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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February 24, 2017
Toshiba Canvio data recovery

Toshiba Canvio Data Recovery Case Study: When Software Can’t Fix a Hard Crash

Our client braced themselves for the worst when their Toshiba Canvio external hard disk clattered to the floor, wrenching itself free of the USB cable tethering […]
January 13, 2017
First medical X-ray

RAID Array Recovery Case Study: When a Blessing Becomes a Curse

Our client in this RAID array recovery case came from a medical clinic. One of the computers in their lab responsible for storing DICOM standard images […]
November 1, 2016
The Codex Nitriensis, a famous palimpsest, is not so different from a reformatted hard drive.

Hard Drive Reformat Case Study: A Modern Palimpsest

This client came to Gillware’s data recovery lab after an accidental reformat cut them off from their collection of family photos and documents. They had wanted […]
September 16, 2016

Quick Format Recovery Case Study: DentiMax Health Records Database

In this case study, a small dental clinic had been using a single SAS Seagate hard drive to store their DentiMax dental records database. This enterprise-grade […]
July 11, 2016

GoPro Video File Recovery Case Study: PNY microSD Card

The client in this case had a GoPro video camera full of recorded videos. Those videos were being stored on a tiny microSD card inside the […]
June 15, 2016
HOMBRE shows recently-created filesystems, such as the filesystem in this reformatted partition data recovery case, in red text.

Accidental Reformat Data Recovery Case Study: Samsung Spinpoint

In this data recovery case, our client came to us with a logical matter. The client had a Samsung external hard drive formatted for use in […]
February 20, 2015

Tales from the Data Recovery Lab: Why Offsite Backup is 100% Necessary

As the only backup solution developed by a data recovery lab, Gillware has a unique perspective on why backup, especially offsite backup, is so important.
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