Posts related to “hard drive failure”

The hard drive, an integral component of every computer since the 1950s, makes up one of the most common visitors to Gillware’s data recovery lab. Hard drive failure can feel like a disaster. But fortunately for you, Gillware is one of the foremost experts in the industry, with world-class facilities and an unrivaled knowledge base. We have over a decade of experience with all kinds of hard drive failure and know how to recover data from data loss situations of all kinds.

Whether you have a clicking, beeping, or smoking hard drive, a dropped hard disk drive, or a drive that just won’t boot, Gillware has the experienced technicians who can help you.

November 28, 2017
mac data recovery

Top 3 Mac Nightmares

At Gillware, we’ve heard all the stories when it comes to computer failure: You dropped your MacBook or spilled coffee all over the keyboard. You left […]
November 10, 2017
HP hardware diagnostic "short DST failed" error message

Short DST Failed! Disk Self Testing: The Long and Short of It

What happens when I have a short DST failure? What does it mean when my computer says that a hard drive short DST check failed? Is […]
May 16, 2017
Western Digital data recovery

Western Digital Data Recovery Case Study: When Backup Isn’t Enough

Sometimes the backup you have isn’t the backup you need. And if you’re not careful, you could find that out the hard way. Such a thing […]
May 9, 2017
S.M.A.R.T. Long and Short DST Seagate Hard Disk Repair

Seagate Hard Disk Repair Case Study: Short DST Failed

The client in this case came to our Seagate hard disk repair specialists when their PC stopped booting. The drive failed a short DST test at startup. […]
May 2, 2017
FileVault data recovery

FileVault Data Recovery Case Study: Half Baked Hard Drive

The client in this FileVault data recovery case study ended up in hot water when they decided to encrypt the data on their Macbook. The FileVault […]
May 1, 2017
Lenovo data recovery: Hard drive 0xc000009 boot error

Error Code 0xc00000e9: Lenovo Data Recovery Case Study

The client in this Lenovo data recovery case was having a frustrating time with their computer. It just wouldn’t boot up anymore. Upon powering on the […]
April 25, 2017
Fusion Drive recovery in an iMac data recovery case study

iMac Data Recovery Case Study: Fusion Drive Recovery

The client in this iMac data recovery case came to us after their computer broke down. It wouldn’t boot anymore, and the client’s local computer repair […]
April 12, 2017
Can a magnet like this wipe your data and ruin your hard drive? Probably not... but still keep it away from your computer.

Damaged Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: A Magnetic Personality?

Our client in this data recovery case came to us with a dying hard drive. They had taken the external hard drive, which they’d used to […]
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 […]