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.

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December 22, 2016
How to Recover RAID 5 Data

How to Recover RAID 5 Data – The Gillware Method

RAID 5 is a popular RAID level, seeing use in servers for businesses of all shapes and sizes. While RAID 5 is resilient, it is not […]
December 1, 2016
Maxtor RAID Recovery

RAID Recovery Case Study: RAID 5 Failure and Reconstruction

The client in this data recovery case came to Gillware Data Recovery for our RAID recovery services after having an unfortunate accident with their server. Their […]
October 18, 2016
VHDX recovery

VHDX Recovery Case Study: Risky RAID-5 Rebuild

In this VHDX recovery case study, the client had several Hyper-V virtual machines stored in the VHDX format on their three-drive RAID-5 server. The RAID-5 server […]
October 14, 2016
RAID-5 Recovery Nightmare

RAID-5 Crash Video: How Not to Keep Data Recovery Possible

After a RAID-5 crash, your data is especially vulnerable. How you treat your crashed server before you bring it to a data recovery lab can have […]
October 4, 2016
One of the four Seagate Constellation drives from this VMFS recovery case

VMFS Recovery Case Study: RAID-5 Failure

In this data recovery case study, the client had a failed RAID-5 array in their server. The array consisted of four enterprise-grade Seagate Constellation hard drives […]
September 28, 2016
One of the four Seagate Barracuda hard drives pulled from the DiskStation DS411 unit for data recovery

DS411 Synology DiskStation Recovery Case Study: RAID-5 Crash

In this NAS data recovery case, the client had their Synology DiskStation DS411 sent to us after it failed to mount. The four-drive network attached storage […]
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 28, 2016
Virtual machine snapshots

VMWare ESXi Data Recovery Case Study: 4-Drive RAID-5 Array

In this case, our client had four Western Digital WD6000BKHG-18A29V0 hard drives arranged in a RAID-5 array. On that array, they had stored several virtual machines. […]
June 24, 2016

Dell PowerEdge 2900 Data Recovery Case Study: RAID 5 Data Loss

This client had a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server running Windows Server 2008. The server was stocked with three 250-gigabyte Seagate Barracuda ES.2 enterprise-class hard drives arranged […]
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