Firmware

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 […]
December 13, 2016
Seagate NAS recovery

Seagate NAS Recovery Case Study: Firmware Foibles

The client in this data recovery case came to us for our Seagate NAS recovery services. This client had been using their Seagate Central NAS device for […]
September 15, 2016

SanDisk SSD Recovery Case Study: A110 SSD Firmware Issue

SSDs come in a wide variety of form factors, since they have far fewer constraints on size and shape than traditional drives. This is great for manufacturers […]
August 30, 2016

PGP Encrypted Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: Laptop Not Booting

In this PGP encrypted hard drive recovery case study, the client had used full-drive encryption to secure the data on their laptop. With Symantec PGP whole […]
July 12, 2016
Can a Windows 10 upgrade cause a hard drive crash? Probably not.

Hard Drive Firmware Repair Case Study: Seagate Barracuda

In this data recovery case, our client finally took the plunge and upgraded their computer to Windows 10. Things worked fine for a little while. But […]
June 8, 2016

Hard Drive Firmware Data Recovery Case Study: Seagate ST3750528AS

Hard Drive Firmware is the operating system of the hard drive. It is the first thing on the drive’s platters the magnetic read/write heads try to […]
October 9, 2015

Case Study: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 not booting

April 13, 2015
firmware 101

Data Recovery 101: Firmware

October 11, 2012

Case Study: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS with failed heads, corrupted firmware

Contemporary hard drives use something called S.M.A.R.T. It stand for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, and its purpose is to predict hard drive failure and warn its user so […]
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