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What are data recovery services?

Data recovery for computers is the act of removing data from a device when that data is no longer available to the user.  In other words, it is the same as hard drive retrieval services.  For example, data recovery from a damaged hard drive would mean fixing the drive and retrieving data.  Although many computer fixers don’t perform it, flash drive repair is also data recovery.  A pc technician will fix flash drives for the purpose of making the data accessible to the user.  Furthermore, data hard drive data recovery can be divided up into 3 tiers of data recovery for better understanding.


 Tier 1:  

A data transfer from a functioning device to another functioning device.  In fact, this is the simplest form of data recovery.  In many cases, this can be performed in less than an hour, depending on drive size and health.  Unfortunately, if the hard drive begins to fail at this time, it will fall under tier 2 pricing.  Additionally, tier 1 recovery is the least expensive form of data retrieval.


Tier 2

A data retrieval that requires professional software to access the data.  At DML Computer Repair, we have specialized equipment, which connects to data retrieval software.  This is commonly used for accidental deletions of data or corrupt operating systems, where data is no longer available.  Although this tier can be expensive, it is often the one most needed.


Tier 3

This is by far the most complicated form of data recovery services.  As a result, the cost can be in the thousands of dollars and often requires repair of a broken hard drive.  For example, if your hard drive has the “click of death”, it needs to be repaired before recovery is attempted.  Furthermore, this can be an expensive and complicated process and is typically not affordable for the everyday person.


What is the cost for computer data recovery services near me?  How long does data recovery take?

The cost for data recovery depends entirely on which tier of data recovery you require.  The best data recovery services in Colorado Springs will have a similar price list.  I would be very skeptical if a company charged less since this typically means that they “cut corners” in the data recovery process.  Companies who cut corners, can often cause a simple $100, tier 2 data recovery, to become 4 times more expensive.  Make sure that you don’t visit just any pc shop for this delicate procedure on a pc, find a reputable company with professional equipment.

Tier Services Provided Cost Time it Takes to Complete
Tier 1 Data Recovery Simple Data Transfers $40-$100 1-24 hours
Tier 2 Data Recovery Requires Special Software $100-$500 1-45 days
Tier 3 Data Recovery Requires Special Equipment & Technical Expertise for Drive Repair $500-$5,000 10-60 days



Are there companies that perform data recovery services near me?

There are many companies who claim to perform data recovery Colorado Springs.  The biggest thing to keep in mind is that most comp repair shops DO NOT perform tier 2 or 3 locally.  At DML Computer Repair in Colorado Springs, they perform tier 1 and tier 2 in shop, ship tier 3 to a reputable company.  Furthermore, DML’s data recovery software is professional-grade and guaranteed to work or you don’t pay for your recovery.  This is just another reason why DML is the best data recovery services in Colorado Springs.  Most computer fixers will perform simple data transfer but ship the rest to companies out of state.  The reason for this, is that there is currently no company that performs tier 2 or tier 3 data recovery Colorado Springs.  Let me be clear, the cheap data recovery software, available to most people for $30-$80 is not professional-grade.  Be sure that the data recovery Colorado Springs company does not take shortcuts that cost you more in the long run.


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