Can data be recovered from a damaged hard drive?


Most models of hard drives are more than capabale of being repaired. Although they can be repaired, this doesn’t mean that they should be used after – HDD repairs are purely to recover any data that you may need from them. The same would apply to any other form of data recovery. 


Drive not showing up: If the drive doesn’t present itself when plugged in, it is usually $250-$575 to repair. This can be a firmware issue. You may be lucky and simply have a bad partition table: I am talking about when it is not recognized, even by basic recovery software.

Bad sectors: Drives develop bad sectors over time. If a drive has a few bad sectors and no physical damage, recovery usualy ranges from $100-$250.

Slow data transfer: Bad sectors, damaged heads, or corrupted firmware can cause slow data transfer. Pricing for this is anywhere from a $150 recovery to $900 if essential information is not accessible due to heads failure.

Bad partition table: If the partition table became corrupt due to software issues(computer turned off suddenly), you may be looking at a $100-$300 fix. It may require just fixing the original partition table. If partition tables were damaged after heads failure, corrupted firmware, etc. recovery can easily enter the $400-$900 price bracket.

Heads parked/click noises/drive beeps: Stuck heads may elicit a bill in the $450 area. When new heads are necessary, pricing can enter the $900-$2000 area.

Platter issues: If the platter is stuck, or has damage on it, pricing begins at $900 and up.

Issue not listed? We can still help!

Although these are some of the most common problems, there are many more problems out there. Here at Rossmann Repair Group we try our best to help with any issue a consumer may be having with there HDD even though it’s not listed. We have a dedicated team so that you can speak directly to the person who will be recovering your data. Should you be hesistant or have any questions then don’t hesitate to ask – Rossmann Repair has an expert team who have been recovering data for years! 

Check out a real data recovery below!

If you’re feeling curious, watch our process.

Our highly trained technicians have worked on some of the most complex cases with great success. If your hard drive or SDcard is no longer responsive, we’ll get your information back!

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(347) 552-2258

Monday-Friday – 12 PM to 8 PM

Saturday-Sunday 12 PM to 4 PM

141 W. 27th St

New York, NY 10001

Have a failed external USB drive? We can by-pass the USB on your drive and go straight for your data!

We can do clean room data recovery on premises when necessary.


Stuck heads? No problem! We have the tools and the clean room to un-stick your heads.

Inspecting a 6 head stack from a donor drive before it goes into a recovery drive.

Top Reasons To Have Your Data Recovery Done By Us

  • We stock a very large variety of spare parts & donor drives.
  • Our pricing is fair.
  • We do not outsource any aspect of our data recovery.
  • The person you speak to in the store is the person actually recovering your data.