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June 8, 2016
Seagate Barracuda 750GB hard drive

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

Hitachi Deskstar with Platter Damage

May 26, 2016
recovery results

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
Screenshot of hard drive sector view

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 […]
May 23, 2016

By the Numbers: A Breakdown of Gillware’s Data Recovery Case Work

May 20, 2016
burned camera

Fire and Water Damaged Toshiba Hard Drive

Originally posted on 5/20/2016, and updated on 6/21/2016. This camcorder data recovery case has been completed. Recovery Type: Camcorder (Hard Drive) Drive Capacity: 80GB Manufacturer: Toshiba Model Number: MK8034GAL […]
April 5, 2016
usb flash device

False Capacity Flash Drives

A few weeks ago, a case came through Gillware’s doors related to a flash drive that was reading as 64GB in size, and yet would only save […]
March 25, 2016
degaussing

Degaussing and Sanitizing: Intentional Data Destruction

Degaussing a hard drive is the process of using a strong magnetic field to erase the data from the magnetic substrate of the hard drive platters. […]
March 15, 2016

Spotting Email Scams

This morning, our Technical Lead sent out a rather concerned company-wide email related to a potential malware threat delivered via email. The email in question was […]