Here are our top data recovery tips on how to hire a professional data recovery service company to perform file recovery from your failed computer hard disk drive (HDD or SSD), external hard drive, USB flash drive or RAID Array:
95%+ data recovery success rate is likely a scam. 80%-85% is more realistic.
How should the quote be determined? RAID and Hard Drive Data Recovery quotes should be based on a specialist's diagnosis to determine the type of failure(s) on the device. Ideally, it will be a local advanced data recovery lab.
Data Recovery Guru is a nationwide provider, but we primarily service customers through out the Greater Boston Area, with offices in Dedham, Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts.
Cheap quotes indicate deceit or limited expertise and equipment as a data recovery company. Data Recovery services quote should depend on the failure type and severity. Similar to the car repair industry when taking the car to mechanic. In fact, most computer repair shops, Apple Genius Bar, Staples and Best Buy stores refer clients to us for hard disk recovery.
How to know if the data recovery service companies are local? Ask if they provide local device pick-up by their own staff! If they don't, then likely it is not a local company despite showing a local address. Data Recovery Guru offers FREE door-to-door service by our own staff within 39 miles of Boston.
Is a clean room needed for hard disk drive data recovery? YES. Why? Because the recovery procedure in swapping damaged internal mechanical components must prevent any dust particulates entering the drive, to minimize further damage. For non-mechanical recoveries it is NOT needed.
There should be no hidden fees, like declined service fees, for example. Data Recovery Guru has a "No recovered data, no service charge" policy. Pay only if critical files are recovered successfully.