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PC-3000 Flash. The Importance of having a powerful PC (UPDATED FEB 2024)

Hello Friends! As you may already know Flash recovery requires many more hardware resources than data recovery with PC-3000 Express, PC-3000 UDMA or PC-3000 Portable III Systems. When you have to deal with HDDs, all complex operations are produced by the … Continue reading

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PC-3000 SSD Systems. The List of Supported SSDs (regularly updated, ver. 3.4.12)

Hello friends! The ACE Lab developers constantly research drives, which results in a rapid expansion of the Support List for most of the modern SSDs. So with the PC-3000 Systems that support Solid State Drives, you will always be on … Continue reading

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A brick named Rosewood

Disclaimer: the article is specially written in an easy form to simplify the perception of the information presented; despite this, the material should be taken as seriously as possible. Currently, we receive a lot of modern SMR drives for data … Continue reading

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PC-3000 SSD. How to choose the correct loader for SM2258XT/SM2259XT/XT2

Hello everyone! ACE Lab Technical Support department gets a lot of requests from your side about modern Solid State Drives based on such popular SMI controllers as SM2258XT, SM2259XT, SM2259XT2. All these controllers are fully supported in PC-3000 UDMA, Express … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. Western Digital 4F ROM Module recovery mode

Hello Friends! All of you already know that the PC-3000 can recover ROM from old Western Digital Marvell drives with External (in separate chip) and Internal (in MCU) ROM.  However, it was a problem to recover ROM from newer families, … Continue reading

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PC-3000. Best PC configuration for ACE Lab products in 2024

Recently, users have been asking about the most comfortable hardware configuration for using PC-3000 Flash, PC-3000 Express or PC-3000 UDMA-E. A lot of engineers are still working on computers with Core i5 2400 and 4GB of RAM, but this configuration is outdated … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. How to fix the Second Level Translator (T2) in the PC-3000 7.2 Software Version

Hello Friends! As you know, the Second Level Translator (T2) is a very critical FW part which affects HDD normal work and data access. Previously, if the T2 was damaged, we  had to use RAW recovery in PBA mode in order … Continue reading

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PC-3000 SSD Extended. Ramaxel and Lenovo Utility

Hello friends! If you’re familiar with SSD data recovery, you should have already faced different types of controllers and know that Marvell-based drives are one of the most complex to work with. The main thing is that every single manufacturer … Continue reading

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How to use PC-3000 Portable III incorrectly and lose your warranty

The ports of PC-3000 Portable III (Port 0, 1, 2) function using high-speed PCIe-1, 2 and SATA-1, 2, 3 protocols thus providing for the data transfer rates up to 5 and 6 Gbit/s respectively, i.e. effectively the data transfer rate … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Flash. Determination of Some Chip Parameters by ID

There are situations when you are reading a chip and see a detected Chip ID but it cannot be applied in the Task. As a result, it doesn’t allow to read the dump from the memory chip. Such behaviour may … Continue reading

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