Hard Drive Recovery

We offer a 96% chance of getting your data back. Our forensic experts work on drives for government, large corporations and evidence in legal cases. Your drive is in safe hands.

Hard Drive Recovery

We can recover data from a number of systems and devices

  • USB Memory Sticks & Solid State Hard Drives
  • Removable Media: JAZ, ZIP, CD ROM, DVD
  • Digital Cameras: Storage Media Cards, Micro Hard Drives Flash Memory, Pen Drives, etc
  • Hard Drives: Desktops, Servers, Laptops, RAID arrays
  • Operating Systems: DOS, Mac OS, UNIX, Netware, OS/2
  • Windows Operating Systems: NT, Server, XP, NTFS, FAT
  • Databases: EDB, MDB and more

We can help you with

  • Exchange/Mail Recovery
  • Data Conversions and duplications
  • Forensic bit-stream copies
  • Hard drive recovery from internal electronic failure
  • Exchange Server Recovery Server Corruption and Failure Virus
  • Corruption and Deletions Damage from Lightning, Flood, and Fire
  • 2.5, 1.8, and 1.5 Laptop data recovery
  • Power Supply Burn Out or Failure.
  • Full service forensic recovery lab
  • Formatted Hard Drive Recovery Software
  • Undelete Lost Data Software For OST to PST
  • Conversion or OST file recovery

Steps to recovery

  1. Ship your drive with your completed Agreement Form (PDF) and Payment Form (PDF) to us
    My Hard Drive Died
    601b Industrial Court
    Woodstock, Ga 30189
    Phone: 678-445-9007
    Fax: 770-926-7089
    email: Scott@ForensicStrategy.com
  2. We evaluate your drive, then contact you via email
  3. We will tell you what we can recover and send you a list of possible files recoverable.
  4. You agree to complete the recovery (with full payment)
  5. We send your restored files to you on the media of your choice (costs incurred). Return shipping is charged to the customer.

How much does it cost?

We do an evaluation of hard drive for $50 after which we can tell you what is wrong with the drive, the probability of recovery, and if possible we will provide you a list of recoverable files. After the evaluation the cost of recovery is additionally $800 per a drive, or $200 for Flash USB Drives.  If there is something special for recovery, that is why we have the evaluation period and cost, so you will not cost more than $50 for us to discover the problem. If there is a need for parts you will be told the cost of those parts ahead of time.

Standard Desktop/Laptop IDE/SATA Drives

We charge a total of $850 ($50 evaluation + $800 Recovery) for a standard IDE/SATA Laptop or Desktop hard drive recovery. The only additional charge is if parts are necessary. On some drives, we need what is called a donor drive. The donor drive is a MATCHING hard drive that we have to locate and purchase specifically to break it down for parts. It is very necessary to match the drive exactly. Because of this sometimes the drive costs more than the same size drive on the shelf at the store. We will let you know if it is necessary to obtain parts after the evaluation.

USB MEMORY STICKS or Other Devices

The average price for rebuilding a USB memory stick is around $200 + $50 evaluation depending on the type of damage. Other items need to be reviewed during evaluation to know what the type of damage is and what the cost will be. You will be contacted after the evaluation and details will be discussed.

RAID 0 or RAID 5

If you have a Raid configuration we charge that price per a drive in the RAID array. It is based on the number of drives and the size due to the fact rebuilding RAID is so much more difficult and requires much larger quantities of space and time to perform the recovery. In most cases, all drives, including the good ones, have to be imaged, the bad drive rebuilt, the array reassembled in software, then extracted as a final image, after which the data is extracted. Other items need to be reviewed during evaluation to know what the type of damage is and what the cost will be. You will be contacted after the evaluation and details will be discussed.

Forensic Recovery - For Legal Court Cases

If you have a drive is used in a case, and write blockers are required to keep it clean and the drive is stored in the safe while not in recovery to maintain chain of custody. Please indicate that in a note with the drive. This will be kept separate from other hard drives and treated differently. Doing recoveries with write blockers is quite a bit harder and extra care is required. These recoveries are $1200+$50 evaluation per a drive, additionally parts as described above and will take about 5 - 7 days to tests. Please do not forget to put a note with the drive itself that says Forensic Recovery so we can contact you with details!

Get started

Download and print our Agreement Form (PDF) and Payment Form (PDF).
Then send those with your drive to:

My Hard Drive Died
601b Industrial Court
Woodstock, Ga 30189
Phone: 678-445-9007
Fax: 770-926-7089

Feel free to contact us first if you have any questions.