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!

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 […]
April 27, 2017
WD My Book Live Duo NAS Array

NAS Array Recovery Case Study: My Book Live Duo Reformat

This client came to us for our NAS array recovery expertise after losing the data from their Western Digital My Book Live Duo. The device had […]
November 11, 2016
Clicking Western Digital hard drive

Clicking Western Digital Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: Settling the Score

The client in this data recovery case came to Gillware with a clicking Western Digital hard drive. They had been using their Western Digital My Passport […]
October 12, 2016

Planned Obsolescence in External Hard Drives

Planned obsolescence is a term that was first coined by real estate broker Bernard London during the Great Depression. It was his philosophy to stimulate growth […]
October 7, 2016

External Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: A Hard Drive Cat-Astrophe

In this external hard drive recovery case study, the client came to us after catastrophe had befallen their Western Digital My Passport Ultra. The drive had […]
September 30, 2016

Seagate Data Recovery Case Study: HDD Failure, What a Drag

Hard drive failure happens. Sooner or later, no matter how often you use it, your hard drive will stop working. After all, a lot of very […]
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 15, 2016
HOMBRE shows recently-created filesystems, such as the filesystem in this reformatted partition data recovery case, in red text.

Accidental Reformat Data Recovery Case Study: Samsung Spinpoint

In this data recovery case, our client came to us with a logical matter. The client had a Samsung external hard drive formatted for use in […]
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 […]