How much does it cost to recover data from an external hard drive?

The answer depends on the type of hard drive damage. If the drive is damaged mechanically (you hear a repeated clicking sound), to recover data you have to contact a data recovery service. Usually, the price for such recovery varies from $500 to $1000.

If the drive isn't physically damaged but there is a logical error, you can try a DIY approach by using data recovery software like ReclaiMe File Recovery. The price to recover data from external hard drives using ReclaiMe is $89.95. Sometimes there may be additional expenses related to the purchase of an additional storage to copy the recovered data to. At the moment of writing (2018 year), a 1TB drive costs about $60.

The detailed tutorial with the video instructions on how to recover data from an external hard drive can be found at at the External drive recovery tutorial

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