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!

August 26, 2016

Lightning Strike Data Recovery Case Study: Seagate ST1000DM003

In this data recovery case, the client noticed that their external Seagate hard drive no longer worked after a lightning storm. The client brought the drive […]
July 6, 2016

Dell Server Recovery Case Study: PowerEdge Foreign Configuration

In this Dell server recovery scenario, the client’s server fell victim to a power outage. When the power came back on, the Dell PERC 6/i RAID […]
June 21, 2016

Power Surge Data Recovery Case Study: Synology RAID-5 NAS Device

This failed NAS device came to us from a nearby small business located in Fond du Lac. Their Synology DiskStation DS 1512+ NAS device had failed […]
June 10, 2016
Samsung HDD PCB

Failed Hard Drive PCB Data Recovery Case Study: Samsung Spinpoint HD204UI

Data recovery involving a failed hard drive PCB used to be simple many years ago, when hard drives had simpler and less sophisticated designs. There was […]
August 6, 2015
Beeping hard drive

Musical Maxtor: A Trip Down Memory Lane

  Title pun intended. Long ago, Maxtor was a big player in the hard drive market, until they were acquired by Seagate in 2006. In fact, they […]
May 9, 2014

Case Study: Western Digital Blue WD3200AAKS-00L9A0 making a clicking noise

Recovery Type: Desktop Drive Capacity: 320GB Manufacturer: Western Digital Model Name: Blue Model Number: WD3200AAKS-00L9A0 Manufacture Date: 04 Feb 2010 Main Symptom: Clicking Type of Data: Business Documents, Images, Videos Data Recovery Grade: 10 Binary […]
January 31, 2012

Classic Video: Why Control Board Swaps Don’t Work on Most Hard Drives

Hard drives manufactured in recent years store more data per square inch of platter area than ever before. This increase in data density each device is […]
March 10, 2011

Hitachi HTS543216L9A300

Recovery was classified as a Tier-1 recovery.  Drive was determined to be mechanically healthy, but suffered from severe electrical damage and logical corruption to Windows NTFS […]