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 8, 2012
Hard drive failure recovery

How to Shop for Data Recovery

Updated August 5, 2015 Days before it is due, the article that you have been researching, writing and editing for months is suddenly buried within a […]
May 16, 2012
How to Fix an External Hard Drive

When a Difficult Data Recovery Turns out to be a Piece of Cake

Laura DeVries experienced a major failure of her laptop hard drive. The drive, a 750 GB Western Digital WD7500BPKT, was less than 2 years old, but […]
January 31, 2012

Classic Video: Why Control Board Swaps Don’t Work on Most Hard Drives

Hard drives manufactured in recent years store more data per square inch of platter area than ever before. This increase in data density each device is […]
January 30, 2012

Hard Drive Cover Removal: Seriously, Don’t Do It

This classic video from our archive confronts an issue that remains as important as ever to data recovery. We know people are naturally curious, but that […]
December 22, 2011
Beeping hard drive

Data recovery in time for the holidays: Jessica’s sentimental favorites back from her Western Digital 250 GB SATA HDD

Jessica’s laptop was like a family trunk used to be: full of favorite old photos and memories. In the place of snap-open latches, stringed envelopes and […]
November 28, 2011
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TopTenReviews: Gillware Data Recovery Ranked #1 for third consecutive year.

TopTenReviews named Gillware Data Recovery its top choice for data recovery for the third consecutive year in its annual evaluation of laboratories that recover lost electronic […]
October 7, 2011

Second Cartoon Caption Contest for Samsung’s HDD manual

Congratulations to all who entered our first cartoon caption contest! Thank you for your submissions and for taking part in something light-hearted with this blog. Data […]
September 20, 2011

Seagate ST3750330AS 750 GB

After a successful replacement of one of the read/write heads we were able to recover all of the data that Mainsail Printing & Graphics in Savannah, […]
September 20, 2011

Anatomy of a Read/Write Head Failure

A read/write head is the business end of a hard drive. It’s the hitch of a trailer, the edge of a knife, the nib of a […]
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