The cost of getting lost data back can range from $250 to over $1,900. This price can change based on several things. It matters what kind of data storage you’re dealing with and what went wrong with it. Sometimes the problem might not be because it’s broken, but because something else went wrong, like a software issue or accidental deletion.

The process and tools needed to retrieve your data also play a big role in determining the price. Recovery services use advanced technology, and their facilities have operating expenses. Additionally, the specialists who recover your data have a lot of expertise, and the cost reflects their knowledge and efforts.

How fast you want your data back can also make a difference in cost. If you need it back really quickly, it might cost more because they have to work faster or put more people on the job. So, the price to get your data back can vary a lot depending on what’s wrong, what kind of data storage we’re talking about, and how quickly you need the data back.

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As a top-level data recovery service provider, PITS Global Data Recovery Services saw failures and data loss scenarios affecting thousands of home computer users and businesses of all sizes.

Our company has faced loads of data loss scenarios and understands all the difficulties covered by failure. Our team understands that there might be confusion about how a data recovery company quotes your failed storage media.


Losing access to valuable personal data or business-critical files can be devastating, especially when you have no idea what is happening with your device. So it is essential to find a reliable data recovery company that will explain all the failure details. Here, we address some common queries to clarify and understand the complexities of data recovery budgets.

How Much Does Data Recovery Cost

Providing the same cost for each data recovery case is not possible. Some companies might offer concrete prices, but the quote you receive after the device’s diagnostics might significantly differ. Price varieties can be explained by the various levels of data recovery process complexities. 

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Are There Fixed Prices for Recovery Services?

The procedure can be simple or highly complex, requiring high skills and extensive experience. Broken hard drive parts, mechanical rebuilding, or tiny crashed components will cause difficulties, resulting in additional work. Hence, we can not provide our clients with the exact price before reviewing the failed device.

How Does Failure Type Affect Recovery Cost?

Identifying the kind of failure will give a more precise picture of the damage and data recovery costs.

Generally, we split hard drive problems into three categories. The first category is called physical failures. This type of collapse in the hard drives includes a broken USB port, damaged SATA interface, burned PCB, etc.

The second category is mechanical failures. Mechanical failure often applies to malfunctioning the inner part of the device. Devices with mechanical damage often become the most challenging and time-consuming cases.

Learn Price Estimate for Your Data Recovery Needs

If you are in need of data recovery services for your hard drives, flash drives, or SSDs, it is important to understand that the price estimate will be based on several factors.

The complexity of the data loss and the specific recovery techniques required are two major factors that will impact the cost. Additionally, the size of the storage device and the extent of damage to it may also affect the price. 

Mechanical and physical collapses require experts to work in specialized facilities, where careful reconstruction of the failing components is possible. Any dust, dirt, or airborne particles entering the device during this process will lead to complete data loss. PITS Global Data Recovery Services works on physically and mechanically damaged devices only in Class 10 ISO Certified Cleanroom to avoid damaging the device.

Another failure that can occur with your device is logical. This type of malfunction might be less noticeable than mechanical and physical because it occurs due to the operating system collapse or file corruption on the device.

The higher the damage level, the more files are corrupted the higher the cost of file recovery. Engineers spend more time and resources on the more complicated cases.

I Expected to Spend $100 for Data Recovery, Why Is It Not Realistic?

Many individuals often underestimate the complexity and resource-intensive nature of data recovery processes. While setting a budget of $100 may appear reasonable at first glance, successful data recovery involves a combination of skilled labor, specialized equipment, and possibly expensive spare parts. Therefore, budgets must be grounded in reality and accurately reflect the costs of the complicated data recovery process.

I Think It’s a Logical Problem: Why Is the Price More Than $500?

Addressing logical data loss problems like file corruption or unintentional deletion can pose challenges. Although not linked to physical harm, resolving logical issues demands considerable time and specialized knowledge to prevent file corruption, restore file structure, and guarantee data integrity. Consequently, the cost of data recovery services for logical issues might surpass initial estimations, reflecting the specialized expertise and dedication needed for effective recovery.

How Much Time Does the Data Recovery Process Take?

PITS Global Data Recovery Services understands that clients have various requirements and deadlines. Thus, we expand our service options to provide customers with the most appropriate service. 

Consequently, a higher cost is expected when the recovery specialists work on your case with the highest priority and complete the work within the required short period.

Is DIY Data Recovery Effective?

When a data storage device fails, many users experience huge problems. Files’ inaccessibility is a stressful and complicated issue, and it needs to be solved as fast as possible. Thus, people try to find the solution themselves.

There are many repair tutorials on the Internet. However, our team does not recommend following them. Data storage devices have a complicated structure that only engineers with years of experience can handle. Moreover, these media have to be treated in advanced data recovery labs.

Moreover, downloading and installing unverified programs can insert viruses into your device and worsen the situation. Hence, when noticing any signs of the device’s failure, contact a professional data recovery company.

Only We Provide Remote File Verification

Our file verification process via remote session is integral to customer satisfaction. Unlike other companies, we are the only ones offering this unique service. Following successful data recovery, we initiate a remote session that allows our customers to peruse and check their files on their own.

Labor, Parts, and Procedure Cost Analysis in Data Recovery

Understanding the intricacies of data recovery costs is vital for setting realistic expectations and making well-informed decisions. It’s crucial to grasp the various factors that influence the cost of data recovery services, such as the type and extent of data loss, the complexity of the recovery process, and the expertise of the professionals involved.

Case Difficulty and Labor Allocation

Deciding whether to assign a case to a junior or senior data recovery engineer is based on the level of complexity. Costs for labor vary, with junior engineers charging around $40 to $60 per hour and senior engineers charging $150 to $300 per hour. Expect to allocate roughly $500 to $1,500 for junior engineers and $1,500 to $3,000 for senior engineers per case.

Spare Part Usage and Resource Allocation

For instance, a low-capacity drive can cost around $50. Imagine needing five drives, each possibly over $90, especially for high-capacity ones like 4TB, to read data successfully. Allocate $100 to $2,000 for QC specialists' time to ensure thorough verification and data integrity. Costs may vary for enterprise data loss situations.

Specialized Procedures and Cleanroom Needs

Budget approximately $200 to $1,000 for cleanroom expenses, typically utilized in hard drive recovery cases with physical damage. For recoveries requiring microscopic soldering, allocate approximately $200 to $2,000, acknowledging the specialized nature of the task. This is commonly employed for USB flash drives, SSDs, SD cards, and similar recoveries also with physical damage.

Turnaround Time Considerations

For urgent data recovery needs like emergency services, costs may double for prompt delivery. Rushing the project can lead to extra charges. Prioritizing resources and overnight work can raise expenses but ensure timely service. If you can wait a couple of months, costs may decrease by 2 to 3 times, especially for non-urgent cases. Service providers allocate resources efficiently and may offer discounts for longer turnaround times.

While the thought of data loss can indeed be intimidating, seeking assistance from reputable data recovery specialists not only helps in aligning budgets with recovery objectives but also ensures that the integrity and security of valuable data remain uncompromised. By entrusting your data recovery needs to trusted professionals, you can navigate the complexities of cost considerations with confidence and safeguard your data effectively.

PITS Global Data Recovery Services is a trustworthy and top-level company with thousands of successful cases on its account. Our team can handle various data loss scenarios and provides customers with reasonable pricing.  Become one of our clients today by filling out the request help form or calling our customer service line.

FAQ About Data Recovery Costs

The cost of data recovery services at PITS Global can vary depending on the specific circumstances of your data loss. Each case is unique, and our pricing is determined by factors like the type of storage device, the extent of damage, and the complexity of the recovery process. We offer a free evaluation to provide an accurate estimate after assessing your device.

Yes, we offer a variety of data recovery service packages and pricing plans to accommodate different needs and budgets. These packages range from basic to comprehensive, depending on the level of service required. You can choose the one that best suits your specific situation.

Several factors can affect the cost of data recovery, including the type of storage media (e.g., hard drive, SSD, RAID array), the severity of the data loss, the time sensitivity of the recovery, and the amount of data to be recovered. Complex cases, such as physically damaged devices, may require more resources and expertise, impacting the overall cost.

While we have a high success rate, data recovery is not always possible, especially in cases of severe physical damage or overwritten data. We offer a “No Data, No Charge” policy, which means if we can’t recover your data, you won’t be charged for our services.

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Matthew Leal
Apr 18, 2024
My data was successfully recovered! I'm so happy with this service. Emma was an excellent customer service rep and helped me through the account verification process with ease. Thanks so much!
Apr 18, 2024
To be honest, I am super happy and satisfied with the delivered service by PITS Global. I have met so many people and read reviews of many others with their amazing experience at PITS. Firstly, I had ... a nice chat with my account manager, John, before shipping them the device. He even sent me a prepaid shipping label for my 4TB WD blue HDD)) Happy to say, I shipped then the device very next day and waited for ny evaluation results. So after 3 days, they sent me an email with the quote and a whole explanation of my hdd’s problem, so I can have a better understanding of their service. The pricing was fair and I decided to move with the standard procedure. Fast forward, after couple days, I got a call from Filip for the verification session. The final results were not what I expected because PITS could get ALL of my data without a missing file. These folks are the real professionals in their field and I am super blessed that I had a chance to work with them. High five for excellent results!)
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Apr 17, 2024
My data was fully recovered, I am very pleased
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Iorvor Daniel
Apr 17, 2024
Huge thanks to Eric and all of the engineers that work at PITS. These guys could recover 2TB of my data from corrupted Seagate HDD. Before shipping them my device, I had a talk with many other ... companies but the PITS grabbed my attention, so we moved forward with them. They truly ARE the professionals!
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Kimberly Zamora
Apr 16, 2024
I have been using my brother's 2TB WD HDD for a while but last month when It was connected to my laptop, we had a power surge which affected the device. I knew that he will be furious if he finds out, ... so I needed to move quick. A whilee ago, I already had a talk with PITS but never used them, so I believe this was the time. I explained them the situation, shipped the device, approved the recovery process and just waited, just waited.....But thankfully within only few days, Filip called me that they recovered everything, so it's time for a verification session. I jumped on my computer, had to see all of the files like nothing happened to the drive and approved the same second. Thanks to PITS, my brother never found out, so I am incredibly thankful for the job they have done
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Doug Kellogg
Apr 16, 2024
During a routine system update, our office’s 24TB RAID 6 array with operational data experienced a catastrophic failure. Thankfully, PITS Global Data Recovery in Los Angeles was recommended by a ... fellow technician. We had a good talk with Eric and moved forward to the recovery process after receiving our evaluation results. I personally was in constant in touch with them because of my stressful situation but they were incredibly professional and never let me down during any of our calls. I am putting 5 stars for their communication and another 5 stars for the successful recovery of the data. Losing this data could have definitely disrupted our tech startup's operations for months
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