How much does data recovery cost?

Fixed price fees provided in advance.

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
Matt Foster
Matt Foster
09:02 18 Jun 19
Having found the details for Cheadle Data Recovery on a forum, I approached John following corruption of a hard drive containing photography from a large sporting event. The process was explained fully from the outset and all costs clear and transparent from the beginning. The full data was recovered using the express service and issued on a new hard drive to us within 24 hours. Would not hesitate to recommend John if you find yourself in a similar unfortunate situation!read more
Nikita Mansell
Nikita Mansell
16:24 13 Jun 19
I highly recommend ' cheadle data recovery '. I am a wedding photographer and a couple of months ago i photographed a full day wedding, 2 weeks later my memory card with all those images on wiped itself, there was around 1200 photos. I was heartbroken, what was i going to say to that couple? It was there wedding day, it wern't like we could of just done the whole thing again, i had no clue of data recovery and somehow come across it on the internet. After looking into several companies, some seemed a scam, some were very expensive, cheadle data recovery seemed the best. It had lots of reviews which were all positive. I decided to go with them, everything was super professional and fast, i visited and delivered my memory card, and no upfront money was taken, i was told i only would pay if the data was recovered which i wanted. After a very short time i was emailed a link to view the recovered date found. John had recovered every single one of those wedding photos, i almost cried. Cheadle data recovery are amazing, very good price and i hope i never lose data again but it feels reassuring to know that if i ever did i can count on john. Thankyou so much. Nikitaread more
Kirsty Doran
Kirsty Doran
01:11 08 Jun 19
I went to john as my SD card had corrupted at a wedding I was shooting. I can not fault John's service at all. He was informative and extremely helpful, although my images were not recoverable due to the card being counterfeit, he did explain what to watch out for when buying a card and where to buy from, thanks for your help Johnread more
Paul Gormley
Paul Gormley
13:01 29 May 19
I can personally recommend Cheadle DATA Recovery Ltd very highly. I had an ageing Western Digital 1TB drive that suddenly became unreadable and contained a lot of data that was important to me (stupidly I hadn't backed it up elsewhere!) John talked me through the options and pricing very clearly, explaining that diagnosis would be carried out and from then the options available. After the first recovery effort a lot of data was recovered, but in order to recover some of the larger video files John diagnosed that one of the read /write heads would need replacing. After I agreed to this John expertly replaced the part and recovered 100% of my data, over 900gb in total. At each stage it was explained that if I wasn't 100% satisfied I could choose not to have my recovered data returned and there would be no charge, despite all of the work put in by John, also the pricing levels were also explained for the return of the recovered data, and these were very transparent and fair, with no hidden costs. I provided my own new HD for the recovered data, and I could not be happier with the service provided. Great job, great company. Cheersread more
Jamie Groovement
Jamie Groovement
18:54 14 May 19
Highly recommended. Top communication, prices explained clearly, kept in the loop throughout the process, John gave a brilliant personalised and welcoming service, and the no recovery, no fee basis really clinched it for me. Was happy to pay out for full recovery of my data. Will be recommending to everyone who asks about data more