Posts related to “hard drive”

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. 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 sorts of hard disk drive failures 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 […]
September 8, 2017

Professional Hard Drive Repair FAQ

Data recovery and professional hard drive repair is a niche and oft-misunderstood industry. Take a journey with Kirk Harvell, one of Gillware’s data recovery experts, as […]
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 26, 2017
Bad RAM can stop the BIOS from loading

HP Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: The Usual Suspects

Our client in this data recovery case came to us for help with HP hard drive recovery. They had been having some difficulties with their HP […]
May 23, 2017
QNAP NAS Recovery

What Is Network Attached Storage?

What is Network Attached Storage and who needs it? NAS (network-attached-storage) devices are one of the best ways for individuals and businesses both large and small to […]
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 […]
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. […]