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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March 9, 2018
128 GB USB flash drive hot dog

More than Meets the Eye with USB Flash Drives

Our data recovery lab received an interesting case recently. On the surface, it looked like just an ordinary USB flash drive that had had its plug […]
February 17, 2017
A shorted PCB under a microscope

Samsung 850 EVO Data Recovery Case Study: In Short Supply

Unlike hard disk drives, which can make a lot of noise when they kick the bucket, solid state drives live and die in near-complete silence. This […]
January 31, 2017
Seagate Laptop SSHD Recovery

Seagate Laptop SSHD Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Inaccessible

The client in this Seagate Laptop SSHD recovery case came to us with a hybrid SSHD that had died. The drive still spun up without making […]
November 22, 2016
USB recovery

USB Not Recognized?: USB Recovery Case Study

The client in this data recovery case study had a USB thumb drive that no longer did anything when they plugged it in. The thumb drive […]
September 29, 2016
SanDisk SD card recovery

SanDisk SD Card Recovery Case Study: Deleted Photos

The client in this data recovery case came to us for our SanDisk SD card recovery services. They had accidentally deleted the contents of their camera’s […]
September 13, 2016

Intel SSD 8MB Bug Data Recovery Case Study: 320 Series

The Intel SSD 8MB bug began appearing in 2011, with Intel confirming the firmware bug’s “sightings” around August of that year. Since its first appearance, the […]
November 25, 2015

How Do Smartphones Store Data?

Updated November 25th, 2015 Thank you to Cody Dorn for helping write this article.  We get cases here every now and then for failed smartphones, whether it […]
August 21, 2015
nand flash, 20nm, nand, flash memory

3D NAND – When the Only Way to Go is Up

In the past few years, we’ve seen the invention and development of a technology known as 3D NAND. If you’re not sure what NAND is referring […]
May 26, 2015

How the Monolith Changed the USB Flash Drive Data Recovery Game

The monolith has many things going for it, but what protects the drive from the elements also protects the drive from recovery engineers. How do you get at the NAND flash memory when it’s buried in an enclosure like this?
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