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June 24, 2016

Dell PowerEdge 2900 Data Recovery Case Study: RAID 5 Data Loss

This client had a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server running Windows Server 2008. The server was stocked with three 250-gigabyte Seagate Barracuda ES.2 enterprise-class hard drives arranged […]
June 22, 2016
Closeup of NAND memory

Flash Memory Amnesia – Resurrecting Data through Direct Read of NAND Memory

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” That’s Murphy’s Law. How we deal with the fallout afterwards is what determines whether Murphy’s Law works for […]
June 21, 2016
IOmega device detected

Data Recovery Throwback: IBM DSOA-21080 and the Missing Screenplay

Drive Model: IBM DS0A-21080 Drive Capacity: 1080 MB Binary Read: 100% This client came to us with an ancient hard drive they’d had removed from an […]
June 21, 2016

Power Surge Data Recovery Case Study: Synology RAID-5 NAS Device

This failed NAS device came to us from a nearby small business located in Fond du Lac. Their Synology DiskStation DS 1512+ NAS device had failed […]
June 20, 2016

RAID 5 Video Demonstration: Salvaging Data with a Stale Drive

In this RAID 5 video blog, Brian Gill breaks down one of our recent RAID 5 data recovery cases. Our client sent in a 3 drive […]
June 17, 2016
The read/write heads from this clicking hard drive.

Clicking Seagate Hard Drive Case Study: When Backup Isn’t Backup

June 16, 2016

Deleted File Recovery Case Study: Western Digital RAID-1 Mirror

This client had two 500 gigabyte Western Digital WD5003ABYX-01WERA1 hard drives linked together in a RAID-1 array. Important database files had been erased from the array, […]
June 15, 2016
HOMBRE shows recently-created filesystems, such as the filesystem in this reformatted partition data recovery case, in red text.

Accidental Reformat Data Recovery Case Study: Samsung Spinpoint

In this data recovery case, our client came to us with a logical matter. The client had a Samsung external hard drive formatted for use in […]
June 14, 2016
Hard drive spindle motor removed from chassis and dismantled

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 […]