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

Karolina Wisniewska
Karolina Wisniewska

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 days ago

Called to see if I could get my accidentally deleted photos recovered, the phone was answered quickly and everything was explained clearly to myself. They explained that my data couldn't be recovered due to the type of disk that my laptop has. They said that they're up front about it because they don't want to charge me for something that they couldn't do anything about like other companies do. Very professional.

Lynsey Butcher
Lynsey Butcher

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

I contacted John as my micro SD Card suddenly stopped working on holiday. He was very friendly and spent some time getting to know my device and explaining relevant technology and processes. He shared the applicable prices with me and spent quite some time on the telephone trying to help me help myself using my own laptop computer. I then sent in my card for a free diagnostic which really was completely free and John responded within 24hours. I decided not to take the recovery any further and as promised, no data no fee.

I would highly recommend contacting CDR data recovery. Everything claimed on the website was true as well as being fast and friendly. Thankyou for a great, honest service.

Simon Brooks
Simon Brooks

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

John at Cheadle Data Recovery is nothing short of a godsend. We had a Cfast 2 card corrupt on us at a video shoot and John was able to see us first thing the following morning. He explained the process very clearly and managed to retrieve the data in the time frame stipulated in the contract. The best thing about his service is there's no charge whatsoever if they don't manage to recover your data. I think it's incredible to be able to offer this and puts CDR head and shoulders above their competitors. Highly recommended!!