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!

November 25, 2015

How Do Smartphones Store Data?

Updated November 25th, 2015 Thank you to Cody Dorn for helping write this article.  We get cases here every now and then for failed smartphones, whether it […]
October 16, 2015

SSD Form Factor Buyer’s Guide

We’ve been writing a lot about solid state drives lately. To be fair, so has everyone else. SSDs have been gradually ascending the rungs of technological […]
October 1, 2015

Are SSDs Replacing HDDs in Enterprise Storage?

The short answer is that for now, no. Many organizations still use traditional spinning media in their data solutions and tend to be slow to change […]
September 14, 2015

Intel 320 Series SSD 8MB Bug – Data Recovery is Possible

Originally posted 6/26/2012, Updated 9/14/2015 If you have an Intel 320 Series solid-state drive and encounter a firmware error – which often presents as a BAD_CTX […]
September 1, 2015

New Memory Category: 3D XPoint

On July 28th, IM Flash Technologies, LLC revealed they had managed to create a new type of memory. The joint venture between Intel and Micron, formed […]
August 21, 2015

3D NAND – When the Only Way to Go is Up

In the past few years, we’ve seen the invention and development of a technology known as 3D NAND. If you’re not sure what NAND is referring […]
August 13, 2015

Video: What’s in a Solid State Drive?

We get plenty of data recovery cases for solid state drives every year. They are fascinating and fairly complex pieces of technology. With price points dropping and […]
July 22, 2015

Full Drive Encryption: Don’t Lose Access to Your Failed Drive

Updated 7/22/2015 As a data recovery laboratory, we experience full drive encryption from a different vantage point. The encrypted data we work with usually is owned […]
July 14, 2015

Encryption: Challenges in Data Recovery

Warning: More complicated subject = longer blog post. But hopefully more interesting for some of you. Encryption is a wonderful tool. It has helped create a […]