After a legal firms Server failed with key information needed for imminent court cases they contacted their IT support company who had long advised they needed a better server and backup system. Since this was a true emergency and required a rapid response the support company took it to what appeared to be their local Data Recovery centre in Leeds. The reality is the drives were then forwarded to Wales and after a week a bill of over £6400+vat was presented. This was far in excess of what was indicated initially and much longer than it should have taken, taking nearly a week to achieve. R3 Was contacted for a second opinion and confirmed the emergency price upfront and achieved the recovery within 24 Hrs of collection from Wales, this despite the distance between sites.
Here is the IT Companies review, the client obviously cannot be identified for legal and data protection reasons:-
“The service our customer received from R3 was extraordinary. Professionalism, great communication, very fast recovery of a 3 disk RAID0 array of all the data following a hardware failure of one of the drives. Having physically visited their operation to collect the recovered data I was pleasantly impressed with their laboratory, security and facilities in general. I would thoroughly recommend”
Response from Andy Butler Operations Director at R3 Data Recovery
Despite your problems and almost a week taken by a competitor to try recovering your clients data I was able to organise an emergency collection early morning and have the driver bring your case direct from Near Cardiff to Sheffield and the recovered data was ready for collection 24hrs later.
Security House may not be the most modern of buildings, we may not have Welsh Assembly grants underpinning us, but it is one of the very best labs in terms of success rates anywhere and at much lower actual cost than those advertised by other data recovery companies. It has been my base of operations since 2007 and is used by several disaster recovery and data providers, as well as hundreds of home users and businesses every month. Whilst we were quicker, our upfront pricing was still significantly lower and much quicker than our competitors “free in lab assessment” and “aim to achieve” pricing.
I was delighted with the service from the R3 team. My daughter, a teacher, had two years of lessons on a USB stick. She had tried another company after being told the charge would be either around £100 or around £200. But when they received the stick, they said they needed to buy a widget to sort out the problem, and that the cost would be around £385. So I asked them to send me the stick back.
Then I went to the team at R3 Data Recovery. They gave me an order number over the phone and I then wrote a letter, enclosed it with the stick, and sent it off to Sheffield on a Friday. R3 told me it would be either £79 plus VAT or £149 plus VAT. They notified me on Monday that it had arrived, and on Tuesday morning that they sent me a list of files they could recover. The charge was £79 plus VAT. I paid by bank transfer, and later that day they uploaded all the files into a Dropbox folder. So a hearty recommendation from me.
What impressed me particularly, their success apart, is that if R3 had said it was £149 plus VAT I would have paid without questioning them. But they didn’t. Excellent service.
R3 Data Recovery is rated (4.6) by 294 customer reviews on Reviews.co.uk
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