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PC-3000 for HDD. How to Deal With the MFT Table.

Hello friends! Previously, we have discussed how to expand the NTFS partition manually if the first MFT record is available (can be read). But what should you do if the first MFT record is damaged and you can’t expand the … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. How to Recover Data from “Fake” Maxtor Drives. Spindle Isolation to Solve the LED CC Issue

Hello Friends! A great variety of hard drive manufacturers exist nowadays. Each vendor has several architectures and families of drives with their unique features. Before starting the data recovery process, you should define the family and architecture of the HDD … 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. Samsung. How to solve LED 1A04 error and get fast data access if heads are weak.

Hello Friends! Today we would like to briefly review how to solve the LED 1A04 error that comes up frequently during the data recovery process from Samsung drives. In the beginning, it looks like that the FW is readable, but … Continue reading

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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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