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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November 11, 2016
Clicking Western Digital hard drive

Clicking Western Digital Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: Settling the Score

The client in this data recovery case came to Gillware with a clicking Western Digital hard drive. They had been using their Western Digital My Passport […]
September 22, 2016

Hard Drive Platter Damage Recovery Case Study: Western Digital

When a hard drive comes to our data recovery lab here at Gillware after spending some time in another data recovery company’s lab, it’s usually for […]
June 7, 2016
hard drive

Platter Damage Data Recovery Case Study: Hitachi Deskstar

When a hard drive starts making unusual clicking noises, it is because the drive’s magnetic read/write heads have run into a problem while attempting to read […]
July 8, 2015
A hard drive platter with visible platter damage

Barriers to Hard Drive Data Recovery: Rotational Scoring

Updated 7/8/2015 One important question clients ask when considering data recovery is: “How likely will a successful data recovery be?” For us, the answer depends mostly […]
January 30, 2015
scored hard drive

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 ultra-high […]
September 20, 2011

Anatomy of a Read/Write Head Failure

A read/write head is the business end of a hard drive. It’s the hitch of a trailer, the edge of a knife, the nib of a […]
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