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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October 18, 2016
VHDX recovery

VHDX Recovery Case Study: Risky RAID-5 Rebuild

In this VHDX recovery case study, the client had several Hyper-V virtual machines stored in the VHDX format on their three-drive RAID-5 server. The RAID-5 server […]
October 17, 2016
The client's beeping hard drive

Beeping Seagate Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: Rubber Meets Road

The client in this data recovery case study came to us with a beeping Seagate hard drive. When they powered on their laptop one morning, it wouldn’t boot. […]
October 14, 2016
RAID-5 Recovery Nightmare

RAID-5 Crash Video: How Not to Keep Data Recovery Possible

After a RAID-5 crash, your data is especially vulnerable. How you treat your crashed server before you bring it to a data recovery lab can have […]
October 12, 2016

Planned Obsolescence in External Hard Drives

Planned obsolescence is a term that was first coined by real estate broker Bernard London during the Great Depression. It was his philosophy to stimulate growth […]
October 11, 2016

Formatted SD Card Recovery Case Study: Crucial SD Memory Card

In this formatted SD card recovery case study, the client lost critical files from their SD card. The photos and videos on their SD card were irreplaceable—one […]
October 10, 2016
Unreadable hard drive

Unreadable Hard Drive Data Recovery Case Study: When Your Heads Can’t Shake Hands

The client in this data recovery case study came to Gillware with an unreadable hard drive. When they went to plug the hard drive into their […]
October 7, 2016

External Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: A Hard Drive Cat-Astrophe

In this external hard drive recovery case study, the client came to us after catastrophe had befallen their Western Digital My Passport Ultra. The drive had […]
October 6, 2016

Unallocated SSD Recovery Case Study: Liteon mSATA SSD

When you first plug in a pristine hard drive or solid state drive, the drive starts out as unallocated. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of […]
October 4, 2016
One of the four Seagate Constellation drives from this VMFS recovery case

VMFS Recovery Case Study: RAID-5 Failure

In this data recovery case study, the client had a failed RAID-5 array in their server. The array consisted of four enterprise-grade Seagate Constellation hard drives […]
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