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. Please subscribe and enjoy!

February 13, 2015

Data Recovery 101: Read/Write Head Assembly

Read/write heads are the tiny sensors that do just what their name implies: read data stored on the platters and write data to the platter surface.
January 28, 2015
Clicking hard drives can damage themselves further.

Data Recovery 101: Platters

Platters are the thin discs inside the drive enclosure. Platters are coated with magnetic substrate that stores binary data in the form of a magnetic field.
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 […]
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 […]