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 10, 2017
WD Blue hard disk drive failure

Hard Disk Drive Failure Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Not Spinning

The client in this data recovery case came to our lab after suffering a hard disk drive failure. Their Western Digital hard drive had stopped spinning […]
December 5, 2016
Smoking Hard Drive

Hard Disk Repair Case Study: Fixing a Smoking Hard Drive

Someday, the hard disk drive inside your computer may become a fire hazard. In this data recovery case, our client came to us for our hard disk […]
November 14, 2016
VDI recovery and hard drive PCB replacement

VDI Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive PCB Replacement

The client in this case had been storing Oracle VDI files on their computer’s internal Western Digital hard drive. A VDI file, or “virtual disk image”, […]
October 28, 2016
Maxtor data recovery

Maxtor Data Recovery Case Study: Taking Control

The client in this data recovery case came to us after their Maxtor hard drive had bitten the dust. Their important photos and documents were stranded […]
October 26, 2016
SQL Database Recovery

SQL Data Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Boot Error

The client in this SQL data recovery case had been storing the database for their small business’s point-of-sale (POS) system on an 80 GB Seagate hard […]
September 9, 2016
Western Digital laptop drive

Whining Hard Drive Data Recovery Case Study: Western Digital

Cats and dogs whine. Children whine (and some adults, too). And, as it turns out, even hard drives can whine sometimes. While a whining child can […]
August 26, 2016

Lightning Strike Data Recovery Case Study: Seagate ST1000DM003

In this data recovery case, the client noticed that their external Seagate hard drive no longer worked after a lightning storm. The client brought the drive […]
June 14, 2016
Spindle Motor

Hard Drive Spindle Motor Data Recovery Case Study: Seagate Barracuda

In this data recovery case, the client’s drive had multiple failure points. However, the primary reason this Seagate desktop hard drive was not detected was because the […]
June 10, 2016
Samsung HDD PCB

Failed Hard Drive PCB Data Recovery Case Study: Samsung Spinpoint HD204UI

Data recovery involving a failed hard drive PCB used to be simple many years ago, when hard drives had simpler and less sophisticated designs. There was […]
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