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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June 19, 2018

Hard Drive Beeping: Why It Happens & How We Fix It – Seagate Case Study

Updated 6-19-2018 If your computer can’t boot up and you can hear it making weak beeping noises, open it up and take a closer listen. That […]
February 1, 2017
WD My Passport status LED

Seagate Hard Drive Repair Case Study: LED the Way

In this data recovery case, our client had been using their external hard drive to store important documents. After their Seagate external hard drive stopped detecting in their […]
November 21, 2016
The client in this HP data recovery case received this Windows boot error message: “The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.”

HP Data Recovery Case Study: Boot Selection Failed

The client in this HP data recovery case study came to us for our Toshiba hard drive repair services. The Toshiba hard drive inside their HP […]
September 12, 2016

Burned Hard Drive Data Recovery Case Study: Toshiba MK8026GAX

Fire and electronics rarely mix. Generally, fire is even more destructive than water is to electronics, mainly because while a lot of water-induced corrosion can be […]
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 24, 2016

Flood Damaged Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: RAID-1 Mirrored Array

January 30, 2015
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Cleaning Hard Drive Platters

Recovering the data stored on a failed hard disk drive (HDD) has always been hard…really hard. The nano-scale tolerances and cutting edge technology that make the […]
January 28, 2015
Clicking hard drives can damage themselves further.

Data Recovery 101: Platters

Platters are the thin discs inside the drive enclosure. Platters are coated with magnetic substrate that stores binary data in the form of a magnetic field.
March 21, 2013

Using the Bitmap to Make Data Recovery More Efficient

When you suddenly can’t access your files, but nothing seems wrong with the hard drive, how can you get your data back? Data recovery cases often […]
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