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

Sequin Factory
Sequin Factory

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

My hard drive took a slight knock but would no longer read. John was really upfront with me about the work involved to recover my data and very transparent on prices. I searched around for comparable prices and found CDR to be competitive in the market. John recovered 98% of my data which I was very pleased with. He operates on a 'no-recovery, no-fee'
basis. Very please - thanks you.

Jennifer Keller
Jennifer Keller

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

I could not recommend highly enough!!! I had a Lacie hard drive failure after only 1 year of use and I wasn't proactive in backing up my work. I brought my hard drive to a different company first who charged me tons of money for parts and didn't end up recovering any of my data. When I brought my hard drive to John, we discovered that my hard drive was completely mishandled by the previous company with numerous parts missing among other issues (see pictures of just how bad it was!). Thankfully John was able to work with the hard drive despite the issues and missing parts and recovered the vast majority of my data, saving me from losing countless hours of work and precious memories. Communication with John was excellent from the start with detailed messages and pictures. Very friendly and professional service as well and you can tell he's passionate about his work. In an industry with next to no regulation, it's incredibly hard to know who to trust and who's a scammer. I can tell you now that your hard drive is in very safe hands with John and I coudn't be more grateful for the hard work he put into saving my data. Thank you John!

Dimitar Dimitrov
Dimitar Dimitrov

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Hassle free and dedicated professional service.
Cheadle Data Recovery managed to fully extract my data from my 2 hard drives as a result of incorrect power-supply swap causing a 12v to 5v injection to both HDD boards.
In about 5 minutes into phone call and discussing a bit of the technical/incident details, I was sure this was the correct place to ring and service to engage.
Every single step of the process is handled meticulously.
Highly recommended.