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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February 2, 2017
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Life Lessons in Data Loss from GitLab and Gillware

GitLab is a hosting tool for source code, allowing programmers to work together on projects and collaborate from all around the world. Over 100,000 organizations, including […]
February 1, 2017
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Seagate Hard Drive Repair Case Study: LED the Way

In this data recovery case, our client had been using their external hard drive to store important documents. After their Seagate external hard drive stopped detecting in their […]
January 31, 2017
Seagate Laptop SSHD Recovery

Seagate Laptop SSHD Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Inaccessible

The client in this Seagate Laptop SSHD recovery case came to us with a hybrid SSHD that had died. The drive still spun up without making […]
January 24, 2017
FamilyTreeNow may have more data on you than you'd feel comfortable sharing with the world.

A Note for IT Providers on FamilyTreeNow and IT Security

A few of my friends on Twitter alerted me to FamilyTreeNow in the past week. When they searched their names on the site, they were able […]
January 23, 2017
Unmountable boot error

Hitachi HDD Recovery Case Study: Unmountable Boot Volume

The client in this Hitachi HDD recovery case brought their laptop to Gillware after a hard drive failure cut them off from their personal documents and […]
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 18, 2017
Hard drive boot error

0xc000000f BCD Error: Hard Drive Boot Error Case Study

If you’re a PC user, you may have encountered this hard drive boot error at least once in your life: File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An […]
January 16, 2017
Surprise—the PCB had nothing to do with this client's HDD failure

HDD Failure Case Study: Getting a Second Opinion

Hard disk drives, like everything else, eventually stop working. No matter how well you care for your computer’s internal hard drive or your external hard drive, […]
January 13, 2017
First medical X-ray

RAID Array Recovery Case Study: When a Blessing Becomes a Curse

Our client in this RAID array recovery case came from a medical clinic. One of the computers in their lab responsible for storing DICOM standard images […]
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