How much does it cost to recover data from a hard drive?

When faced with data loss, the most common question is, "How much does it cost to recover data from a hard drive?" At Rossmann Repair Group, we believe in transparency and are here to provide you with detailed insights into the pricing structure of hard drive data recovery services.

Factors Influencing Data Recovery Costs

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-$650 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 $1000-$2000 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-$2000 range.

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 $1000-2000 range.

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

Premium Services at Competitive Prices

At Rossmann Repair Group, we offer in-house data recovery services that are competitively priced, especially compared to services like GeekSquad, which may outsource their work at premium rates. Our goal is to provide you with affordable and reliable data recovery solutions.

HDD data recovery cost

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Not sure what's wrong with your hard drive? We invite you to bring in your drive for a free estimate. Our technicians are skilled in diagnosing and resolving a wide array of data loss issues.

We're Here to Help With All Data Recovery Needs

If your hard drive's issue isn't listed, don't worry—we have the expertise to tackle a multitude of problems. Our team is well-versed in data recovery and stands ready to restore your valuable data.

For questions or to get started with your data recovery process, contact us today.

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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