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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. “MCMTFileHandler: EXCEPTION: Failed MCMT read request” error and how to fix it.

Hello Friends! Recently we’ve got a case where we saw the next message in utility terminal tab after drive’s power on: MCMTFileHandler: EXCEPTION: Failed MCMT read request We see such cases pretty often here in support, so let’s see what … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Data Extractor. Data shift happens

This article is not about a cooperative platformer, even not about popular racing video game. It’s about shifted data and method for fixing it in PC-3000 Data Extractor utility.

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. How to Stop Worrying and Set Max LBA

This article provides a simple method for disk original size making and the analysis of hidden sectors, those LBAs undetected or improperly detected by PC-3000 or another software. The difference between “models” sectors (shown in Drive ID) and “the real … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. Nontypical HDD recovery. Playstation 3 Slim

Sony Playstation 3 was a revolutionary console system, which became one of the first playing systems perfect not only for games, but also for storing and viewing digital media content. Lucky for powerful CPU IBM CELL and BlueRay drive, PS3 became … Continue reading

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PC-3000 SAS. HGST. How to find the problem of a bad head

Hello Friends. Recently we have faced the issue with one HGST SAS drive, which started with almost full ID, but no capacity in ID and no LBA access. In this short article we briefly review how to find what is … Continue reading

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Recover Data in 3 Clicks with the New PC-3000 Easy Mode

Forget the times of manually testing every drive through endless clicks and menus. If you deal with drive unlocking and data imaging for data recovery or forensic purposes daily, you’ll like what we’ve done. Among other enhancements of the recent … Continue reading

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PC-3000 on Macbook. A “small” guide how to make your own Apple-based portable workstation

A lot of ACE Lab customers from Europe and North America region ask us about possibility to install PC-3000 Flash or PC-3000 Portable on their MAC computers. These laptops provide good performance, they are quite light-weight, and finally – they … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. Practical cases. How to get the Service Area access if one of non-system heads is damaged.

Hello Friends! Sometimes we get the Seagate F3 drives which are clicking and don’t read the Service Area at all initially. It can be because of bad head(s), damaged/not original  PCB and ROM, and bad Service Area modules. In this … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. Nontypical HDD recovery. iPod Video

There are lot of nontypical devices like media stations, different recorders, cameras, audio players, etc which are based on nontypical drives. Here is a real case of hard drive (!!!) from iPod Video 30 Gb. Such players (5th generation) was … Continue reading

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