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the Price of Data Recovery Services

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$ 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
$ 200
Apr 2008
Pennsauken, New Jersey
The extraction of hard drive information off a computer  more... close row
$ 70
Feb 2007
LA, California
Multi-format data recovery  more... close row
$ 150
Nov 2007
Troy, Michigan
Data recovery from computer that died  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
$ 58
Jul 2006
La Crosse, WI
Data recovery from laptop  more... close row

Description of service

After my wife's laptop died out, she had to get her information off her hard drive (she had a manuscript and tons of school work on it), so we brought the computer to a local place that specializes in data recovery and they charged us just under $60 for a hard driver recovery.

Review of Service

Great. Of course she was thrilled to get her stuff back. She had not made back ups of it, assuming a fairly new computer wouldn't just fall apart on her like it did, so she was pretty upset when it happened, and likewise she was very happy when she got all her stuff back. They had it for 2 or 3 days if I remember right. Maybe it was even shorter.


Depending on what you have on your hard drive, the recovery may or may not be worth the money you spend. She had a year's worth of personal and school documents on hers, so it was vital that she got those things back. But if you don't have something really important, the $60 might not be worth it. But, that said, I think the $60 was fairly reasonable. Oh, the biggest tip of all... BACK UP YOUR WORK! That might just save you the $60 altogether.

$ 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