PC-3000 SSD

The PC-3000 SSD Software System operates in tandem with one of the three up-to-date hardware platforms – PC-3000 Portable III, PC-3000 Express, or PC-3000 UDMA – and it is intended for SSD repair and diagnosis and for data recovery from SSDs with SATA, PATA, mSATA, M.2, PCIe (NVMe/AHCI), PCIe x16, Apple Macbook interfaces and the capacity from 32 GB to 2 TB produced by different manufacturers, such as OCZ, Corsair, Crucial, RunCore, A-DATA, G.Skill, Micron, Plextor, Intel, Samsung, Seagate, SanDisk, Kingston, and others.

The list of the latest supported SSD models is available on our blog.

The PC-3000 SSD Delivery Packages

PC-3000 SSD PC-3000 SSD Extended

Delivery kit:

  • the System's software, the resource database – 1 Flash drive
  • User manual – 1 book

The functions of the PC-3000 SSD software:

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

for SSD repair (to recover normal operation):

  • diagnose an SSD in factory (technological) 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) 0
  • 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 PC-3000 SSD contains a set of specialized utilities for working with solid-state drives. This set includes the Universal Utility for diagnosing any SSD based on the ATA-8 specification (both currently existing models and those that will be manufactured in future) and the Active Utilities (Special Utilities) intended for working with a particular drive model in factory mode. It enables to deeply diagnose SSDs, to perform service operations, to re-write 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 list of Active Utilities of the PC-3000 SSD System 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 the PC-3000 Portable / Express / UDMA have been added in order to use technological interfaces to diagnose and repair drives.

Breakthrough: the PCIe SSD Support

The PC-3000 SSD Extended software add-on is the world’s first and only solution to deal with damaged SSDs based on the PCIe interfaces along with the SATA ones! Together with the special adapters and the PC-3000 Portable III Systems, it helps you to diagnose the condition of the drives and extract evidence from healthy and damaged PCIe SSDs:

Adapter Supported devices
M.2 PCIe NVMe/AHCI SSD & M.2 SATA SSD adapter (included in the delivery kit) M.2 PCIe NVMe and M.2 (NGFF)
PCIe NVMe/AHCI Adapter for Apple Macbook SSD (can be purchased separately) The Apple MacBook SSD M.2 NGFF PCI-e NVMe Macbook SSD 2013-2019 (12+16 pin)
PCIe x16 SSD adapter
(can be purchased separately)
Native PCIe x16 - based drives
(servers, gaming PCs, etc.)

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The PC-3000 SSD software can be available immediately at the day of the payment. Since the payment is done you will find the following in the Customer Update Box:

  • the System's software
  • the resource database
  • User manual

The PC-3000 SSD is started from the main window of the PC-3000 Portable, Express, or UDMA System by means of clicking a button on the desktop panel.

  PC-3000 SSD PC-3000 SSD Extended
Compatibility with the PC-3000 hardware-software systems
PC-3000 Express, PC-3000 UDMA
PC-3000 Portable III
Compatibility with the PC-3000 software Data Extractor Express (RAID Edition),
Data Extractor UDMA (RAID Edition)
Data Extractor Portable III
(RAID Edition)
Delivery kit
  • the System software, the resource database – 1 Flash drive
  • User manual – 1 book
  • the System software, the resource database – 1 Flash drive
  • User manual – 1 book
System's functionality repair functions,
data recovery functions,
service and diagnostic functions
repair functions,
data recovery functions,
service and diagnostic functions
Operating modes PIO, UDMA, Terminal, Technological PIO, UDMA, Terminal, Technological
Working techniques
  • standard technological modes for SSD
  • the System's proprietary advanced technological modes
  • the ability to work with dumps in the manual mode
  • standard technological modes for SSD
  • the System's proprietary advanced technological modes
  • the ability to work with dumps in the manual mode
Supported interfaces:
  • SATA
  • M.2 SATA*
  • mSATA*
  • AHCI*
 
  • NVMe*
 
  • M.2 PCIe*
 
  • PCIe x16*
 
  • Apple Macbook*
 
Supported SSDs

*The appropriate adapter from ACE Lab or third-party vendors is required.

To deal with the SSD cases, there are several adapters that you can get from ACE Lab:

Adapters \ Compatibility with the PC-3000 Systems PC-3000 Portable III PC-3000 Express PC-3000 UDMA
M.2 PCIe NVMe/AHCI SSD & M.2 SATA SSD adapter    
PCIe NVMe/AHCI Adapter for Apple Macbook SSD    
PCIe x16 SSD adapter    
SATA-mSATA (SSD) adapter
PC PATA-SATA (SSD)
adapter set
 
SATA-M.2 (SSD) adapter  

M.2 PCIe NVMe/AHCI SSD & M.2 SATA SSD adapter

The special universal M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD / M.2 SATA SSD adapter included in the PC-3000 Portable III delivery kit, makes the PC-3000 Portable III the world’s first and only solution to deal with damaged NVMe SSDs! The adapter is designed to connect the SSD drives based on the M.2 Key B or Key (B + M) interfaces to the PC-3000 ports. The transmission interface: SATA, PCIe NVMe / AHCI. The adapter is equipped with a 3.3 V power supply indicator and a drive activity indicator. Supported single and double-sided modules of classes D1 to D5 with sizes: Type 2230, Type 2242, Type 2260, Type 2280.

PCIe NVMe/AHCI Adapter for Apple Macbook SSD

The PCIe NVMe/AHCI Adapter for Apple Macbook SSD is developed to deal with logically damaged Apple Macbook SSDs (from 2013 onwards). The adapter works in pair with the PC-3000 Portable III Systems. Supported PCIe NVMe/AHCI SSDs.

PCIe x16 SSD adapter

The adapter is intended for connecting SSD drives based on the PCIe x1 - x16 interface to the ports of the PC-3000 Portable III. Supported PCIe NVMe/AHCI SSDs.

SATA-mSATA adapter for SSDs based on the mSATA interface

SATA-mSATA adapter is designed to connect SSDs based on the mSATA interface to the ports of the PC-3000 systems. This type of SSD uses the SATA transfer interface implemented in a small-size version of the mSATA form factor. The adapter is equipped with a 3.3V power LED and drive activity LED indicators. Half-Size and Full-Size PCBs are supported.

PC PATA-SATA adapter for SSDs based on PHISON PS3109 and PS3111 controllers

When you work with SSDs based on Phison PS3109 and PS3111 controllers in Techno Mode, the technological commands can not be transmitted via the Marvell 88SA8052 bridge controllers installed in PC-3000 Express and PC-3000 UDMA-E. That is why you should use the external PC PATA-SATA adapter based on Jmicron 20330 chip.

The PC PATA-SATA adapter should be installed in the IDE connector (PATA0 or PATA 1) of the PC-3000 Express board (or PATA 0 of the PC-3000 UDMA-E board). PC-PATA-SATA adapter is powered by a splitter cable (included in the adapter delivery kit), which is also powered by Power PATA cable (white 4-pin Molex) from the PC-3000 Express or PC-3000 UDMA-E.

How to connect the PC PATA-SATA adapter:

Once you connect the PC PATA-SATA adapter, one of the PATA ports of the PC-3000 Express or PC-3000 UMDA-E turns into a SATA port that allows you to work with SSDs based on PHISON PS3109 and PS3111 in the Techno mode.

When you launch the PC-3000 software, please select the PATA port (to which the PC PATA-SATA adapter is connected and which works as a SATA port). That’s it! Now you can recover data from SSDs based on Phison PS3109 and PS3111 controllers.

SATA-M.2 adapter for SSDs based on the M.2 key B or Key (B+M) interface

SATA-M.2 adapter is designed to connect SSDs based on the M.2 key B or Key (B+M) interface to the ports of the PC-3000 systems. This type of SSD uses the SATA transfer interface implemented in a small-size version of the M.2 form factor. The adapter is equipped with a 3.3V power LED and drive activity LED indicators. The following sizes of the single and double-sided PCBs (D1 to D5) are supported: Type 2230, Type 2242, Type 2260, Type 2280
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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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.

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July 29, 2019 The new versions of PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.6.35, PC-3000 SAS Ver. 6.6.35, Data Extractor Ver. 5.9.22, Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.9.22, PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.7.11 are available!

We constantly expand and add new features to PC-3000 to meet your data recovery needs. Today we are glad to announce that the following English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese software updates are released:

  • PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.6.35
  • PC-3000 SAS Ver. 6.6.35
  • Data Extractor Ver. 5.9.22
  • Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.9.22
  • PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.7.11

For a detailed list of improvements please follow the link below.

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April 26, 2019 The new versions of PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.6.29, Data Extractor Ver. 5.9.15, Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.9.15, PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.7.8, PC-3000 SAS Ver. 6.6.29 are available now!

Today, at the ACE Lab Technology Conference on Data Recovery & Digital Forensics 2019 in Prague, the Czech Republic, we have shown a lot of new features of PC-3000. Now you can get them from your update boxes! The following English, Japanese and Korean software updates are released:

  • PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.6.29
  • PC-3000 SAS Ver. 6.6.29
  • Data Extractor Ver. 5.9.15
  • Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.9.15
  • PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.7.8.

For a detailed list of enhancements please follow the link below.

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August 08, 2018 The new versions of PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.5.14, Data Extractor Ver. 5.8.5, Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.8.5, PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.6.5 are available now!

The following English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean software updates are released:


  • PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.5.14
  • Data Extractor Ver. 5.8.5
  • Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.8.5
  • PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.6.5

ACE Lab is committed to enhancing PC-3000 upon our users experience. This major update delivers a lot of useful features, plugins and support for new drives and controllers. Furthermore, PC-3000 Express now works with the PC-3000 SAS ports in Data Extractor!

For a detailed list of enhancements please follow the link below.

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December 11, 2017 The new versions of PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.5.8 is available now!

PC-3000 SSD


Phison

  • New family of Phison PS3110 controllers is available now in support list of PC-3000 SSD.

Toshiba

  • New family of Toshiba TC58NC1000 controllers is available now in support list of PC-3000 SSD!

 



December 11, 2017 The new versions of PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.5.8 is available now!

PC-3000 SSD


Phison

  • New family of Phison PS3110 controllers is available now in support list of PC-3000 SSD.

Toshiba

  • New family of Toshiba TC58NC1000 controllers is available now in support list of PC-3000 SSD!

 



May 25, 2017 The newest versions of PC-3000 SSD Ver.2.4.3 is available now!

PC-3000 SSD

  • The alternative utility selection by controller type has been added into PC-3000 Kernel;
  • AMD/Barefoot 3" utility has been added.

SanDisk Marvell

  • Added possibility to set drive capacity manually in case if autodetect works incorrectly;
  • New SSD family has been added into the support list;
  • Added possibility to work through COM Port connection (for SSD drives which do not work normally through ATA);
  • The possibility of parameter autodetection for family-dependent SSD has been added (Common SanDisk family).

Micron/Crucial Marvell SSD

  • Bootloader mode option has been added.

 



April 22, 2016 New software version PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.0.3 is available now
Samsung SSD
  • The 850 Series (850 PRO) family is now supported
  • The CM871 family is now supported
  • For the 840 EVO family, the miniSata and M.2 interfaces are now supported
  • The DXT43L0Q_LD Loader has been added for the 840 Series SSDs
  • The support of the MLC SSDs based on TSOP-56 microchips has been added

Marvell Van Gogh SSD
  • New families are now supported:
    - Crucial M550
    - Crucial MX100
    - Crucial MX200
  • The "Refresh TCG Tables" test for Micron C400 SSDs has been added
  • The following new tests are available now:
    - Resources Backup
    - Read/Write ROM
    - Read/Write microcode
    - Read/Write SA modules




November 24, 2015 New software version PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.0.2 is available now
Samsung SSD
  • The 840 EVO family is now supported
  • The following enhancements have been made for the 470 and 830 families:
    - Improved translator building algorithms;
    - New loaders added;
    - Apple SSD of the the 470 and 830 families are now supported.
  • The following enhancements have been made for the 840/840 PRO/840 EVO families:
    - Improved loader algorithms;
    - Improved algorithm of checking and reading memory chips in the loader;
    - Improved algorithm of memory chips reading in the utility;
    - Support of the 512 Gb drives (840/840 PRO);
    - Capability of hardware decryption for reading by logical sequence;
    - Improved algorithm of translator building for the 840/840 PRO family drives.
  • General changes of the utility:
    - Loader type can now be selected manually;
    - Memory chip information has been added into the "Utility Status" menu;
    - The window of family selection has been changed. Now the family can be selected by microprogram version and controller type.

OCZ Barefoot 3
  • New families are now supported:
    - OCZ Vector 150;
    - OCZ Vector 180;
    - OCZ Vertex 460;
    - OCZ Vertex 460A;
    - OCZ Arc 100;
    - AMD Radeon R7.
  • New tests have been added:
    - Low-level formatting;
    - "Clear S.M.A.R.T.";
    - Defect table report;
    - Trasfer of G-List into P-List.
  • New functionality:
    - Autodetect procedure for the drives in the “Safe" mode;
    - Clear password option for the drives in the "Safe" mode;
    - SMART attributes decoding;
    - Improved Defect Tables search algorithm.




March 31, 2015 New PC-3000 software updates are available now
PC-3000 SSD
Main changes and new functionality in PC-3000 SSD version 2.0.1:
  • Corsair SSD Neutron Series Utility is added
  • OCZ Barefoot 3 Utility is added:
    • NAND Flash Memory chip ID testing
    • Dump saving feature for NAND Flash Memory chips
    • Now it is possible to work with NAND Memory chips from DE task
    • New form "Utility Status"
    • New tests for switching a drive from the "Safe" mode into "Normal" mode
    • Error handling during data readout from a drive
    • Correct initialization of SSD after power reset
    • New test for unlocking and cleaning password information for the drives which are operated in "Normal" mode
    • Bug fixes for drives with 512GB capacity
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