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!

January 16, 2017
Surprise—the PCB had nothing to do with this client's HDD failure

HDD Failure Case Study: Getting a Second Opinion

Hard disk drives, like everything else, eventually stop working. No matter how well you care for your computer’s internal hard drive or your external hard drive, […]
December 19, 2016
HDD PCB repair

HDD PCB Repair Case Study: More Than Meets the Eye

The client in this data recovery case had been storing their company’s Peachtree financial database on an old Seagate Barracuda hard drive. Eventually, as all hard […]
December 5, 2016
Smoking Hard Drive

Hard Disk Repair Case Study: Fixing a Smoking Hard Drive

Someday, the hard disk drive inside your computer may become a fire hazard. In this data recovery case, our client came to us for our hard disk […]
November 18, 2016
laptop water damage can lead to hard drive failure

Laptop Water Damage Recovery Case Study: Juice on the Loose

Breakfast in bed is nice, unless you try to bring your laptop with you. You could be one errant gesture away from giving your computer a […]
November 14, 2016
VDI recovery and hard drive PCB replacement

VDI Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive PCB Replacement

The client in this case had been storing Oracle VDI files on their computer’s internal Western Digital hard drive. A VDI file, or “virtual disk image”, […]
October 28, 2016
Maxtor data recovery

Maxtor Data Recovery Case Study: Taking Control

The client in this data recovery case came to us after their Maxtor hard drive had bitten the dust. Their important photos and documents were stranded […]
October 26, 2016
SQL Database Recovery

SQL Data Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Boot Error

The client in this SQL data recovery case had been storing the database for their small business’s point-of-sale (POS) system on an 80 GB Seagate hard […]
June 10, 2016
Samsung HDD PCB

Failed Hard Drive PCB Data Recovery Case Study: Samsung Spinpoint HD204UI

Data recovery involving a failed hard drive PCB used to be simple many years ago, when hard drives had simpler and less sophisticated designs. There was […]
January 8, 2015

Recovering a Legend: Technical Details of Recovering Robert Goulet’s Legacy

Mr. Goulet may be gone, but the impressive legacy of his work was safe.
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