Latest Updates
New Set of Adapters for Monoliths
Posted by Filipp TS on 13 September 2016 05:46 PM

ACE Lab team has developed new adapters for recovering data from monolithic flash devices. You will be able to recover data from several monoliths at a time using the convenient Multiboard with replaceable modules and recover data from SD, microSD memory cards and MMC, eMMC chips with our new Card Adapter. 

Multiboard Soldering Adapter with Replaceable Modules

This adapter is designed for soldering NAND-chips in various form factors and connecting them to PC-3000 Flash Reader (Ver. 3 or 4). The device consists of a main Multiboard adapter and replaceable modules: Monolith, LGA52/TSOP48, BGA152/VBGA100. This approach allows to quickly switch between tasks and use hot air on microchips without the risk of damaging the adapter.

Multiboard soldering adapter - contents

 Main Multiboard adapter with a socket for replaceable modules.


Monolith soldering replaceable module

LGA52 and TSOP48 soldering replaceable module

BGA152 and VBGA100 soldering replaceable module


Card Adapter (SD, microSD, MMC, eMMC)

Specialized Card Adapter for PC-3000 Flash has been developed for reading out data from SD, microSD memory cards and MMC, eMMC chips in technomode. Technomode allows to access data on the card without disassembling it. This makes working with memory cards much more convenient and greatly facilitates forensic investigations. The adapter is connected to PC-3000 Flash Reader Ver. 3 or 4 (Flash Reader Ver. 3 requires power supply adapter). The new adapter has two slots for SD and microSD cards as well as soldering area for MMC/eMMC chips, frequently used in mobile devices and smartphones. The adapter is equipped by two independent power supply circuits for more efficient work with damaged memory cards.

These new adapters will be available in the Advanced Monolith Set of adapters for PC-3000 Flash.

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Changes in authorization!
Posted by Administrator ACE on 06 July 2016 07:04 PM

Dear PC-3000 Owners!

We launched our over a year ago, and now we have a huge number of articles with helpful data recovery tips and detailed description of different issues that a data recovery engineer may face.
Many of you agree that the ACE Lab Blog contains exceptionally valuable information for the PC-3000 users.
Supporting the PC-3000 Owners in mastering the best data recovery techniques, we make our Blog open only for the official PC-3000 Owners.

Starting from the 6th of July, 2016, only the official PC-3000 Owners can get access to all the information in our Blog. The Blog becomes partially closed for non-registered users.


Some of the articles will still remain open for everyone. (Marked with green color in the List of Articles)


For getting access to all the articles in the Blog, you need to have an account in our official Forum:
The login and password will be the same for the Forum and for the Blog.

We are happy that you have found our Blog useful and worth visiting. We will continue to publish interesting materials and latest PC-3000 news every week!

P.S. If for some reason you still have no account at our Forum – please fill in the registration form. To activate your new account, we will verify your PC-3000 serial number and your company email. So please don't forget to provide the correct information during registration. Otherwise, your new account will not be activated.

P.P.S. In case of any troubles with authorization - please, contact ACE Lab TS.

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ACE Lab Training Classes enjoy Worldwide Success
Posted by Dmitriy TS on 25 May 2016 08:24 PM

We can proudly say that the ACE Lab training classes are attracting more and more engineers and our geography is getting broader. The PC-3000 owners from over 50 countries have already visited the ACE Lab training.

The training sessions are held in Europe practically every month and now they are conducted in the USA on the regular basis as well.

On May 2-5, 2016, one more NAND/Monolith Recovery training took place in the USA.The May training session repeated the previous success and again attracted a lot of data recovery professionals from the USA and Canada, including the representatives of government agencies.

The training has fully met and even exceeded the attendees' expectations.
Everyone was impressed with the opportunity to bring their own Flash cases to the training and to do real-life recovery under the guidance of the tutor. The practical tasks have been very helpful for getting advanced skills in monolith recovery and soldering.

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All our training sessions are conducted by the highly qualified and ACE Lab certified tutors who have years of teaching experience.

The ACE Lab training is visited by:

  • data recovery companies
  • government agencies
  • forensic experts
  • everyone who wants to recover data professionally

ACE Lab provides training for all types of storage devices:

  • HDD
  • SSD
  • Flash drives
  • Monoliths

Which level of training is offered:

  • Basic/Intermediate level
  • Advanced level

Why is the ACE Lab training unique and the most profound?

  • In-depth theory creates a solid foundation for your further work
  • A vast range of practical tasks
  • The training is based on real-life cases
  • A great chance to become familiar with the most advanced technologies
  • You will be among the first to master the newest PC-3000 features
  • Great advantages of being certified by ACE Lab


To apply for the training in the USA or Europe, click here or contact the ACE Lab Training Coordinator.
As the demand is very high, please book your attendance in advance.

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34 countries
130+ attendees 
5 major directions in data recovery

The international data recovery conference, organized by ACE Lab Europe in Prague on the 22 April 2016, gathered the biggest number of data recovery engineers, forensic experts and IT professionals from the government agencies from Europe, the North and South America and Asia.

ACE Lab introduced a Breakthrough in recovering data from Self-Encrypting Seagate HDD - the technology which is invented by ACE Lab and is available only in the PC-3000. Many data recovery companies used to had piles of such HDD waiting when ACE Lab will provide this opportunity.

We presented the latest advances for recovering data from SSDs and other NAND-based devices.
Another direction which attracted great interest was a new method of detecting RAID configuration in the most difficult cases.

ACE Lab showed how to recover data from Windows Storage Space, the latest Microsoft technology in Windows Storage Area, and introduced the new useful methods of working with Virtual drives.

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ACE Lab conferences have started to provide the unique opportunity to network with many of your colleagues in the data recovery field and get a lot of new ideas and important contacts for your business.

Our attendees showed a great interest in ACE Lab future developments which we are happy to share with you at such wide-scale gatherings of the most active data recovery professionals.

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The "BREAKTHROUGH in Recovering Data from Self-Encrypting Drives and Other Advances in PC-3000" conferenceis going on in Prague at this very moment. Our engineers and developers are presenting the latest innovations that are eagerly anticipated by our customers.

All these innovations are already available in the today's software release!

The release includes the revolutionary features for recovering data from Seagate F3 Self-Encrypting Drives, RAID arrays, virtual machines, Windows Storage Spaces, etc. 

All authorized technical support users can get the latest software update for their PC-3000 right now.

The following English, Japanese and Chinese PC-3000 software updates are released today:

PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.1.12
Data Extractor Ver. 5.4.1
Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.4.1
PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.0.3


For PC-3000 Express, UDMA-E, Portable

WD Marvel

  • The TRESXLB, TRESXLB2, GIANT2, HUBLT2 families are now supported
  • The “Zones and Heads Inactivation through the P-List" mode has been added
  • The "LDR File Loading" mode has been improved (now tabs are used instead of dialog windows)
  • Cache Overlay (Module 10) uploading has been added to the "LDR File Loading" mode
  • Dir Editor mode has been improved: a menu for selecting free zones of the Service Area has been added
  • The "Move/Resize Module" mode has been added
  • The Module 03 recovery mode has been improved
  • The Media Cache clearing mode is now available

Seagate F3

  • It has become possible to automatically unlock the technological mode by the active utility in the DE
  • It has become possible to unlock the technological mode at the Grenada-Tech-Locked HDDs
  • The utility now features the DiagMode unlocking mode for the locking scheme used in the Lombard and Megalodon HDD families.
    This kind of lock makes most of the terminal commands inaccessible with the skipping of their execution. It also makes the ATA technological commands of the Diag Mode level inaccessible with the error "... 0: 0: 0 (0/1) err = 0x00000001"
    The new unlock commands can be launched from the starting dialog box of the utility or from the technological commands menu. Now it is possible to unlock both by ATA and by terminal.
  • It has become possible to automatically set the HDD ID values both from the starting dialog box and via separate tests through the menu. You can edit the default values in the utility settings
  • Now it is easier to work with modules. The skipped modules now include the ones with ID = 50-53 and some other modules which cause the BSY state of the drive
  • The ROM recording mode has been improved


  • A new utility for Toshiba USB drives is now available
  • The MQ01UBD, HDWJ1, HDWE1 families are now supported
  • The physical scan bug has been fixed
  • The Zones and Heads Inactivation mode has become more convenient
  • During reading via the active utility, Hard Reset now performs the Techno key initialization.

PC-3000 Kernel

  • The algorithm limiting the number of profiles per utility has been improved. From now on, the deleted profile data can be saved to the profile folder. When you connect the same drive again, the data will be loaded automatically
  • The user interface has become more convenient. The Log and HexEdit windows can be moved and positioned in a convenient location
  • The Defects Editor has been improved. Now you can save the sorting method, you can easily select several defects by mouse click, etc.

Win7 Disk utility

  • The verification command is now supported by the driver
  • It has become possible to monitor the reading/writing speed

Data Extractor

  • Working with the Hex, Map and Status tabs has become more convenient. You can optionally change their order and location
  • It has become possible to create a task with copy and place it to the automatically built and mounted virtual disk (VHD or VHDX). This option is available for Windows 7 32x (VHD), Windows 8 and later versions (VHD or VHDX). In general, the mechanisms of task creation and opening for virtual drives have been improved
  • Now it is possible to add the file name for virtual disks
  • Now you can create a task with copy into one file on a local disk with NTFS partition (the problem of working with large files has been solved)
  • There is a new possibility to make local disks off-line (for the tasks with a local disk as a destination drive), so that they are not controlled by the operating system
  • The context menu has been changed to solve the ShortCut initialization problem
  • The "Add Virtual Disk" option has been added to the context menu. It is available for open folders if the folder contains the relevant content (vhd, vhdx, vdmk, dmg, e0x, aff ...)
  • Apple Virtual Disks (DMG) are now supported. It has become possible to create virtual disks based on the map of marked files and folders of the parent file system
  • When the data is saved into a file, you can now use the integrity control of file creation. Errors are reported into a log
  • Working with GUID Partition Table has become more convenient
  • In the Object Map mode, the improved functionality enables you to go directly to the proper map or to exit this mode
  • In the RAW Recovery mode, it has become possible to clear all the results
  • New functionality for making a “snapshot" of the system based on any map (head maps, etc.)
  • In the Catalog Map creation mode, it is now possible to calculate statistics (number of folders, files, etc.) and report it into a log
  • New possibility to export the map of marked files and folders into the .csv format
  • New possibility to enable/disable and invert flags in the head map tab
  • The speed of data export into the E01, S01, AFF, RAW formats has been significantly increased
  • Autosaving of task statistics into the Stat_0.txt file. This file can opened when the task is running
  • The first sector of files without allocation data has been made unavailable
  • New method "Search and Analysis of file system structures" on the Explorer mode
  • Ext file system: the structure of the partition map has been changed
  • ExFAT file system: new methods have been implemented ("Partition Analysis" and "Search ExFAT Structures")
  • Ext(2,3,4) file system: the "Partition Analysis" method has been improved

Data Extractor RAID Edition

  • Windows Storage Spaces are supported now:
    • various types of disk space are supported
    • new possibility to recover data based on redundancy
    • new functionality for editing the members set (for the cases where one of the members has damaged metadata)
  • It has become possible to select RS (Reed-Solomon) polynomial in the RAID creation mode
  • New functionality for creating virtual machine disks and detecting RAID parameters based on the data of these disks in the interactive mode

For PC-3000 SSD

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

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