PC-3000 HDD

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 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. Hitachi IBM-ARM – capacity issue MB (2)

Hello dear friends, Very often we get a question about “Using donor stored resources” feature for Hitachi IBM-ARM drives. How it can be used? Let’s take a look one real case with real issue which we’ve faced several times for … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for beginners. How to fix the SA module if we have two damaged copies of it.

Hello Friends! From time to time we get the questions from our customers, especially from the beginners: how to fix the bad modules in Service Area? Some modules can be fixed using the PC-3000 commands like translator regeneration, for example. … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. How to fix SIM Error 1009 RW Error 00000080 on Sentosa family

Hello Friends, Some family of Seagate F3 drives has specific issue which you wil not see on other families. One of these issues we would like to show today.

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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 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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What is the difference between physical and logical sectors and why some sector is read via PC-3000 utility but not read via DE ?

Some of our users don’t understand what this confirmation screen means when starting a task in Data Extractor or even can make false conclusions. Specially for them we wrote this article 🙂

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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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