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PC-3000 Data Extractor. Apple FileVault Drive Encryption: Issues and Solutions

FileVault is a high-end disk encryption program used in Mac OS X 10.3 and later. Most of the Apple’s products that came out after 2003 use FileVault to provide users with a reliable tool to decrypt home folders and personal … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. Seagate F3. How to Change the Model Name and S/N

Hello friends! Did you ever face the situation when you need to change the Model name and/or Serial number of Seagate F3 drives? It’s useful when different DVR systems, game consoles, etc.  do not accept the non-native drives because of … Continue reading

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PС-3000 Flash. AU6989 and AU6998: XORed inserts

Hello, friends! This article continues the topic of building a good folder structure for AU6989 and AU6998 in PC-3000 Flash. As you probably know, there are a lot of cases when we can’t determine the ECC because of the insertions. … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. Seagate F3. How to Deal With SenseCode = 87270000 Error.

Hello Friends! Seagate drives are very popular, but they also have a lot of issues in their FW. In this article we will show you how to resolve one such issue: a strange SenseCode = 87270000 error, and get a … Continue reading

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PC-3000 DE. Data Extractor RAID Edition. Where is my data on VMFS? (Practical case)

We all love Virtual machines. They allow us to find the balance between scale and consolidated environment and help us to decrease the resources required for a proper functionality. VMware vStorage Virtual Machine File System is a high-performance cluster file … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. How to Block the Service Area Access Without Jumpers or Isolation to Get the Data Access.

Hello Friends! What do you normally do when your Western Digital Marvell drive falls into a Busy state as soon as you start Marvell utility and try to read HDD ID? Most likely you isolate head contacts for a 2.5″ … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Shared Database

We are often asked: how to use only one database for multiple computers? Today we present you our how-to on configuring a shared database.

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PC-3000 Flash. AU6989 and AU6998: how to build a good folder structure?

Alcor Micro AU6989 and AU6998 are becoming increasingly popular. A lot of Flash drives with a typical capacity of  8GB to 128GB are based on this family of controllers. For a correct Image Building, this controller requires a special Translator … Continue reading

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PC-3000 DE. Data Extractor RAID Edition. How to build a RAID array using the Ext4 file system metadata

Ext4 (fourth extended filesystem) is a journaling file system for Linux, developed as a successor to ext3. Ext4 is very scalable: the maximum file system would consume one million 1-terabyte (TB) disks. Ext4 replaces the traditional block mapping scheme used … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Hitachi IBM ARM. How to get a full User Area access if the translator is bad

Hello Friends! Today we have a rather unusual case to guide you through. It is about Hitachi IBM ARM HTS725050A9A364 without a full User Area access.

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