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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. How to solve a password issue if the password has never been set.

Hello Friends! Recently we have faced a very interesting and unusual issue with Western Digital drives. It has appeared like the device was ATA password protected, but none of the Western Digital utility options couldn’t bypass this protection. In this … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. How to determine the Heads Preamp version

During Seagate F3 drives data recovery process, engineers are often in need of donor heads. So how to find out the one compatible the most? There are different parameters that help to choose the correct donor head for a Head … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. How to solve the SED problem in RAM

Hello dear friends, In the past, we have already talked about solving SED problem on WD 2,5″ drives. All of you know that this solution should be applied only if at least one of system heads is able to write, … Continue reading

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Specific tools for Flash Data Recovery

In previous articles we have already discussed: Best PC configuration for ACE Lab products Essential tools for your data recovery lab Consumables for your data recovery lab Specific tools for HDD data recovery Today we publish the final article on … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. How to get a full data access on Rosewood family and why you have to make backup

Hello Friends, Everybody knows, that Seagate F3 Rosewood drives are in many ways different from previous families. First and foremost these drives come with a Physical Security ID, which guarantees that: An access to encryption key is locked; An access … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Samsung. HDD initialization with head map changing in RAM.

Hello, friends! One of the most common issues in any HDD is a damage to one of the heads. Due to this reason the drive can not initialize and is unable to provide an access to Service and User Areas. … Continue reading

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Specific tools for HDD data recovery

In previous articles we have already discussed: Best PC configuration for ACE Lab products Essential tools for your data recovery lab Consumables for your data recovery lab Now let’s talk about specific tools for HDD Data Recovery.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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