Hard drive data recovery evaluation starts with an advanced diagnostic in our clean room. Most often the hard drive’s cover is removed and a physical inspection of the hard drives platters, armature and read/write heads is performed. Depending on how many platters are inside the drive, we often use a fiber optic scope to inspect as many surfaces of the platter as possible. NOTE! This is an advanced clean room physical inspection and advanced diagnostic and is a non-refundable fee. Additional charges will apply if the final outcome is successful. Level 3 data recovery costs typically start at $600 plus parts.