Cost of Data Recovery 2018 Price List

Below is typical pricing for different types of recovery.  Each case is different and an evaluation of the media must be performed to provide a quote.  While we make every effort to keep the price as listed below, special conditions may arise.

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Hard Drives (Hardware is Functional)

Prices are for standard service and cover drives up to 2Tb in size.  Please see the Extras Section for further details about drives over 2Tb in size.

Logical Recovery (Moderate)

More Difficult Cases
$475
  • Operating System Has Been Installed Over Previous Data
  • File System is Severely Corrupted
  • Encrypted FileSystems Which Are Corrupted
  • Lost Partitions of Encrypted Volumes
  • RAW Recovery of Custom File Types Not Supported by Commercial Software

Logical Recovery (Difficult)

Very Complex Cases
Custom
  • Virtual Machine Data Recovery
  • Unusual File Systems Such as UNIX, DVR Proprietary Formats Etc.
  • Fragmented File Recovery
  • Very Complex Cases Requiring Large Amounts of Custom Programming or Scripting
  • These Cases are Always Custom Quoted After Evaluation

Hard Drives (Hardware Failure)

Hardware Tier 2

Data Recovery
$650 + Parts
  • Hard Drives Needing Read/Write Heads Replaced With Good Recovery Odds
  • Hard Drives Requiring Extensive Firmware Repair Work
  • Hard Drives Requiring Other Internal Repairs or With Multiple Issues

Hardware Tier 3

Data Recovery
$775 + Parts
  • High-Density Drives (Especially Seagates) With Low Odds of Successful Recovery
  • Model Specific Challenges Requiring Excessive Clean Room Work to Repair
  • Time-Consuming Recovery Projects That Necessitate Constant Monitoring or Excessive Time to Clone/Image

Hardware Tier 4

Data Recovery
Quote
  • Extremely Difficult Cases Requiring Custom Solutions
  • SAS, SCSI or Fiber Channel Hard Drives Requiring Firmware Repair
  • Cases Previously Deemed “Unrecoverable” or Sabotaged by Another Data Recovery Company
  • This Tier is Rarely Ever Quoted

Thumb Drive & Flash Memory Data Recovery

Prices are for standard service based on devices with a capacity up to 32Gb.  Larger devices may cost extra.  For expedited/emergency service please see the Extras Section

Chip On Recovery

Hardware Level
$350 - 450
  • Drives which are unstable or have a lot of bad sectors
  • Damaged PCB Board or USB Port Damaged However PCB Is Repairable So Memory Can Be Read VIA The Original Controller

Chip Off Recovery

Hardware Level
$500- 700
  • Flash Memory or Thumb Drives Having Failed Control Chips or Severely Damaged PCB Necessitating Direct NAND Memory Reading
  • Price Will Vary Depending on Capacity, Number of NAND Chips, and Nand/Controller Type

Monolith

All In One Chips
$700- 1250
  •  Thumb Drives Which Do Not Have a Green Printed Circuit Board But Consist Entirely of a Single Chip
  • These Require Extensive Soldering and Circuit Analysis Under a Microscope

RAID Array Data Recovery

All RAID recovery projects are treated as expedited.  For even faster emergency service see the Extras Section

Optical Media

CDs, DVDs, BluRay, Etc.

Floppy & Legacy Media

Prices are for standard service.  For expedited/emergency service see the Extras Section

Extras & Add-Ons

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