One of the things more people need to understand about hard drive recovery service companies is the fact that they offer a service that is very niche and uncommon in the computer hardware sector. A lot of the individual users complain about the higher prices of data recovery in comparison to the purchase of a new hard drive, but this is an apples to oranges comparison. When you look at it, hard drives are manufactured in factories in China and really are based on an assembly line process in which the same parts are placed on the same hardware over and over again. With a hard drive recovery service, each drive is different; the data recovery engineer must go inside the drive in order to recover data properly. He must effectively rebuild the hard drive from scratch using parts that are not often available on hand. Plus, the skill and experience that is required to reconstruct the hard drive is much higher than that required to manufacture a hard drive.
One of the biggest objections for most users to contact a hard drive recovery service is that the price seems very high compared to the cost of the hardware. In truth, this is very much not the case. Hard drives are now available for less than $100 for almost a terabyte of data storage. There are not very many industries that involve individual service people that can offer this kind of pricing. In fact, what many users need to know is that if they need a new hard drive, they should probably go out and buy one. But, the fact is that it is more likely that they actually need the data on their drive. For some people, the data on their drive is invaluable and price is not an issue. In the end, it is important that users not look at the cost of the hardware itself, but what the data is worth to them. It is worth less than $100, then it’s probably a good idea to buy a new hard drive.