Here we break down the standard data recovery process  

All providers that we recommend break the service into two main stages – the initial evaluation and the data recovery itself. 
Be sure to select a provider that offers a free or low cost evaluation, and quotes for recovery without any obligation on your part to proceed. 
To get a quote from recommended companies in your region, complete the brief form here: 
The evaluation is free, or provided at a relatively small charge, and enables you the customer to understand what data is likely to be recoverable and at what cost, before you decide whether or not to proceed. 
We would only recommend companies with no hidden fees and no commitments, so once the quotation is provided, it will not change. 
It is down to you the customer to ascertain the value of your data and make an informed decision about how best to proceed once you have the results of the evaluation phase.  
Your data will never be held to ransom. 
In most cases, you will be required to ship your storage media directly to the data recovery lab, with usually your recovered data returned on an encrypted external backup drive. 
Pricing generally starts at a few hundred $/€/£, but in more difficult cases can rise significantly.  
Do not send your media to a company that cannot guarantee a ‘no commitment’ process, you should be able to decline the service at any stage for no further charge other than the return shipping of your media. 
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Data Recovery Compared reviews
“When I lost my precious data I had no idea where to start. But the process was very simple, and the service delivered exemplary. I even received a discount!” 
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