Hard Drives

Our initial evaluation is always free.
Once we generate a price quote and receive approval, if we're not able to recover your data, there is no charge.

Level 1 Recovery

Drive is functional but data is not accessible because of corrupt file system, missing partition information, or deletion of data either by accident or for any other reason. Some drives malfunctioning because of developing bad sectors or minor electrical problems also qualify for a Level 1 recovery.

Level 2 Recovery

Drive malfunction is caused by a firmware failure, major electrical problem, or multiple bad sectors requiring extensive imaging time.

Level 3 Recovery

Drive malfunction is caused by an internal mechanical problem and requires disassembly and intervention in a cleanroom environment. Some examples include replacing bad heads, alignment problems requiring a platter swap to a new drive base, and cleaning contamination from platters or other internal components. Some cases with major firmware damage also fall into this category.


< 500 GB500 GB - 1 TB1.5 TB - 2 TB3 TB4 TB5 TB
Level 1$275$375$475$575$675$775
Level 2$400$500$600$700$800$900
Level 3$600$700$800$950$1100$1200

*Drives that have been damaged by a previous recovery attempt or that require an inordinate amount of work may be quoted higher.

**If we need to order donor parts to complete a recovery, this is an additional cost.  Although we have thousands of drives on hand to use for donor purposes, we don't have every combination of specifications required for a compatible match.

Badly Damaged Heads