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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July 22, 2017

Dropped Hard Drive Data Recovery Case Study: Seagate Barracuda

In this hard drive data recovery case, the client had been storing research documents and family photos on an external Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive. One day, the […]
March 14, 2017
Basketballs: an uncommon reason for your crashed hard drive

Crashed Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: A Tale of Basketball-Induced Hard Drive Failure

We’ve seen many a crashed hard drive come from dropped laptops. It just comes with the territory—a portable device with a small data storage device inside […]
February 8, 2017
Seagate HDD recovery

Seagate HDD Recovery Case Study: A Slow Death

This client sent the hard drive inside their laptop to our Seagate HDD recovery specialists when the drive stopped working. It hadn’t been a quick death, […]
January 31, 2017
Seagate Laptop SSHD Recovery

Seagate Laptop SSHD Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Inaccessible

The client in this Seagate Laptop SSHD recovery case came to us with a hybrid SSHD that had died. The drive still spun up without making […]
November 3, 2016
VHD Recovery

VHD Recovery Case Study: Breaking the Boot Cycle

There are few things in this world more frustrating than to be caught in an endless reboot cycle. But while these cycles usually don’t indicate a […]
September 2, 2016

Dropped External Drive Data Recovery Case Study: Life in the Slow Lane

Hard drives were not designed to endure massive impacts while running. This is common knowledge now, especially with the advent of portable external hard drives that […]
June 8, 2016

Hard Drive Firmware Data Recovery Case Study: Seagate ST3750528AS

Hard Drive Firmware is the operating system of the hard drive. It is the first thing on the drive’s platters the magnetic read/write heads try to […]
October 9, 2015

Case Study: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 not booting

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