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$ 70
Feb 2007
LA, California
Multi-format data recovery  more... close row
$ 300
Nov 2007
Portage, MI
Transferring data from old to new harddrive  more... close row
$ 1500
Jul 2007
Scottsdale, AZ
Data recovery after virus infection  more... close row

Description of service

The service included recovery of data from a virus-infested 80GB hard drive. The company prices the data recovery services based on the size and number of hard drives the customer wants it to reconstruct.

The company also creates backup systems and sets up mechanisms for safely warehousing those backups. Price depends on the complexity of the project.


Review of Service

Our computers caught a virus, despite professionally-maintained anti-virus software and actively securing our internal network's link with the internet. A good sized chunk of the last week's intensive work had vanished once we cleansed our systems of the virus.

Because our backups are somewhat complicated, we do them (or at least did, policy has changed now) all at once over the weekend every other week.

To be honest, we didn't shop around when looking for data recovert. We were pretty desperate and went with the first company we contacted. It turned out not to be a bad choice overall. The company was local and managed to get the get the data to us as it was retrieved from the drive. Recovery took a weekend we ultimately got about 75% of our data back, which is far better than having to recreate everything we'd lost on a massively accelerated production schedule


Tips

Data recovery is not cheap and doesn't even guarantee you'll get your data back. If you want to safeguard your data, you need to perform regular backups. How often you back up your data should depend on how often your data changes. The system we've implemented, and one we think is worthwhile for us, is to have our updated data synced continuously over a secure connection to a redundant off-site storage facility. That means that changes are backed up more or less as they happen and if things break at our end we only lose at most an hour's work.


$ 200
Apr 2008
Pennsauken, New Jersey
The extraction of hard drive information off a computer  more... close row
$ 150
Jan 2008
Claremont, CA
Backing up your hard drive saves recovery cost  more... close row
$ 320
Dec 2007
East Lansing, Michigan
File recovery saved law school student  more... close row
$ 150
Nov 2007
Troy, Michigan
Data recovery from computer that died  more... close row
$ 58
Jul 2006
La Crosse, WI
Data recovery from laptop  more... close row
$ 130
Mar 2008
Lady Lake, florida
Data recovery and reformatting disk  more... close row
$ 800
Dec 2007
San Diego, CA
Hard drive recovery  more... close row