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!

October 20, 2017
Microwaves can help hard drives hold more data... but not microwave ovens!

MAMR: The Future of Ultra-High-Capacity Hard Disk Drives

Hard drives have come a long way over the past six decades. The first hard drives were the size of refrigerators; they had record-sized platters capable […]
April 5, 2016
usb flash device

False Capacity Flash Drives

A few weeks ago, a case came through Gillware’s doors related to a flash drive that was reading as 64GB in size, and yet would only save […]
September 22, 2015

Thinking Big, Building Small: Cornice Case Study

Two years ago, Western Digital began shipping their new UltraSlim hard drives, which are roughly half as thick as the standard laptop hard drive — 5mm versus […]
August 3, 2015

Counting Bytes: Is My Hard Drive 320GB or 298GB?

Since we recently wrote about logical data recoveries from hard drives and how they structure information, it seems like a good time to tackle a question our data recovery […]
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.