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!

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 […]
March 30, 2017
Samsung hard disk failure

Hard Disk Failure Recovery Case Study: Deleted and Dropped

The client in this data recovery case had a problem. And soon enough, that problem turned into two problems. Their first problem was that they’d accidentally […]
October 7, 2016

External Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: A Hard Drive Cat-Astrophe

In this external hard drive recovery case study, the client came to us after catastrophe had befallen their Western Digital My Passport Ultra. The drive had […]
September 2, 2016

Dropped External Drive Data Recovery Case Study: Life in the Slow Lane

Hard drives were not designed to endure massive impacts while running. This is common knowledge now, especially with the advent of portable external hard drives that […]
June 17, 2016
The read/write heads from this clicking hard drive.

Clicking Seagate Hard Drive Case Study: When Backup Isn’t Backup

Here at Gillware, it isn’t uncommon to see a client come to us with a clicking Seagate hard drive filled with family photos and other files […]
April 18, 2014

Case Study: Western Digital Passport WD10TMVW-11ZSMS4 not spinning

Recovery Type: External Hard Drive Drive Capacity: 1TB Manufacturer: Western Digital Model Name: Passport Model Number: WD10TMVW-11ZSMS4 Manufacture Date: 28 July 2012 Main Symptom: Not Spinning Type of Data: Pictures and Images Data Recovery […]
April 30, 2013

The Best Endorsement: From a Mom

Celebrity endorsements don’t come cheap, and they aren’t without their share of complexities. We’ve been grateful when clients with interesting stories are willing to share their […]