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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
A size comparison of a 64 GB microSD card to a dime

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.