Data Recovery Services – Be Wary of Cheap Prices

July 2, 2018

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Data recovery is a specialized, complicated process. Proper hard drive recovery can require manipulation of data at the sector level, transplantation of internal components and various other procedures. These techniques are very involved and require not only talented, knowledgeable technicians, but also an extensive inventory of disk drives to use for parts when necessary and clean facilities to conduct the work.

Unfortunately these factors mean that, in most cases, recovery services are quite expensive. Technician training, hard drive inventories and special equipment all come with a cost.

If you search for disk recovery services, you will likely find several smaller companies that offer hard disk data recovery for a fraction of the prices usually quoted by larger, more experienced organizations. These companies often operate from small offices or, in some cases, private homes. They do not possess clean room facilities, large disk drive inventories or many other pieces of equipment necessary to successfully complete most hard drive recovery cases.

When you take into account all of the training, parts and facilities necessary, you can see how it is impossible for a company to charge $200 for a hard drive recovery and not operate at a loss.

What these companies usually do is run a software program on the hard disk drive. Sometimes, if there is no physical damage to the disk drive, this program is able to recover some of the data. However, hard disk data recovery is much more than just running software. No software can recover data from a hard drive that has failed heads, damaged platters or electrical damage. In fact, attempting to run a hard drive that is physically damaged can make the problem worse. Trying to use software to recover data from a hard drive with failed read/write heads, for example, can lead to the heads scraping the platters of the drive and leaving the data unrecoverable.

Another way these smaller companies conduct business is by forwarding data recovery cases they cannot recover to larger organizations. Of course, the smaller companies charge their clients a premium for this service. In these cases it would have actually been cheaper to use the larger company in the first place.

You will also likely find that many smaller recovery companies charge evaluation or diagnostic fees upfront. They charge these fees regardless of whether or not any data is recovered. In many cases clients desperate to recover their data pay these fees and get nothing in return but a failed recovery. Smaller data recovery services simply do not have the skills, training, facilities and parts to successfully recover most disk drives. It is more cost efficient for them to make one attempt at running a software program and then call the case unsuccessful.

Sometimes you may get lucky working with a smaller data recovery company, but in most cases you will end up paying for a failed recovery. In the worst case scenario you could end up with a damaged hard drive that is now unrecoverable by any data recovery service.

You will waste time and money working with these services. You could even lose your valuable data for good.

If your data is important enough to consider data recovery, it is important enough to seek a reputable, skilled data recovery company. All major data recovery services offer free evaluations and most do not charge clients for unsuccessful recoveries. Sometimes you only have one shot to recover data on a disk drive before the platters are seriously damaged and the data is lost for good. Taking chances with inexperienced companies is not worth the risk.


  • Eden Trenerry July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    i remember following jodie on instagram while i too was recovering! looking at your posts helped my recovery – glad you've managed to overcome everything – you're an inspiration!

  • mariam July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    You did that Jodie! YOU DID THAT! What an inspiration, I hope you continue to lead a safe and happy life.

  • Lucy Mitchell July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Please remember that you can be 100% valid in your eating disorder without being emaciated. ❤

  • Hector Gonzalez July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Do third world countries where food is scarce have people who are anorexic?

  • Erica Billings July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I love this channel, I'm an American, so I'm typically only able to watch the BBC on YouTube or other internet platforms. This is such a great story with an even better ending, she lives first of all, but is absolutely optimistic now. My ONLY gripe is that I really wish you would have devoted much more than 7 minutes to this story. Nevertheless, I love as with all your reporting.🖤

  • bortsimpson July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I'm so proud of her, overcoming something like that takes sooooo much strength

  • Random Guy July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    The comment section disgusts me.

  • Alfiere Joey July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    She's so pretty..

  • Damir Vidović July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Hah gaay

  • Issa Polanco July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Can you guys do a vedio on things not to say to insomniacs and I love you vedios

  • Dodger the Crocodile July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    The comments on here… they make me sick. They are twisted, vile. Telling her she’s “too chubby”. Do you want her to become anorexic again? Because that’s how it works, one small comment and boom, back in the hole. Seriously people, being “too chubby” isn’t a thing. Life your life, be proud of what you eat, even if you’re 400 pounds, be glad you’re not starving.

  • Elimiel Rose July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I am crying. She is so brave. I've tried to save my life from eating disorder since 2016. I think now , time to be brave and stay strong. Thanks for this video .

  • asad iqbal July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    You gorgeous ❤️

  • Bejin Zirav July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    You are beautiful the way you are 😍❤❤❤

  • Abbie Dowell July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I had anorexia as a child (7 years old) its stunted my weight gain and i still feel the old taunts. Thank God i survived and didnt have it really bad…

  • Crystal Bolton July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    You are absolutely adorable. Love how brave you are.

  • Hannah Bishop July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I was put in an ed unit 3 years ago for anorexia. I am proud to say I am fully recovered and have been for a year. I hate you anorexia.

  • krystal July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    good for her! eating disorders are awful.

  • EliteXtasy July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    She's getting a bit too chubby now. Soon she's going to be fat and claiming she "beat" ED. Not knowing when you had enough food is an eating disorder. It can lead to obesity. 2:20 – This is how she should be eating. Nutritious wholesome food and being aware of the amount of food. She was healthy then, but unfortunately, mentally she wasn't. She was too obsessed with restrictive dieting. She still needs to learn how to gain full control over her consumption, without being too strict, lenient or overly conscious about it.

  • Kitten xx July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Thankyou Jodie. Beautiful. Such a true way of describing this disorder.. I truly believed my anorexia was my only friend.

  • dreamt ari July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    i’m starting recovery, today is the first day.

  • Michael Wall July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I can tell fatty

  • Mswati III July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    i dont want to be unsensible but these problems seem to be a modern phenomena. if doctor tells me i m about to die off starvation and my friends tell me i m too thin and ugly. how stupid can you be to not eat then?

  • SIRAH July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Good for her <3

  • YamchaFT July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Did you just assume the anorexia gender???

  • james carney July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Ahh well she plump now. Move on.

  • Ursula. M July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    The mother looks so drained and don't have the youth to bounce back like the daughter has. Modern times and shallow selfish illness.

  • Creative Freak July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    These comments are really making me lose all faith in humanity.

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