Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
BCM
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 4/30/2021 11:42:10 AM EDT
I have a 2TB Lacie hard drive that failed. Took it to a local "data recovery" business. They just sent an estimate of $434
WTF?  HOLY HELL that is about $300 more than I thought it would be. Does that sound like a reasonable amount for the recovery of a hard drive?
Link Posted: 4/30/2021 11:51:28 AM EDT
That's cheap if they recover the entire disc. I had an estimate on one that was by the mb. Turned out to be a couple grand if I.wanted.the whole disc. Needless to say, external backup daily is cheaper.
Link Posted: 4/30/2021 12:02:12 PM EDT
thanks for letting me know. Felt like I was getting screwed.
Link Posted: 4/30/2021 12:05:15 PM EDT
^^^^^^^
Four hundred bucks sounds cheap for professional recovery. Forensic recovery at least in the past used to be quoted in the thousands.
Link Posted: 4/30/2021 12:06:42 PM EDT
For enterprise drives, last time I had to do so it cost $2000 per drive and there was no recovery guarantee. Count yourself lucky. Use backups, 2 is one, one is none.
Link Posted: 4/30/2021 12:47:12 PM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ballisticxlr:
For enterprise drives, last time I had to do so it cost $2000 per drive and there was no recovery guarantee. Count yourself lucky. Use backups, 2 is one, one is none.
View Quote

Yep

Raid
Backup
Offsite backup copy
Good UPS
Link Posted: 4/30/2021 1:19:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2021 1:20:50 PM EDT by TheRocketmac]
Originally Posted By jharpphoto:
I have a 2TB Lacie hard drive that failed. Took it to a local "data recovery" business. They just sent an estimate of $434
WTF?  HOLY HELL that is about $300 more than I thought it would be. Does that sound like a reasonable amount for the recovery of a hard drive?
View Quote


If they recover it and place on a new 2TB drive.  that is relatively dirt cheap.    

Link Posted: 4/30/2021 1:32:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2021 1:33:32 PM EDT by aeroworksxp]
Depending on how it failed, you can often replace the circuit board on the back of the drive with one of the exact model. So long as it isn't a mechanical failure, you have a chance of getting it working again. I have done that a couple times in the past.

And yes, that price is a good price. But keep in mind your not guaranteed to get everything back.
Link Posted: 5/1/2021 8:24:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2021 8:52:53 AM EDT
If the root problem is with the file system being corrupted or with the surface of the disk, Spinrite might be able to recover it and it is only $89.

I've used it once it was able to recover some, but not all files on a hard drive that had read issues after a power outage.  The drive went from being completely unreadable to me being able to copy off about 90% of the data to a new drive.
Link Posted: 5/3/2021 1:38:56 PM EDT
We just paid for a rush service recovery for the vice president.

$5000.00

500 gig

Link Posted: 5/4/2021 1:04:00 AM EDT
We once had to do a data recovery for a critical server, we charged $15,000
Link Posted: 5/4/2021 11:44:24 AM EDT
I'm running another backup right now.
Top Top