Will Ascenzo

Will Ascenzo

Will is the lead blogger, copywriter, and copy editor for Gillware Data Recovery and Digital Forensics, and a staunch advocate against the abuse of innocent semicolons.

Western Digital WD5000LPVX-75V0TT0 Laptop Hard Drive Failed to Boot

recovery results

Windows Error leaves user unable to access their data Recovery Type: LaptopDrive Capacity: 500GBManufacturer: Western DigitalModel Name: BlueModel Number: WD5000LPVX-75V0TT0Operating System: WindowsMain Symptom: Windows ErrorType of Data: Homeschooling program filesData Recovery Grade: 9Binary Read: 100% For many people, there are few things in the world more terrifying than…

Western Digital WD10JMVW-11S5XS0 with Platter Damage, SmartWare Encryption

Screenshot of hard drive sector view

Recovery Type: External Hard DriveDrive Capacity: 1TBManufacturer:Western DigitalModel Name: PassportModel Number: WD10JMVW-11S5XS0Operating System: MacintoshMain Symptom: Invalid Partition Table, Platter Damage, SmartWare EncryptionType of Data: Pictures and DocumentsData Recovery Grade: 9Binary Read: 99.99% This client’s hard drive had already been opened up before it had even arrived at Gillware. Usually, when…

Fire and Water Damaged Toshiba Hard Drive

burned camera

Originally posted on 5/20/2016, and updated on 1 This camcorder data recovery case has been completed. Recovery Type: Camcorder (Hard Drive)Drive Capacity: 80GBManufacturer: ToshibaModel Number: MK8034GAL HDD1818 H ZK01Main Symptom: Fire and water damageType of Data Recovered: VideosGillware Data Recovery Case Rating: 4 Fire Damaged Camcorder Recovery…