Testimonials and Reviews

Professional Data Recovery Service

Cheadle DATA Recovery Ltd is a real data recovery lab, capable of recovering data from all types of server and RAID configuration. CDR has been providing professional data recovery services since 2006. Feel free to ‘Google Search’ us, to find information on CDR’s trading history, technical expertise in data recovery forums, and independent reviews on a number of websites, including ‘Money Saving Expert‘.

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In general we avoid the use of ‘TrustPilot’ due to the high proportion of fake reviews posted on many business profiles. Google and Facebook reviews have increased reliability as they provide some identification of the reviewer.

Moreover, we do have a number of previous customers at high-profile academic institutions and companies who are happy to provide a written recommendation to any  potential customer. Some prospective customers find this particularly useful when making enquiries regarding the recovery of large RAID arrays or complicated virtualised environments, where the associated cost of recovery can be significant.

RAID Data Recovery Reviews

Below are a number of testimonials from customers who had failed RAID arrays recovered by CDR.

RAID 10 Dell, 8TB 4 x 2TB SAS comprising of a dozen virtual servers: Cheadle DATA Recovery Ltd successfully rebuilt the RAID array and recovered all of the data within 48 hours on our ’emergency service’. This was a challenging job, largely as a result of the considerable amount of recovered data and having the ensure error free virtual server image files (.VHD). What the customer said:

“Obviously this has been a difficult process for all of us [at the company], and we appreciate that you have gone to unusual lengths to provide us with the data we require, and to satisfy our changing requirements.” R. Illing, Web Applications UK Ltd.

HP/Compaq RAID 0, 3-Disk SCSI with a 1 HDD failure: One of the SCSI Seagate Cheetah 10K hard disk drives was suffering from a translator fault. The result of this is that the hard disk drive is completely inaccessible and shows a capacity of 0Mb. CDR was able to resolve this issue and then rebuild the RAID array. The result was a full recovery. What the customer said:

“That’s amazing…Many thanks for the recovery work you performed for us. I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who needs them.” P. Thornicroft, Tectrix Solutions Ltd.

RAID 0, mini G-RAID 1TB external hard disk, 1 HDD degraded, and corrupt HFS+ filesystem:   A full recovery of 900GB of data was made. The critical 120GB of this was returned to the customer within 24 hours of starting working on the device. The remainder of the data was was returned at a later date at the convenience of the customer. What the customer said:

“This is all good, thanks for all your help yesterday and thanks so much for giving me such a good deal, it is really really appreciated.” S. Owen, Standby Productions.


Google Reviews

Cheadle DATA Recovery Ltd
Reviewed from Google

5 out of 5 stars

Edward Poole
Edward Poole

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Very helpful.

Ryan Shiels
Ryan Shiels

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Fantastic service with frequent updates on job progress

This is a recovery service you can actually trust!
Picks up the phone straight away and answers emails very quickly.

I look forward to working with them in the future for my customers hard drive repair needs.

The prices are clear and up front from the very beginning. One price for if the Drive has a lesser software problem and a higher price if it turns out it is mechanical. Both of mine were the lower "software" price, no upselling/scams here of skyrocketing prices once they have your drive to extort you.

You receive a file via email with everything that can be recovered before even paying. So if your files aren't there or not recoverable, you can cancel the job and be on your way!
Incredible customer experience, nothing is more terrifying than the prospect of paying money and potentially not even getting your data back.

I received an email when my device arrived with them and every stage it went through. At no point was I worried or questioning what was going on with the recovery.

So happy to have found someone trustworthy in this field notorious for cowboys who damage your drives and charge you for it. The prospect of now offering a reliable hard drive repair service to my customers is incredibly comforting.

I sent an old drive from a piece of medical machinery under "emergency" time scales as it was vital to get it back for patients. It was back in my hands with a near 100% recover of my files in LESS than a week INCLUDING shipping times! Incredible.

I was happy, my customer was especially happy.

Can't recommend highly enough.

Kerry O'Hare
Kerry O'Hare

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

After my hard drive dying on me, I took it to Curry's and paid £90 to use the Team No Know service. I sent the hard drive off and then received a phone call telling me I needed to pay £300 for a part that could only be located in America and threw a load of computer jargon at me which I didn't understand!. After finding this very suspicious, I asked for my hard drive to be returned to me. John was then recommended to me through an associate who had just used John for a successful data retrieval. From the offset John was so professional with me, he explained everything in detail and in a language I would understand. John managed to retrieve an excellent percentage of the data and funny enough the part needed could be found in the UK and didn't cost £300!. I then went back to Curries and asked for my £90 back which they gave me. When I asked why I was being told a needed to handover £300 for a part only found in America, their answer was "oh, I don't know what they do when the items get sent" - maybe that's the problem! Massive thanks to John for saving my degree work and very sentimental photos. Very, very professional and will definitely recommend! Thanks John!.