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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June 14, 2016
Spindle Motor

Hard Drive Spindle Motor Data Recovery Case Study: Seagate Barracuda

In this data recovery case, the client’s drive had multiple failure points. However, the primary reason this Seagate desktop hard drive was not detected was because the […]
June 13, 2016

RAID-5 Server Recovery Case Study: Corrosive Fluid Damage

The client in this peculiar RAID-5 server recovery case had pulled three 72-gigabyte SCSI hard drives (two Fujitsu, and one Maxtor) from their RAID-5 server. Some kind of […]
June 10, 2016
Samsung HDD PCB

Failed Hard Drive PCB Data Recovery Case Study: Samsung Spinpoint HD204UI

Data recovery involving a failed hard drive PCB used to be simple many years ago, when hard drives had simpler and less sophisticated designs. There was […]
June 9, 2016

Forensic Case Study: ZTE N9132 “Prestige” Prepaid Boost Mobile Chip Off

In this post, we’re taking a trip away from the Gillware Data Recovery lab and over to the Gillware Digital Forensics lab. This case is an example […]
June 9, 2016
Virtual Hard Disk Prompt - ThawSpaces

Deleted ThawSpace Data Recovery Case Study: Faronics Deep Freeze Enterprise

In this data recovery case, our client had Faronics Deep Freeze software installed on several workstations. While uninstalling the Deep Freeze software from four workstations, somebody […]
June 8, 2016

Hard Drive Firmware Data Recovery Case Study: Seagate ST3750528AS

Hard Drive Firmware is the operating system of the hard drive. It is the first thing on the drive’s platters the magnetic read/write heads try to […]
June 7, 2016
hard drive

Platter Damage Data Recovery Case Study: Hitachi Deskstar

When a hard drive starts making unusual clicking noises, it is because the drive’s magnetic read/write heads have run into a problem while attempting to read […]
May 26, 2016
recovery results

Data Recovery Case Study: Western Digital WD5000LPVX-75V0TT0 Laptop Hard Drive Failed to Boot

Windows Error leaves user unable to access their data Recovery Type: Laptop Drive Capacity: 500GB Manufacturer: Western Digital Model Name: Blue Model Number: WD5000LPVX-75V0TT0 Operating System: Windows Main Symptom: Windows Error Type of […]
May 24, 2016

Data Recovery Case Study: Western Digital WD10JMVW-11S5XS0 with Platter Damage, SmartWare Encryption

Recovery Type: External Hard Drive Drive Capacity: 1TB Manufacturer: Western Digital Model Name: Passport Model Number: WD10JMVW-11S5XS0 Operating System: Macintosh Main Symptom: Invalid Partition Table, Platter Damage, SmartWare Encryption Type of Data: Pictures and Documents […]
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