Fixed-price Data Recovery Quotations.

CDR - Manchester Data Recovery Services - aims to be as clear as possible about the pricing of its services and will provide a list of our charges to you in advance of any work. Please contact us on 0161 408 4857 or email CDR and we will send you a full up to date price list by email. CDR will conduct the diagnostic tests for free to confirm the type of failure your HDD or SSD has and then assign it to one of the prices listed. It is a no-obligation quotation. In most cases during a phone conversation it is possible to identify the type of fault with your device and provide you with an accurate quotation. For RAID arrays / servers, we always provide a fixed price quotation in advance of receiving your device. We know what an emotive issue lost data can be – CDR offers realistic quotations over the phone based on the fault description. We will not just quote our lowest price over the phone.

Data Recovery Scams.

Unfortunately there are a number of data recovery scams in the UK. Usually these companies will provide an attractive low price estimate in advance of receiving the HDD or SSD. Frequently a vague price range shall be provided and you will be told the, "average price," of a recovery. Some companies will claim that nearly all data recovery work will cost between £97 - £200. However, on receipt of the device the quotation will increase significantly, usually to between £500 and £800. In additional to this they will ask for a significant non-refundable fee ahead of performing any work, despite having advertised 'no-fix, no-fee recovery' terms. The non-refundable fee requested is claimed to be required for, "Donor parts," or "Research and Development," as your case is much more complicated than standard. Other 'scams' can include over charging for a new disk for data to be returned on, making an additional charge for the data to be copied to the HDD you provide for the return of data, or even charging upwards of £25 for a return courier fee.

Most reputable data recovery companies can provide you with an exact price of the cost of particular data recovery services. Do not accept vague price estimates before you send in your device. Make sure that you get a fixed quotation or price list sent to you by email, in advance, which covers all fees which a data recovery company may wish to make.

Before choosing any data recovery service CDR recommends potential customers to read the following article at "Data Recovery Report" on WayBackMachine. Please note that is a website based in the USA and is independent of CDR. However, many of our customers have found the information provided on this website as very useful. CDR's recommendation is that you ask any colleagues or friends for data recovery services which they have used personally and can recommend. Moreover, conduct searches on Google about any company you intend sending your device to and be sure to check past the first page of search results. N.B. As of June, 2015, DataRecoveryReport appears to be offline, however the page can be viewed on the DataRecoveryReport WayBackMachine Internet archive.

No-fix, no-fee: Guaranteed.

All quotations include necessary donor parts and all work is on a 'no-recovery, no-fee basis'. That is, if we cannot recover data there are no charges made. There are never any diagnostic fees, or non-refundable charges, for RAIDs, servers, memory sticks, SSDs, or hard disk drives which have not been previously opened. Payment is only due after a file list is provided showing the data which has been recovered. If at all possible please phone through on 0161 408 4857 to discuss the fault with your storage device. You will be able to speak to someone knowledgeable who works on the HDDs, SSDs and memory sticks and they should be able to give you a good idea of how your device has failed. It is also possible to arrange a free whilst-you-wait diagnostic test for your device. Once this is completed we can confirm he fault and which tier of pricing the recovery will be under.

Non-refundable fees.

CDR will never ask for any non-refundable fees for HDDs which have not been previously opened. Please view our full 'non-refundable fee' policy.

How quickly do you need your data?

We offer two levels of service at which the data recovery service can be completed. For details please see the "Time-scale of services" page.

Return of data.

If there is 20GB of less of recovered data then the data will be returned to by a secure download. The cost of this is included within any quotation. If you have more than 20GB of data it will be necessary to return your data on physical media. CDR can provide you a new HDD or memory stick. Our up to date price list for return media is listed on the website. You are welcome to provide your own working return media hard disk drive or memory stick. If you do then there are no charges made for copying the recovered data to this device.
Data Recovery Case Studies
Too good to be true data recovery
Danny Brown
Danny Brown
07:23 03 Aug 18
From the 1st call John was helpful honest and made sure I was fully aware of the how things could go. We sent our damaged drive to him (which had already been looked at by somebody else) John found the previous attempt at repair had changed main board and also had left finger prints on the drive which needed cleaning and that there was a high chance of an unsuccesful recovery. We paid for an express service and within 24 hours we had an email to say recovery complete. Checking recovered files showed John has managed to get back litterally 99.9% of the files. To save us some money he then condensed the files to allow to me send on the internet rather than buying another hard drive. Great service and will be forever greatful. Thanks Johnread more
Emma Randall
Emma Randall
11:06 04 Jul 18
I had an excellent experience with John at Cheadle Data Recovery when my partner's external hard drive stopped working. John was very helpful in suggesting things to test before bringing the device in. He also went through the data recovery process in detail and explained the different price bands, depending on the issue with the hard drive. This price list was then sent to me by email with an explanation that if they can't recover the data, I wouldn't be charged. In the end, the fixes that John suggested meant that I did not need to take the hard drive to them in the end, as it just turned out to be the external case adaptor that had gone and not the drive itself. However, I would definitely use their services in the future if any of my disks more
David McFarlane
David McFarlane
08:47 04 Jul 18
John did a fantastic job–he was calm, polite and very helpful in all our meetings, and did as good a data recovery job as I could have hoped for. I fully recommend John, and feel like I got value for my money.
Neil Cooper
Neil Cooper
14:42 30 Apr 18
Big thanks to Cheadle DATA Recovery for their excellent services. I had a failed 6TB OS X RAID array & they successfully recovered millions (literally millions!) of files for me including the full folder hierarchy. Amazing work, highly recommend to anybody with a failed hard drive.
David Wilding
David Wilding
10:29 16 Apr 18
Last month I had the awful experience of my data drive having a fault. Having had problems with hard drives in the past and being relatively competent with computers, I tried using software to access the faulty hard drive. despite my efforts, I could get nothing off the drive which was catastrophic and very upsetting. I researched various data recovery companies and settled on using the services of John. I'm so glad that I did. He quoted me a very competitive price with no strings attached and a firm price. Other companies can hold you to ransom once they have your precious data - not the case with John. A firm price that he stuck to and I only had to pay once I was satisfied with the level of data recovery. Some companies, promise the earth with a cheap quote but end up charging a fortune. Although John could not recover all of my files (there was only a handful that were beyond recovery), I'm certain that he went 'above and beyond' what anybody else would have done and I am extremely happy with the amount of files he could recover; being almost all of them. I can't recommend Cheadle Data Recovery higher and if I ever need his services again, I wouldn't think twice. Excellent service at an excellent more
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