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 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 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 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 19, 2017
Unknown device in Windows Device Manager

Western Digital Recovery Case Study: Unknown Device

You might think that your hard drive is most at risk of being dropped when it’s inside a portable external casing, or inside a laptop. Hard […]
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 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 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 […]
April 7, 2017
Burnishing tools in a professional data recovery lab

Recover Lost Files With Gillware

There are a lot of different ways that hard drives can lose data, from physical issues in which the sensitive internal components break down to logical […]