Affordable Data Recovery Pricing

We have three flat rates in our data recovery price list with a no data, no charge guarantee!

Our small family-run data recovery lab is located in the Midwest and has the same expensive lab equipment and expertise as the big recovery companies! But our affordable flat rates and friendly customer service set us apart as the best choice for your data recovery project. Check out our low prices below.



Bad Sectors

Partition Corruption

Standard Firmware Issues

Available Nationwide



Encrypted Drives


Larger Capacity Drives

Available Nationwide

Lab Recovery


Internal Parts Needed

Bad Read/Write Heads

Bad Preamp

Available Nationwide

Not sure what you need? We can provide you with a free quote. Just fill out our quick quote form and we will get back to you right away. We know how it feels to deal with confusing pricing, so we try our best to make our pricing easy to understand. Hard drive recovery terminology can be daunting, so please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are happy to discuss your particular case and explain which tier we believe the drive will end up requiring.

Other Data Recovery Types

Deleted File Recovery


Formatted Drive

Erased Data

Missing Files

USB Flash Drive Recovery


Thumb Drive

SD Card

CF Card

iPhone Data Recovery


Liquid Damage

Stopped Working

Drop Damage

MacBook Pro 2016+ Recovery


Liquid Damage

Stopped Working

Drop Damage

Add On Services

Expedited Service


Our standard turnaround time for most recoveries is 5-7 business days. Our expedited recovery service gives your drive top priority. Most expedited recoveries are completed within 1-3 business days.

Open Cover Fee


If a hard drive’s cover was previously opened (this is not referring to an external enclosure, but the actual drive itself being opened), we charge an advance payment of $99. This fee is non-refundable and will go toward the cost of your recovery if successful.

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214 North Main Street STE C, Buhler

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  • Avatar Daniel Kaufman ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Yellow Brick Data Recovery was really great! My 5TB hard drive crashed on me, and they were quick to recover the data for me for a really good price! They are very nice and very helpful. I'll definitely use them in the future if I … More need to!
  • Avatar Edwyne Ramirez ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Fixed a completely corrupted hard drive from our all-in-one computer!
    I had gone to computer repair store in town and they recommended Aaron at Yellow Brick Data Recovery for they couldn't recover the info. They spoke highly of him
    … More and referred to him as a specialist with very few in the nation with similar skills. I knew I was in good hands when the experts appreciated his work.
    Apart from his technical skills, his customer service matches his quality. He had it ready for me in 24 hours and still took the time to drop it off close by to me in Wichita.
    Don't look further, he's the guy to use.
  • Avatar Mark Schlegel ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    My backup hard drive failed, unknown to me. I found out when the laptop’s internal hard drive failed. Lifetime of personal & professional data was missing! Computer repair outfit installed new hard drive and tried to recover the … More data. However, the recovered data was only empty folders. They recommended Yellow Brick. Aaron got it all recovered. Moral is to check your backup drive regularly and keep Aaron’s phone & email handy! Thanks!!!
  • Avatar Patrick Cumby ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Like an idiot I had all my irreplaceable family photos and videos on a single 4TB hard drive, and when I accidentally plugged the drive into the wrong power supply, I fried it. Burning smell, awful clicking noise, the works. I was afraid … More to tell my wife what I'd done, that I'd lost our ENTIRE family archive. So, I decided to try to find somebody to recover the drive. A google search led me to lots of companies, and I sent them all messages describing my dilemma. I got lots of canned responses, and one personal email from a guy named Aaron at Yellow Brick Data Recovery. When I told Aaron about my drive, he patiently explained what it would take to see if the files were recoverable, and what it would cost if they were. His prices were in-line with many of the others, and cheaper than most, and I was encouraged by his personal interaction, so I sent him my hard drive along with many prayers. Lo and behold, I get a message a couple of days later that said Yellow Brick had recovered 100% of my files! It's been a long time since I've gotten such welcome news. I'd highly recommend Aaron and Yellow Brick, both for their excellent communications, and also for their technical ability to recover a fried hard drive. THANK YOU AARON!
  • Avatar MG ★★★★★ a year ago
    I'll never go anywhere else for data recovery needs! After a frustrating experience with a big name data recovery company (in which they first quoted me over 2k to repair a dropped external hard drive, but when I said I couldn't … More afford that magically came back with a quote 1k lower) I did a second google search and found Yellow Brick Road. I'm so thrilled I did! Aaron is incredibly personable, straight-forward, communicative, and more than fair in pricing. I ended up having to pay a little bit more for a donor hard drive, but I did not mind because Aaron was so thorough in explaining why and it was still well below the quote I got from any other company. And he was able to recover every last bit of data on my broken hard drive. 20/10!
  • Avatar Scott Gordine ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    SMG Unlimited would like to give a huge shout out to Yellow Brick Data Recovery. We had a client come in with a failed hard drive. The drive had an internal mechanical issue with one of the heads. Aaron at Yellow Brick DR was able to … More replace the bad head from a donor drive and do a full 100% recovery of all the data.
    He is our go to for data recovery. Thanks Aaron!
  • Avatar Courtney Ast ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Yellow Brick Data Recovery helped us with an external hard drive that we could not access any files on. The process was made easy with Wichita drop off at Ribbit Computers. He was able to recover invaluable photos and files that we thought … More might be gone forever. Highly recommend!
  • Avatar Charles Cope ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    I appreciated the fact that they had a "No Data, No Charge" policy. I put the Recovery Room for my quote, but when they contacted me they stated that until they got the disk, they may not need that extreme of a measure (i.e., … More they were willing to save me money). When they figured out the issue, they contacted me and gave me the Percent chance of success and let me decide if I wanted them to continue. Great service, professional and friendly.
  • Avatar Varigated Productions ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Incredible! I called them freaking out after a drive with over $100k worth of client data on it. They were able to recover 100% of my files and saved my business. THANK YOU!
  • Avatar Katie Hammond ★★★★★ a year ago
    We have used Yellow Brick twice now. The first time was with an external hard drive that we had taken to another company (geek squad). After being told they couldn't recover anything, Yellow Brick was able to save all of our family … More photos and videos! Then we had him do a recovery from an old PC that hadn't been used in a decade and wouldn't work at all. Once again, all of our photos were able to be saved. Aaron kept me up to date throughout the process and the turn around time was exceptional. 10/10, don't waste your time with the bigger companies, we love YBDR!
  • Avatar Sarah Delgado ★★★★★ a year ago
    I cannot thank Aaron and Yellow Brick Data Recovery enough for helping me recover all of my family photos! After taking my WD Passport to Best Buy (Geek Squad) once it stopped working, I was told that there was nothing they could do and … More it would cost me thousands of dollars to have it shipped elsewhere to have the data recovered. I was upset thinking that was it, but decided to look online for any data recovery professionals in the area and found Yellow Brick Data Recovery! Aaron was wonderful to work with! He was very knowledgable; identifying and explaining what the problem was and then quickly fixing the issue; recovering all the data that I though I had lost. It was a huge sigh of relief! Thank you, Aaron! You are a life saver!
  • Avatar D C ★★★★★ a year ago
    I must say that Aaron offers not just a fairly-priced service, but also a friendly and very personalized one as well! He keeps you updated on the entire process via email, text, signal flags -- whatever you use to communicate. He rescued, … More 100%, an external hard drive that got damaged, as well recovering 25-year-old emails from my wife's father that were stuck on a hard drive inside a dead Gateway Handbook from 1994. Superb and fast service. Thanks, Aaron! David
  • Avatar Connie Newcome ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Yellow Brick was very helpful. Retrieved all my information which was a HUGE relief. I appreciated so much their friendly service which went above and beyond what was required.
  • Avatar T.J. Kiser ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Wonderful company, excellent service! Successfully recovered all of the files from a corrupted SSD when several other companies in town could not. I would definitely recommend!
  • Avatar Jalen Cooper ★★★★★ a year ago
    Aaron was very professional, friendly, and helpful. He did a great job of staying in touch and communicating while he worked on my HDD and SSD drives. He's even willing to go above and beyond to help me sort out a truly dead SSD.
    … More prices are not deceptive at all and when broken down via itemized invoice it is actually quite affordable given the services. With Aaron's help, I was able to recover thousands of dollars of work very quickly. While I hope my drives don't ever die again, I know exactly who to go to if that's ever the case.
  • Avatar Shane Kagle ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    What an awesome service! I had been hanging onto two old damaged hard drives just waiting for something affordable to come along. Aaron pulled my data from the two damaged hard drives with 100% success. I was fortunate that he was also … More in the area to pick them up and drop off my new hard drive when he was done. Fast, friendly, and affordable; I could not have asked for better service! I highly recommend!
  • Avatar LISA GASSMANN ★★★★★ a year ago
    Aaron was able to successfully recover 20 years of photos and important digital files from my WD MyBook. He was quick, thorough, and a joy to work with. He went above and beyond expectations. So many memories saved and we are extremely … More grateful.
  • Avatar Greg Anton ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I had a Seagate drive with lots of important records that died. Aaron picked up my drive and was able to restore 100% of my data. I couldn't be happier.
  • Avatar Kelsi Hay ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I highly recommend Yellow Brick Data Recovery to anyone. They recovered all our data after our hard drive failed. Aaron was Amazing to work with and kept us informed with all the progress. We got everything back in a timely manner!!
  • Avatar Theepebble ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    It was a fantastic recovery of all my data! My drive was spinning when I plugged it in, but the computer wasn't registering my device. [Sea-gate 1TB drive] I was terrified nothing was going to come back. 100% recovered, fantastic service. … More They included a snapshot of the data recovered to confirm, and sent it with expedited shipping straight to my house. Thank you so much!
  • Avatar H. Russell Searight ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Very responsive; kept me informed about the recovery process. Recovered all the files from my external hard drive--these were important files since I created them for college teaching. The price was very reasonable. I would recommend the … More company to anyone needing data recovery
  • Avatar Scott Kliewer ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    My experience with Aaron was great! I had received his name from another computer tech and everything was very positive. He was willing to pick up and deliver my hard drive (I live in another town) and communicated several times throughout … More the process, letting me know his assessments and even gave me his estimate of which price tier I would fall under before he was finished. Everything was very professional, but with a personal touch. I would highly recommend Yellow Brick for data recovery services.
  • Avatar ashley cordell ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Aaron received my computer and got the hard drive retrieved. Thanks for the prompt service. Jaime c.
  • Avatar Greg Lower ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I had a great experience with Aaron. He was very professional and personable. He was successful in recovering something that was important to me, which was a great relief and a pleasant surprise. Thank you, Aaron.
  • Avatar Taylor Nisly ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Aaron and his company were very professional and delivered a complex task beyond our expectations. They salvaged data off an old hard drive that was to the point other companies could not. We were very happy with their service, you are … More paying for good work and transparent service with Yellow Brick Recovery. Definitely them recommend for your recovery needs.
  • Avatar Byron Watkins ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    They were able to recover all the files off my old 1997 hard drive for an incredible price. I thought my Music folder was lost forever. So thankful they were able to.
  • Avatar Daniel King ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Aaron was awesome! He was quick, kept me informed, and best of all, got my data back!
  • Avatar Terry Landon ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Recovery of priceless information from failed drive which was identified as unrecoverable by two previous data recovery vendors.
    Fantastic service! Thank you!
  • Avatar Lori L. Montgomery ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Excellent to work with, great company to work with!
  • Avatar Jim B. ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Great service. Will come to your location to pick up and deliver the hardware. Yellow Brick succeeded where another data recovery business that I used had failed.

Hard Drive Data Recovery Prices Explained with Examples

Below you will find more details about our different affordable data recovery fixed price tiers along with examples of issues covered by each tier. If you are looking for a cheap hard drive recovery service that provides a quality experience, look no further. We know data recovery is a difficult subject to understand and are happy to discuss your particular case, just contact us with any questions you may have.

$349 Standard Data Recovery Service

We have a low, affordable flat fee for all standard data recovery projects. This inexpensive data recovery covers the basic recovery process – diagnosing and repairing your drive, extracting the data from your device, and transferring this information to a new form of media that you provide or purchase from us.

Of all the drives we receive, about 70% fall under our Standard affordable data recovery rate. This is our cheapest hard drive recovery rate.

The common issues that fall under our standard service are:

$499 Standard+ Data Recovery Service

Standard+ Hard Drive recoveries are an additional cost due to the more time-consuming and strenuous nature of the failed device. Media that fall into this category requires more advanced, specialized equipment and data recovery expertise. Keep in mind most recovery shops charge over $1000 for drives in this category, we keep our rates as affordable as possible.

The common issues that fall under our Standard+ service are:

$749 Lab Recovery

In the event that a hard drive is physically damaged and requires internal parts replaced, a Lab Recovery will be required. Most shops charge $1500+ for a lab recovery, or they ship your drive out for recovery. We do all the work in-house and are able to offer a very affordable Lab Recovery rate.

Yellow Brick, LLC covers the cost of donor parts and therefore only suggests Lab Recoveries when there is a likelihood of success. Our customers will not be charged if files are unrecoverable.

If a customer chooses not to proceed with a Lab Recovery, we will end our efforts here and return the device at no charge (excluding shipping fees, if applicable).

Common issues that require a Lab Recovery:

Deleted Files / Format Recovery

Accidentally erased or formatted hard drives are a common occurrence. Format Recoveries at Yellow Brick are a $199 non-refundable charge. Deleted Files / Format Recoveries are a less labor-intensive process than our other data recovery procedures due to the fact that the device is typically undamaged, and the inaccessible data is recovered using our specialized equipment.

Other Fees

The following scenarios are unusual, but they do come up every once in a while.

Opting Out

Any hard drive that is less than 50% recovered is permitted an “Opt Out, No Data Fee” of $99 in place of our $349 Standard Recovery price.

Open Cover Fee

If a hard drive’s cover was previously opened, we charge an advance payment of $99. This fee is non-refundable, covers an inspection of your device in our clean room, and will go toward the cost of your recovery if successful.

Expedited Service

Our standard turnaround time is 5-7 business days. If our customers need their data returned sooner, we offer an expedited service for an additional $99. Our expedited recoveries take top priority and will be completed within 2-4 business days.

Common Issues With Hard Drives Explained

Standard Covered Issues

Hard Drive with Bad Sectors

Common Symptom: Freezing during use

Sometimes when you are using your computer it will freeze for a few seconds, then continue working. Often times you will hear the hard drive working extra hard during the pause. This can be caused by bad sectors on the drive.

Partition Corruption

Common Symptom: Not mounting or files missing

There is a portion of the drive that holds the catalog file. The catalog file holds information like what folder has what data in it. Partition information is also included in this data. The partition tells the computer how to read the catalog file. When this data gets corrupted, you are not able to mount the data onto the computer. Partition corruption I see is usually caused by bad sectors or other physical issues with the drive.

Standard Firmware Issues

Common Symptom: Varies, includes clicking drives or endless seeking sounds.

The firmware tells the drive how to work properly. A lot of hard drive firmware is actually stored on the platters like your data! This means if there are bad sectors or other issues in the firmware section of the drive, it will not operate properly. I see a lot of drives that have been diagnosed as bad heads because the drive is clicking, and it is actually an issue with the firmware.

Advanced Firmware Issues

Common Symptom: Varies, includes clicking drives or endless seeking sounds.

Sometimes the firmware is so badly damaged you have to use donor firmware from a similar drive. Other times it requires a lot of manual work to get all the firmware modules working enough to get to the data.

Standard+ Covered Issues

Electrical Failure

Common Symptom: Dead drive, burning smell.

Sometimes there will be an issue with a drive that causes an electrical failure. Sometimes it will be from aging devices. Other times from using the wrong power connector, or a power surge. Sometimes you will smell a burning electronics smell and the drive will either show no signs of life or a slight click sound when power is applied.

Encrypted Drives

Common Symptom: Entering a password when you first turn on the computer or plug in a drive.

Encryption is great for sensitive data. It basically keeps all your data locked with a password that is required to access user data. There was a time when it was super rare to see encryption on a drive because it required technical knowledge or special equipment. Now a lot of drives on the market include encryption built-in. Encryption increases the time and difficulty of recovery because you have to get certain areas of the drive to work in order for the encryption key to validate. It also increases the amount of time needed to recover the data.

USB connectors soldered directly onto the drive

Common Symptom: Instead of having a standard hard drive connection, there is a USB connector soldered directly onto the drive.

It is becoming more common for portable external drives to have the USB connector soldered directly onto the drive. The way USB connectors work is a little different from standard SATA connectors, so one of the first steps in the data recovery process is to replace the USB connector board with a standard SATA board. This extra step (and needing a donor SATA board) increases the difficulty in the recovery.

Larger Capacity Drives

Common Symptom: Drives that hold over 2TB of data

As drives that hold more and more data become popular, the time it requires to recover the drives continues to increase. Because it takes longer to complete the data recovery process on a larger drive, it makes the recovery fall under the Standard+ rate.

Stuck Heads in Drive (Stiction)

Common Symptom: Beeping sounds when power is applied.

The heads that read the data off the platters inside the hard drive have a designated “parking spot”. Sometimes the heads do not park properly and actually get stuck on the surface of the drive. Opening the drive and freeing the heads is a delicate task that requires the use of the “clean room” we have onsite.

Lab Recovery Covered Issues

Internal Parts Needed

Common Symptom: Clicking or spinning with no other noises.

The Read/Write heads are the most common diagnosis you will receive when you contact a recovery company about getting your data. Most recovery companies will tell you the heads are bad and the drive requires a clean room recovery for possibly thousands of dollars. While this can be the case, it is not nearly as common as most recovery places want you to believe. I have recovered hundreds of drives that were quoted for heads issues by other companies that did not have heads issues.

Bad Read/Write Heads

Common Symptom: Clicking then spin down.

The heads inside the drive read data off the platters, much like the needle on a record player. When the heads fail to work, the drive is not able to read anything from the platters so it will not work properly. Replacing the heads in a drive requires you to open the drive in a clean room.

Bad Preamp

Common Symptom: Not able to read the data from the heads.

This is a rare issue but is similar to having an electrical issue on the PCB. This requires you to open the drive in a clean room to replace the part and get the drive working again enough to access data.

Stuck Motor

Common Symptom: Squeak or similar noise.

There is a motor in the drive that spins the platters at a high rate of speed (usually 5400 or 7200 revolutions per minute). This motor can go bad or seize, causing the drive to make a short click or slight audible sound as it tries to spin. Fixing this issue requires opening the drive in a “clean room”.