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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. Module 31 (translator) restoration if SA is full of BADs.

Hello Friends! All of us facing the problem during the work with Western Digital drives, when some of the important modules are damaged, and system heads can write, but the Service Area is full of bad sectors and it’s impossible … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Hitachi ELSIL HCC drives unlocking

Hello friends, Many of you have encountered Hitachi HCCxxxx locked drives which were previously used in DVR. Those HDDs have different label with Elsil logo which is pasted above original Hitachi. If you connect such drive to PC it won’t be recognised … Continue reading

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PC-3000 SSD. Phison Utility

Starting from PC-3000 6.3x and PC-3000 SSD 2.4.4, it’s become possible to work with Phison-based drives. Right now the list of supported models includes the following cpu modifications: Phison PS3105 (all modifications and all models); Phison PS3108 (all modifications and … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. Seagate F3 arch. Manually Translator recovery procedure

A lot of times PC-3000 owners asked us about sharing step-by-step guide. One of the often problems on Seagate F3 architecture drives is a Translator problem. Usually we try to regenerate Translator automatically (by Translator regeneration and Recovery translator procedures). Basically … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Flash Spider Board adapter. How to use it?

During the Prague monolith meetup in March 2017 ACELab announced a new Spider Board adapter for convenient monolith reading. In this article we are going to describe the main features of this adapter, show example of MicroSD reading and describe a … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Data Extractor. Rebuilding NFTS partition with lost boot

Hello friends, You know that we are living in the world where PCs can be infected with malware. The best-known example is WannaCry which infected many computers in different countries of the world. However, there are many other malware worms … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. How to handle “VSC ERR INV FUNC CODE REQ” error in 2,5″ WD drives.

Hello Friends! We all know that new Western Digital 2,5″ drives have some differences in their FW, so the common solutions don’t work for these drives.  In this article we will learn how to bypass the error when the drive … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. PC-3000 Express Rev 2.0 Main Features

Starting from 2017 ACE Lab began to produce the new revision of PC-3000 Express with some enhancements and new power supply adapter. The main reason why the new ports have been added is that power supply blocks in today’s PCs … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate drive of classical architecture and common issue

Seagate is now the largest manufacturer of hard disk drives. So there are many families associated with Seagate. Some users select falimy randomly and get following output in the terminal: We will explain how to overcome this problem using PC-3000.

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PC-3000 DE. Overview of PC-3000 Data Extractor reports

Sometimes data recovery engineer need to prepare a report for customer. We are going to overview what kind of reports can be provided by PC-3000.

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