Hi ! I have an USB drive that was on the fritz for a while (sometimes would need to reinsert is many times for it to register) and lastly it stopped working totally (I know, I know, I should have backed it up). The light still occasionally continues but neither of the computers will read this.
I’ve taken it in to a data recovery place and they quoted myself $1500 to retrieve the data (approx 100GB).
My question is whether that is a reasonable fee. Happy to spend if it is but considering someone said that the most extreme case they’ve come across was $2000 and that was a thumb generate that was water damaged I am wary of paying so much with no second opinion. Any insight about whether this is a regular cost would be really helpful!
(The drive is an Elexar Jump Drive model LJDS57-128ABPLNA. )