How Much Does It Cost To Recover Data From Hard Drive?

The first questions, which everyone asks us for on our helpline number

"Hey I have lost my data because of any reason, can you recover this data for me; it is very precious and important for me."

Our executive "Certainly we can help you with data recovery."

Almost immediately, the customer asks "How much it will cost to me to get my data back from hard drive?"

And then the conversation continues.....

Data Recovery Charges for a hard drive or for that matter for any data storage device can be confirmed only after analysis. Without analysing your data storage device, we cannot assure data recovery cost and time required to recover data from your media device. Data loss can be due to any reason, and we need time to analyse the media device to comprehend the real cause of data loss. For the customers, it is just data loss, and they need to recover the data without getting to know the actual reason for data loss is or be acquainted with the intricacies of the recovery process. Hence, we always give an estimate of the data recovery charges prior asking the customer to submit the media device.

Every data recovery service provider has their policies, procedures, and pricing options. But a professional data recovery company charges a data recovery service fee by following parameters:

  • Problem type - What kind of problem is there with the hard drive/media device. Typically all data loss problems are divided into following categories.
    • Logical problem - Simple data recovery jobs from data loss situations like deleted/formatted data
    • Physical problem - Physical damage to the storage device, Complex data recovery jobs
    • Logical cum physical problem - A combination of both the issues. Simple to complex level data recovery jobs
  • Level of technology to be used to recover data - What kind of technology has to be used to retrieve data from hard drive. Typically jobs which are complex in nature are exposed to high level data recovery technology and need supervision of expert data recovery engineers
  • Experienced engineers - How much time a qualified data recovery engineer has to devote to the job to get your data back? Consequently, complex data loss problems need more attention and research from experienced engineers.
  • The diversity of service provider - How diverse is the data recovery service provider? And from what kind of hard drive models, they can recover data?
  • Spares to be used - How many spares have to be used to make sure your drive is functional, and availability of these spares.
  • Data privacy safeguard measures - A professional data recovery service provider ensure the privacy of your data. There are some process, procedures and data privacy measures which ensures that your data is safe and private.

A professional data recovery service provider gives you complete peace of mind and also ensure that your data is 100% safe and private; since they have all data security measures in place. Also, there are more chances of getting your data back if you approach professional immediately rather than considering them as your last option for data recovery.

Each data storage media can store a different amount of data and uses different technology to save data on it. When it comes to data recovery as well, the time taken to recover data from each storage device is different, and hence there are separate charges for every device.

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How Much Does Data Recovery of A Hard Drive Cost?

Hard drives are most common and widely used data storage devices in India. We get as many as 85% of data recovery requests from hard drives only. Data recovery charges from a damaged hard disk are decided on following parameters:

1. Type of Data Storage Device
Is it external hard drive, laptop/desktop HDD or multiple drives used in a RAID server?

2. Problem Type
What kind of damage is there with media? It is physical damage, logical damage, or combination of both, i.e. logical cum physical issue

3. The Storage Capacity
Most of our customers ask us if we charge by per GB data. The answer is No, we charge by the total size of your hard drive. As recovering 1 GB of data or recovering complete stored data on the hard drive, it's going to cost us same workforce, time and spares parts.

4. Spare Transplantation for Hard Drive
If there is physical damage to the hard drive, then which all spares are required to make sure that hard drive is functional again; and on availability of these spares with us.

5. Tampered Hard Drive
Chances of getting data recovered from a tampered drives are much less than a non-tampered drive. Also, these jobs become more complicated after tampering & hence the data recovery from tampered hard drive costs more than standard hard drive.

6. Turnaround Time
Data Recovery charges also vary as per your urgency to recover your data. If the demand to retrieve data is immediate, the customers can opt for priority service. If not then we have standard & economy data recovery charges available for the convenience of the customer.

A reputed data recovery company takes into consideration the parameters mentioned above to calculate data recovery charges. While, this may seem like a justification of exorbitant data recovery cost but in actual, this is to maintain transparency for our customers. Furthermore, to ascertain what we state is what we ask for.

Typically SSDs have more complex data storage architecture as compared to standard hard drives. Hence data recovery from SSD costs more as compared to HDDs.

Similarly, Pen drives, Flash drives, and memory cards used monolithic architecture to store data. Also, their technology changes very frequently so they are complicated data recovery job in nature and they cost more in comparison to their peers.

Here is the list of data storage devices from which we recover data.

Type of Data Storage Device
Hard disk drives (HDDs) RAID Servers Laptop/Desktop
Solid state drives (SSDs) Server iPhone
Pen Drive FLASH drives Android Phone
Memory card Mac Encrypted drives
SD/Micro SD card Optical Media Ransomware affected drives

Data Recovery Charges

Here is pricing band for data recovery from different storage devices

Storage device Data loss situation Service charge
HDD Logical - Formatted/Deleted/partition loss Rs 3,000 to 12,000
(Varies as per capacity of drive)
Pen Drive Logical - Formatted/Deleted/partition loss Rs 4,000 to 10,000
(Varies as per capacity of drive)
Flash Drive Logical - Formatted/Deleted/partition loss Rs 4,000 to 10,000
(Varies as per capacity of drive)
SSD Drive Logical - Formatted/Deleted/partition loss Rs 10,000 to 25,000
(Varies as per capacity of drive)
Mobile phone Logical - Formatted/Deleted/partition loss Rs 8,000 to 20,000
(Varies as per capacity and model type. Android/iPhone)

For physically damaged media storage devices, data recovery charges are different, because it depends upon nature and extent of damage to the media device. As data recovery from physically damaged media devices is a complicated job, and it requires highly skilled technicians. Also the damaged data storage devices need to be opened in a controlled environment under the watchful eyes of a qualified data recovery expert. While some cases may require spare transplantation to make the HDDs work momentarily, other may require only minor fixing.

Data Recovery for larger RAID systems, storage servers, virtual systems, cloud systems, SAN, NAS with more than 2 hard drives.

Storage device Data loss situation Data Recovery service cost
RAID Data Recovery Logical/Physical Data Recovery service price is available on demand
NAS BOX Data Recovery
SAN BOX Data Recovery
Storage Server Recovery
Virtual Server Recovery

Following level of service is what you will get with Stellar Data Recovery

  • No Recovery - No Charge
  • Free media pick up from your doorstep
  • Include all spares
  • Data security and Data privacy
  • 100% safe and secure data recovery
  • CLASS 100 CLEAN ROOM data recovery for physically damaged drives
  • Job Status update - Daily/As requested

At Stellar Data Recovery, we confirm data recovery charges post analysis of the storage media device. As we first need to be sure of what kind of data loss problem we are addressing with the hard drive. Furthermore, post analysis we confirm the data recovery service charge for hard drives and other media storage devices.

Recover data quickly, efficiently and without any compromise on data privacy. Call Right away for a FREE consultation any of our branches.