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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 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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PC-3000 DE. Data Extractor RAID Edition. How to work with BtrFS file system with Data Extractor

Hello friends, In today’s article we talk about BtrFS file system functionality of  the Data Extractor RAID Edition.

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PC-3000 for HDD. SSHD drives. What it is and how does it work.

Technology does not stand still. More and more new drives of all types with new features appear every year. And they all do break just as well. Let’s talk about SSHD – the most popular device in data recovery branch. … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. The easier way to fix Init SMART Fail error

Hello dear PC-3000 users! SMART has proven to be the powerful method for monitoring the state of the drive in need of repair. This system detects and reports on various indicators.is system detects and reports on various indicators. However, SMART is … Continue reading

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PC-3000. The “Active utility” option

Hello, friends! As you already know, the PC-3000 has an “Active utility” option.  So today we will show you how and when to use it.

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PC-3000 for HDD. How to shift the SA on Hitachi IBM drives

Hi there, In this article, we are going to address the very common and troublesome issue of the damaged Service Area (SA) on Hitachi drives. We will show you a method of Hitachi IBM repair (for NOT ARMED drives). ATTENTION! … 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 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 ACE Lab announced a new Spider Board adapter for convenient monolith reading. In this article we are going to describe the main features of this adapter and show example of MicroSD reading. PC-3000 … Continue reading

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