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!

May 22, 2017
2.5" Western Digital External hard drive

Fixing an External Hard Drive

When an external hard drive stops working, there are a couple of basic troubleshooting tests. This post isn’t completely focused on fixing the drive, as the […]
April 21, 2017
computer data recovery hard drive

Computer Data Recovery Basics: Hard Drives and Solid State Drives

When you hear your hard drive clicking, when your solid state drive stops working for one of a myriad of reasons, or when your computer stops recognizing […]
April 11, 2017

April 2017 Small Business NAS Review – Synology DS1815+

When it comes to running a business, the question of data storage can be tricky. Requirements usually exceed simply buying some cheap external storage, but most […]
April 5, 2017
Samsung 850 EVO

April 2017 Consumer SSD Review – Samsung 850 EVO

While most SSD reviews lean heavily upon the facts and figures surrounding speed and price, as a data recovery lab, we tend to favor other qualities. […]
May 10, 2016

An In-Depth Look at Ransomware

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malware that is created for the express purpose of making a profit, traditionally via extorting its victims. There are many types […]
April 5, 2016

False Capacity Flash Drives

A few weeks ago, a case came through Gillware’s doors related to a flash drive that was reading as 64GB in size, and yet would only save […]
March 25, 2016

Degaussing and Sanitizing: Intentional Data Destruction

Degaussing a hard drive is the process of using a strong magnetic field to erase the data from the magnetic substrate of the hard drive platters. […]
March 15, 2016

Spotting Email Scams

This morning, our Technical Lead sent out a rather concerned company-wide email related to a potential malware threat delivered via email. The email in question was […]
March 7, 2016

Common RAID Performance Killers: Consistency Checks

Here at Gillware, we use many LSI MegaRAID controllers, some of the more popular controllers out there. Although LSI Technologies was acquired by Avagotech in 2014, […]