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
HP hardware diagnostic "short DST failed" error message

Short DST Failed! Disk Self Testing: The Long and Short of It

What happens when I have a short DST failure? What does it mean when my computer says that a hard drive short DST check failed? Is […]
May 16, 2017
Western Digital data recovery

Western Digital Data Recovery Case Study: When Backup Isn’t Enough

Sometimes the backup you have isn’t the backup you need. And if you’re not careful, you could find that out the hard way. Such a thing […]
May 9, 2017
S.M.A.R.T. Long and Short DST Seagate Hard Disk Repair

Seagate Hard Disk Repair Case Study: Short DST Failed

The client in this case came to our Seagate hard disk repair specialists when their PC stopped booting. The drive failed a short DST test at startup. […]
June 24, 2016

Dell PowerEdge 2900 Data Recovery Case Study: RAID 5 Data Loss

This client had a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server running Windows Server 2008. The server was stocked with three 250-gigabyte Seagate Barracuda ES.2 enterprise-class hard drives arranged […]
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