PC-3000 Portable III Systems

 

All-new solutions to recover as much data as possible in a

THE MOST UNIVERSAL
tool for damaged storage media

Hardware-software systems to recover data from the majority of damaged storage media: SATA/PATA/USB HDD, SATA/PCIe (M.2 NVMe/AHCI, Apple SSD, PCIe x16) SSD, SAS, RAID, logically damaged USB Flash drives, SD/mSD cards.

Perfectly efficient for DIAGNOSTICS AND DATA RECOVERY

Use the PC-3000 Portable III to quickly and easily diagnose practically any type of storage media devices, find the reason for damage, make images and recover as much data as possible. And 2 active licenses for a desktop computer/ laptop along with a Standalone Mode to work without a host computer, allows you to arrange your workstation wherever you need it!

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Superb for both on-site and in-lab data recovery

4 diagnostic ports to recover data from 3 drives at the same time

Connect your storage media directly via the PC-3000 Portable III source ports: USB, SATA, PATA, PCIe (NVMe/AHCI, PCIe x16, Apple Macbook)
In certain modes, you may also use them to increase to 3 the number of devices you deal with at the same time. Max speed of SATA ports: up to 490 MB/s

Target SATA1 and SATA2 ports for data imaging
to destination drives

SAS

SAS HDD / SSD
SUPPORTNEW!

With the new SAS adapter for PC-3000 Portable III, you can conduct advanced diagnostics, repair and data recovery from HDD and SSD with the SAS interface (Serial Attached SCSI).

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The PC-3000 Portable III has become an even more universal data recovery tool!

Now, with the new SAS adapter for PC-3000 Portable III, you can conduct advanced diagnostics, repair and data recovery from HDD and SSD with the SAS interface (Serial Attached SCSI).

Adapter SAS, 6 Gbit/s


Connecting the SAS adapter to the PC-3000 Portable III


The SAS adapter is connected to Port 0. When choosing this port, the adapter is detected in the system automatically:


Port choosing in the Standalone Mode

Port choosing in the Full-Featured Mode

The SAS adapter is an external device which is connected to Port0 of the PC-3000 Portable III.
The adapter includes a highly productive Marvell controller, effective low-noise voltage stabilizers as well as other electronic components such as the Power and Data ports for SAS drive connection, and three LED indicators: of the provided power supply - PWR, of the drive activity - SEL, and of the error - FLT.

For temperature control, there is a fan inside the case of the adapter and a radiator on the microchip of the bridge. The fan is monitored by the PWM controller which gets the data from the temperature sensor.

The SAS adapter construction



The new SAS adapter сharacteristics:

  • Is built on the high-end SAS 2.0 Marvell controller
  • Has the SAS 2.0 port providing 6 Gbit/s, 3 Gbit/s, 1.5 Gbit/s data transferring modes
  • Lets you connect HDDs and SSDs with SAS and SATA interfaces as well
  • Is provided together with the software for SAS drive repair and data recovery
  • Has an active temperature control system. The operational temperatures are between 0 and +40°C

WARNING!
The PC-3000 SAS Adapter Software must be activated to work with the Data Extractor Portable III functions and Universal / Special Utilities




The Reading Speed of SAS HDD and SAS SSD in the Full-Featured Mode

SAS HDD reading speed

SAS SSD reading speed



The reading speed of HDD SAS and SSD SAS in the Standalone Mode

SAS HDD reading speed

SAS SSD reading speed



Delivery Kit Options

1. SAS adapter

The SAS adapter is intended for SAS HDD and SAS SSD connection for general checking of device operation capability, surface testing for reading, writing, verification, viewing SMART parameters (Log Sense). It is also possible to view and change some device configuration parameters here.
The copying function lets you create the device image (full sector-by-sector copy) and save any area of the logical space. The sector editor lets view and edit the chosen surface areas.

The adapter lets you work with SAS HDD and SSD in the Data Extractor software.

Delivery kit:

  • SAS adapter
  • Cable for HDD / SSD connection
  • User manual

Software:

  • Universal Utility for work with SAS HDD / SSD
  • Ability to work with SAS HDD / SSD in the Data Extractor

2. SAS Adapter with Special Software Utilities

The SAS Adapter with Special Software Utilities (for PC-3000 Portable III) provides the same functions as the SAS adapter (see option 1) plus Special Software Utilities.

The Special Fujitsu, HGST, and Seagate Utilities let you test SAS HDD in the technological mode, check and recover the service information.

In the special utilities, testing and restoring HDD service information, modules, configuration pages has been implemented. Translator recalculation (restoring) is supported as well as testing magnetic heads and disk surfaces according to physical parameters, clearing SMART, resetting the counters of on/off switching and work hours, loading the HDD microprogram.

The SAS Adapter with Special Software Utilities will also allow you viewing the hidden defects table of the P- and G-lists when dealing with SAS HDD.

Delivery kit:

  • SAS adapter
  • Cable for HDD / SSD connection
  • User manual

Software:

  • Universal Utility for work with SAS HDD / SSD
  • Special SAS Fujitsu HDD Utility
  • Special SAS HGST HDD / SSD Utility
  • Special SAS Seagate HDD Utility
  • Ability to deal with SAS HDD / SSD SAS in the Data Extractor software


Make your lab all-embracing with the new SAS adapter for PC-3000 Portable III!

You are welcome to contact sales@acelab.eu.com to get the SAS adapter and the PC-3000 Portable III System.


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BREAKTHROUGH: PCIe SSD SUPPORT!

The world’s first and only solution to deal with damaged PCIe SSDs! Stay ahead of your competitors: diagnose the condition of PCIe SSDs (NVMe/AHCI, Apple Macbook, PCIe x16) and recover data from such damaged devices thanks to the special adapters: M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD/M.2 SATA SSD adapter, PCIe NVMe/AHCI Adapter for Apple Macbook SSD, and PCIe x16 SSD Adapter.

Flash / USB

SD/MicroSD MEMORY CARDS SUPPORT

The PC-3000 Portable III delivery kit includes the specialized 2-in-1 SD/MicroSD Card Reader Adapter. As such, you can recover data from logically damaged SD/MicroSD memory cards with a capacity of 1 TB and below!

FASTER AND EASIER WORK WITH USB HDD/SSD/FLASH DRIVES

A direct connection allows you to have a full PWR control and stable reading of partially damaged USB drives with many bad sectors/freezes without the OS and driver influence on storage media. With the PC-3000 Portable III USB Host, you can also send Techno Commands, so in most cases it’s possible to save time on searching for a donor PCB or soldering the SATA interface. Besides, you are able to deal with logically damaged NAND Flash drives!

PC-3000 PORTABLE III
OPERATING MODES

Brand-new Standalone Mode

to create data images

Standalone Mode Сreate data images from USB Flash, SATA/PATA/USB HDD, PCIe/SATA/USB SSD without a host computer. Drive diagnostics, creation of the sector-by-sector copies, erasing (cleaning) of the drives are available. More features are going to be added with the software updates.

Enhanced Easy Mode

to solve simple cases quickly

Easy Mode Get rid of many routine steps by automating the process of data recovery from logically damaged drives: check the drive's condition, save the report about it, read the drive ID and S.M.A.R.T. parameters, remove passwords from the security-locked drives, view/copy data, and much more!

High-end Full-Featured Mode

to recover as many cases of different complexity as ever possible

Full-Featured mode Get maximum data from damaged storage devices no matter how difficult your case is! The mode includes top features that you already know from the other PC-3000 flagship solutions: PC-3000 Express and PC-3000 UDMA. No other tool can recover data like PC-3000 does!

SYSTEMS TO SUIT YOUR DATA RECOVERY NEEDS

Together with the ACE Lab’s software products, PC-3000 Portable III forms the systems to recover data from SATA/PATA/USB HDD, PCIe/SATA/USB SSD, USB Flash drives, SD/MicroSD memory cards, and RAID both in the lab and on-site:

HDD & USB devices data recovery

PC-3000 Portable System
(PC-3000 Portable III +
Data Extractor Portable III)

HDD & USB devices & SSD data recovery

PC-3000 Portable SSD System
(PC-3000 Portable III +
Data Extractor Portable III +
PC-3000 SSD Extended)

HDD & USB devices & RAID data recovery

PC-3000 Portable RAID System
(PC-3000 Portable III +
Data Extractor Portable III
RAID Edition)

HDD & USB devices & SSD & RAID data recovery

PC-3000 Portable Ultimate System
(PC-3000 Portable III +
Data Extractor Portable III
RAID Edition + PC-3000 SSD Extended)

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Form factor: External device (153,50х84х46,5 mm)
Interface type: USB3.0
Diagnostic ports: USB 3.0 (Host), Port 0 (PCIe / SATA), Port 1 (SATA), Port 2 (SATA)
Power adapter: 4-channel independent power adapter with protection from overvoltage and current overloading, with current and voltage measurements
Operating temperature range: 0-40°C thanks to the Climate Control System
Power Supply: External AC / DC 19 V
Number of active licenses: 2 (to install the software on both a desktop computer and a laptop)
Other: Non-Volatile Memory to keep log files with date, time (GMT), username and settings which can be used in the reports later on.
The built-in lithium power supply ensures uninterrupted operation of the century-old calendar and world clock (UTC).



Recommended system requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5 (4 cores, 4 threats) or AMD Ryzen 5;
RAM: 8 Gb;
Available disk space: 60 Gb of available disk space (for installation of software and HDD/SSD resources);
Operating system: Windows 7 (SP), 8, 10, x86, x64;
Display: Widescreen Full HD 1920x1080 display.
Ports: USB 3.0 Type-A port for connection of PC-3000 Portable (an Intel xHCI HOST controller is recommended);
USB 3.0 Type-A or USB 2.0 port for PC-USB-TERMINAL connection;



Supported devices and file systems:

SATA / PATA
HDD
(3.5", 2.5",1.8")
Supported interfaces:

SATA (Serial ATA) and USB devices compliant with the Mass Storage Device specification, i.e. external USB 2.0/3.0 HDD and USB Flash drives with logical issues (File System corruption, deleted data).

SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive).

PATA (IDE) - via a special PC SATA-PATA adapter from ACE Lab which can be bought optionally.

Supported vendors: Seagate, Western Digital, TOSHIBA, HITACHI / IBM (HGST), Samsung, Fujitsu, Maxtor, Quantum
Supported capacities: From 40 GB and more (without upper limit)
SAS HDD / SSD
(3.5", 2.5")*
Supported interfaces:

SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)

Supported vendors: Seagate, Western Digital, HITACHI / IBM (HGST), Fujitsu
Supported capacities: From 80 GB and more
SSD** Supported interfaces:

SATA II/III

M.2 PCIe NVMe and M.2 (NGFF) - via a special universal M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD/M.2 SATA SSD adapter included in the delivery kit

mSATA - via a special SATA-mSATA adapter from ACE Lab which can be bought optionally

Micro SATA, PATA, LIF, ZIF, Apple proprietary interface - via additional adapters from third-party vendors

The Apple MacBook SSD M.2 NGFF PCI-e NVMe Macbook SSD 2013-2019 (12+16 pin) - via the PCIe NVMe/AHCI Adapter for Apple Macbook SSD from ACE Lab which can be bought optionally

PCIe x1-x16 - via the PCIe x16 SSD Adapter from ACE Lab which can be bought optionally

Supported vendors: OCZ, Corsair, Crucial, RunCore, A-DATA, G.Skill, Micron, Plextor, Intel, Samsung, Seagate, SanDisk, Kingston, Smartbuy, Silicon Power, PNY, AMD, Lexar, Transcend, Patriot, GoodRam, Kingspec, Toshiba, etc. More manufacturers are added with the updates
Supported capacities: From 32 GB and more (without upper limit)
USB Flash*** Supported interfaces:

USB devices that comply with the Mass Storage Device specification, i.e., external USB 2.0 / 3.0 Flash.

SD/MicroSD Memory Cards via the special 2-in-1 Card Reader Adapter included in the delivery kit

Supported vendors: A-DATA, Apacer, Corsair, Goodram, Kingston, Lexar, Samsung, Sandisk, Silicon Power, Smartbuy, Toshiba, Transcend, Verbatim and others
Supported capacities:

From 256 MB and more (without upper limit)

Up to 1 TB for SD/MicroSD Memory Cards

RAID**** Supported virtual RAID levels:
  • 0 (Stripe), 1 (Mirror), 1E Offset and Adjacent, JB0D, 4, 5, 5E, 5EE, 6 and 6-Adaptec
  • Various combined levels: 10, 50, 51, 60 and others (due to the possibility to use virtual RAID array as a member)
  • Software-based RAID and multi-disk storage systems: LDM and mdadm structure analysis, WSS (Windows Storage Spaces), ZFS RAID-Z, BtrFS RAID, Apple Fusion Drive (HFS+, APFS);
  • Custom configurations that are set by the user with the tabular (matrix) presentation
Files Systems FAT, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS, HFS+, APFS, EXT2/3/4, XFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, BtrFS, VMFS, UFS1/2, ZFS, DHF4.1, WFS0.x (for video recorders) and virtual machine images

* for dealing with SAS HDD/SSD using your PC-3000 Portable III, you need to get the SAS adapter additionally

** to work with Solid-State drives you need the PC-3000 solution which supports SSD: PC-3000 Portable SSD or Ultimate Systems

*** the PC-3000 Portable III is able to recover data only from logically damaged (partition corruption, deleted files, damaged File System, etc.) Flash drives

**** to work with RAID you need the PC-3000 solution which supports RAID arrays: PC-3000 Portable RAID or Ultimate Systems

The PC-3000 Portable III is a one-of-a-kind hardware-software tool for on-site data recovery with the maximum success rate. It is the most powerful and convenient solution available on the market that contains the main principles of the PC-3000 technology and much more to solve data recovery tasks easier and faster.

Depending on the system you choose, the PC-3000 Portable III also includes extra software such as PC-3000 SSD Extended and Data Extractor RAID Edition to help you recover data from not only SATA/PATA/USB HDDs, USB Flash devices, and SD/MicroSD memory cards, but also from PCIe/SATA SSDs and RAID-arrays built from the drives based on the interfaces listed below. More types of devices such as SAS drives are to get support in future.

Drives can be connected to the PC-3000 Portable III ports (2xSATA, 1xSATA/USB), motherboard ports (xSATA, xUSB, etc) or represented as images.

The data recovery process may additionally require spare drives for destination copy of the recovered data.

To solve various issues with storage media devices, you can use 3 operating modes in the PC-3000 Portable III: Standalone Mode, Easy Mode and Full-Featured Mode.


STANDALONE MODE TO CREATE DATA
IMAGES WITH UP TO 500 MB/S SPEED

Have you ever needed to work with storage media devices on-site? Thanks to the brand-new Standalone Mode of the PC-3000 Portable III, you’re now able to solve some of your data recovery tasks without a host computer! Easily diagnose the HDD's condition and create data images from USB Flash, SATA/PATA/USB HDD, NVMe/SATA/USB SSD right at your customers’ premises! All the information is displayed in the built-in 4” Screen and controlled with the 8-button keyboard.


Main features of the Standalone Mode:


  • Drive Diagnostics
  • Creation of the sector-by-sector copy
  • Erasing (cleaning) drives
  • S.M.A.R.T. View
  • Sector View
  • Hash sum calculation

More functions are to be added with software updates.


How to use the Standalone Mode:


Diagnostic ports in the Standalone Mode:

Source ports: USB 3.0 (HOST) and Port 0 (SATA / PCIe / NVMe)

To diagnose and investigate the drive, you should connect them to the Source Ports that have a Hardware Write Blocker - the “Wr. Protection” switch. When it’s turned on, a yellow LED lights up and indicates that the record block is activated.

The following drives can be connected to the Source diagnostic ports: USB Flash, SATA/PATA*/USB HDD, PCIe NVMe/SATA/USB SSD.

*To deal with PATA HDD, you need to use an additional PC SATA-PATA adapter (can be purchased optionally).


Target ports: Port 1 (SATA) and Port 2 (SATA)

The Target ports are used to create image copies of data. You can create such copies on 1 or 2 drives simultaneously. Only HDD and SSD drives with the SATA interface can be connected to the target diagnostic ports.

The copying speed in the Standalone Mode is up to 500 MB/s.


Precise logging for all operations

All operations performed in the Standalone Mode are logged and recorded into the log file inside the Non-Volatile Memory. When you connect the controller to the host computer, you may view or print these log files.

For the purposes of precise logging, the PC-3000 Portable III has a century calendar and the UTC clock (world time clock) that are able to run without interruption thanks to the built-in lithium power supply.


EASY MODE TO SOLVE
SIMPLE CASES QUICKLY

A dream of many data recovery specialists became true: from now on, the data recovery process is easier than ever! With the PC-3000 Portable III, you can use just its Easy Mode to recover data from HDDs that don’t have serious issues with the internal firmware or hardware part without delving into the variety of deep PC-3000 functions. Even beginners in data recovery will be able to solve their first tasks quickly and efficiently!

The experienced users, in turn, will get rid of many routine steps by automating the process of data recovery from logically damaged drives:


  • a drive power management
  • a complex test to check the drive's condition and possibility to save the report about it
  • a drive ID and SMART data reading and analysis
  • a password removal for security-locked drives
  • data viewing
  • data copy creation
  • data erasing
  • working with previously created tasks
  • mounting a drive in the Windows OS as a logical partition, and much more!

A completely new feature — Reports Generation — allows you save/print the report about the condition of the drive, so you can show it to your clients. More information on how to use the PC-3000 Portable III Easy Mode, you may find in the video above.


How to use the Easy Mode:


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FULL-FEATURED MODE TO RECOVER AS MANY CASES
OF DIFFERENT COMPLEXITY AS EVER POSSIBLE

Those engineers who prefer to fully control the process and would like to be a pro in data recovery will truly appreciate the high-end Full-Featured Mode that includes top functions for the most thorough and careful work with storage media devices. Over a quarter of a century of in-depth research and development is behind this mode. A scientific approach and a huge team of developers who constantly work on enhancements allows you to get the maximum data even if the drives are seriously damaged. No other tool can recover data like PC-3000 does!

The PC-3000 Portable III Systems include the largest number (17) of special utilities used for various vendors, architectures and HDD families:


  • Western Digital
    • WD Caviar old models
    • Caviar Cyl32
    • Caviar Cyl32 (SATA)
    • WDC Marvell
    • WDC Marvell USB/COM
  • Maxtor
  • Fujitsu
  • Toshiba
    • Toshiba 1.8, 2.5, 3.5
    • Toshiba 1.8, 2.5, 3.5 (USB)
  • Seagate
    • Seagate U5, Baracuda XX
    • Seagate F3 Architecture
  • Hitachi/IBM/HGST
    • Hitachi-IBM
    • Hitachi-IBM-ARM
    • Native 2.5 inch families
  • Samsung
    • Spin Point
    • Spin Point USB
  • Quantum/Quantum-Maxtor

No other tools have so many options to deal with different hard disk drives!

With the specialized PC-3000 utilities, you can:


  • diagnose the HDD in technological mode
  • verify and recover the HDD service area
  • read-write Flash ROMs area
  • load service information access program – LDR
  • modify HDD heads configuration tables
  • review defect tables (P-list, G-list, T-list, etc.)
  • hide found defects of magnetic surface
  • recalculate (initialize) translator
  • change configuration and identification parameters
  • reset logs and S.M.A.R.T parameters
  • watch and reset HDD passwords
  • work with the Data Extractor

How to recover data with the PC-3000 Portable III Systems if HDD is damaged

There are three types of HDD malfunctions: physical damage, logical damage and a combination of physical and logical damage.

PC-3000 Systems are the only products that combine methods for solving both physical and logical problems. This allows you to effectively solve the widest range of tasks: from the simplest to the most complex ones.

The most frequent reasons of HDD damage:


  • failure of one or more magnetic-resistance heads
  • damaged service information modules
  • magnetic surface defects like scratches
  • damaged PCB
  • other damage

HDD diagnosis can be done in standard (user) and technological (factory) modes. There are special PC-3000 adapters used for switching the HDD into the technological mode to get access to the internal HDD software and user data. This opportunity is a result of many years of diligent research directed by our vast expertise in recovering data from HDD.


A damaged HDD can stop functioning at any time. That is why it is very important to read the maximum data volume in the shortest period of time. With the PC-3000 Portable III Systems, you can create both full (sector-by-sector) or partial data copies from damaged drives. The thing is Data Extractor Portable has integrated functionality for logical analysis of file systems which allows reading necessary data only. This technology greatly reduces the volume of the read data, the duty cycle of damaged HDDs and the time required for data recovery.

In many cases, it is not necessary to fully repair the HDD to recover data. It could suffice to correct the internal HDD software. This allows for temporal access to user data and you can read the required information.

The issues The solutions to the issues
One of the magnetic heads is damaged You can get data access through the remaining heads using the “MR-Head Shift technology”. The damaged head is substituted by the adjacent correct magnetic head. It allows you to keep the integrity of the translated data and to read big data volumes without exchanging the head stack.
A problem with the initial HDD initialization The detailed start process log can show some information that helps to identify the damaged program modules with service information. Service area copies can be switched over to make the correct system head initialization. If the initialization process fails due to the problem with loading program modules into RAM, you can use special Loader that creates essential HDD content into RAM.
A significantly damaged surface Technological mode allows you to read data using physical parameters in PZCHS (Physical Zones Cylinder-Head-Sector) or line physical area with ABA. It is very often the only way to read data from significantly damaged surfaces.
A PCB is damaged You can use another correct PCB taken from an HDD donor. This will save a lot of time in gaining access to user data.
An HDD has a USB interface USB HDD access can be done using the PC-3000 Portable III USB host port that allows you to deal with damaged drives. If there is no access to an HDD via the USB host port, the COM port Terminal adapter or an adapted SATA HDD PCB are used.

To make initial diagnostics in the Full-Featured Mode, the PC-3000 universal utility is launched. It diagnoses the HDD in user mode. The following checks are done: if the HDD is identified and if the HDD is password locked; check of surface access by LBA to the user data area and HDD translation system etc. If there are any HDD malfunctions, a special vendor-specific technological utility (intended for a specific HDD vendor) is used to repair the drive and gain access to user data in technological mode.

How to repair HDDs with the PC-3000 Portable III Systems

The PC-3000 Portable III Systems allow you to repair physically damaged HDD drives in factory mode. A wide range of functions for repairing HDDs enables the user to:


  • diagnose the reason of HDD malfunction: PCB, heads or magnetic surface overwrite FLASH ROM
  • switch off damaged magnetic heads
  • detect and exclude damage in the HDD service area
  • recalculate and overwrite service modules
  • regenerate the translation system
  • clean and reset S.M.A.R.T. logs and tables
  • detect bad areas in magnetic surfaces and to exclude them from the HDD working area.

The PC-3000 Portable III HDD firmware database

The PC-3000 Portable III Systems have a massive database of factory firmware resources: FLASH ROMs, service area modules, service area tracks, and other HDD critical resources. The database is systematized and stores all data in compressed format. It allows getting quick and easy data access and sharing firmware resources between several PC-3000 Kits.


The main advantages of the PC-3000 database:


  • The FireBird database server is used (one of the most reliable SQL servers)
  • adaptive indexation mechanism is used to speed up the search process
  • shared firmware database can be created for use by several PC-3000 kits at the same time
  • the backup policy can be managed
  • you can create a database with more than 4GB size
  • you may add your own resources, for example, new objects, from the latest HDD models
  • all users can exchange resources they have between each other

Dedicated modes for experienced users

There are two dedicated modes intended for experienced users: integrated script system and ATA commander.

Script system allows creating algorithms used for issuing commands to HDDs in Visual Basic Script including data preparation and interpretation of results. The advanced object model is used for getting access to HDDs. This object model is used by PC-3000 utilities. This algorithm can be added to any PC-3000 utility as a "user" mode.

ATA commander is an interactive mode that allows issuing commands to HDDs (including technological commands) even by a user who does not have programming skills. You can set values for HDD registers (including registers for LBA 48 mode), and prepare and provide HDD data commands using a binary text editor. The sequence of supplied HDD commands can be classified by types and saved to file for later use or for sending to another PC-3000 owner. Judging from HDD command data, ATA Commander can generate script text for using it from the Script system or as a "user mode".


Almost all modern SSDs have hardware data encryption. That’s why the chip-off method becomes useless for accessing data on a damaged device. In this case, the Techno Mode used in the PC-3000 SSD Systems is the only possible way to restore logical access to data on the SSD. This method of working with SSDs is unique and unparalleled - no other tool can do the same!

How the Techno Mode works

  • The drive works in Techno Mode
  • CPU is working in single-channel mode
  • SSD is using custom Translator
  • Extended capacity is available
  • TRIM is disabled
  • Service Area is unlocked

Breakthrough: PCIe SSD Support NEW!

With the PC-3000 Portable III Systems, you are now able to recover data not only from SATA-based SSDs but also from the PCIe ones!

The special universal M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD/M.2 SATA SSD adapter included in the delivery kit helps you to diagnose the condition of a drive and recover data from healthy and damaged PCIe SSDs.

Besides, you can use the PCIe NVMe/AHCI Adapter for Apple Macbook SSD (can be purchased separately) to deal with Apple MacBook SSD M.2 NGFF PCI-e NVMe Macbook SSD 2013-2019 (12+16 pin). And the PCIe x16 SSD adapter allows you to deal with native PCIe x16 - based drives.

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Supported devices:


  • Silicon Motion Family (SM2260, SM2262, SM2263XT, HPH8068):
    • ADATA XPG SX7000
    • HP EX900
    • Lexar NM600
    • Patriot Hellfire
    • Radeon R5
    • Transcend MTE110S
    • Zion NFP03 (NeoForza)
  • Marvell Family (88SS1093):
    • Plextor M9Pe
  • Phison Family (PS5007, PS5008):
    • Apacer A52280P2
    • Gigabyte GSM2NE8
    • Kingston A1000
    • Kingston KC1000
    • LiteON MU X
    • Patriot Hellfire M2
    • Patriot Scorch M2
    • Smartbuy M8

    • + many other PS5007 and PS5008-based SSDs

More utilities for different vendors will appear with future updates!


Different Utilities to work with SSDs

The PC-3000 Portable III SSD/Ultimate Systems which include the PC-3000 SSD Extended software can help to deal with the most complex SSD cases with such typical signs of internal Firmware corruption as wrong or zero capacity, no drive ID, invisible status in BIOS/OS despite the fact that a drive is connected.

The Universal Utility intended for diagnosing any SSD based on the ATA-8 specification (both currently existing models and those that will be manufactured in the future).

The Active Utilities (Special Utilities) intended for working with a particular drive model in factory mode. It enables us to deeply diagnose SSDs, to perform service operations, to rewrite the drive's microcode, to get direct access to memory chips, to carry out low-level formatting blocking the damaged cells and placing their addresses into the defect table, and to perform many other useful operations.

The PC-3000 SSD Extended software add-on is started from the main window of the PC-3000 Portable SSD/Ultimate System by means of clicking a button on the desktop panel.


PC-3000 SSD has the following functions for data recovery:

  • verify and restore the SSD's service information
  • read and write the content of the SSD's ROM
  • load the microcode into the drive's RAM
  • emulate the translator operation in order to get access to user data
  • view the password and reset the password that was earlier set on an SSD (bypass the ATA security)
  • turn off background processes in an SSD to prevent data damage
  • provide direct access to the content of memory chips (it makes unsoldering unnecessary)
  • work with the Data Extractor

PC-3000 SSD has the following functions for data recovery:

  • diagnose an SSD in factory mode
  • verify and restore the SSD's service information
  • read and write the content of the SSD's ROM
  • load the microcode into the drive's RAM
  • view the logs of hidden defects (P-page, G-page)
  • perform low-level formatting to hide the discovered defects
  • change the configuration and identification parameters
  • reset the logs and S.M.A.R.T. parameters
  • search for the damaged memory chips

The list of Active Utilities of the PC-3000 SSD Extended software is expanded as soon as new SSD models are studied, and it is a continuous process. Those utilities that are currently available allow you to successfully recover data from all contemporary solid-state drives and to resolve the majority of wide-spread SSD problems. Special adapters and connectors for PC-3000 Portable III have been added in order to use technological interfaces to diagnose and repair drives.

Data recovery from SATA-based SSDs

image alt Techno Mode to Deactivate TRIM and Get Data from Logically Damaged ADATA SU800 SSD
image alt A New Solution to the Most Mind-Boggling SSD Cases (Logically Damaged SanDisk Ultra II)



Today, RAID arrays have a great number of drives and have complicated structures (combined and proprietary levels) while several members of a RAID can have serious physical damages (damaged surfaces, HSA, servo-information, etc.). The file system metadata of the RAID can be also damaged.

Thus, there are several issues with RAID data recovery:


  • Working with the damaged HDDs in the RAID
  • Defining the array configuration
  • Array assembly and logical recovery of data from it

These problems may also occur simultaneously. The PC-3000 Portable RAID/Ultimate Systems are professional solutions that have a wide range of functions for solving all major problems completely.

The ACE Lab RAID products cover all of your professional needs. Once you try them, you do not need anything else, because you get the easiest, fastest and smartest tools for recovering data from RAID.

With PC-3000 Portable III RAID/Ultimate Systems, you do not need to be a hex-guru to successfully recover data from RAID!


How to recover data from damaged HDD in a RAID with the PC-3000 Portable III Systems

The PC-3000 Portable III RAID/Ultimate Systems which include the Data Extractor RAID Edition software can work with 3 damaged HDDs connected to the PC-3000 Portable III ports within one task at the same time. The total number of connected HDDs can be increased by using motherboard ports and file-images.

The Data Extractor Portable III RAID Edition includes all Data Extractor Portable III features + additional crucial features for working with damaged HDDs of a virtual RAID:


  • Ability to make a full or partial data copy from any HDD included in the RAID
  • Ability to define and use a virtual translator for any HDD in the RAID or the whole virtual RAID
  • Ability to manage and interact with the specialized PC-3000 Portable utility for HDDs connected to the PC-3000 Portable III ports (power supply management, reset commands, choice of reading command, etc.)
  • Advanced features for working with SCSI and SAS storage devices (full control over reading parameters, choice of reading command, building the head map, etc.)
  • Ability to skip the damaged HDD while defining the array configuration or to use data taken from a copy
  • Redundancy usage with the purpose of data recovery from the problematic HDDs
  • Integrated logical analysis features that allow for reading only the minimally necessary amount of data from the storage device, thus reducing the load and increasing the chances of successful recovery

Before the Data Extractor RAID Edition appeared, you would have had to have made a full sector-by-sector copy of the data from the simple stripe if one of its members was physically damaged and could not be connected in a standard way, or it would not have been possible to get access to its sectors without using the PC-3000 methods. You could only have attempted to recover the user data after creating a copy.

Taking into account the significant capacity of high-end HDDs and possible issues with a full copy of the damaged drive, the PC-3000 Portable RAID/Ultimate Systems provide a unique approach:


  1. Create a Virtual RAID.
  2. Open the Virtual RAID in the Data Extractor Explorer and get an understanding of the data organization in the virtual RAID.
  3. Build a map of the required data. It can be a map of used sectors, a data map of the required catalogs, a necessary file map, or a metadata map.
  4. For the built map, build a “Sub-map” of sectors to be read from the damaged HDD.
  5. Make a sector-by-sector copy only of these required sectors by using the Data Extractor.
  6. Save the required data.

How to define the array configuration

RAID configurations can be very complex. Even if the configuration appears to be simple, the data recovery from RAID is not an easy process, because it can be difficult to define the correct order of HDDs, the block size and the initial shift. However, with the Data Extractor RAID Edition software included in your system, you’ll get the most powerful, professional and smartest approach to RAID recovery.

Key features of the PC-3000 Portable RAID/Ultimate Systems to define the array configuration:


  • Unique auto-detection mode for a wide range of configurations. This mode is based on the analysis of file systems and user data
  • A powerful interactive mode that allows for easily defining unusual configurations, and very flexible automatic operations with an ability to control the current result
  • Useful search tools help define numerous RAID parameters including detecting the size and reviewing the file system structures, metadata with disk structure (MBR, GPT, etc.), including the metadata with the virtual RAID organization (mdadm RAID superblock), and analysis of the information from LDM
  • Array parameters can be defined without touching defective HDDs
  • "RAID member statistics" — this mode allows you to reliably and clearly detect basic RAID parameters: block size, level of the array, number of members, delay


RAID member statistics (RAID 6, 6 members, Block size 256 sectors)

How to assemble a RAID and logically recover data

Even if you know the full configuration of a RAID and there are no problems with the damaged HDD, recovering data from a RAID can be a complicated task for multiple reasons: a large number of drives which need to be connected simultaneously, slow read speeds, impossibility to assemble an unusual array configuration or logical damages.

How the PC-3000 Portable III RAID/Ultimate Systems can help you to simplify this job:


  • You can connect up to 3 HDDs to the PC-3000 Portable III ports in addition to the local motherboard ports and image files
  • High read speed from the virtual RAID
  • An extended list of standard RAID levels with the possibility of defining new unknown levels
  • Ability to recover and check the integrity of data for arrays with redundancy
  • All logical recovery modes can be used for the virtual RAID
  • Map building can be done by taking into account the map position of a specific RAID member. You can choose the specific sectors for a file map or RAID partition
June 2, 2022 A new software version of the PC-3000 Ver. 7.1.6, Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 6.1.6, PC-3000 SSD Ver. 3.0.4 has been released

Great news for the data recovery community: with the new PC-3000 Software Update, you can unlock the Techno Mode for WD SED drives of all SMR 2.5" and 3.5” families without any custom PCB. It’s the easiest and most convenient way how to do this!

This release has also brought the support of LVM2 thin pools and PS5016 PCIe 4.0 NVME drives as well as loaders for PS3111 and SM2259XT controllers. These features and many more are already available in the latest version of the English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean software:

  • PC-3000 Portable II-III/Express/UDMA-E software Ver. 7.1.6
  • PC-3000 SAS software Ver. 7.1.6
  • Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition software Ver. 6.1.6
  • PC-3000 SSD/SSD Extended software Ver. 3.0.4

All authorized technical support users will get the latest software versions.

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February 16, 2022 The New PC-3000 Software Version is Available!

At the ACE Lab Webinar on the Modern Challenges in Data Recovery & Digital Forensics, our technical engineers showed the features available with the PC-3000 Version 7.0.x., for example, TLER (time-limited error recovery) for WD HDD, the Data Extractor error-processing scenario, and the support of new NVMe drives based on Marvell 88SS1093 controller. These features and more are now available in the latest version of the PC-3000 Software:


  • PC-3000 Portable II-III/Express/UDMA-E software Ver. 7.0.25
  • PC-3000 SAS software Ver. 7.0.25
  • Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition software Ver. 6.0.12
  • PC-3000 SSD/SSD Extended software Ver. 3.0.3
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May 26, 2021 A new software version of the PC-3000 Ver. 6.9.9, Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.12.5, PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.10.2 has been released

Since now, it's possible to work with Phison PS3111-based drives, which have YMTC NAND memory on board. The new update brings an opportunity to decrypt the external USB drive Transcend ESD230C with SM2258XT controller, and also it brings extended loaders support for SM2259XT drives, improvements in software stability and speed.

Hurry up to download the latest version of the English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean software:


  • PC-3000 Portable II-III/Express/UDMA-E software Ver. 6.9.9
  • PC-3000 SAS software Ver. 6.9.9
  • Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition software Ver. 5.12.5
  • PC-3000 SSD/SSD Extended software Ver. 2.10.2

All authorized technical support users will get the latest software versions.

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April 30, 2021 The Most Recent Software Versions of the PC-3000 Portable/Express/UDMA/SAS, Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition, PC-3000 SSD/PC-3000 SSD Extended are Released!

The ACE Lab Online TechCon on Data Recovery & Digital Forensics 2021 revealed a huge number of the most up-to-date features for your PC-3000 tools: support of the new drives families and controllers, T2 Recovery visual mode for SMR drives, a new class of additional maps, and many others functions that make your data recovery job easier and faster.

Hurry up to download the latest version of the English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean software:


  • PC-3000 Portable II-III/Express/UDMA-E software Ver. 6.9.7
  • PC-3000 SAS software Ver. 6.9.7
  • Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition software Ver. 5.12.3
  • PC-3000 SSD/SSD Extended software Ver. 2.10.1

All authorized technical support users will get the latest software versions.

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December 10, 2020 The new versions of PC-3000 Portable/Express/UDMA Ver. 6.8.8, Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.11.5, PC-3000 SSD / PC-3000 SSD Extended Ver. 2.9.5 are available!

We continually enhance the PC-3000 tools by adding new modes, algorithms, and functions. Today we are glad to announce that the following English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese software updates are released:

  • PC-3000 Portable-II/Portable-III/Express/UDMA-e version 6.8.8
  • PC-3000 SAS-I/SAS-II version 6.8.8
  • Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition version 5.11.5
  • PC-3000 SSD/PC-3000 SSD Extended version 2.9.5

All authorized technical support users will get the latest software versions.

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October 16, 2020 The PC-3000 Portable III Now Supports the Silicon Motion SM2258XT SSDs!

ACE lab developers have done a great job by researching Silicon Motion SM2258XT SSDs and optimizing the algorithms to make the most efficient and stable Utility for this type of the drives. As such, you can now raise your data recovery success rate by dealing with Silicon Power Slim S55, KingDian S200, WD Green, Apacer AS350 Panther, Patriot P200, Smartbuy Jolt, RevuAhn 885, Crucial BX500, and other SM2258XT SSDs.

The support appears with the beta version of the PC-3000 SSD Extended software ver. 2.9.3 available for the PC-3000 Portable III users. To get the beta version of the software, please contact our Technical Support Department.

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September 30, 2020 The New Software Add-On: PC-3000 SSD Extended!

The ACE Lab developers constantly research drives which results in a rapid expansion of the support list for the most modern storage media devices. Today, we have released PC-3000 SSD Extended – the new software add-on that supports the widest range of SSD types: SATA, mSATA, M.2 SATA, M.2 PCIe NVMe/АHCI, PCIe x16, Apple Macbook, LIF, ZIF, PATA.

The additional features of the PC-3000 SSD Extended add-on for PCIe SSD (NVMe/AHCI) appear with the beta version of software available for the PC-3000 Portable III users only. To get the beta version of the software, please contact our Technical Support Department.

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April 30, 2020 The new versions of PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.7.12, Data Extractor Ver. 5.10.7, Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.10.7, PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.8.2 are available!

Last week, you saw a lot of new PC-3000 functions at the ACE Lab Online Technology Conference on Data Recovery & Digital Forensics 2020. Today all these features are waiting for you in your update boxes! The following English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean software updates are released:

  • PC-3000 Express/UDMA-e/Portable-II/Portable-III) version 6.7.12
  • Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition version 5.10.7
  • PC-3000 SSD version 2.8.2

All authorized technical support users will get the latest software versions.

More details are available in the link below.

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April 14, 2020 The PC-3000 Portable III Now Supports the NVMe SSDs Based on Phison PS5007 Controller!

The PC-3000 Portable III is the first and the only solution for recovering data from PCIe NVMe SSDs using the Techno Mode. At the initial release, it supported only Silicon Motion SSDs based on SM2260 and SM2263 controllers. But it was just the beginning!

Now we have significantly expanded the list of supported drives by adding the NVMe SSDs based on the Phison PS5007 controller. And since all the PS5007-based SSDs are technically the same, you can recover data from any model based on this controller, even if it’s not listed in the Utility.

More details are available in the link below.

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March 23, 2020 The PC-3000 Portable III Is Even Faster and More Powerful Now!

ACE Lab developers continue enhancing the software of the PC-3000 Portable III System with new features for the user community. As a result, the most universal and powerful tool became even faster – now the speed of internal copying is up to 490 MB/s. We also added the support of HDDs and SSDs with a logical sector size other than 512 bytes that had not previously been possible. Besides, it’s no longer required to disable the Secure Boot option in UEFI (BIOS) before the PC-3000 Portable III installation.

More details are available in the link below.

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March 10, 2020 The PC-3000 Portable III: New Features and Supported Devices

The well-designed and flexible architecture of the PC-3000 Portable III allows the ACE Lab developers to continue enhancing this incredibly powerful product on the software and internal firmware levels. As such, you get a hardware-software tool that is constantly evolving by obtaining a lot of new features and supporting new models of storage media devices, along with new standards and interfaces.

There are so many features that have been added to the PC-3000 Portable III just within one month! Take a glance at them by clicking the link below.

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January 20, 2020 The new version of the PC-3000 software ver. 6.7.x and Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition ver.5.10.x for the PC-3000 Portable III Systems

The PC-3000 Portable III Systems come with a new version of the PC-3000 software ver. 6.7.x and Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition ver.5.10.x. More details are below:

WD Marvell

  • Added Charger family support;
  • For SMR HDD (Spyglass, Palmer, Charger):
    • Added map building based on second-level translator data, disabling Read Defrag;
    • the restriction on the volume (65535 sectors) read by the module ID has been removed;
    • Added technological reading by PBA (reading is possible if a second-level translator is lost).
  • For the PC-3000 Portable-III complex, a logical scan has been added for the USB / COM utility (for the USB Host port).

Seagate F3

  • Added support for the following families:
    • 7A Makara, 8B Lamarr, 91 MakaraPlus, 95 Hepburn Oasis, 9B V11, A1 M11, A6 Nemo, AF Rosewood AF / Janus;
  • UnlockTech code rewritten to ensure minimum size in ROM;
  • A mechanism for expanding the BOOTFW segment in ROM for UnlockTech has been made for the AF Rosewood AF / Janus family;
  • For the families GrenadaBP2, Bacall, PharaohOasis, HepburnOasis, the loader loading permission code has been improved:
    • from BFW (integrated into UnlockTech);
    • from DFW (available from: ROM Wizard or Auto Initialization Wizard, function "Switch off extended LOD checking(RAM)".
  • For reading modules, the selection of a working copy has been added (auto, 1, 2). If "auto" is selected, the disk reads and selects the copy by itself;
  • - When recording modules and Sys Files, you can separately select which copy to save;
  • - When recording modules and Sys Files, the last selected folder is now remembered;
  • - When writing ROM, the last selected terminal speed is now saved;
  • - The ability to save the selected region of RAM via ATA has been added to the procedure of HDD resources backup;
  • - Added head test for reading / writing SA modules: DST_WRTESTx, where x = 0..7 - head numbers (i.e. modules 22..29);
  • - The option to work via terminal has been added to maps of logical and physical heads to edit the block of SAP parameters (Servo Adaptives Parameters) in RAM - MaxHead;
  • Added active utility actions for Data Extractor:
    • "Download the write lock to RAM HDD (ATA)";
    • "No HOST BSY -> RDY" - receiving the state of readiness for some damage to SA leading to BUSY;
    • "Switch off extended LOD checking(RAM)”;
    • "Clear device fault state (RAM)";
    • "Download translator to RAM HDD";
    • "Download MCMT to RAM HDD.
  • Plugins and add-ons to them:
    • Plugin "MCMT extent edit" - extent editor in MediaCache;
    • "MCMT \ Edit" - added the ability to cut TRIM extents;
    • In the parser "MCMT \ Parser" you can now filter TRIM records and save them into a separate map file.
  • New feature for direct work with DiskFW has been added in "Work with Flash ROM image file" menu: through reading/writing Sys File (Terminal/ATA Direct/ATA Indirect - Utility status settings);
    • New patches/actions have been added in the "Work with Flash ROM image file" menu:
    • The "Block native DFW boot" patch from SA (to bypass SA SysDef reading) and patch removal;
    • The "Show Device Fault reason at start" patch (impact on DiskFW);
    • The patch clearing DAP / CELog (Critical Event Log) in ROM;
    • The "Kahuna/GrenadaSSHD CFW/DFW patch 2" patch - to get Terminal access in case of NAND damage;
    • The "Desaru LED67 FAddr: 0038xxxx" patch and patch removal;
    • The "No HOST FIS-ReadyStatusFlags, BSY -> RDY (HDD RAM)" action.
  • New patches/actions has been added in the "HDD Autoinitialization":
    • The "Block native DFW boot" patch from SA (to bypass SA SysDef reading);
    • The "Show Device Fault reason at start" patch (impact on DiskFW);
    • The "Desaru LED67 FAddr: 0038xxxx" patch;
    • The "No HOST FIS-ReadyStatusFlags, BSY -> RDY (HDD RAM)" post-action;
    • The "Load translator to HDD" post-action;
    • The "Load MCMT" post-action.
  • Control and warning message about adaptives corruption has been included into all ROM reading/writing options;
  • Control and warning message about adaptives corruption has been included into all ROM reading/writing options;
  • Defect hiding procedure and translator regeneration via ATA have been improved - for Rosewood and similar families;
  • In case of Alternative initialization through terminal (ROM/DiskFW) sys files are saved in profile folder;
  • BootFW and BootCode switches have been added to the "User commands" menu.
  • New tokens have been added for user commands:
    • REPEAT_CHAR, using: char, ^char, 0xHEX (ex: REPEAT_CHAR A, REPEAT_CHAR ^R, REPEAT_CHAR 0x1B);
    • INIT_BC, force switching in BootCode.

Seagate ST10

  • 7200.10 NHawk has been added to the Family list (same block with Galaxy).

HITACHI-IBM-ARM

  • Autofilter has been added for different object types in Work with SA objects menu;
  • Warning messages have been added for ROM writing option:
    • Warning before ROM writing - "If it fails, it needs a programmer for ROM rewrite";
    • Warning before ROM writing - "For ROM write it needs to be code overlays loaded in HDD RAM";
    • Warning before ROM writing - "ROM write may take some minutes to perform".

Samsung HDD

  • The "Send "LE"" ("LE" package) has been added in the "Utility Actions";
  • In defect's editor fixed error when it was impossible to enter a cylinder number greater than 0xFFFF when adding a defect;
  • In "Reading modules" test fixed error when the module was first read, and then the "Skip Existing Modules" checkbox was checked;
  • In "Disabling zone and heads" test fixed error when it was impossible to interrupt the running process;
  • Added header check when editing the SNTBL module;
  • Added possibility to reserve modules not only by composing reading but with chosen heads;
  • For Samsung "USB Utility" (USB host Portable3 version) added the test "Logical Scan";
  • Added the "Reconnect COM port" menu;
  • Added possibility to clear module directly in ROM dump to the "Clearing FIPS module";
  • Added autopower switching after reading ROM from the drive to the "Initializing HDD with editing the head map in RAM" test. In some cases the drive may freeze after reading ROM;
  • Added S.M.A.R.T. enabling in module B2 PROFILE to the "S.M.A.R.T. Clearing" (by utility method). For M8E drives that pass the burn-test;
  • Added possibility to choose values from the list of standard capacities to the "Passport data editor" test and the menu "Set max LBA" from the "Disabling zones and Heads" test;
  • Added menu for selecting zones according to the CHS list and the A-LIST table to the "Disabling zones and heads";
  • In order to unify it with other utilities, the “Formatting” test has been moved to a separate quick access menu;
  • For F1_3D, F2_EG, N2B, N3 families loaders are replaced. New loaders have the ability to write a ROM dump to the drive completely, including a head map;
  • Added the "Change the head map in ROM" test for drives F1_3D, F2_EG, F3, M7S2, N2B, F3_4D, M7E, F4_3D, F4, M8E, MT2, N3, MP4, M9T;
  • Samsung USB utility adapted to work with USB-Host port PC-3000 Portable 3.

Toshiba

  • Added a logical scan for the PC-3000 Portable-III complex and for the USB Utility (for the USB Host port).

The PC-3000 Core

  • A completely redesigned simplified interface. Added support for NVMe and USB drives. Added report on the results of diagnostics and statistics on a copy creation.
  • Imaging speed increased by increasing priority of threads engaged in "secondary" parsing processes (background analysis, writing and reading maps) and energy saving settings changes (% of process using etc). Due to these improvements imaging speed was increased to minimum reading speed of two devices (source and patient). For example, the PC-3000 SAS II device is able to perform imaging with about 220 MB/sec;
  • Alternative maps
    • real-time coloring possibility for alternative map (during the reading process for example) was added;
    • real-time coloring possibility for alternative map on drives with changed sector size and "connected" map during the reading initial drives was added;
    • "Snapshots based on legend" alternative maps for File systems option was added.
  • During the saving process from the searching window now only saves files that meet the search criteria;

RAW recovery

  • Fixed the Fake APFS structures searching result issue;
  • Some types of files control has been improved to avoid possible fake searching result;
  • *.heic files are parsing now (before determined like *.mp4);
  • AppleCoreStorage structures parsing methods improved;
  • DHF and WFS structures searching has been added, also virtual partitions adding methods has been improved.
  • Virtual Drive - Map Decrypted:
    • Added support of 256 bit keys;
    • Added support of AES-CBC-WithoutDiffusor algorithms.
  • FileVault
    • Metadata parsing has been improved. Loading speed has been improved.
    • EncryptedRoot.plist.wipekey files is no longer required for a lot of tasks;
    • Unicode passwords are supported now.
  • BitLocker
    • Added support of Partitions with few recovery keys;
    • Added support of Unicode passwords.
  • VeraCrypt
    • Added support of VeraCrypt (though without Camellia and Kuznechik algorithms for now).
  • F2FS File system
    • Primary support of FS added.
  • NTFS file system
    • Added parser for NTFS LogFile. LogFile contains NTFS metadata changes (MFT, Index). Option is in the context menu of file system node (menu "Parse LFS", LFS stands for Log File Service). As a result, the virtual disk with so-called layers is created. It's possible to select a layer on the disk. Layer presents a snapshot of metadata at a certain time period. Number of layers correlates with the "age" of the layer. Based on practice, LogFile can contain metadata for a time period from several hours to several months.
    • Implemented basic support for the new type of EFS metadata.
    • Improved start offset detection for partitions with huge amount of non-resident catalogs;
    • Added support for MFT uploading for tasks with several disks.
    • Implemented saving procedure for deduplicated files with resident attribute C0.
  • UFS file system
    • Improves partition analysis with file extensions with more than 8 unicode symbols.
  • ExFAT file system
    • Improved partition analysis. Added parser for objects addressed by FAT table without descriptors in catalogs (LostFatObjects node).
  • FAT file system
    • Improved analysis for cases with more than 10000 catalogs;
    • Added support for the FAT table with more than 200000 sectors.
  • HFS+ file system
    • Improved performance of partition analysis.

Silicon Motion

  • eNew loaders have been added for SM2246EN and SM2246XT controllers;
  • During translator building an output of the total number of defective pages has been added into the log;
  • Tests for translator saving and uploading have been added;
  • Verification of wrong memory ID has been added into log during drive initialization and in "Memory chips test"
  • SM2246EN (SATA) controller:
    • New family Transcend 370s has been added;
  • SM2258XT (SATA) controller:
    • New family Silicon Power S55 has been added;
  • SM2260G (NVMe) controller:
    • New family ADATA XPG SX7000 has been added;
  • SM2263XT (NVMe) controller:
    • The following families have been added: AMD Radeon R5, Transcend MTE110S, Lexar NM600, Neo Forza Zion NFP03, HP EX900.

Phison

  • For PS3108, PS3111 and AS2258 controllers new loaders have been added;
  • Algorithm for correct Loader version autodetection in case if SSD stays in SAFE MODE has been improved;
  • Verification of wrong memory ID has been added into log during drive initialization and in "Memory chips test".
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Now, with the new SAS adapter for PC-3000 Portable III, you can conduct advanced diagnostics, repair and data recovery from HDD and SSD with the SAS interface (Serial Attached SCSI).

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Connecting the SAS adapter to the PC-3000 Portable III


The SAS adapter is connected to Port 0. When choosing this port, the adapter is detected in the system automatically:


Port choosing in the Standalone Mode

Port choosing in the Full-Featured Mode

The SAS adapter is an external device which is connected to Port0 of the PC-3000 Portable III.
The adapter includes a highly productive Marvell controller, effective low-noise voltage stabilizers as well as other electronic components such as the Power and Data ports for SAS drive connection, and three LED indicators: of the provided power supply - PWR, of the drive activity - SEL, and of the error - FLT.

For temperature control, there is a fan inside the case of the adapter and a radiator on the microchip of the bridge. The fan is monitored by the PWM controller which gets the data from the temperature sensor.

The SAS adapter construction



The new SAS adapter сharacteristics:

  • Is built on the high-end SAS 2.0 Marvell controller
  • Has the SAS 2.0 port providing 6 Gbit/s, 3 Gbit/s, 1.5 Gbit/s data transferring modes
  • Lets you connect HDDs and SSDs with SAS and SATA interfaces as well
  • Is provided together with the software for SAS drive repair and data recovery
  • Has an active temperature control system. The operational temperatures are between 0 and +40°C

WARNING!
The PC-3000 SAS Adapter Software must be activated to work with the Data Extractor Portable III functions and Universal / Special Utilities




The Reading Speed of SAS HDD and SAS SSD in the Full-Featured Mode

SAS HDD reading speed

SAS SSD reading speed



The reading speed of HDD SAS and SSD SAS in the Standalone Mode

SAS HDD reading speed

SAS SSD reading speed



Delivery Kit Options

1. SAS adapter

The SAS adapter is intended for SAS HDD and SAS SSD connection for general checking of device operation capability, surface testing for reading, writing, verification, viewing SMART parameters (Log Sense). It is also possible to view and change some device configuration parameters here.
The copying function lets you create the device image (full sector-by-sector copy) and save any area of the logical space. The sector editor lets view and edit the chosen surface areas.

The adapter lets you work with SAS HDD and SSD in the Data Extractor software.

Delivery kit:

  • SAS adapter
  • Cable for HDD / SSD connection
  • User manual

Software:

  • Universal Utility for work with SAS HDD / SSD
  • Ability to work with SAS HDD / SSD in the Data Extractor

2. SAS Adapter with Special Software Utilities

The SAS Adapter with Special Software Utilities (for PC-3000 Portable III) provides the same functions as the SAS adapter (see option 1) plus Special Software Utilities.

The Special Fujitsu, HGST, and Seagate Utilities let you test SAS HDD in the technological mode, check and recover the service information.

In the special utilities, testing and restoring HDD service information, modules, configuration pages has been implemented. Translator recalculation (restoring) is supported as well as testing magnetic heads and disk surfaces according to physical parameters, clearing SMART, resetting the counters of on/off switching and work hours, loading the HDD microprogram.

The SAS Adapter with Special Software Utilities will also allow you viewing the hidden defects table of the P- and G-lists when dealing with SAS HDD.

Delivery kit:

  • SAS adapter
  • Cable for HDD / SSD connection
  • User manual

Software:

  • Universal Utility for work with SAS HDD / SSD
  • Special SAS Fujitsu HDD Utility
  • Special SAS HGST HDD / SSD Utility
  • Special SAS Seagate HDD Utility
  • Ability to deal with SAS HDD / SSD SAS in the Data Extractor software


Make your lab all-embracing with the new SAS adapter for PC-3000 Portable III!

You are welcome to contact sales@acelab.eu.com to get the SAS adapter and the PC-3000 Portable III System.


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BREAKTHROUGH: PCIe SSD SUPPORT!

The world’s first and only solution to deal with damaged PCIe SSDs! Stay ahead of your competitors: diagnose the condition of PCIe SSDs (NVMe/AHCI, Apple Macbook, PCIe x16) and recover data from such damaged devices thanks to the special adapters: M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD/M.2 SATA SSD adapter, PCIe NVMe/AHCI Adapter for Apple Macbook SSD, and PCIe x16 SSD Adapter.

Flash / USB

SD/MicroSD MEMORY CARDS SUPPORT

The PC-3000 Portable III delivery kit includes the specialized 2-in-1 SD/MicroSD Card Reader Adapter. As such, you can recover data from logically damaged SD/MicroSD memory cards with a capacity of 1 TB and below!

FASTER AND EASIER WORK WITH USB HDD/SSD/FLASH DRIVES

A direct connection allows you to have a full PWR control and stable reading of partially damaged USB drives with many bad sectors/freezes without the OS and driver influence on storage media. With the PC-3000 Portable III USB Host, you can also send Techno Commands, so in most cases it’s possible to save time on searching for a donor PCB or soldering the SATA interface. Besides, you are able to deal with logically damaged NAND Flash drives!

PC-3000 PORTABLE III
OPERATING MODES

Brand-new Standalone Mode

to create data images with up to 500 MB/s speed

Standalone Mode Сreate data images from USB Flash, SATA/PATA/USB HDD, PCIe/SATA/USB SSD without a host computer. Drive diagnostics, creation of the sector-by-sector copies, erasing (cleaning) of the drives are available. More features are going to be added with the software updates.

Easy Mode for Digital Forensics

to solve simple cases quickly

Forensics data recovery is easier than you might think! The Easy Mode covers almost all of your daily cases with logically damaged HDDs: checks the drive's condition, saves the report about it, reads the drive ID and S.M.A.R.T. parameters, removes passwords from security-locked drives, views/copies data, and much more!

High-end Full-Featured Mode

to recover as many cases of different complexity as ever possible

Full-Featured mode Get maximum evidence from damaged storage devices by yourself or with the help of our Technical Support Engineers no matter how difficult your case is! The mode includes top features that you may already know from the other PC-3000 flagship solutions: PC-3000 Express and PC-3000 UDMA. No other tool can recover data like PC-3000 does!

Systems to meet your forensics data recovery demands

Together with the ACE Lab’s software products, PC-3000 Portable III forms the systems to extract evidence from SATA/PATA/USB HDD, PCIe/SATA/USB SSD, USB Flash drives, SD/MicroSD memory cards, and RAID both in the lab and on-site:

PC-3000 Portable Ultimate System
(PC-3000 Portable III + Data Extractor Portable III RAID Edition +
PC-3000 SSD Extended + all extra adapters)

A must-have tool for everyday forensics data recovery thanks to the mobility, the support of the largest number of storage media along with Standalone, Easy and Full-Featured Modes and the highest efficiency.

Forensics data recovery
from HDD & USB devices

PC-3000 Portable System
(PC-3000 Portable III +
Data Extractor Portable III)

Forensics data recovery
from HDD & USB devices & SSD

PC-3000 Portable SSD System
(PC-3000 Portable III +
Data Extractor Portable III +
PC-3000 SSD Extended

Forensics data recovery
from HDD & USB devices & RAID

PC-3000 Portable RAID System
(PC-3000 Portable III +
Data Extractor Portable III
RAID Edition)

Get your PC-3000 Portable NOW

Form factor: External device (153,50х84х46,5 mm)
Interface type: USB3.0
Diagnostic ports: USB 3.0 (Host), Port 0 (PCIe / SATA), Port 1 (SATA), Port 2 (SATA)
Power adapter: 4-channel independent power adapter with protection from overvoltage and current overloading, with current and voltage measurements
Operating temperature range: 0-40°C thanks to the Climate Control System
Power Supply: External AC / DC 19 V
Number of active licenses: 2 (to install the software on both a desktop computer and a laptop)
Other: Non-Volatile Memory to keep log files with date, time (GMT), username and settings which can be used in the reports later on.
The built-in lithium power supply ensures uninterrupted operation of the century-old calendar and world clock (UTC).



Recommended system requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5 (4 cores, 4 threats) or AMD Ryzen 5;
RAM: 8 Gb;
Available disk space: 60 Gb of available disk space (for installation of software and HDD/SSD resources);
Operating system: Windows 7 (SP), 8, 10, x86, x64;
Display: Widescreen Full HD 1920x1080 display.
Ports: USB 3.0 Type-A port for connection of PC-3000 Portable (an Intel xHCI HOST controller is recommended);
USB 3.0 Type-A or USB 2.0 port for PC-USB-TERMINAL connection;



Supported devices and file systems:

SATA / PATA
HDD
(3.5", 2.5",1.8")
Supported interfaces:

SATA (Serial ATA) and USB devices compliant with the Mass Storage Device specification, i.e. external USB 2.0/3.0 HDD and USB Flash drives with logical issues (File System corruption, deleted data).

SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive).

PATA (IDE) - via a special PC SATA-PATA adapter from ACE Lab which can be bought optionally.

Supported vendors: Seagate, Western Digital, TOSHIBA, HITACHI / IBM (HGST), Samsung, Fujitsu, Maxtor, Quantum
Supported capacities: From 40 GB and more (without upper limit)
SAS HDD / SSD
(3.5", 2.5")*
Supported interfaces:

SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)

Supported vendors: Seagate, Western Digital, HITACHI / IBM (HGST), Fujitsu
Supported capacities: From 80 GB and more
SSD** Supported interfaces:

SATA II/III

M.2 PCIe NVMe and M.2 (NGFF) - via a special universal M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD/M.2 SATA SSD adapter included in the delivery kit

mSATA - via a special SATA-mSATA adapter from ACE Lab which can be bought optionally

Micro SATA, PATA, LIF, ZIF, Apple proprietary interface - via additional adapters from third-party vendors

The Apple MacBook SSD M.2 NGFF PCI-e NVMe Macbook SSD 2013-2019 (12+16 pin) - via the PCIe NVMe/AHCI Adapter for Apple Macbook SSD from ACE Lab which can be bought optionally

PCIe x1-x16 - via the PCIe x16 SSD Adapter from ACE Lab which can be bought optionally

Supported vendors: OCZ, Corsair, Crucial, RunCore, A-DATA, G.Skill, Micron, Plextor, Intel, Samsung, Seagate, SanDisk, Kingston, Smartbuy, Silicon Power, PNY, AMD, Lexar, Transcend, Patriot, GoodRam, Kingspec, Toshiba, etc. More manufacturers are added with the updates
Supported capacities: From 32 GB and more (without upper limit)
USB Flash*** Supported interfaces:

USB devices that comply with the Mass Storage Device specification, i.e., external USB 2.0 / 3.0 Flash.

SD/MicroSD Memory Cards via the special 2-in-1 Card Reader Adapter included in the delivery kit

Supported vendors: A-DATA, Apacer, Corsair, Goodram, Kingston, Lexar, Samsung, Sandisk, Silicon Power, Smartbuy, Toshiba, Transcend, Verbatim and others
Supported capacities:

From 256 MB and more (without upper limit)

Up to 1 TB for SD/MicroSD Memory Cards

RAID**** Supported virtual RAID levels:
  • 0 (Stripe), 1 (Mirror), 1E Offset and Adjacent, JB0D, 4, 5, 5E, 5EE, 6 and 6-Adaptec
  • Various combined levels: 10, 50, 51, 60 and others (due to the possibility to use virtual RAID array as a member)
  • Software-based RAID and multi-disk storage systems: LDM and mdadm structure analysis, WSS (Windows Storage Spaces), ZFS RAID-Z, BtrFS RAID, Apple Fusion Drive (HFS+, APFS);
  • Custom configurations that are set by the user with the tabular (matrix) presentation
Files Systems FAT, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS, HFS+, APFS, EXT2/3/4, XFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, BtrFS, VMFS, UFS1/2, ZFS, DHF4.1, WFS0.x (for video recorders) and virtual machine images

* for dealing with SAS HDD/SSD using your PC-3000 Portable III, you need to get the SAS adapter additionally

** to work with Solid-State drives you need the PC-3000 solution which supports SSD: PC-3000 Portable SSD or Ultimate Systems

*** the PC-3000 Portable III is able to recover data only from logically damaged (partition corruption, deleted files, damaged File System, etc.) Flash drives

**** to work with RAID you need the PC-3000 solution which supports RAID arrays: PC-3000 Portable RAID or Ultimate Systems

The PC-3000 Portable III is tailored specifically for digital forensics needs! It is a one-of-a-kind hardware-software tool for on-site forensics data recovery with the maximum success rate. It is the most powerful and convenient solution available on the market that contains the main principles of the PC-3000 technology and much more to solve data recovery tasks easier and faster.

Depending on the system you choose, the PC-3000 Portable III also includes extra software such as Data Extractor RAID Edition and PC-3000 SSD Extended to help you recover data from not only SATA/PATA/USB HDDs, USB Flash devices, and SD/MicroSD memory cards, but also from PCIe/SATA SSDs and RAID-arrays built from the drives based on the interfaces listed below. More types of devices such as SAS drives are to get support in future.

Drives can be connected to the PC-3000 Portable III ports (2xSATA, 1xSATA/USB), motherboard ports (xSATA, xUSB, etc) or represented as images.

The forensics data recovery process may additionally require spare drives for destination copy of the recovered evidence.


KEY FEATURES OF THE PC-3000 PORTABLE III
SYSTEMS FOR DIGITAL FORENSICS

With the PC-3000 Portable III, you can easily diagnose the condition of the drive you deal with as part of investigation and recover evidence from it even if the storage media is damaged or password-protected. Besides, the PC-3000 has a large number of functions that are very useful for digital forensics examiners:

Storage Device Decryption

Possibility to decrypt software encrypted partitions (Microsoft Bitlocker, Apple FileVault, TrueCrypt) and hardware encrypted WesternDigital drives (including Self-encrypting drives) if there is a key from the user. So if there are scratches on the surface or other damages, you are able to open the partition even without a full copy of the drive.

Support for forensic extensions

Support for *.E01; *.aff; *.s01; *.001 extensions for drive images and partitions. Data export possibility into *.E01; *.aff; *.s01; *.001 file extensions

Full access to all areas of HDD, including the Data Area, Service Area, Mediacache, etc.

There are a lot of hidden areas in HDDs which usually are not available during the standard work of the drive. The Techno Mode can provide full access to all the hidden parts of HDD such as the Data Area with all logical sectors, Service Area with modules structure, Mediacache, and NAND Cache area in modern HDD.

Data structures viewing and navigation mode

The supplied database of structures includes different filesystem and file metadata

Analysis of data maps through the RAW recovery mode and GREP search

Raw recovery is an advanced file carving. RAW recovery mode and GREP search support a broad range of data (images, audio/video files, archives, etc.) and file system metadata. Using them you can:
  • Recognize and recover most of user data even if the file system is critically damaged
  • Search and analyze the integrity of files regardless of the file system structure
  • Modify your custom search reference with the regular expression method, etc.

Map building

The possibility to build maps for files, folders, partitions, used/unused space, file system metadata, etc.

Other powerful features of PC-3000 to recover digital evidence from HDD

  • Sector-by-sector data copy to one or several healthy drive(s)
  • Export data possibility for built maps
  • Viewing Service Area modes for searching and recovering the lost part of data
  • Drives and tasks «mounting» possibility to the OS in the Read-Only mode
  • Ability to export the files and catalogues lists to the CSV format
  • Hash sum calculation for files, folders, partitions, and sector chains
  • Possibility to search and analyze the metadata of supported file systems
  • Opportunity to group and sort the files by selected parameters (name, date, type)

To solve various issues with storage media devices, there are 3 operating modes in the PC-3000 Portable III: Standalone Mode, Easy Mode and Full-Featured Mode.


STANDALONE MODE TO CREATE DATA
IMAGES WITH UP TO 500 MB/S SPEED

Have you ever needed to work with storage media devices in the field? Thanks to the brand-new Standalone Mode of the PC-3000 Portable III, you’re now able to solve some of your forensics data recovery tasks without a host computer! Easily diagnose the HDD's condition and create data images from USB Flash, SATA/PATA/USB HDD, NVMe/SATA/USB SSD right at the crime scene! All the information is displayed in the built-in 4” Screen and controlled with the 8-button keyboard.


Main features of the Standalone Mode:


  • Drive Diagnostics
  • Creation of the sector-by-sector copy
  • Erasing (cleaning) drives
  • S.M.A.R.T. View
  • Sector View
  • Hash sum calculation

More functions are to be added with software updates.


How to use the Standalone Mode:


How to use diagnostic ports in the Standalone Mode:

Source ports: USB 3.0 (HOST) and Port 0 (SATA / PCIe / NVMe)

To diagnose and investigate the drive, you should connect them to the Source Ports that have a Hardware Write Blocker - the “Wr. Protection” switch. When it’s turned on, a yellow LED lights up and indicates that the record block is activated.

The following drives can be connected to the Source diagnostic ports: USB Flash, SATA/PATA*/USB HDD, PCIe NVMe/SATA/USB SSD.

*To deal with PATA HDD, you need to use an additional PC SATA-PATA adapter (can be purchased optionally).


Target ports: Port 1 (SATA) and Port 2 (SATA)

The Target ports are used to create image copies of data. You can create such copies on 1 or 2 drives simultaneously. Only HDD and SSD drives with the SATA interface can be connected to the target diagnostic ports.

The copying speed in the Standalone Mode is up to 500 MB/s.


Precise logging for all operations

All operations performed in the Standalone Mode are logged and recorded into the log file inside the Non-Volatile Memory. When you connect the controller to the host computer, you may view or print these log files.

For the purposes of precise logging, the PC-3000 Portable III has a century calendar and the UTC clock (world time clock) that are able to run without interruption thanks to the built-in lithium power supply.


EASY MODE TO SOLVE
SIMPLE CASES QUICKLY

The forensics data recovery is easier than you might think! With the PC-3000 Portable III, you can use just its Easy Mode to recover evidence from HDDs that don’t have serious issues with the internal firmware or hardware part without delving into the variety of deep PC-3000 functions. Even beginners in forensics data recovery will be able to solve their first tasks quickly and efficiently!

The experienced users, in turn, will get rid of many routine steps by automating the process of recovering evidence from logically damaged drives:


  • a drive power management
  • a complex test to check the drive's condition and possibility to save the report about it
  • a drive ID and SMART data reading and analysis
  • a password removal for security-locked drives
  • data viewing
  • data copy creation
  • data erasing
  • working with previously created tasks
  • mounting a drive in the Windows OS as a logical partition, and much more!

A completely new feature — Reports Generation — allows you save/print the report about the condition of the drive, so you can use it for further investigation. More information on how to use the PC-3000 Portable III Easy Mode, you may find in the video above.


How to use the Easy Mode:


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FULL-FEATURED MODE TO RECOVER AS MANY CASES
OF DIFFERENT COMPLEXITY AS EVER POSSIBLE

Those engineers who prefer to fully control the process of evidence recovery will truly appreciate the high-end Full-Featured Mode that includes top functions for the most thorough and careful work with storage media devices. Over a quarter of a century of in-depth research and development is behind this mode. A scientific approach and a huge team of developers who constantly work on enhancements allows you to get the maximum data even if the drives are seriously damaged. No other tool can recover data like PC-3000 does!

The PC-3000 Portable III Systems include the largest number (17) of special utilities used for various vendors, architectures and HDD families:


  • Western Digital
    • WD Caviar old models
    • Caviar Cyl32
    • Caviar Cyl32 (SATA)
    • WDC Marvell
    • WDC Marvell USB/COM
  • Maxtor
  • Fujitsu
  • Toshiba
    • Toshiba 1.8, 2.5, 3.5
    • Toshiba 1.8, 2.5, 3.5 (USB)
  • Seagate
    • Seagate U5, Baracuda XX
    • Seagate F3 Architecture
  • Hitachi/IBM/HGST
    • Hitachi-IBM
    • Hitachi-IBM-ARM
    • Native 2.5 inch families
  • Samsung
    • Spin Point
    • Spin Point USB
  • Quantum/Quantum-Maxtor

No other tools have so many options to deal with different hard disk drives!

With the specialized PC-3000 utilities, you can:


  • diagnose the HDD in technological mode
  • verify and recover the HDD service area
  • read-write Flash ROMs area
  • load service information access program – LDR
  • modify HDD heads configuration tables
  • review defect tables (P-list, G-list, T-list, etc.)
  • hide found defects of magnetic surface
  • recalculate (initialize) translator
  • change configuration and identification parameters
  • reset logs and S.M.A.R.T parameters
  • watch and reset HDD passwords
  • work with the Data Extractor

How to recover evidence with the PC-3000 Portable III Systems if HDD is damaged

There are three types of HDD malfunctions: physical damage, logical damage and a combination of physical and logical damage.

The PC-3000 Systems are the only products that combine methods for solving both physical and logical problems. This allows you to effectively solve the widest range of tasks: from the simplest to the most complex ones.


The most frequent reasons of HDD damage:


  • failure of one or more magnetic-resistance heads
  • damaged service information modules
  • magnetic surface defects like scratches
  • damaged PCB
  • other damage

HDD diagnosis can be done in standard (user) and technological (factory) modes. There are special PC-3000 adapters used for switching the HDD into the technological mode to get access to the internal HDD software and criminal data. This opportunity is a result of many years of diligent research directed by our vast expertise in recovering data from HDD.


A damaged HDD can stop functioning at any time. That is why it is very important to read the maximum data volume in the shortest period of time. With the PC-3000 Portable III Systems, you can create both full (sector-by-sector) or partial data copies from damaged drives. The thing is Data Extractor Portable has integrated functionality for logical analysis of file systems which allows reading necessary data only. This technology greatly reduces the volume of the read data, the duty cycle of damaged HDDs and the time required for forensics data recovery.

In many cases, it is not necessary to fully repair the HDD to get evidence. It could suffice to correct the internal HDD software. This allows for temporal access to user data and you can read the required information.

The issues The solutions to the issues
One of the magnetic heads is damaged You can get data access through the remaining heads using the “MR-Head Shift technology”. The damaged head is substituted by the adjacent correct magnetic head. It allows you to keep the integrity of the translated data and to read big data volumes without exchanging the head stack.
A problem with the initial HDD initialization The detailed start process log can show some information that helps to identify the damaged program modules with service information. Service area copies can be switched over to make the correct system head initialization. If the initialization process fails due to the problem with loading program modules into RAM, you can use special Loader that creates essential HDD content into RAM.
A significantly damaged surface Technological mode allows you to read data using physical parameters in PZCHS (Physical Zones Cylinder-Head-Sector) or line physical area with ABA. It is very often the only way to read data from significantly damaged surfaces.
A PCB is damaged You can use another correct PCB taken from an HDD donor. This will save a lot of time in gaining access to user data.
An HDD has a USB interface USB HDD access can be done using the PC-3000 Portable III USB host port that allows you to deal with damaged drives. If there is no access to an HDD via the USB host port, the COM port Terminal adapter or an adapted SATA HDD PCB are used.

To make initial diagnostics in the Full-Featured Mode, the PC-3000 universal utility is launched. It diagnoses the HDD in user mode. The following checks are done: if the HDD is identified and if the HDD is password locked; check of surface access by LBA to the user data area and HDD translation system etc. If there are any HDD malfunctions, a special vendor-specific technological utility (intended for a specific HDD vendor) is used to repair the drive and gain access to user data in technological mode.

The PC-3000 Portable III HDD firmware database

The PC-3000 Portable III Systems have a massive database of factory firmware resources: FLASH ROMs, service area modules, service area tracks, and other HDD critical resources. The database is systematized and stores all data in compressed format. It allows getting quick and easy data access and sharing firmware resources between several PC-3000 Kits.


The main advantages of the PC-3000 database:


  • The FireBird database server is used (one of the most reliable SQL servers)
  • adaptive indexation mechanism is used to speed up the search process
  • shared firmware database can be created for use by several PC-3000 kits at the same time
  • the backup policy can be managed
  • you can create a database with more than 4GB size
  • you may add your own resources, for example, new objects, from the latest HDD models
  • all users can exchange resources they have between each other


Almost all modern SSDs have hardware data encryption. That’s why the chip-off method becomes useless for accessing data on a damaged device. In this case, the Techno Mode used in the PC-3000 SSD Systems is the only possible way to restore logical access to data on the SSD. This method of working with SSDs is unique and unparalleled - no other tool can do the same!

How the Techno Mode works

  • The drive works in Techno Mode
  • CPU is working in single-channel mode
  • SSD is using custom Translator
  • Extended capacity is available
  • TRIM is disabled
  • Service Area is unlocked

Breakthrough: PCIe SSD Support NEW!

With the PC-3000 Portable III Systems, you are now able to recover data not only from SATA-based SSDs but also from the PCIe ones!

The special universal M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD/M.2 SATA SSD adapter included in the delivery kit helps you to diagnose the condition of a drive and extract evidence from healthy and damaged PCIe SSDs.

Besides, you can use the PCIe NVMe/AHCI Adapter for Apple Macbook SSD (can be purchased separately) to deal with Apple MacBook SSD M.2 NGFF PCI-e NVMe Macbook SSD 2013-2019 (12+16 pin). And the PCIe x16 SSD adapter allows you to deal with native PCIe x16 - based drives.

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Supported devices:


  • Silicon Motion Family (SM2260, SM2262, SM2263XT, HPH8068):
    • ADATA XPG SX7000
    • HP EX900
    • Lexar NM600
    • Patriot Hellfire
    • Radeon R5
    • Transcend MTE110S
    • Zion NFP03 (NeoForza)
  • Marvell Family (88SS1093):
    • Plextor M9Pe
  • Phison Family (PS5007, PS5008):
    • Apacer A52280P2
    • Gigabyte GSM2NE8
    • Kingston A1000
    • Kingston KC1000
    • LiteON MU X
    • Patriot Hellfire M2
    • Patriot Scorch M2
    • Smartbuy M8

    • + many other PS5007 and PS5008-based SSDs

More utilities for different vendors will appear with future updates!


Different Utilities to work with SSDs

The PC-3000 Portable III SSD/Ultimate Systems which include the PC-3000 SSD Extended software can help to deal with the most complex SSD cases with such typical signs of internal Firmware corruption as wrong or zero capacity, no drive ID, invisible status in BIOS/OS despite the fact that a drive is connected.

The Universal Utility intended for diagnosing any SSD based on the ATA-8 specification (both currently existing models and those that will be manufactured in the future).

The Active Utilities (Special Utilities) intended for working with a particular drive model in factory mode. It enables us to deeply diagnose SSDs, to perform service operations, to rewrite the drive's microcode, to get direct access to memory chips, to carry out low-level formatting blocking the damaged cells and placing their addresses into the defect table, and to perform many other useful operations.

The PC-3000 SSD Extended software add-on is started from the main window of the PC-3000 Portable SSD/Ultimate System by means of clicking a button on the desktop panel.


Key features of PC-3000 Portable SSD Systems ro recover digital evidence from SSD:

  • Provides direct access to the content of memory chips without the chip-off procedure
  • Emulates the translator operation in order to access digital evidence
  • Receives information on the number of memory chips and logical parts
  • Saves the images of chips without soldering the NAND
  • Temporarily disables the TRIM command
  • Detects the passwords previously set on SSD
  • Views defects of memory chips with a Defect Manager
  • Uses Low-Level format commands to format the drives and restore the original Repair Functions
  • On-the-fly mix elimination
  • Loads the microcode into the drives RAM
  • Reads and writes the content of the SSD ROM
  • Verifies and restores the SSD service information
  • SSD Decryption (Microsoft Bitlocker, Apple FileVault, TrueCrypt)
  • Working with forensic formats: *.E01, *.aff, *.s01
  • Turns off background processes in SSD to prevent data damage
  • Sector-by-sector data copy to one or several healthy drive(s)

The list of Active Utilities of the PC-3000 SSD Extended software is expanded as soon as new SSD models are studied, and it is a continuous process. Those utilities that are currently available allow you to successfully recover data from all contemporary solid-state drives and to resolve the majority of wide-spread SSD problems. Special adapters and connectors for PC-3000 Portable III have been added in order to use technological interfaces to diagnose and repair drives.

Data recovery from SATA-based SSDs

image alt Techno Mode to Deactivate TRIM and Get Evidence from Logically Damaged ADATA SU800 SSD
image alt A New Solution to the Most Mind-Boggling SSD Cases (Logically Damaged SanDisk Ultra II)



Today, RAID arrays have a great number of drives and have complicated structures (combined and proprietary levels) while several members of a RAID can have serious physical damages (damaged surfaces, HSA, servo-information, etc.). The file system metadata of the RAID can be also damaged.

Thus, there are several issues with RAID evidence recovery:


  • Working with the damaged HDDs in the RAID
  • Defining the array configuration
  • Array assembly and logical recovery of data from it

These problems may also occur simultaneously. The PC-3000 Portable RAID/Ultimate Systems are professional solutions that have a wide range of functions for solving all major problems completely.

The ACE Lab RAID products cover all of your data recovery needs. Once you try them, you do not need anything else, because you get the easiest, fastest and smartest tools for recovering digital evidence from RAID.

With PC-3000 Portable III RAID/Ultimate Systems, you do not need to be a hex-guru to successfully extract data from RAID!


How to recover data from damaged HDD in a RAID with the PC-3000 Portable III Systems

The PC-3000 Portable III RAID/Ultimate Systems which include the Data Extractor RAID Edition software can work with 3 damaged HDDs connected to the PC-3000 Portable III ports within one task at the same time. The total number of connected HDDs can be increased by using motherboard ports and file-images.

The Data Extractor Portable III RAID Edition includes all Data Extractor Portable III features + additional crucial features for working with damaged HDDs of a virtual RAID:


  • Ability to make a full or partial data copy from any HDD included in the RAID
  • Ability to define and use a virtual translator for any HDD in the RAID or the whole virtual RAID
  • Ability to manage and interact with the specialized PC-3000 Portable utility for HDDs connected to the PC-3000 Portable III ports (power supply management, reset commands, choice of reading command, etc.)
  • Advanced features for working with SCSI and SAS storage devices (full control over reading parameters, choice of reading command, building the head map, etc.)
  • Ability to skip the damaged HDD while defining the array configuration or to use data taken from a copy
  • Redundancy usage with the purpose of data recovery from the problematic HDDs
  • Integrated logical analysis features that allow for reading only the minimally necessary amount of data from the storage device, thus reducing the load and increasing the chances of successful recovery

Before the Data Extractor RAID Edition appeared, you would have had to have made a full sector-by-sector copy of the data from the simple stripe if one of its members was physically damaged and could not be connected in a standard way, or it would not have been possible to get access to its sectors without using the PC-3000 methods. You could only have attempted to recover the user data after creating a copy.

Taking into account the significant capacity of high-end HDDs and possible issues with a full copy of the damaged drive, the PC-3000 Portable RAID/Ultimate Systems provide a unique approach:


  1. Create a Virtual RAID.
  2. Open the Virtual RAID in the Data Extractor Explorer and get an understanding of the data organization in the virtual RAID.
  3. Build a map of the required data. It can be a map of used sectors, a data map of the required catalogs, a necessary file map, or a metadata map.
  4. For the built map, build a “Sub-map” of sectors to be read from the damaged HDD.
  5. Make a sector-by-sector copy only of these required sectors by using the Data Extractor.
  6. Save the required data.

How to define the array configuration

RAID configurations can be very complex. Even if the configuration appears to be simple, the data recovery from RAID is not an easy process, because it can be difficult to define the correct order of HDDs, the block size and the initial shift. However, with the Data Extractor RAID Edition software included in your system, you’ll get the most powerful, professional and smartest approach to RAID recovery.

Key features of the PC-3000 Portable RAID/Ultimate Systems to define the array configuration:


  • Unique auto-detection mode for a wide range of configurations. This mode is based on the analysis of file systems and user data
  • A powerful interactive mode that allows for easily defining unusual configurations, and very flexible automatic operations with an ability to control the current result
  • Useful search tools help define numerous RAID parameters including detecting the size and reviewing the file system structures, metadata with disk structure (MBR, GPT, etc.), including the metadata with the virtual RAID organization (mdadm RAID superblock), and analysis of the information from LDM
  • Array parameters can be defined without touching defective HDDs
  • "RAID member statistics" — this mode allows you to reliably and clearly detect basic RAID parameters: block size, level of the array, number of members, delay


RAID member statistics (RAID 6, 6 members, Block size 256 sectors)

How to assemble a RAID and logically recover data

Even if you know the full configuration of a RAID and there are no problems with the damaged HDD, recovering digital evidence from a RAID can be a complicated task for multiple reasons: a large number of drives which need to be connected simultaneously, slow read speeds, impossibility to assemble an unusual array configuration or logical damages.

How the PC-3000 Portable III RAID/Ultimate Systems can help you to simplify this job:


  • You can connect up to 3 HDDs to the PC-3000 Portable III ports in addition to the local motherboard ports and image files
  • High read speed from the virtual RAID
  • An extended list of standard RAID levels with the possibility of defining new unknown levels
  • Ability to recover and check the integrity of data for arrays with redundancy
  • All logical recovery modes can be used for the virtual RAID
  • Map building can be done by taking into account the map position of a specific RAID member. You can choose the specific sectors for a file map or RAID partition
June 2, 2022 A new software version of the PC-3000 Ver. 7.1.6, Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 6.1.6, PC-3000 SSD Ver. 3.0.4 has been released

Great news for the data recovery community: with the new PC-3000 Software Update, you can unlock the Techno Mode for WD SED drives of all SMR 2.5" and 3.5” families without any custom PCB. It’s the easiest and most convenient way how to do this!

This release has also brought the support of LVM2 thin pools and PS5016 PCIe 4.0 NVME drives as well as loaders for PS3111 and SM2259XT controllers. These features and many more are already available in the latest version of the English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean software:

  • PC-3000 Portable II-III/Express/UDMA-E software Ver. 7.1.6
  • PC-3000 SAS software Ver. 7.1.6
  • Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition software Ver. 6.1.6
  • PC-3000 SSD/SSD Extended software Ver. 3.0.4

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February 16, 2022 The New PC-3000 Software Version is Available!

At the ACE Lab Webinar on the Modern Challenges in Data Recovery & Digital Forensics, our technical engineers showed the features available with the PC-3000 Version 7.0.x., for example, TLER (time-limited error recovery) for WD HDD, the Data Extractor error-processing scenario, and the support of new NVMe drives based on Marvell 88SS1093 controller. These features and more are now available in the latest version of the PC-3000 Software:


  • PC-3000 Portable II-III/Express/UDMA-E software Ver. 7.0.25
  • PC-3000 SAS software Ver. 7.0.25
  • Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition software Ver. 6.0.12
  • PC-3000 SSD/SSD Extended software Ver. 3.0.3
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May 26, 2021 A new software version of the PC-3000 Ver. 6.9.9, Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.12.5, PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.10.2 has been released

Since now, it's possible to work with Phison PS3111-based drives, which have YMTC NAND memory on board. The new update brings an opportunity to decrypt the external USB drive Transcend ESD230C with SM2258XT controller, and also it brings extended loaders support for SM2259XT drives, improvements in software stability and speed.

Hurry up to download the latest version of the English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean software:


  • PC-3000 Portable II-III/Express/UDMA-E software Ver. 6.9.9
  • PC-3000 SAS software Ver. 6.9.9
  • Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition software Ver. 5.12.5
  • PC-3000 SSD/SSD Extended software Ver. 2.10.2

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April 30, 2021 The Most Recent Software Versions of the PC-3000 Portable/Express/UDMA/SAS, Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition, PC-3000 SSD/PC-3000 SSD Extended are Released!

The ACE Lab Online TechCon on Data Recovery & Digital Forensics 2021 revealed a huge number of the most up-to-date features for your PC-3000 tools: support of the new drives families and controllers, T2 Recovery visual mode for SMR drives, a new class of additional maps, and many others functions that make your data recovery job easier and faster.

Hurry up to download the latest version of the English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean software:


  • PC-3000 Portable II-III/Express/UDMA-E software Ver. 6.9.7
  • PC-3000 SAS software Ver. 6.9.7
  • Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition software Ver. 5.12.3
  • PC-3000 SSD/SSD Extended software Ver. 2.10.1

All authorized technical support users will get the latest software versions.

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December 10, 2020 The new versions of PC-3000 Portable/Express/UDMA Ver. 6.8.8, Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.11.5, PC-3000 SSD / PC-3000 SSD Extended Ver. 2.9.5 are available!

We continually enhance the PC-3000 tools by adding new modes, algorithms, and functions. Today we are glad to announce that the following English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese software updates are released:

  • PC-3000 Portable-II/Portable-III/Express/UDMA-e version 6.8.8
  • PC-3000 SAS-I/SAS-II version 6.8.8
  • Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition version 5.11.5
  • PC-3000 SSD/PC-3000 SSD Extended version 2.9.5

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October 16, 2020 The PC-3000 Portable III Now Supports the Silicon Motion SM2258XT SSDs!

ACE lab developers have done a great job by researching Silicon Motion SM2258XT SSDs and optimizing the algorithms to make the most efficient and stable Utility for this type of the drives. As such, you can now raise your data recovery success rate by dealing with Silicon Power Slim S55, KingDian S200, WD Green, Apacer AS350 Panther, Patriot P200, Smartbuy Jolt, RevuAhn 885, Crucial BX500, and other SM2258XT SSDs.

The support appears with the beta version of the PC-3000 SSD Extended software ver. 2.9.3 available for the PC-3000 Portable III users. To get the beta version of the software, please contact our Technical Support Department.

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September 30, 2020 The New Software Add-On: PC-3000 SSD Extended!

The ACE Lab developers constantly research drives which results in a rapid expansion of the support list for the most modern storage media devices. Today, we have released PC-3000 SSD Extended – the new software add-on that supports the widest range of SSD types: SATA, mSATA, M.2 SATA, M.2 PCIe NVMe/АHCI, PCIe x16, Apple Macbook, LIF, ZIF, PATA.

The additional features of the PC-3000 SSD Extended add-on for PCIe SSD (NVMe/AHCI) appear with the beta version of software available for the PC-3000 Portable III users only. To get the beta version of the software, please contact our Technical Support Department.

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April 30, 2020 The new versions of PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.7.12, Data Extractor Ver. 5.10.7, Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.10.7, PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.8.2 are available!

Last week, you saw a lot of new PC-3000 functions at the ACE Lab Online Technology Conference on Data Recovery & Digital Forensics 2020. Today all these features are waiting for you in your update boxes! The following English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean software updates are released:

  • PC-3000 Express/UDMA-e/Portable-II/Portable-III) version 6.7.12
  • Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition version 5.10.7
  • PC-3000 SSD version 2.8.2

All authorized technical support users will get the latest software versions.

More details are available in the link below.

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April 14, 2020 The PC-3000 Portable III Now Supports the NVMe SSDs Based on Phison PS5007 Controller!

The PC-3000 Portable III is the first and the only solution for recovering data from PCIe NVMe SSDs using the Techno Mode. At the initial release, it supported only Silicon Motion SSDs based on SM2260 and SM2263 controllers. But it was just the beginning!

Now we have significantly expanded the list of supported drives by adding the NVMe SSDs based on the Phison PS5007 controller. And since all the PS5007-based SSDs are technically the same, you can recover data from any model based on this controller, even if it’s not listed in the Utility.

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March 23, 2020 The PC-3000 Portable III Is Even Faster and More Powerful Now!

ACE Lab developers continue enhancing the software of the PC-3000 Portable III System with new features for the user community. As a result, the most universal and powerful tool became even faster – now the speed of internal copying is up to 490 MB/s. We also added the support of HDDs and SSDs with a logical sector size other than 512 bytes that had not previously been possible. Besides, it’s no longer required to disable the Secure Boot option in UEFI (BIOS) before the PC-3000 Portable III installation.

More details are available in the link below.

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March 10, 2020 The PC-3000 Portable III: New Features and Supported Devices

The well-designed and flexible architecture of the PC-3000 Portable III allows the ACE Lab developers to continue enhancing this incredibly powerful product on the software and internal firmware levels. As such, you get a hardware-software tool that is constantly evolving by obtaining a lot of new features and supporting new models of storage media devices, along with new standards and interfaces.

There are so many features that have been added to the PC-3000 Portable III just within one month! Take a glance at them by clicking the link below.

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January 20, 2020 The new version of the PC-3000 software ver. 6.7.x and Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition ver.5.10.x for the PC-3000 Portable III Systems

The PC-3000 Portable III Systems come with a new version of the PC-3000 software ver. 6.7.x and Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition ver.5.10.x. More details are below:

WD Marvell

  • Added Charger family support;
  • For SMR HDD (Spyglass, Palmer, Charger):
    • Added map building based on second-level translator data, disabling Read Defrag;
    • the restriction on the volume (65535 sectors) read by the module ID has been removed;
    • Added technological reading by PBA (reading is possible if a second-level translator is lost).
  • For the PC-3000 Portable-III complex, a logical scan has been added for the USB / COM utility (for the USB Host port).

Seagate F3

  • Added support for the following families:
    • 7A Makara, 8B Lamarr, 91 MakaraPlus, 95 Hepburn Oasis, 9B V11, A1 M11, A6 Nemo, AF Rosewood AF / Janus;
  • UnlockTech code rewritten to ensure minimum size in ROM;
  • A mechanism for expanding the BOOTFW segment in ROM for UnlockTech has been made for the AF Rosewood AF / Janus family;
  • For the families GrenadaBP2, Bacall, PharaohOasis, HepburnOasis, the loader loading permission code has been improved:
    • from BFW (integrated into UnlockTech);
    • from DFW (available from: ROM Wizard or Auto Initialization Wizard, function "Switch off extended LOD checking(RAM)".
  • For reading modules, the selection of a working copy has been added (auto, 1, 2). If "auto" is selected, the disk reads and selects the copy by itself;
  • - When recording modules and Sys Files, you can separately select which copy to save;
  • - When recording modules and Sys Files, the last selected folder is now remembered;
  • - When writing ROM, the last selected terminal speed is now saved;
  • - The ability to save the selected region of RAM via ATA has been added to the procedure of HDD resources backup;
  • - Added head test for reading / writing SA modules: DST_WRTESTx, where x = 0..7 - head numbers (i.e. modules 22..29);
  • - The option to work via terminal has been added to maps of logical and physical heads to edit the block of SAP parameters (Servo Adaptives Parameters) in RAM - MaxHead;
  • Added active utility actions for Data Extractor:
    • "Download the write lock to RAM HDD (ATA)";
    • "No HOST BSY -> RDY" - receiving the state of readiness for some damage to SA leading to BUSY;
    • "Switch off extended LOD checking(RAM)”;
    • "Clear device fault state (RAM)";
    • "Download translator to RAM HDD";
    • "Download MCMT to RAM HDD.
  • Plugins and add-ons to them:
    • Plugin "MCMT extent edit" - extent editor in MediaCache;
    • "MCMT \ Edit" - added the ability to cut TRIM extents;
    • In the parser "MCMT \ Parser" you can now filter TRIM records and save them into a separate map file.
  • New feature for direct work with DiskFW has been added in "Work with Flash ROM image file" menu: through reading/writing Sys File (Terminal/ATA Direct/ATA Indirect - Utility status settings);
    • New patches/actions have been added in the "Work with Flash ROM image file" menu:
    • The "Block native DFW boot" patch from SA (to bypass SA SysDef reading) and patch removal;
    • The "Show Device Fault reason at start" patch (impact on DiskFW);
    • The patch clearing DAP / CELog (Critical Event Log) in ROM;
    • The "Kahuna/GrenadaSSHD CFW/DFW patch 2" patch - to get Terminal access in case of NAND damage;
    • The "Desaru LED67 FAddr: 0038xxxx" patch and patch removal;
    • The "No HOST FIS-ReadyStatusFlags, BSY -> RDY (HDD RAM)" action.
  • New patches/actions has been added in the "HDD Autoinitialization":
    • The "Block native DFW boot" patch from SA (to bypass SA SysDef reading);
    • The "Show Device Fault reason at start" patch (impact on DiskFW);
    • The "Desaru LED67 FAddr: 0038xxxx" patch;
    • The "No HOST FIS-ReadyStatusFlags, BSY -> RDY (HDD RAM)" post-action;
    • The "Load translator to HDD" post-action;
    • The "Load MCMT" post-action.
  • Control and warning message about adaptives corruption has been included into all ROM reading/writing options;
  • Control and warning message about adaptives corruption has been included into all ROM reading/writing options;
  • Defect hiding procedure and translator regeneration via ATA have been improved - for Rosewood and similar families;
  • In case of Alternative initialization through terminal (ROM/DiskFW) sys files are saved in profile folder;
  • BootFW and BootCode switches have been added to the "User commands" menu.
  • New tokens have been added for user commands:
    • REPEAT_CHAR, using: char, ^char, 0xHEX (ex: REPEAT_CHAR A, REPEAT_CHAR ^R, REPEAT_CHAR 0x1B);
    • INIT_BC, force switching in BootCode.

Seagate ST10

  • 7200.10 NHawk has been added to the Family list (same block with Galaxy).

HITACHI-IBM-ARM

  • Autofilter has been added for different object types in Work with SA objects menu;
  • Warning messages have been added for ROM writing option:
    • Warning before ROM writing - "If it fails, it needs a programmer for ROM rewrite";
    • Warning before ROM writing - "For ROM write it needs to be code overlays loaded in HDD RAM";
    • Warning before ROM writing - "ROM write may take some minutes to perform".

Samsung HDD

  • The "Send "LE"" ("LE" package) has been added in the "Utility Actions";
  • In defect's editor fixed error when it was impossible to enter a cylinder number greater than 0xFFFF when adding a defect;
  • In "Reading modules" test fixed error when the module was first read, and then the "Skip Existing Modules" checkbox was checked;
  • In "Disabling zone and heads" test fixed error when it was impossible to interrupt the running process;
  • Added header check when editing the SNTBL module;
  • Added possibility to reserve modules not only by composing reading but with chosen heads;
  • For Samsung "USB Utility" (USB host Portable3 version) added the test "Logical Scan";
  • Added the "Reconnect COM port" menu;
  • Added possibility to clear module directly in ROM dump to the "Clearing FIPS module";
  • Added autopower switching after reading ROM from the drive to the "Initializing HDD with editing the head map in RAM" test. In some cases the drive may freeze after reading ROM;
  • Added S.M.A.R.T. enabling in module B2 PROFILE to the "S.M.A.R.T. Clearing" (by utility method). For M8E drives that pass the burn-test;
  • Added possibility to choose values from the list of standard capacities to the "Passport data editor" test and the menu "Set max LBA" from the "Disabling zones and Heads" test;
  • Added menu for selecting zones according to the CHS list and the A-LIST table to the "Disabling zones and heads";
  • In order to unify it with other utilities, the “Formatting” test has been moved to a separate quick access menu;
  • For F1_3D, F2_EG, N2B, N3 families loaders are replaced. New loaders have the ability to write a ROM dump to the drive completely, including a head map;
  • Added the "Change the head map in ROM" test for drives F1_3D, F2_EG, F3, M7S2, N2B, F3_4D, M7E, F4_3D, F4, M8E, MT2, N3, MP4, M9T;
  • Samsung USB utility adapted to work with USB-Host port PC-3000 Portable 3.

Toshiba

  • Added a logical scan for the PC-3000 Portable-III complex and for the USB Utility (for the USB Host port).

The PC-3000 Core

  • A completely redesigned simplified interface. Added support for NVMe and USB drives. Added report on the results of diagnostics and statistics on a copy creation.
  • Imaging speed increased by increasing priority of threads engaged in "secondary" parsing processes (background analysis, writing and reading maps) and energy saving settings changes (% of process using etc). Due to these improvements imaging speed was increased to minimum reading speed of two devices (source and patient). For example, the PC-3000 SAS II device is able to perform imaging with about 220 MB/sec;
  • Alternative maps
    • real-time coloring possibility for alternative map (during the reading process for example) was added;
    • real-time coloring possibility for alternative map on drives with changed sector size and "connected" map during the reading initial drives was added;
    • "Snapshots based on legend" alternative maps for File systems option was added.
  • During the saving process from the searching window now only saves files that meet the search criteria;

RAW recovery

  • Fixed the Fake APFS structures searching result issue;
  • Some types of files control has been improved to avoid possible fake searching result;
  • *.heic files are parsing now (before determined like *.mp4);
  • AppleCoreStorage structures parsing methods improved;
  • DHF and WFS structures searching has been added, also virtual partitions adding methods has been improved.
  • Virtual Drive - Map Decrypted:
    • Added support of 256 bit keys;
    • Added support of AES-CBC-WithoutDiffusor algorithms.
  • FileVault
    • Metadata parsing has been improved. Loading speed has been improved.
    • EncryptedRoot.plist.wipekey files is no longer required for a lot of tasks;
    • Unicode passwords are supported now.
  • BitLocker
    • Added support of Partitions with few recovery keys;
    • Added support of Unicode passwords.
  • VeraCrypt
    • Added support of VeraCrypt (though without Camellia and Kuznechik algorithms for now).
  • F2FS File system
    • Primary support of FS added.
  • NTFS file system
    • Added parser for NTFS LogFile. LogFile contains NTFS metadata changes (MFT, Index). Option is in the context menu of file system node (menu "Parse LFS", LFS stands for Log File Service). As a result, the virtual disk with so-called layers is created. It's possible to select a layer on the disk. Layer presents a snapshot of metadata at a certain time period. Number of layers correlates with the "age" of the layer. Based on practice, LogFile can contain metadata for a time period from several hours to several months.
    • Implemented basic support for the new type of EFS metadata.
    • Improved start offset detection for partitions with huge amount of non-resident catalogs;
    • Added support for MFT uploading for tasks with several disks.
    • Implemented saving procedure for deduplicated files with resident attribute C0.
  • UFS file system
    • Improves partition analysis with file extensions with more than 8 unicode symbols.
  • ExFAT file system
    • Improved partition analysis. Added parser for objects addressed by FAT table without descriptors in catalogs (LostFatObjects node).
  • FAT file system
    • Improved analysis for cases with more than 10000 catalogs;
    • Added support for the FAT table with more than 200000 sectors.
  • HFS+ file system
    • Improved performance of partition analysis.

Silicon Motion

  • eNew loaders have been added for SM2246EN and SM2246XT controllers;
  • During translator building an output of the total number of defective pages has been added into the log;
  • Tests for translator saving and uploading have been added;
  • Verification of wrong memory ID has been added into log during drive initialization and in "Memory chips test"
  • SM2246EN (SATA) controller:
    • New family Transcend 370s has been added;
  • SM2258XT (SATA) controller:
    • New family Silicon Power S55 has been added;
  • SM2260G (NVMe) controller:
    • New family ADATA XPG SX7000 has been added;
  • SM2263XT (NVMe) controller:
    • The following families have been added: AMD Radeon R5, Transcend MTE110S, Lexar NM600, Neo Forza Zion NFP03, HP EX900.

Phison

  • For PS3108, PS3111 and AS2258 controllers new loaders have been added;
  • Algorithm for correct Loader version autodetection in case if SSD stays in SAFE MODE has been improved;
  • Verification of wrong memory ID has been added into log during drive initialization and in "Memory chips test".
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