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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

Description of service

I needed to recover multi-format data (photos, music, work documents, programs etc) from an external hard drive that had malfunctioned, and was no longer appearing in windows. It was giving an error that the data had been corrupted. However, it was possible to recover all the data, which was given back to me on multiple DVDs. I also got the hard drive back, reformatted and working again.

Review of Service

The service was pretty fast ( it took three days from sending off the hard drive to receiving the DVDs containing my data and the working hard drive). It was also very effective - I was worried that I would lose all the information on the hard drive, but it was all succsessfully recovered. The only thing is, which I believe is standard, is that I had to pay before they would even look at the drive so there was no guarantee that laying out money would mean I'd get my data back.


I would make sure you deal with a company that is reputable, someone local is often a good bet, and make it clear what you are paying for. In most cases you will be charged a labor fee befoer they even examine the damage to your data - you are not paying for them to recover the data as such, just to try and recover it.

$ 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
$ 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