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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May 18, 2017
Build your own NAS

Build Your Own NAS Server

If your data is important to you, you may have thought about the development of a network-attached storage solution. A personal NAS server will keep your […]
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 […]
February 14, 2017
Dell T420 Server PERC H700 BIOS

Dell T420 Data Recovery Case Study: “State Foreign” Error

The client in this data recovery case came to us to get data recovered from their crashed Dell T420 server. This Dell T420 server used a RAID-5 […]
January 20, 2017
Hard disk fault error message in IBM System x3650 M3 server manual

SQL Database Recovery Case Study: IBM System x3650 M3

When this client’s IBM System x3650 M3 server crashed, they feared the worst. IBM had ended both production of and support for this particular model years ago, […]
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 6, 2016
QNAP NAS Recovery

QNAP NAS Recovery Case Study: It’s (QNAP) Turbo Time

Our client here brought their QNAP Turbo NAS device to Gillware when their data became inaccessible. The TVS-471, with three hard drives in a RAID-5 array, […]
September 14, 2016
How to Recover RAID 5 Data

IBM Storwize Data Recovery Case Study: Storwize V3700 Business Server

This crashed server came to Gillware all the way from Spain. The client had an IBM Storwize V3700 server machine with eighteen enterprise-grade hard drives that […]
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 13, 2016

RAID-5 Server Recovery Case Study: Corrosive Fluid Damage

The client in this peculiar RAID-5 server recovery case had pulled three 72-gigabyte SCSI hard drives (two Fujitsu, and one Maxtor) from their RAID-5 server. Some kind of […]
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