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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. Unlocking the Rosewood Drives.

Hello, Friends! Today we are proud to present you the long-awaited solution to the very disturbing issue of recovering data from locked Seagate F3 Rosewood HDDs. The latest PC-3000 v.6.3.12 update brings you the ability to repair damaged Rosewood hard … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Data Extractor. A practical example for FileVault decryption

In this article, we will demonstrate using Data Extractor to identify encryption key location in the Macintosh system encrypted with FileVault. We will also share some tips and techniques for using Data Extractor for maximum effectiveness. For a basic introduction to … Continue reading

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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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