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Corrie Roux
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ER Data Recovery Services average data recovery cost is R2200

Having worked in the IT and data/disaster recovery industry for close 18 years now I dealt with a lot of clients and saw a lot of price tags relating to data recovery costs. Many customers would forward along quotes that they'd received for their cases from other data recovery companies.

I know that if I simply say "hard drive data recovery varies in price," you'll be justifiably angry with me, so rather than doing that, I'll tell you an actual number that I know to be fairly accurate.

Alright, are you ready for it? The average cost of physical hard drive data recovery is about $800-$1000. That's an average of R12000!! Wow!! 

There are a ton of factors that can affect the average cost of a particular data recovery case, such as turnaround time, the nature of the failure, the extent of damage to the hard drive's platters and so on. These factors will make a difference in your case's cost no matter where you send the hard drive.

So, my advice to you: Don't just accept the first quotation you receive. And never trust a data recovery company who offers a flat data recovery rate.
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Does a RAID configuration mean you don't have to backup? RAID (specifically RAID 1) is a method of using two internal hard drives that mirror one another. So, in theory, if one of them fails the other
keeps going. We say in theory, because RAID has been kn...
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Another successful data
recovery by ER Data Recovery Services - Doing what others say is
impossible. Please read the correspondence between us and our
customer... Hello Corrie, I got my technician, Michael to phone you yesterday We
have to get data reco...
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Another successful data recovery by ER Data Recovery Services - Doing what others say is impossible. Please read the correspondence between us and our customer...

Hello Corrie,

I got my technician, Michael to phone you yesterday
We have to get data recovered from a customers computer and have sent it to 2 labs in Pretoria with no success. I include their comments below so you can see what the comments were. I am a bit concerned that they both have very different stories
Would it be worthwhile to send to you. The client is desperate and is prepared to go to great lengths to recovery this drive.
After reading their comments, would you please let me know if it will be worthwhile to send the drive on to you or not.

Regards, Graeme

Good day Graeme,

I'm please to inform you that all the data has been recovered from your customers hard drive. I will forward you the invoice later today. Glad I could help out and than you for your support.

Kind regards. Corrie Roux (ER Data Recovery Services)

Good morning Corrie,

I just want to say how grateful I am that you managed to retrieve the info off my damaged hard drive. You managed to do what others said was impossible and in the process recover info that is very valuable to me. For this I thank you!!
I will be doing an EFT this morning and faxing the proof of payment to Graeme.
 
Kind regards. Tony
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ER Data Recovery Services not only specialize in data recovery from hard drives, memory cards and RAID Arrays, but also offers data and hard drive sanitizing services. 

Data remanence is the residual representation of digital data that remains even after attempts have been made to remove or erase the data. This residue may result from data being left intact by a nominal file deletion operation, by reformatting of storage media that does not remove data previously written to the media, or through physical properties of the storage media that allow previously written data to be recovered. Data remanence may make inadvertent disclosure of sensitive information possible should the storage media be released into an uncontrolled environment (e.g., thrown in the trash, or lost).
Various techniques have been developed to counter data remanence. These techniques are classified as clearing, purging/sanitizing or destruction. Specific methods include overwriting, degaussing, encryption, and media destruction.
Effective application of countermeasures can be complicated by several factors, including media that are inaccessible, media that cannot effectively be erased, advanced storage systems that maintain histories of data throughout the data's life cycle, and persistence of data in memory that is typically considered volatile.
Several standards exist for the secure removal of data and the elimination of data remanence.

Purging or sanitizing is the removal of sensitive data from a system or storage device with the intent that the data can not be reconstructed by any known technique.[citation needed] Purging, proportional to the sensitivity of the data, is generally done before releasing media outside of control, such as before discarding old media, or moving media to a computer with different security requirements.
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a month and a half ago, my laptop's hard drive crashed. I was
devastated as I had just moved all my children's pictures from my ipad,
camera and phone to the laptop. Further, all my business data was on the
laptop and silly me! I did not back up...
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About a month and a half ago, my laptop's hard drive crashed. I was devastated as I had just moved all my children's pictures from my ipad, camera and phone to the laptop. Further, all my business data was on the laptop and silly me! I did not back up! I took the hard drive to a few data recovery guys and all said it was impossible to recover anything as the hard drive was functioning at 5%. I decided to try 1 more guy, Corrie at ER Data Recovery. He was so sympathetic to my plight and my utter devastation at having to lose all my children's memories. He worked tirelessly for 2 entire weeks, refusing to let even 1 picture go. After 2 weeks, he called me to say he had managed to recover 95% of my hard drive! I was amazed and so grateful! He saved my memories and I will be forever grateful to him. You don't get people who work hard to really make a difference. Nowadays its all about money. Corrie is one of those amazing people who really want to help out someone in need and will not rest until the customer is satisfied. For all your data recovery needs I definitely recommend ER Data Recovery!
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Data Recovery Specialist
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Data Recovery
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  • ER Data Recovery Services
    Owner, 2008 - present
    Specialist Data recovery and Computer repairs
  • Acer Africa
    Technical, 2007 - 2012
    Laptop, Desktop, Server, Projector repairs
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File corruption due to virus infections
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A number of companies use ER DATA RECOVERY SERVICES , including: The NPA, SABC, Office of the President of South Africa
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