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Hard Drive Data Recovery Cost

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

"Hey, I am not able to access my data. Can you recover this data for me? My data is very precious and important."

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

Then the customer asks "How much it will cost to get my data back from the hard drive?"

Data Recovery Charges for any data storage device can be confirmed only after analysis. Without analyzing your data storage device, we cannot estimate data recovery cost and time.

Data loss can be due to any reason and we need time to analyze the device to understand the real cause of data loss. Data recovery charges are directly related with the complexity of the case. Therefore, Higher the complexity, higher will be the data recovery cost.

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

  • Problem type - What kind of problem is with the hard drive/media device? All data loss problems are divided into the following categories.
    • Logical Data loss - Simple data recovery jobs from data loss. Data loss situations like deleted data or formatted data
    • Physical Data loss - Due to physical damage to the storage device. These are complex data recovery jobs
    • Logical cum Physical Data loss - 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 the hard drive? 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 expert has to devote for the case? Complex data recovery jobs need more attention from experienced engineers.
  • Spares to be used - How many spares have to be used to make your drive functional? Are these spares easily available or has to be outsourced?
  • Data privacy safeguard measures - What all procedures and policies are in place to ensure data security?

A professional data recovery service provider gives you complete peace of mind. They also ensure that your data is 100% safe and private.

The probability of getting your data back is very high if you approach a professional data recovery service provider directly. Do not consider professional services as your last option for data recovery.

Each data storage media can store a different amount of data. Also, data storage technology is different for every device. Similarly, the time taken to recover data from each storage device is different. Hence there is the different data recovery cost for every device.

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. Because it's going to cost us same workforce, time and spares parts for either recovering 1 GB of data or recovering full data on the hard drive.

How Much Will My Data Recovery Cost?

For simple data loss cases from hard drives, data recovery charges start from ₹ 2,500 to ₹ 12,000. Data recovery charges for hard drive increases with the data storage capacity of the hard drive.

Factors deciding damaged hard drive recovery cost:

1. Type of Data Storage Device
External hard drive, laptop, desktop HDD or multiple drives used in a RAID server. Each drive has a different data recovery cost.

2. Problem Type
Data loss type - Complex data loss (physical damage), simple data loss (logical damage), or a combination of both (Logical cum physical issue). As the complexity of the problem increases, data recovery cost also increases.

3. The Storage Capacity
Cost of data recovery is directly proportional to the storage capacity of media.

4. Spare Transplantation for Hard Drive
For physically damaged hard drives, which all spares are required for transplantation. Availability of these spares also decides the cost of data recovery.

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 complex after tampering. Hence the cost of data recovery from the tampered hard drive is high than the 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 cost of recovery will be high.

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 high data recovery cost but in actual, this is to maintain transparency of data recovery cost.

SSDs have more complex data storage architecture as compared to standard hard drives. Hence the data recovery cost for SSD is more as compared to HDDs.

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

SD card Data Recovery Cost

For simple data loss cases, data recovery charges for SD card and memory card starts from ₹ 2,000 to ₹ 4,000. Data recovery cost for SD cards increases with the storage capacity of the card.

Most commonly used data storage devices in India are SD cards, memory cards, Pen drives, CF cards, etc. These devices are portable and convenient to transfer data from one computer to other.

Customers have a mindset that data recovery from SD cards, pen drive, and memory card should be cheap. They compare the selling cost of these cards with data recovery cost. However, this is not the case. One should not compare the cost of the data storage device with the cost of data recovery from the same device.

In SD cards, memory cards, and CF cards, the most common reason for data loss is device formatting, file deletion( Logical case) or physical damage (Physical case).

In case you prefer to visit a professional data recovery service provider for a logical data loss case, they will also charge you around the same range. A professional service provider will charge you on the basis of device storage capacity. For logical cases, you can try professional data recovery software. Try our Photo recovery software, which can recover data from SD cards. Demo version of this software is free.

For physically damaged card data recovery, only professionals can help you in getting your data back. There is no alternative except opting for professional data recovery service. The data recovery cost of a physically damaged SD card will depend on the damage only. Physically damaged SD cards are more complex jobs, hence data recovery charges are higher.

Data Recovery Charges for SD Cards, Hard Drives, SSD and Mobile Etc.

Following Data Recovery charges are applicable in our all recovery centers. (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi Nehru place, Delhi Connaught place, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Mumbai, Noida, Pune, and Vashi.)

Here is pricing band for data recovery from different storage devices

Storage device Data loss situation Data Recovery Cost
HDD * Logical - Formatted/Deleted/partition loss Hard Drive Recovery Cost Starts from ₹ 2,500
(Varies as per capacity of Hard drive)
SD Card/Memory Card Logical - Formatted/Deleted/partition loss SD Card Recovery Cost Starts from ₹ 4,000
(Varies as per capacity of SD card)
Pen Drive Logical - Formatted/Deleted/partition loss Pen Drive Recovery Cost Starts from ₹ 4,000
(Varies as per capacity of Pen drive)
Flash Drive Logical - Formatted/Deleted/partition loss Flash Drive Recovery Cost Starts from ₹ 4,000
(Varies as per capacity of Flash drive)
SSD Drive Logical - Formatted/Deleted/partition loss SSD Drive Recovery Cost Starts from ₹ 10,000
(Varies as per capacity of SSD drive)

* Data recovery charges are applicable for hard drives up to 2 TB. Data recovery cost of the higher capacity hard drive are available on demand

For all kind of hard drives (internal/external, USB/SATA) which are physically damaged (dead hard drive, not detecting the hard drive, not responding drives etc.), data recovery charges are different.

RAID, Server, SAN, and NAS - Data Recovery Cost

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

Stellar Data Recovery - Our service advantages

  • 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

Stellar is the world's top data recovery service provider company. In India, we serve our customers from 15 data recovery centers located in all major cities. Our qualified data recovery experts handled all jobs inside our certified, controlled data recovery labs. We ensure 100% safety and privacy of your data.


Your Hard Drive is handled in this professional ISO certified Class 100 room environment.


The Data Recovery Expert is doing parts transplantation in your hard drive in a controlled environment.


Data Recovery Expert manually checks the quality of your recovered files, to ensure the files recovered are in best state.


100% safe, secure and private data recovery. Biometric access control system restricts unauthorized access inside data recovery lab.