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.

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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 […]
September 22, 2015

Thinking Big, Building Small: Cornice Case Study

Two years ago, Western Digital began shipping their new UltraSlim hard drives, which are roughly half as thick as the standard laptop hard drive — 5mm versus […]
September 17, 2015
Hard drives have gotten smaller... knowing how to fix a hard drive has gotten tougher.

A Brief History of Hard Drives

1956 In 1956, now nearly sixty years ago, IBM introduced the first iteration of the piece of technology we know as the hard disk drive. The […]
April 17, 2013

Hard Drive History Lesson: MiniScribe and the Brick Fiasco

Post updated August 26, 2015 An old hard drive made by a company with a notorious history arrived at the Gillware data recovery lab today. Big, […]
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