01, 2023

Winners of the Greatest Data Recovery Case Contest 2023

Dear Participants of the ACE Lab Contest for the Greatest Data Recovery Сase,

Thank you all for your amazing stories of the successful data recovery with the PC-3000!

It was not an easy thing to choose the winners because all of your stories deserved attention and awards.
But a contest is a contest, and we did make a choice:

1st Prize Award & 1 year of Free ACE Lab Technical Support comes to Daniel Milinovich (Plex Data Recovery, Sweden)

Data recovery from a hard drive full of unexpected sand - Daniel was able to clean everything up and recover the valuable data!
2nd Prize Award & 6 months of Free ACE Lab Technical Support comes to Wellington Rodrigues (UTI Dos Dados, Brazil)

A detailed overview video about the complexities of modern drives and an example of WD SMR recovery using the PC-3000 Portable.
3rd Prize Award & 3 months of Free ACE Lab Technical Support comes to Jan Kobiela (, Poland)

A video with a complex Seagate case where Jan skillfully rearranged the heads and revived a dead patient.

In a separate nomination, we would like to highlight a Socially Significant Data Recovery Case about HDD recovery of precious data during a devastating earthquake.
6 months of Free ACE Lab Technical Support for this great job come to Hamza Aytac Doganay (DSET, Turkey)

Our warmest congratulations to the winners and a big respect to all the Contest participants!

Please, share your success stories without any reason - it’s so inspiring to read them. Maybe you can be a winner of next years’ contests!

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