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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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 22, 2017
Burnishing tools in a professional data recovery lab

Data Recovery Lab Prices: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A lot of work and materials go into data recovery. As a result, it’s not an inexpensive service. All of the specialized work, materials, and facilities […]
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 […]
March 17, 2017

Encrypted Data Recovery: The Case Study That Destroyed Humanity

Recently, a potential client contacted us, wondering if we could recover data from their Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3.0 USB drive. The USB flash drive itself […]
March 14, 2017
Basketballs: an uncommon reason for your crashed hard drive

Crashed Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: A Tale of Basketball-Induced Hard Drive Failure

We’ve seen many a crashed hard drive come from dropped laptops. It just comes with the territory—a portable device with a small data storage device inside […]
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 […]
March 10, 2017
WD Blue hard disk drive failure

Hard Disk Drive Failure Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Not Spinning

The client in this data recovery case came to our lab after suffering a hard disk drive failure. Their Western Digital hard drive had stopped spinning […]
March 9, 2017
Overwritten file recovery

Overwritten File Recovery Case Study: Identity Crisis

The client in this data recovery case study came to us to help them get back a number of photos they’d accidentally overwritten. They’d had a […]
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