How Expensive Is Data Recovery?
Drive not showing up:
If the drive is not showing up this is usually $375-$675 for the recovery. This can be a firmware corruption but you might be lucky and just have a bad partition table.
If your drive has a lot of bad sectors, this will stop from accessing your information just because the computer and hard drive are struggling to cope with the errors. This can run between $150-$375 depending on how bad it is.
Slow data transfer:
When hard drives are going faulty, they tend to run very slowly. It can be due to bad sectors, firmware corruption or bad heads. Recovery starts from $225 to $1,352 if important information is not accessible due to faulty heads.
Bad partition table:
A partition table holds information on how your files are stored on the platters, this include information about which sectors contain which files data. Usually goes bad due to bad sectors or software corruption when the drive suddenly loses power.
An estimate cost for data recovery is $150-$450 for repairing the bad partition table but if the partition table damage is cause by bad heads then a recovery could run into $1,051-$1,352 for replacement heads.
Heads parked/click noises/drive beeps:
Beeping noises can be caused by the heads that have clamped down on the platters due to a drop or loss of power. The beeping noise comes from the platter motor trying to turn but cannot since the clamped down heads are usually stronger than the motor. This can be fixed by unsticking the heads but can also need a heads replacement if they are damaged from being clamped down.
Clicking noises come from the heads bouncing back and forth trying to read the data on the platters and can be the result of a bad heads or firmware corruption after a drop.
Replacement heads could run from $1,051-$1,352 since this will require sourcing a donor drive and lab level tools.
If the platter is stuck, or has damage on it, pricing begins at $1,352 and up since this will require lab level tools. Its important to note that platter damage can yield no recovery.
Note: If your Drive is recoverable but you do not wish to go ahead with the recovery, there is a $100 bench fee. The Bench fee does not apply if your Hard Drive’s data is not recoverable.
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If the drive is not showing up this is usually $375-$675 for the recovery. This can be a firmware corruption but you might be lucky and just have a bad partition table. Click here to find out more.