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!

October 13, 2017

Flash Drive Repair Case Study: Bent USB Drive

This client came to us with a bent USB drive for Gillware’s flash drive repair services. Unfortunately, this isn’t exactly an uncommon scenario. In many models of […]
November 22, 2016
USB recovery

USB Not Recognized?: USB Recovery Case Study

The client in this data recovery case study had a USB thumb drive that no longer did anything when they plugged it in. The thumb drive […]
November 15, 2016
USB drive repair

USB Drive Repair Case Study: Windows Error Code 43

This client’s SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive had a problem. In Device Manager, Windows told the client it had encountered an unspecified error and had stopped […]
October 27, 2016
USB Device Not Recognized

USB Data Recovery Case Study: A Cautionary Tale

The client in this data recovery case had a failed USB flash drive on their hands. Whenever they plugged their Verbatim flash drive into their computer’s […]
February 9, 2016

Case Study: Kingston DataTraveler DTSE9 monolith not detected

Recovery Type: Monolithic USB flash drive Device Capacity: 8GB Device Manufacturer: Kingston Model Name: DataTraveler Model Number: DTSE9 Main Symptom: Unresponsive Type of Data: Photos and […]
May 26, 2015

How the Monolith Changed the USB Flash Drive Data Recovery Game

The monolith has many things going for it, but what protects the drive from the elements also protects the drive from recovery engineers. How do you get at the NAND flash memory when it’s buried in an enclosure like this?