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

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 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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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. Manual Translator recovery procedure. Track Defects.

As you may know, Seagate F3 drives use different Defect-lists to hide defected sectors. These are single defect records and track-defect records.

On how to hide single defects you can read in this article. In the current article, we will talk about Track defects. 

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PC-3000 Flash. Intelligent ReRead Mode

Hey guys!

As you may well know a new version of PC-3000 Flash 7.1.1 is available in personal update boxes for all customers with active Technical Support service.

In this article, we would like to tell you more about a new Intelligent ReRead Mode which has made its appearance in the recent update.

Attention! This feature works only with the PC-3000 Flash 4.0 and the PC-3000 Flash 3.0 (external power control adapter is required for the PC-3000 Flash 3.0)

Before you proceed  to work with a flash case, you have to make 3 basic steps:

  • Read NAND Chip;
  • Launch ECC correction;
  • ReRead bad sectors that were not fixed by ECC.

These steps are necessary because a high rate of bit errors may have a bad influence on user data and make data recovery impossible. The detailed procedure is described in our articles “PC-3000 Flash. Methods of data correction”. You can find them here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.
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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  see any  data in the Data Extractor…

In this article we will show how to decrypt the data in the Marvell utility, how to create a new task and how to access a data  in the Data Extractor. Though, for experienced users this article is not obligatory.

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

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

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How to use Card Adapter functions in Spider Board?

Hello guys!

In this article we are going  to describe a way on how to use the Card Adapter functions without an actual Card Adapter 😀

Card Adapter is a pretty useful little device that may come in very handy in a lot of ways. Say, when your monolith (SD or mSD digital card) has a lot of Bad Sectors, and during data copying from such a device, card reader becomes stack and the whole Windows OS might get stacked as well. In such a case you can use Card Adapter for copying data and jumping through damaged sectors.

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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.

What exactly is SSHD drives and how do you work with them?

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