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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January 30, 2013

An Expert at Crash Recovery: Congratulations to Our Client and U.S. Olympian Nick Baumgartner

We don’t know anything about Snowboard Cross except that even on a tiny YouTube screen it looks terrifying. Racers on snowboards are flying down a mountain, […]
December 31, 2012

Happy New Year: Recover the Past, Backup the Future

We rescued a lot of memories and data that otherwise would have been lost in 2012, and we hope in 2013 we play a role in […]
December 6, 2012

Data Recovered from Submerged Seaplane: Sometimes it’s not the Hard Drive that Crashes

Most of the smells at Gillware come from the soldering bench or the kitchen.  But the hard drives sent to us from Alaska by the U.S. […]
November 20, 2012

After Recovering a Book from 13 Floppies, We Endorse Cloud Backup or Library Backup

As we’ve mentioned before, Gillware gently tries to steer clients away from sending us obsolete media cases: too often they simply come down to finding the right […]
October 11, 2012

Case Study: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS with failed heads, corrupted firmware

Contemporary hard drives use something called S.M.A.R.T. It stand for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, and its purpose is to predict hard drive failure and warn its user so […]
September 25, 2012

The Marketing Guy Tackles a ‘Data Recovery’ Case

We get calls about getting data off of obsolete media – old laserdiscs, Zip discs, floppies, you name it. Someone has important data on a format […]
September 21, 2012
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Customer Experience: 100 Percent Would Recommend Gillware

Early this summer Gillware retooled our customer satisfaction surveys. We wanted to learn more about ourselves from everyone we had contact with. What we understood pretty well […]
August 28, 2012
How to Recover RAID 5 Data

Today is RAID-pocalypse at the Gillware Data Recovery Lab

The year 2012 looks like it marks a RAID-pocalypse. There are bins of dead hard drives everywhere in Gillware data recovery lab. A bin of 24. […]
July 12, 2012

Our Intern vs. a Smashed Panasonic HDC TM55P: A Data Recovery Case Study

  Recovering data from failed electronic storage devices is an exercise that rewards those who like to tinker, reverse engineer, and solve problems.One of our interns, […]
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