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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April 5, 2017
Samsung 850 EVO

April 2017 Consumer SSD Review – Samsung 850 EVO

While most SSD reviews lean heavily upon the facts and figures surrounding speed and price, as a data recovery lab, we tend to favor other qualities. […]
March 30, 2017
Samsung hard disk failure

Hard Disk Failure Recovery Case Study: Deleted and Dropped

The client in this data recovery case had a problem. And soon enough, that problem turned into two problems. Their first problem was that they’d accidentally […]
March 13, 2017
Samsung SecretZone data encryption

Samsung M3 Data Recovery Case Study: Encrypted SecretZone File Recovery

Our client in this data recovery case had been the proud owner of a Samsung M3 external hard drive. Then the external drive took a tumble […]
February 17, 2017
A shorted PCB under a microscope

Samsung 850 EVO Data Recovery Case Study: In Short Supply

Unlike hard disk drives, which can make a lot of noise when they kick the bucket, solid state drives live and die in near-complete silence. This […]
October 25, 2016
Samsung SSD recovery

Samsung SSD Recovery Case Study: Form Factor Fricassee

In this Samsung SSD recovery case, our client came to us with the solid state drive from their notebook PC. They were having a problem booting […]
October 24, 2016
File: BootBCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

Samsung Data Recovery Case Study: Windows Boot Error

This client came to us for Samsung data recovery services after their computer stopped booting from their Samsung HM321HI hard drive. The computer had trouble reading the […]
June 15, 2016
HOMBRE shows recently-created filesystems, such as the filesystem in this reformatted partition data recovery case, in red text.

Accidental Reformat Data Recovery Case Study: Samsung Spinpoint

In this data recovery case, our client came to us with a logical matter. The client had a Samsung external hard drive formatted for use in […]
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 […]
October 7, 2011

Second Cartoon Caption Contest for Samsung’s HDD manual

Congratulations to all who entered our first cartoon caption contest! Thank you for your submissions and for taking part in something light-hearted with this blog. Data […]
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