Data Recovery Prices
Whether your hard drive has failed, your computer or laptop has stopped booting up, or data on your memory cards got corrupted, Platinum Data Recovery is your best choice for recovering your lost data.
How much does it cost to recover my data?
As the data recovery service is a relatively new niche industry, most people do not know what to expect for a reasonable price when they need data recovery services. Consequently, people choose services that fail to deliver desired results and your data is not delivered at all.
People who usually contact us with data recovery inquiries are curious to know what will be the price to recover their lost data. While we do our best to express the cost based on the symptoms, it can be very difficult. Generally, most hard drives fail either due to physical or logical problems and it would not be possible to quote an exact estimate without inspecting the drive. This is why we offer a free, zero-commitment diagnostic and evaluation. Our customer has an option to cancel the service after free diagnostic.
Price ranges are wide because we don’t know what we dealing with. We will give you a firm price quote based on the damages, and you are absolutely safe with free diagnostic and evaluation.
Less than 5% of all storage devices we receive go to the high point of a price range.
Price ranges for hard drives:
Price ranges for SSD/ USB flash drive / SD / MicroSD / CF cards:
Price ranges for XQD/ CFast/ CFexpress Cards:
What determines the price of data recovery?
There is no single flat rate when it comes to data recovery, and that’s for a good reason. Over the years, we have realized that no data recovery case is the same. While most physical failures and repairs may seem similar, the data present and the level of corruption affect the pricing for the repair services.
As a rule of thumb, the more work that has to go into a storage device to get it up and make it temporarily running, the higher the price would be. But there are several other factors involved that influence the pricing of the data recovery services at Platinum Data Recovery.
1. Type of Problem:
There could be a number of circumstances that could result in storage device failure. Most of them fall under the following categories:
-Logical: Typically a non-physical failure resulting from virus attack, file corruption, or accidental deletion of data.
-Physical: It normally arises due to wear and tear of internal parts, such as read/write heads, or a spindle motor malfunction.
-Electrical: Failure of the PCB due to a power surge or spike. The HDD won’t work, even if the mechanical components are intact.
-Firmware: If the storage device cannot access its firmware due to platter damage, firmware corruption, or electronics issues, it cannot boot.
2. Labor Time Spent:
How much time does an experienced technician need to put in to recover the data from your failed HDD? The more complex the data retrieval, the more time and attention is needed from our experienced technicians.
3. Spares Used:
The number, type, and availability of spare parts play a significant role in determining the quote for your data recovery.
4. Technology Used:
Every storage media can store up to a different amount of data and consequently, different technology has to be used for data retrieval. Depending upon the technology that has to be employed in the process, the prices for data recovery may go up.
5. Storage Capacity and Configuration:
We at Platinum Data Recovery charge based on the damages, cost of donor parts, and labor hours required to amend the damage. Even for drives that are not filled to capacity, it will cost us the same engineered time and spare parts to make the drive temporarily functional again.
6. Turnaround Time:
Depending on the urgency of the work, customers can seek priority service for a nominal fee. In most cases, we offer affordable rates as per the convenience of the customer. Prices in the table do not include expedited fees.
In general, you should expect the prices to be somewhere within the above range depending on the type of failure.
To provide you with an exact quote, we first diagnose your drive to know what we are dealing with. Only then we can provide you an accurate price.
For most of the standard cases, where we don’t need donor parts, you don’t pay anything until your data has been fully recovered. In unsuccessful cases, you won’t be charged for all the labor hours we spent trying to recover your data.
If your hard drive is encrypted then there is an additional fee as it is much more difficult and time-consuming to recover data from an encrypted device.
Free diagnostic takes 2 buiness days. In case you need faster than that, we have expedited diagnostic plans for a nominal fee. Diagnostic is the best time to expedite because it does not depend on the condition of your storage device.
We have different types of services that offer different timelines. From 8 hours to 12 business days. Speed depends on the particular recovery service you select and the severity of the damage done to your storage device.
Contact us right away for a free consultation or call us at (800) 313-0044.