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 […]
May 22, 2017
2.5" Western Digital External hard drive

Fixing an External Hard Drive

When an external hard drive stops working, there are a couple of basic troubleshooting tests. This post isn’t completely focused on fixing the drive, as the […]
April 7, 2017
Raw partition recovery

Raw Partition Recovery and Uninitialized Disks

When a hard drive suddenly becomes “raw” or “uninitialized” due to some form of failure, it can take careful work by data recovery experts to retrieve […]
February 24, 2017
Toshiba Canvio data recovery

Toshiba Canvio Data Recovery Case Study: When Software Can’t Fix a Hard Crash

Our client braced themselves for the worst when their Toshiba Canvio external hard disk clattered to the floor, wrenching itself free of the USB cable tethering […]
February 22, 2017

External Hard Drive Repair Case Study: WD My Book Not Recognized

The client in this data recovery case had a Western Digital My Book that had stopped working. They would plug the external hard drive into their […]
February 1, 2017
WD My Passport status LED

Seagate Hard Drive Repair Case Study: LED the Way

In this data recovery case, our client had been using their external hard drive to store important documents. After their Seagate external hard drive stopped detecting in their […]
January 11, 2017

Hard Disk Recovery Case Study: WD My Passport Not Accessible

The client in this data recovery case had a Western Digital My Passport external hard drive. The drive had been working fine, and they’d filled it […]
November 8, 2016
WD My Book Data Recovery

WD My Book Data Recovery Case Study: Raw Hard Drive Recovery

The client in this case study had owned a Western Digital My Book external hard drive. The drive had worked fine, up until its USB port […]
June 17, 2016
The read/write heads from this clicking hard drive.

Clicking Seagate Hard Drive Case Study: When Backup Isn’t Backup

Here at Gillware, it isn’t uncommon to see a client come to us with a clicking Seagate hard drive filled with family photos and other files […]
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