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Why does data recovery cost so much?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tony Serek, Feb 22, 2018.

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    So recently my school hdd decided to go kayak and started clicking. I looked for data recovery place right away and the first once I found quoted me $1500 or higher. I thought maybe they are just trying to milk me for $$ so I tried another place and another, and all of them were quoting me the same thing or higher. Does it actually cost as much? What am I missing here? I can buy 10 new drives for that price, literally.
    Tony Serek, Feb 22, 2018 IP
  2. jrbiz

    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    They charge that much for one simple reason: they can. The value in the data to the person seeking their services obviously justifies the cost in enough cases that tjhey can charge this fee. Of course, my guess is that they mostly charge this fee to businesses who can afford it and for whom the data is that valuable.
    jrbiz, Feb 22, 2018 IP
  3. Kerosene

    Kerosene Alpha & Omega™ Staff

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    You should only need to learn this lesson once.
    You could have just bought 2 and used them for a daily onsite and weekly offsite backup, literally.
    Kerosene, Jun 23, 2018 IP