PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. Manual Translator recovery procedure. Track Defects.

As you may know, Seagate F3 drives use different Defect-lists to hide defected sectors. These are single defect records and track-defect records.

On how to hide single defects you can read in this article. In the current article, we will talk about Track defects. 

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PC-3000 Flash. Intelligent ReRead Mode

Hey guys!

As you may well know a new version of PC-3000 Flash 7.1.1 is available in personal update boxes for all customers with active Technical Support service.

In this article, we would like to tell you more about a new Intelligent ReRead Mode which has made its appearance in the recent update.

Attention! This feature works only with the PC-3000 Flash 4.0 and the PC-3000 Flash 3.0 (external power control adapter is required for the PC-3000 Flash 3.0)

Before you proceed  to work with a flash case, you have to make 3 basic steps:

  • Read NAND Chip;
  • Launch ECC correction;
  • ReRead bad sectors that were not fixed by ECC.

These steps are necessary because a high rate of bit errors may have a bad influence on user data and make data recovery impossible. The detailed procedure is described in our articles “PC-3000 Flash. Methods of data correction”. You can find them here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.
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PC-3000 HDD. Western Digital. Step-by-step guide on how to decrypt hardware encrypted data.

Hello, friends! At ACE Lab support we get a lot of questions concerning the decryption of Western Digital drives. A typical ticket looks like this:  USB WD drive, changed the connection type to SATA  as per this article, can’t see  see any  data in the Data Extractor…

In this article we will show how to decrypt the data in the Marvell utility, how to create a new task and how to access a data  in the Data Extractor. Though, for experienced users this article is not obligatory.

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PC-3000 DE. Data Extractor RAID Edition. How to work with BtrFS file system with Data Extractor

Hello friends,

In today’s article we talk about BtrFS file system functionality of  the Data Extractor RAID Edition.

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How to use Card Adapter functions in Spider Board?

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In this article we are going  to describe a way on how to use the Card Adapter functions without an actual Card Adapter 😀

Card Adapter is a pretty useful little device that may come in very handy in a lot of ways. Say, when your monolith (SD or mSD digital card) has a lot of Bad Sectors, and during data copying from such device, card reader become stack and the whole Windows OS might get stacked as well. In such a case you can use Card Adapter for copying data and jumping through damaged sectors.

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PC-3000 for HDD. SSHD drives. What it is and how does it work.

Technology does not stand still. More and more new drives of all types with new features appear every year. And they all do break just as well. Let’s talk about SSHD – the most popular device in data recovery branch.

What exactly is SSHD drives and how do you work with them?

Welcome to this article.

 

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Consumables for your data recovery lab

Alright! We have already discussed the best PC configuration for your data recovery lab and the essential tools to get your work on HDD and SSD restoration started. Now is the time to talk about some of the many consumables you will definitely need (and where to get them).

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. The easier way to fix Init SMART Fail error

Hello dear PC-3000 users!

SMART has proven to be the powerful method for monitoring the state of the drive in need of repair. This system detects and reports on various indicators.is system detects and reports on various indicators.

However, SMART is the part of the service area of the drive and thus can be damaged just as other system files.

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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. How to solve the Slow Responding issue if heads can not write.

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As you may know, when heads cannot pass the test during the initialization process, Western Digital Marvell drive does not allow an access to the service and user areas. If one of the system heads is in good condition, you may edit the head map in RAM, get SA access and resolve the Slow Responding issue. If both system heads cannot write in the service area,  they should be replaced.

But some new Western Digital drives can get the service area access even if system heads cannot write because they are weak, or have been taken from a donor and not fully compatible. Such heads can even read the user area but are usually extremely slow.

In this short article, we will review the method to bypass this issue and to read the data as fast as possible with the current heads of the device.

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Essential tools for your data recovery lab

We continue our articles on how to select the right equipment to better organize your data recovery facility.

We have already discussed the best PC configuration for your business. Now 4 more articles about important tools are coming:

  • Essential tools
  • Consumables
  • Specific tools for HDD
  • Specific tools for Flash

Today  we are going to discuss the essential tools for every data recovery lab.

Let’s get to it!

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