Cost of Hard Drive Recovery & Repair

Sometimes a failing hard drive can be as loud and annoying as nails on a chalkboard. But other times, it can be extra quiet as it slowly dies out.

No matter which way your hard drive decides to take its final breaths, your years of work -- including documents, contacts, and more important things in this digital age like your music, movies and photos -- can disappear in an instant. And because so many people don't back up their data, the loss can be catastrophic.

Research shows that it isn't a question of if a hard drive will fail, but when. What then? Is it better to have someone repair the hard drive or is it cheaper to buy a new computer? Can a repair specialist even recover your precious files?

There are a number of options when it comes to data recovery for failed hard drives. Sometimes the files can be recovered remotely, but most of the time, the hard drive needs to be taken a repair expert who can tackle the problem in person.

The cost of professional data recovery services can range from several hundred dollars to the high thousands. If your computer has been in a traumatic event such as a fire, flood, or other physical damage you may be looking at an expensive recovery. No matter the cost, these services usually don't guarantee full recovery of your data.

Over the past few years cloud storage, another term for online backup, has made hard drive recovery dramatically less expensive. With a Stronghold online backup your data will be encrypted and sent to secure servers in the cloud, safely stored to ensure you never lose a file again. Stronghold online backup plans start as low as $3.50 per month.

Don't wait until your hard drive crashes to make the decision. You can either pay thousands to restore your failed hard drive, or you can get Stronghold today for as little as $3.50 per month.