listed, that doesn’t mean we cannot help! Our dedicated team at data recovery has seen many problems over the years and are more than likely still able to recover your data even though the problem isn’t listed. Feel free to contact us if you have any enquires about a drive you wish to be recovered.

Check out a real data recovery below!

If you’re feeling curious, watch our process.
Have a failed external USB drive? We can by-pass the USB on your drive and go straight for your data!
Stuck heads? No problem! We have the tools and the clean room to un-stick your heads..
We can do clean room data recovery on premises when necessary.
Inspecting a 6 head stack from a donor drive before it goes into a recovery drive.

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