PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. How to Recover Data from “Fake” Maxtor Drives. Spindle Isolation to Solve the LED CC Issue

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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 you deal with.

For example, try to guess what vendors and families should be selected for the drives listed below. Will you pass this test?

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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 either don’t use old 4-pin PATA Power anymore or they use only one branch with 2-3 connectors. Our engineers have decided to change it to the new POWER SATA ports for more convenient connection to power supply blocks in modern PC configurations.

Another thing that has been changed – is a new bridge chip 88SA8052-64 QFN Serial ATA 3.0 GB/s with improved power scheme. With a few hardware and software improvements, the speed and stability of SATA ports are increased.

What’s new about it? Of course, the first thing that will catch the eye is new POWER SATA ports for providing power supply to the PC-3000 Express.

 

But the main feature was a surprise for our customers who had bought the new revision of the PC-3000 Express! Please read further to learn about it.

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PC-3000 for HDD. Samsung. How to solve LED 1A04 error and get fast data access if heads are weak.

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Today we would like to briefly review how to solve the LED 1A04 error that comes up frequently during the data recovery process from Samsung drives. In the beginning, it looks like that the FW is readable, but then something prevents the drive initialization and it just hangs. So, you can’t read the data as well as Service or User Areas.

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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. How to solve a password issue if the password has never been set.

Hello Friends! Recently we have faced a very interesting and unusual issue with Western Digital drives. It has appeared like the device was ATA password protected, but none of the Western Digital utility options couldn’t bypass this protection.

In this article, we will show how to solve such issue in the most efficient and fastest way.

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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 swap procedure. One of them is the Preamplifier version which is not always easy to determine. In today’s article, we are going to talk about 2 methods of doing that.

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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. How to solve the SED problem in RAM

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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, otherwise module 02 may get broken and you might get another trouble on your hands.

Also, you’ve already learned Slow responding solution in RAM where we mentioned the possibility to remove SED checkbox in RAM as well. But in most cases, the HDD won’t give you a chance to start WD Utility at all due to the standard SED error message. Continue reading

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Specific tools for Flash Data Recovery

In previous articles we have already discussed:

Today we publish the final article on the most cost-effective way to equip your lab for recovering data from USB Flash drives, SD, microSD, Memory Sticks (MS), xD, MMC, CF, Voice Reсorders, etc.
Here you will find the recommendations on the optimal solutions that can be useful for data recovery beginners. The final choice depends on your budget – there are a lot of cheap and expensive alternatives to the equipment listed below.

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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

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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 to microcode that works with encryption key is locked;
  • Almost all technological commands are blocked.

PC-3000 users are able to overcome the PSID by applying the solution for SED Seagate F3 drives.

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PC-3000 for HDD. Samsung. HDD initialization with head map changing in RAM.

Hello, friends! One of the most common issues in any HDD is a damage to one of the heads. Due to this reason the drive can not initialize and is unable to provide an access to Service and User Areas. In this article we show you what to do if one of heads is bad in Samsung drive and how to overcome this issue to get the data.
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Specific tools for HDD data recovery

In previous articles we have already discussed:

Now let’s talk about specific tools for HDD Data Recovery.

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