Pricing and Example Cases

With data recovery, there are no second chances. Choosing the right data recovery provider can mean the difference between a full recovery or an unrecoverable disaster.
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If you’re concerned about how much your data recovery will cost, you’re not alone. At CBL, we are so confident in our processes and pricing that we can openly share these insights with our clients. Our knowledge is backed by a 90% recovery rate and 20+ years of data recovery experience.

When choosing a data recovery provider, the question of cost is always at the forefront. Our advice: choose a trusted data recovery company who will evaluate your device and offer a free, no-commitment data recovery quote.

Many recovery cases will have an underlying problem with their media which needs to be addressed first in order to provide a quality recovery service. Simply trying to “push through” media errors, or letting a commercial software scan slowly run for hours or days will cause more harm than good and also put your data at risk. The first data recovery attempt will always yield the highest chance of success.

There are also secondary factors which can push the cost of a recovery slightly higher. Units which have been encrypted will require extra steps and time to decrypt and verify the file system. Hardware cases which have media damage in critical areas may also require extra steps after the physical work has been done in order to save the files. Custom recovery solutions can also be much more expensive for special cases where programming needs to be implemented or new software developed to address a rare or unseen issue.

A qualified data recovery engineer will be able to put together an effective plan to save your files, and what sets CBL apart from other providers and big-box stores is our understanding and capabilities of the issues with physically damaged hard drives. We simply have the best data recovery engineers in the country.

Evaluation Services: 

To provide an exact quote for your project we must complete an evaluation, for your convenience we offer you two types of evaluations.

Free Evaluation:

  • Free Ground Shipping Label
  • Free Diagnostic (24hrs – 48hrs)

Rush Evaluation:

  • Move your Project to the front of the queue
  • Free Air Next Day Shipping Label
  • Diagnostic & Quotation (2hrs)
  • Fee: $500.00 (Upfront and Non-Refundable)

Data Recovery Services Pricing: 

Base prices per media.

  • External/Internal HD (starting price 1TB): $800.00
  • Standard RAID (price per drive up to 1TB - $100 extra per extra TB): $600.00
  • Fast Rebuild - Enterprise RAID (price per drive up to 1TB - $100 extra per extra TB): $1,000.00
  • Solid State Drives (starting price 256GB): $1,300.00
  • Laptop with hard drive soldered on the board: $1,400.00

Currently, we are not taking Tapes, Smartphones, Flash Drives, Memory Cards (of any kind), CDs/DVDs, due to low demand and/or increased complexity/costs.

Additional Services and Fees:

Return Shipping: Ground Shipping (Up to 1Lb.)

  • $20.00 Flat Rate

Active Student/Military Discount: 

  • 15% Discount available with proof of active ID.