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Why Data First?

Over a decade of experience with world-class equipment

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Lost Data? We can recover it

We recover data from all types of storage media.

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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:

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!

Google reviews

Devon Swingburn
Devon Swingburn
06:10 15 Aug 19
Great Service, Good turn around time and pleasure dealing with Chris. I will definitely use his services again if more
Jorge Adrian
Jorge Adrian
10:05 12 Aug 19
Chris was very professional, articulated to explain all the possibles outcomes and procedures. Timelines were achieved.
Kusjka du Plessis
Kusjka du Plessis
15:26 30 Jul 19
I've only received excellent service from Chris who helped recover data my water damaged external hard drive. I was absolutely devastated and hopeless when I first called, but Chris came through! Chris has a very reassuring voice (especially helpful when you're in complete panic) and a beautiful office pup named Sophia that loves to be loved. Highly recommend! 🙂read more
Caleb Butler
Caleb Butler
12:15 22 Jul 19
Data first is the best place if you're needing to recovery anything! Super kind and informative and always up to the challenge and creates solutions to work around time restrains! Thanks so much guys! Would highly recommendread more
Nabila Khan
Nabila Khan
09:39 17 Jul 19
Great service! Walked in with an unusual request and walked out with great advice and FREE equipment! What a nice guy!
Erna Muller
Erna Muller
09:27 15 Jul 19
Chris Jacoby was brilliant, I had a crashed hard drive that contained thousands of photographs he recovered the drive 100% and did it with a smile, as I lived out of Cape Town I had to wait a bit at his office, I was offered a coffee and we had a lovely chat. I can recommend Datafirst as the only digital solution specialist to go to in Cape Town, great more
Dave McDonald
Dave McDonald
08:59 10 Jul 19
I have had outstanding service from Chris Jacoby at DataFirst when I was facing a crisis of potentially lost data for my business, Bergwind Botanical Surveys. Chris not only retrieved all my data but did it it the most efficient, quick and friendly manner possible. He has also given me valuable advice about how to manage my data in future and I recommend his services extremely more
Joshua Trappler
Joshua Trappler
07:14 05 Jul 19
Perfect service. My data was 100% recovered and I was kept up to date throughout the entire process. Will definitely use them again as soon as I need to, even though I hope to never have to. 🙂read more
Emma Prinsloo
Emma Prinsloo
11:39 19 Jun 19
Great service & response time. Thank you for all your friendly advice.
Ashley Swartz
Ashley Swartz
12:32 31 May 19
Professional service and helpful. Less than a 1 day and he was done. Thanks for saving my data. Highly Recommended!!!
Bradley Sirmongpong
Bradley Sirmongpong
14:49 29 May 19
Excellent service. I was informed exactly what to expect and the job was also completed in shorter time than I expected. Very professional and it was money well more
werner du plessis
werner du plessis
13:24 29 May 19
I have used this organisation twice and they have provided excellent service and are very knowledgeable. Top class in all more
Victor Kotze
Victor Kotze
02:45 24 May 19
It is not often that I am blown away by excellent service, but my interaction with Data First Digital Solutions was one of those. Chris truly understands customer service and he went beyond the call of duty to assist me. Not only the service, but also the price, speed of response and general professionalism made his a memorable and pleasant transaction. I can recommend them with no more
Jevon Jacobs
Jevon Jacobs
08:56 16 May 19
Chris is by far the most knowledgeable and professional data recovery specialist. Also very time efficient. Never a waste getting his more
Mario Rossi
Mario Rossi
06:10 09 Feb 19
What an amazing service we just received from Chris from Data First Digital Solutions! They managed to recover data from our broken hard drive, that another company could not recover. As if that would not be enough, they also saved us hours in travel, by being so kind and to arrange delivery of the various computer parts to various providers, free of charge. We are 100% happy having found Data First Digital Solutions, well done and thank you!read more
Katherine Bush
Katherine Bush
15:16 08 Feb 19
I contacted Chris and within a few minutes I had a response inviting me to drop my damaged hard drive off at the shop. On arrival, he gave me an immediate quote and within 24hours the data from my hard drive was recovered. I was very pleased and impressed with the service and in general Chris was very friendly. I definitely recommend the services of Data more
Penny Robartes
Penny Robartes
09:36 29 Jan 19
Super efficient and very helpful! This is what client service is meant to be! Other companies can definitely take one's cue from Data First. Thank you Chrisread more
Sara Grobler
Sara Grobler
15:36 08 Jan 19
Thanks so much Chris for the excellent service. I will most definitely recommend data first and Chris to anyone in need of data recovery. He recovered everything. Phew. Well done!!!!read more
Jana Strauss
Jana Strauss
05:51 14 Nov 18
I found data first to be very friendly and helpful! I had lost all my precious information and files and they managed to get it all back. I am very grateful, they did a fantastic job. Keep it up!read more
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