Posted by Administrator ACE on 06 July 2016 07:04 PM
Dear PC-3000 Owners!
We launched our blog.acelaboratory.com 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:forum.acelaboratory.com 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.
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.
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
everyone who wants to recover data professionally
ACE Lab provides training for all types of storage devices:
Which level of training is offered:
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
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.
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.
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
DETAILED LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS
For PC-3000 Express, UDMA-E, Portable
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
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.
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
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
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:
The "Refresh TCG Tables" test for Micron C400 SSDs has been added
At the ACE Lab Technology Conference in Prague, one of our reports is dedicated to PC-3000 Flash and covers such topics as main reasons of bit errors and the ways to affect a monolith and improve the reading quality. The demonstration is made based on the newest version of PC-3000 Flash software.
For authorized technical support users, the latest software update for their PC-3000 Flash is available right now.
The main enhancements in PC-3000 Flash software ver. 7.0.4:
Innostor controller block number image builder method has been improved
Sandisk controller block number image builder method has been improved (new controllers are supported now)
New tools for working with dumps are now available:
Page transformation for different ECC at the IS and SM controllers
Block rotation tool for SD and microSD cards based on the PHISON controllers
Search tool for the actual marker position for some types of tasks
New opportunity to change the map of XOR results by cut pages option (common problem at the SM and AU controllers) with Twoplane XOR mode
Image builder for SM-based SD and CF cards has been improved
It has become possible to save the user data with ECC errors into the !Problem folder
Dynamic XOR for the CBM controllers is now available
It has become possible to multi-retry a command in the direct command mode
A new preparation method with new special preparation tools is available
It has become possible to optionally change the order and location of the Hex, Map and Status tabs. When you choose a new configuration, it can be saved and applied automatically when you run the software next time
Please contact us to find out how to get the latest PC-3000 Flash software release.