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 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 7, 2017
Hard drive failure recovery

Hard Drive Failure Recovery

Hard disk drives are really incredible inventions when you think about how much data they cram into such a small space (although that alone doesn’t seem […]
March 29, 2017
A hard drive power surge can fry the drive's printed control board (PCB)

Data Recovery Case Study: Recovering from a Hard Drive Power Surge

The client in this data recovery case study had a very terminally ill hard drive on their hands. Their hard drive wasn’t quite dead—at least not […]
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 16, 2017
Surprise—the PCB had nothing to do with this client's HDD failure

HDD Failure Case Study: Getting a Second Opinion

Hard disk drives, like everything else, eventually stop working. No matter how well you care for your computer’s internal hard drive or your external hard drive, […]
December 19, 2016
HDD PCB repair

HDD PCB Repair Case Study: More Than Meets the Eye

The client in this data recovery case had been storing their company’s Peachtree financial database on an old Seagate Barracuda hard drive. Eventually, as all hard […]
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 18, 2016
laptop water damage can lead to hard drive failure

Laptop Water Damage Recovery Case Study: Juice on the Loose

Breakfast in bed is nice, unless you try to bring your laptop with you. You could be one errant gesture away from giving your computer a […]
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”, […]
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