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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December 22, 2016
How to Recover RAID 5 Data

How to Recover RAID 5 Data – The Gillware Method

RAID 5 is a popular RAID level for data storage, seeing use in servers for businesses of all shapes and sizes. While RAID 5 is resilient […]
December 19, 2016
HDD PCB repair

HDD PCB Repair Case Study: More Than Meets the Eye

The client in this data recovery case had been storing their company’s Peachtree financial database on an old Seagate Barracuda hard drive. Eventually, as all hard […]
December 14, 2016
Corrupted SD card recovery: "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

Corrupted SD Card Recovery Case Study: When Good Cards Go Bad

The client in this data recovery case study was a professional photographer. They had just returned from a photoshoot, eager to copy their work over to […]
December 13, 2016
Seagate NAS recovery

Seagate NAS Recovery Case Study: Firmware Foibles

The client in this data recovery case came to us for our Seagate NAS recovery services. This client had been using their Seagate Central NAS device for […]
December 12, 2016
Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key, then select Boot Manager to choose a new boot device to boot or recovery media.

Inaccessible Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: Boot Device Missing

The client in this data recovery case had an inaccessible hard drive on their hands. When they turned on their Lenovo laptop, they received an error […]
December 9, 2016
Memory Card Recovery

Memory Card Recovery Case Study: Formatted SD Card

The client in this memory card recovery case study had an eight-gigabyte SanDisk SD card full of videos. Or, at least, it had been full of […]
December 8, 2016
Toshiba HDD Recovery

Toshiba HDD Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Clicking

In this data recovery case, the client had a laptop that would not boot up. When they turned their computer on, their laptop would simply spit […]
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, […]
December 5, 2016
Smoking Hard Drive

Hard Disk Repair Case Study: Fixing a Smoking Hard Drive

Someday, the hard disk drive inside your computer may become a fire hazard. In this data recovery case, our client came to us for our hard disk […]
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