How much does Data Recovery Cost?
This depends solely on the nature of the problem with the media. The first and most important thing we do is to properly evaluate the device in the laboratory to comprehensively identify the root cause of the problems preventing data access. We then outline the recommended corrective actions needed including identification of the materials and time needed to recover it. The information you will receive will be clear, unambiguous, and accurate. This evaluation stage is a crucial stage of the recovery and needs to be carried out competently. We utilise our tools and expertise to carry out this evaluation fully and comprehensively to ensure we get a full and accurate picture of the root cause of the problems and what is the most cost-effective and easiest way to overcome them.
Once we have completed the initial evaluation, we will be able to give a full breakdown of the exact problems on the faulty device, what needs to be done including the details of each stage of the process. We will outline the exact costs and of course we will seek full customer approval before progressing any further.
We have an initial non-refundable evaluation fee (typically €50.00) which covers the customer’s portion of the costs associated with carrying out the initial evaluation of the suspect device. Once we have evaluated, we will revert with the details of the next stage and any additional likely costs. There may be a request for a further non-refundable deposit (down payment) to cover some of the additional costs for specific materials and creating file listing, reports etc., but this will only be payable if the client expressly agrees for us to do so. All prices and details are totally open and transparent and are fair and reasonable and there are no hidden costs or nasty surprises.
We have automated many aspects of the basic process and with the high utilisation of our equipment we have much reduced direct labour allowing us to complete recovery in many cases at a significantly lower total cost in comparison to our competitors. All work is done in our Labs in Ireland, so we are very cost effective and have a faster turnaround.
There are 3 ranges of pricing-broadly based on the failure categories- for more details see our Data Recovery Pyramid. We have the following as a guide to our prices –
Easy Recovery – typically between €100 and €250 and can take 1 to 5 days
Moderate Recovery -Typically between €250 and €450 and can take 2 to 7 days
Advanced Recovery – Priced from €500 upwards and may require additional Payments for specific materials. Times CAN range from 2 to 15 days
USB Keys, Camera Cards, Tablets and Phones range between €100 and €350.00 but in certain cases can fall into the more advanced category.
RAID Servers, NAS Devices and CCTV systems are generally Advanced Recovery, we also provide an emergency 24/7 service when required.
All prices include the initial evaluation fee.