Gillware Data Recovery Blog

Every week Gillware solves hundreds of complex data recovery cases. We try to pick the most interesting cases to write about in our data recovery blog. Our lead blogger Will worked in our data recovery lab for over a year before joining our marketing team to assist with the data recovery blog. Gillware has performed data recovery services on just about every piece of storage equipment imaginable, even electronic holiday ornaments. Please subscribe and enjoy!

November 10, 2017
HP hardware diagnostic "short DST failed" error message

Short DST Failed! Disk Self Testing: The Long and Short of It

What happens when I have a short DST failure? What does it mean when my computer says that a hard drive short DST check failed? Is […]
November 6, 2017

Hard Drive Freezer Method: Melting the Data Recovery Myth

Winter weather is fast approaching (although it sure doesn’t feel like it yet). With autumn chill over the horizon, our thoughts drift to colder temperatures. And […]
October 26, 2017
Two-factor authentication or 2FA adds another layer of security to your password-protected data.

The Password Switch: How Safe is Your Cyberspace with Two-Factor Authentication?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. New cyber threats are emerging all the time, and it’s up to you to keep up to date on […]
October 20, 2017
Microwaves can help hard drives hold more data... but not microwave ovens!

MAMR: The Future of Ultra-High-Capacity Hard Disk Drives

Hard drives have come a long way over the past six decades. The first hard drives were the size of refrigerators; they had record-sized platters capable […]
October 13, 2017

Flash Drive Repair Case Study: Bent USB Drive

This client came to us with a bent USB drive for Gillware’s flash drive repair services. Unfortunately, this isn’t exactly an uncommon scenario. In many models of […]
October 9, 2017
Is this your MacBook? No.

EFI Firmware: Not So Firm? Gillware’s Take on Apple’s Firmware Issues

Over the past two weeks, the infosec (information security) and Apple community have been shocked by the discovery that, according to research performed by Duo Labs […]
September 8, 2017

Professional Hard Drive Repair FAQ

Data recovery and professional hard drive repair is a niche and oft-misunderstood industry. Take a journey with Kirk Harvell, one of Gillware’s data recovery experts, as […]
July 22, 2017

Dropped Hard Drive Data Recovery Case Study: Seagate Barracuda

In this hard drive data recovery case, the client had been storing research documents and family photos on an external Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive. One day, the […]
June 9, 2017

From IT startup to 50 employees – Interview with Brian Gill – Part One

I was making an amazing living as a software architect for some really boring stuff like insurance payment systems and cheese databases. I was bored out of […]