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PC-3000 DE. Data Extractor RAID Edition. Where is my data on VMFS? (Practical case)

We all love Virtual machines. They allow us to find the balance between scale and consolidated environment and help us to decrease the resources required for a proper functionality. VMware vStorage Virtual Machine File System is a high-performance cluster file … Continue reading

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PC-3000 DE. Data Extractor RAID Edition. How to build a RAID array using the Ext4 file system metadata

Ext4 (fourth extended filesystem) is a journaling file system for Linux, developed as a successor to ext3. Ext4 is very scalable: the maximum file system would consume one million 1-terabyte (TB) disks. Ext4 replaces the traditional block mapping scheme used … Continue reading

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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. 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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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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