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!

March 23, 2017
Dell PowerVault MD1000 data recovery

ZFS Data Recovery Case Study: PowerVault MD1000 Failure

The client in this ZFS data recovery case had a Dell PowerVault MD1000. In this PowerVault were two fourteen-drive RAID server arrays. When their business relocated, they […]
March 20, 2017
WD MyBook Duo data recovery

WD MyBook Duo Data Recovery Case Study: RAID Configuration Issues

Our client in this WD MyBook Duo data recovery case came to us with a Western Digital external hard drive that was displaying an ominous blinking […]
January 13, 2017
First medical X-ray

RAID Array Recovery Case Study: When a Blessing Becomes a Curse

Our client in this RAID array recovery case came from a medical clinic. One of the computers in their lab responsible for storing DICOM standard images […]
January 4, 2017
Western Digital Server Crash

Server Crash Recovery Case Study: Lightning Strikes Twice

The client in this data recovery came to us after their local fire department suffered a server crash. A lightning strike to the station had led […]
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 21, 2016
RAID-10 Recovery

RAID-10 Recovery Case Study: Failed Virtual Disk

The client in this RAID-10 recovery case study came to us after their Dell RAID-10 server had crashed. After restarting the Dell PowerEdge server, the RAID […]
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 […]