How much does it cost to recover data from a flash drive?

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Anish Kumar

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September 23, 2020


Flash drives are handy and easy to use storage media. Typically, small and portable these storage drives offer you the convenience of being able to connect with most computers through a USB port. If your flash drive is giving you hard time or has become inoperable, probably the cost of data recovery will be a […]

In this post, we will discuss on how much it can cost to recover data from a flash drive. Plus, we will analyze the factors that influence its recovery cost.

Most common reasons for USB flash drive failure.

Fortunately, it is possible to recover data from a broken, corrupted, damaged, or non-working flash drive. Apart from this, data is retrievable from a flash drive in the following scenarios:

Broken flash drives USB connectors.
Corrupted File System.
Dislodged NAND wafers.
Failed Flash Drive Components.
Missing or loose solder connection.

Reliability of USB flash drives questioned: As per the Payam Data Recovery Report, the failure rate for USB flash drives is on a consistent rise and is likely to grow at a faster rate than unit sales.

As per PDR findings, there is a 300 percent year-on-year increase in USB drive failures. The failure cases were reported as “drives suddenly stopped working”, “faults due to misuse”, and “increase in a number of poorly manufactured drives”.

In addition to this, another paper released on the reliability of flash drives made interesting revelations:

Around 20 percent of hard drives develop irreparable faults in their four years lifespan. Moreover, 30-80 percent of flash drives develop bad blocks that elevate the risks of data loss.

Hence, it is worth noting that flash drives are not generally reliable. They can develop a wide range of issues over their lifespan thereby resulting in an increased risk of data loss.

How Much Does USB Flash Drive File Recovery Cost?

The cost of USB flash drive recovery varies immensely depending on several factors. However, the price charged by professional data recovery services is less than that involved in using the data recovery software.

The price-list for flash drive data recovery depends on the following factors:

Kind of Drive: Every flash drive has a different type of built. Therefore, it requires being handled differently and hence the charges vary significantly depending on the company of the flash drive.

Kind of Damages: The data recovery cost varies depending on how simple or how complex is the damage. Usually, physical damages are more cost-intensive. Broken pads, Chip-off, or NAND recovery require specialized tools and techniques and thereby are costly.

Technology and Turnaround Time, and Data Recovery Levels:

Level 1: Deleted / Formatted drive issues can be diagnosed in 1 or 2 days, therefore, are carried at the basic charges.
Level 2: Complications in hardware such as CRC errors or firmware issues need 2 to 5 days for recovery and involve medium or low cost.
Level 3: Physical issues demand time. It may take 5 to 15 days for device diagnosis and recovery. Plus, they need a special lab environment for data retrieval.

Why Should You Choose Techchef?

Techchef is a leading flash drive data recovery service provider in India. At Techchef, we believe in providing customers peace of mind by offering expert recovery services at an affordable price. With our transparent pricing and effective communication, we make endeavors to make data recovery as least stressful as possible. Over the past years, we have helped thousands of customers recover data from their damaged flash drives. Moreover, there is no charge for device evaluation and recovery attempts. You need to pay only for a successful recovery.

Are You Ready To Recover Your Data from Flash Drive?

To get started with the recovery process, send us a request. If satisfied send us your USB via courier. We will evaluate your drive and based on the evaluation we’ll send you a price quote. Only after your approval, recovery will be initiated and recovered data will be sent to you in another media along with your diagnosed device.

If you have any questions regarding data recovery, call us today! We are always happy to help.

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