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 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”, […]
August 24, 2016

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

August 19, 2016

Water Damaged HDDs: Recovering Your Data After a Flood

June 13, 2016

RAID-5 Server Recovery Case Study: Corrosive Fluid Damage

The client in this peculiar RAID-5 server recovery case had pulled three 72-gigabyte SCSI hard drives (two Fujitsu, and one Maxtor) from their RAID-5 server. Some kind of […]
May 20, 2016
burned camera

Data Recovery Case Study: Fire, Water Damaged Toshiba Hard Drive

Originally posted on 5/20/2016, and updated on 6/21/2016. This camcorder data recovery case has been completed. Recovery Type: Camcorder (Hard Drive) Drive Capacity: 80GB Manufacturer: Toshiba Model Number: MK8034GAL […]
April 17, 2015

Android Device Data Recovery: Gillware’s Method

As we continue innovating in our world of mobile devices including tablets, cell phones and other media players, devices fall victim to failure of equipment or environment.
April 25, 2014

Can data from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers’ cell phones be recovered?

Click here to watch Gillware’s appearance on CNN’s Out Front Update: September 30, 2015 Over a year and a half after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mysteriously […]
December 6, 2012

Data Recovered from Submerged Seaplane: Sometimes it’s not the Hard Drive that Crashes

Most of the smells at Gillware come from the soldering bench or the kitchen.  But the hard drives sent to us from Alaska by the U.S. […]
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