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!

January 31, 2017
Seagate Laptop SSHD Recovery

Seagate Laptop SSHD Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Inaccessible

The client in this Seagate Laptop SSHD recovery case came to us with a hybrid SSHD that had died. The drive still spun up without making […]
January 3, 2017

Laptop Data Recovery Case Study: Disk Not Initialized

The client in this data recovery case came to us after their laptop PC ran into trouble booting. After removing the hard drive and plugging it […]
November 18, 2016
laptop water damage can lead to hard drive failure

Laptop Water Damage Recovery Case Study: Juice on the Loose

Breakfast in bed is nice, unless you try to bring your laptop with you. You could be one errant gesture away from giving your computer a […]
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 […]
May 26, 2016
recovery results

Data Recovery Case Study: Western Digital WD5000LPVX-75V0TT0 Laptop Hard Drive Failed to Boot

Windows Error leaves user unable to access their data Recovery Type: Laptop Drive Capacity: 500GB Manufacturer: Western Digital Model Name: Blue Model Number: WD5000LPVX-75V0TT0 Operating System: Windows Main Symptom: Windows Error Type of […]
November 20, 2015

Laptop Security for the Business Professional

Information security can seem very complicated for anyone that works outside the information security business.  New security technologies come out every year, while new hacks and […]
December 6, 2012

Data Recovered from Submerged Seaplane: Sometimes it’s not the Hard Drive that Crashes

Most of the smells at Gillware come from the soldering bench or the kitchen.  But the hard drives sent to us from Alaska by the U.S. […]
December 22, 2011
Beeping hard drive

Data recovery in time for the holidays: Jessica’s sentimental favorites back from her Western Digital 250 GB SATA HDD

Jessica’s laptop was like a family trunk used to be: full of favorite old photos and memories. In the place of snap-open latches, stringed envelopes and […]
July 1, 2011

Seagate ST9250827AS 250 GB

Heather’s laptop helped her manage the beautiful cottages she rents and helped her keep up with the great blog she writes from Ontario Canada. As with […]