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Western Digital SMR. Formatted Drive Solution.

Modern SMR drives are very sensitive due to a new shingled recording technology. The writing density becomes higher, and also, the internal processes in the drive firmware almost never stop. Even when the drive is idle, bands are rewritten to optimize … Continue reading

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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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