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

Jon Wright
Jon Wright

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 weeks ago

I had been to two different high street computer repair shops before I found out about this company. Neither of the repair shops could recover any of the data I needed from my corrupted hard drive. John at Cheadle DATA Recovery explained the process of recovery very clearly and managed to retrieve everything I needed. Not cheap, but definitely worth it for great results.

Jennifer Keller
Jennifer Keller

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 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!

Jamall Nasir
Jamall Nasir

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

I cannot recommend Cheadle Data Recovery and Dr John Reid highly enough. You will be hard placed to find a more responsible, professional and thoroughly honest evaluation for your data recovery. Unfortunately in my case it wasn't possible to recover the data through no fault of John and his company. I had previously sent my internal hdd which had simply failed and not suffered any physical damage to a company who are 'prominent' in the data recovery 'field'. They claimed they could recover my data but at an exorbitant cost. I refused and had my hdd returned. I then sent it to John who on opening sent me the picture below. Remember the hdd had just failed and had not suffered any physical abuse. The picture and John's assessment clearly showed that the platter had been subjected to horrendous scratching and mishandling. John gave me a comprehensive explanation and an honest evaluation spending some time on my disk. As per Cheadle's claim there was no recovery so no charge even after the effort John had put into communicating with me. Don't risk it - go to Cheadle Data Recovery first.