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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April 7, 2017
Hard drives have gotten smaller... knowing how to fix a hard drive has gotten tougher.

How to Fix a Hard Drive… The Gillware Way

Hard drives have come a long way from the fridge-sized monstrosities of the 1950s. They’re not just smaller. They pack orders of magnitude more data than […]
April 7, 2017
Nine common hard drive failure symptoms

Hard Drive Failure Symptoms: Read All About Them on the ACRBO Blog

April 7, 2017
Hard drive failure recovery

Hard Drive Failure Recovery

Hard disk drives are really incredible inventions when you think about how much data they cram into such a small space (although that alone doesn’t seem […]
April 5, 2017
Samsung 850 EVO

April 2017 Consumer SSD Review – Samsung 850 EVO

While most SSD reviews lean heavily upon the facts and figures surrounding speed and price, as a data recovery lab, we tend to favor other qualities. […]
April 5, 2017
Easily making strong passwords with high information entropy with Keepass

Making Strong Passwords to Protect Your Data

Making strong passwords is hard work—but it’s worth it. Leaving your bank accounts, social media accounts, email accounts, and devices protected by insecure, easily-guessed, and easily-broken […]
April 4, 2017
WD MyCloud data recovery

WD MyCloud Data Recovery Case Study: The Cloud In Your Living Room

The client in this data recovery case study came to Gillware with a Western Digital MyCloud storage device. Its diagnostic LED light, which normally shines and […]
March 30, 2017
Samsung hard disk failure

Hard Disk Failure Recovery Case Study: Deleted and Dropped

The client in this data recovery case had a problem. And soon enough, that problem turned into two problems. Their first problem was that they’d accidentally […]
March 29, 2017
A hard drive power surge can fry the drive's printed control board (PCB)

Data Recovery Case Study: Recovering from a Hard Drive Power Surge

The client in this data recovery case study had a very terminally ill hard drive on their hands. Their hard drive wasn’t quite dead—at least not […]
March 24, 2017
Toshiba data recovery

Toshiba Data Recovery Case Study: Send In the Clones

The client in this Toshiba data recovery case came to us after their CNC milling machine stopped working. They investigated the milling machine itself and found […]
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