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!

May 8, 2017

DVR Video Recovery Case Study: Deleted Footage

Every once in a while, a DVR comes into Gillware’s data recovery lab to give our DVR video recovery specialists a challenge. Or, specifically, (usually) 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 […]
April 20, 2017

Hitachi Hard Disk Repair Case Study: Corrupt MFT

The client in this data recovery case lost a lot of their data, including financial documents and family photos, when their PC’s Hitachi hard disk drive […]
April 18, 2017
Macbook data recovery--PCB replacement

Macbook Data Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Fails to Boot

Our client here in this Macbook data recovery case was in trouble. Their Macbook had served them well for years—but now it was toast. They would […]
April 14, 2017
A photo of Core International workers dumping defective CMI hard drives into the Atlantic Ocean

Hard Drive History Lesson: The PC AT and CMI’s Burial at Sea

Hard disk drives might seem like a dry subject. But the history of hard disk drives and their evolution from five-megabyte fridge-sized monstrosities to five hundred […]
April 10, 2017
How to Fix an External Hard Drive

How to Fix an External Hard Drive

When your external hard drive breaks down, it’s up to specially-trained experts to safely and reliably make the necessary repairs. Portable external hard drives can fail […]
April 10, 2017
WD My Book Live data recovery

How to Recover Data From an External Hard Drive

Portable external hard drives can fail and break down just like any other hard drive. In fact, due to their portability, they’re even more susceptible to […]
April 10, 2017
Nine common hard drive failure symptoms

How to Recover Data From a Dead Hard Drive

When your hard drive dies, there’s very little you can do on your own. You can find a lot of DIY data recovery tips on 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 […]