Changes in authorization!

Dear PC-3000 Owners!

We launched our ACE Lab Blog  over a year ago, and now we have a huge number of articles with helpful data recovery tips and detailed description of different issues that a data recovery engineer may face.

Many of you agree that the ACE Lab Blog contains exceptionally valuable information for the PC-3000 users.

Supporting the PC-3000 Owners in mastering the best data recovery techniques, we make our Blog open only for the official PC-3000 Owners.

Starting from the 6th of July, 2016, only the official PC-3000 Owners can get access to all the information in our Blog. The Blog becomes partially closed for non-registered users.


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PC-3000 Data Extractor. How to edentify EndPoint encrytion using Data Extractor

The use of strong encryption is becoming more commonplace by the day. Most enterprises know full disk and file-level encryption is a necessity if you have something worth protecting. One of the strengths of PC-3000 Data Extractor is the ability to identify encryption and decrypt evidence in place, exposing data for investigation, without altering its contents.


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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. The decryption of encrypted image.

Hello Friends! All of us can face the situation when we forgot to select the “Decrypt” checkbox in Data Extractor settings:
and read the part of data or the whole image encripted via the SATA interface.
How to decrypt the image and read the data? We discuss it in this article.
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Drives with PUIS feature


In situation when drive doesn’t rotate some of our users believe that it’s definetely a problem with heads. But to make a right conclusion you need to firstly check SATA status register.

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PC-3000 DE. Deleted files recovering


Deleted files recover is a very popular task. So, how to work with hard drive and recover deleted files. Let’s discuss about it in this article.

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DE Viewer: Purpose and working

Hello friends!  Beginning with Data Extractor 5.1.8, users can interact with their customers by creating a kind of report about the structure (files and folders) of user data found during data recovery. We called it DEViewer. In this article we review the functions of DEViewer.

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PC-3000 HDD. Seagate F3. How to fix translator issue caused by useless defects in Non-Resident G-list

Dear Users, you are often facing with a problem when on Seagate F3 drives you can read sectors in the beginning of the drive but from certain LBA the drive is filled with UNC error and in Data Extractor sectors are missed by utility.


This is translator issue and it can be caused by various reasons. One of them is useless (unwanted) defects in main defect list – Non-Residect G-list (NRGL).

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PC-3000 DE. Data Extractor RAID Edition. How to mount virtual machine of Linux iSCSI server in Data Extractor RAID Edition

In modern data center or enterprise environment, an iSCSI target often resides in a large storage array. These arrays can be in the form of commodity hardware with free-software-based iSCSI implementations, or as commercial products such as in StorTrends, Pure Storage, HP StorageWorks, EqualLogic, Tegile Systems, Nimble storage, Reduxio, IBM Storwize family, Isilon, NetApp filer, EMC Corporation NS-series, CX4, VNX, VNXe, VMAX, Hitachi Data Systems HNAS, or Pivot3 vSTAC.


Nearly all modern mainstream server operating systems (such as BSD, Linux, Solaris or Windows Server) can provide iSCSI target functionality, either as a built-in feature or with supplemental software. Some specific-purpose operating systems (such as FreeNAS, NAS4Free, Openfiler, OpenMediaVault, or based on OpenSolaris and derivatives like napp-it, NexentaStor, OmniOS and OpenIndiana) implement iSCSI target support.

In SCSI terminology, LUN stands for logical unit number. A LUN represents an individually addressable (logical) SCSI device that is part of a physical SCSI device (target). In an iSCSI environment, LUNs are essentially numbered disk drives. An initiator negotiates with a target to establish connectivity to a LUN; the result is an iSCSI connection that emulates a connection to a SCSI hard disk. Initiators treat iSCSI LUNs the same way as they would a raw SCSI or IDE hard drive; for instance, rather than mounting remote directories as would be done in NFS or CIFS environments, iSCSI systems format and directly manage filesystems on iSCSI LUNs.

In enterprise deployments, LUNs usually represent subsets of large RAID disk arrays, often allocated one per client. iSCSI imposes no rules or restrictions on multiple computers sharing individual LUNs; it leaves shared access to a single underlying filesystem as a task for the operating system.

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How to fix BSY problem (HDD freezing) at old Seagate drives

There are some situations when drive go busy when reading ID or reading sectors. At such cases you can fix the problem by adjusting the automatic HDD initialization template.

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If you are planning to work with USB External Hard Drives


A lot of customers asking us every day about is there a way to work with external USB drives using PC-3000.

In this article we briefly review how to connect and work with USB External Hard Drives.

There are different models of USB External Hard Drives from different vendors:

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PC-3000 Flash / PC-3000 for HDD. Canon Video recovery

Canon cameras are very popular nowadays. A lot of people are buying them for making pictures and recording videos. As we know, usually a lot of wedding photographers and videographers are using them as main tool for shooting.


We know that in case of Compact Flash or SD card corruption it’s not a problem to use chip-off way for recovering pictures, but usually all problems are starting from the point when we need to recover videos.


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