Free Quote No recovery - No Charge

If we can't recover your data, then you don't pay.

Why Data First?

Over a decade of experience with world-class equipment

Clinical-grade clean environments



Lost Data? We can recover it

We recover data from all types of storage media.

Get fast and reliable service with SA's leading data recovery experts


Data Recovery

Recovery of missing data is what our team of experts do best...

Tape Drives

We offer tape recoveries and a tape drive repair service...

Desktops & Laptops

Recovery from damage due to mechanical, electrical, software or human error...

Raid Recovery

Our recovery protocols are essential to prevent further damage to RAID systems...

Removable Media

We recover data from external devices such as USB flash disks, memory cards, CDs ...

Digital Forensics

Analysis of information & extraction of evidence for legal proceedings...

Data First Digital Solutions – Data Recovery Specialists in Cape Town


Why choose Data First?

  • Over a decade of industry experience
  • Fast turnaround time and service
  • Reasonable market related pricing structure
  • Nationwide collection and delivery service
  • FREE diagnostic evaluation and quotation
  • No recovery - NO CHARGE
  • We use certified class 100 (ISO5) classified environments

Need a quick quote?

Our technicians can diagnose the technical problem and ascertain the likelihood of your data recovery in:

  • under 20 minutes for standalone media i.e. hard disk drives and other storage media.
  • RAID configurations and large storage servers require a more in depth assessment and are always treated as a priority service.

We pride ourselves in being able to produce a detailed data recovery quote in writing within an hour because we know how important your information is to you. The data recovery quote will detail the following:

  • The nature of the technical problem
  • Any further spares or parts which are needed for the data recovery
  • Estimated time needed for data recovery
  • Estimated probability of data recovery (%)
  • Fixed cost to perform the data recovery ( no recovery no charge policy still applies)

With Data First there are NO HIDDEN COSTS and NO FINE PRINT. Once we receive your signed quote, we can begin the data recovery process and you can rest easy knowing your data is in secure hands.

Quick Overview

Data First Digital Solutions are data recovery specialists in Cape Town, South Africa. The company was founded by Chris (“Jack”) Jacoby after working in the industry as the leading figure in data recovery in South Africa. He has brought his expertise to Cape Town, to help recover lost data, lost memories and retrieve irreplaceable information from almost any operating system, hardware or media device.

Recovering your Data

The recovery of your data is our #1 priority and that’s why we make sure you remain informed during the whole process. We cannot guarantee that all your data is recoverable - no company can guarantee a 100% success rate – but, by using Data First, you are maximizing the probability of a successful recovery. What we can guarantee is 100% customer satisfaction in the way that we handle your media and ensure the confidentiality of your data.

Want to Book-in your Media?

Great! You can bring it in to us or we can collect from anywhere in South Africa (including Johannesburg) by our trusted courier service collected FREE OF CHARGE

No job's too big & no media's too small

Recover data now!

We also recover data from these popular Operating Systems (and many more)

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