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Sep
4
Extra Training Sessions in the US to Meet the Big Demand of Our Customers
Posted by Administrator ACE on 04 September 2018 06:56 PM

ACE Lab’s training classes in Norwalk, the USA broke all the records — in a matter of days after the announcement they were completely filled. But don’t worry if you didn’t have enough time to register.

Due to the high demand, we scheduled the extra training sessions in October and November:

Training Date Duration  
PC-3000 Flash/SSD/Monolith Data Recovery Expert Training October 22 - 26, 2018 5 days JOIN
PC-3000 Flash/SSD/Monolith Data Recovery Expert Training October 29 - November 2, 2018 5 days CLASS IS FULL
PC-3000 HDD Data Recovery Expert Training November 5-8, 2018 4 days CLASS IS FULL
PC-3000 HDD Data Recovery Expert Training November 12-15, 2018 4 days JOIN

Enrich your experience and competency with PC-3000 Data Recovery Training Courses:

  • The widest range of REAL LIFE tasks to study, that no other data recovery vendor will provide
  • Top-level tutors from ACE Lab
  • The most advanced technologies to learn on: PC-3000 Express SSD System and PC-3000 Flash with Spider Board Adapter are provided to each student for the duration of the training courses
  • Opportunity to bring your own mind-breaking Flash cases to the classes: at the end of the training you will be able to solve them under the supervision of a tutor
  • Official PC-3000 Certificates upon completion of the courses.

If you are interested in arranging training at your facility, please contact our Training Coordinator Kate.


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Aug
24
Registration for the Autumn PC-3000 Training is Actively Underway!
Posted by Administrator ACE on 24 August 2018 07:48 PM

Do you want to become a true Data Recovery PRO?

Complete your autumn schedule with the PC-3000 Data Recovery Training Courses in the Czech Republic and the USA!

These courses have a significant Return on Investment, you will walk out the door with a lot of new knowledge and skills ready to face more HDD/Flash/Monolith/SSD/RAID data recovery challenges than ever.

At the training you will:

 

  • understand the core of data recovery process
  • get the valuable troubleshooting skills
  • become able to handle a great variety of tasks you couldn’t handle before
  • solve the widest range of practical tasks that you won’t find anywhere else
  • ...and much more!

Join the next wave of data recovery engineers and digital forensic experts:

 

Training Date Duration  
PC-3000 HDD Data Recovery Expert Training October 1-4, 2018 4 days  JOIN
PC-3000 HDD Data Recovery Advanced Training October 5-6, 2018 2 days  JOIN
PC-3000 SSD Data Recovery Expert Training October 8, 2018 1 day  JOIN
PC-3000 Flash Data Recovery Expert Training October 9-12, 2018 4 days  JOIN
PC-3000 Monolith Data Recovery Expert Training October 13, 2018 1 day  JOIN
PC-3000 Flash Data Recovery Advanced Training October 15-16, 2018 2 days  JOIN
PC-3000 RAID Data Recovery Advanced Training October 17-20, 2018 4 days  JOIN

Training Date Duration  
PC-3000 Flash/SSD/Monolith Data Recovery Expert Training October 29 - November 2, 2018 5 days JOIN
PC-3000 HDD Data Recovery Expert Training November 5-8, 2018 4 days JOIN

 

Interested in conducting training classes at your facility? Contact our Training Coordinator Kate to get the details.


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Aug
21
ACE Lab to Take Part in the Forensic Technology Day, Germany
Posted by Administrator ACE on 21 August 2018 04:25 PM

Meet us at the Forensic Technology day on September 25-26, 2018!

Experts, investigators, companies and government agencies from many countries will meet again in Karlsruhe, Germany to discuss the newest trends, developments and challenges of the IT-forensic industry. It’s the second time ACE Lab has been invited to become a partner of this 2-day closed event.

We are thrilled to welcome digital forensics experts to attend our presentation and workshop:

 

The entrance is free for all registered specialists 
from the field of IT forensics, Big-Data analytics and LEAs.

Register

Want to learn more on how to extract digital evidence which seemed to be unrecoverable?

So, drop by our booth and explore our solutions to recover intentionally deleted, password-protected, physically or logically damaged digital evidence.

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Aug
10
PC-3000 is now in Korean!
Posted by Administrator ACE on 10 August 2018 05:31 PM

As part of our ongoing effort to improve customer care, we are very pleased to announce the launch of the Korean version of PC-3000.

From now on, our official users from Korea can get it free of charge!

 
 

The Korean localization is available for the latest software updates: 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, PC-3000 SAS Ver. 6.5.14 and PC-3000 Flash Ver. 7.2.5.

At present, all the PC-3000 products are localized to the Korean, Japanese and Chinese market. The translated versions of the PC-3000 software offer all the features of the English versions of PC-3000.

To get the Korean, Japanese or Chinese version of PC-3000 products or the technical support service in your local language, please, ask the distributors in Korea, Japan, and China for assistance.

Want PC-3000 to be translated to your language? Take our survey now!

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Aug
8

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

SHORT LIST OF THE MAIN ENHANCEMENTS:

PC-3000 HDD (Express, UDMA, Portable)

WD Marvell

  • Support for the new Marvell 88i10XX and LSI TT67XX controllers has been added to the Boot-ROM mode;
  • The data transfer speed has been increased in the Boot-ROM mode.

Seagate F3

  • The Hex Editor plugins have been added to work with some versions of MCMT:
    • Parser: parsing of extents chain, search for the blocks which are not saved in the User Area, analysis of the descriptors for data stored in Media Cache, search for possible extents chains, map generation for the extents chains in Data Extractor;
    • Editor: editing the number of extents, the pointer of the first extent in a chain and table end block (TimeStamp/Data Version).

PC-3000 Kernel

  • PC-3000 Express now works with the PC-3000 SAS ports in Data Extractor.

Data Extractor

  • The new mode of parallel view of several resources has been added (available for RAID members, in a map mode for selected chains and in PC-3000 Flash).

RAW recovery

  • The visual mode has been changed (list transfer uses low RAM value for a large number of files, changes of a working window design);
  • More than 300 new GREP expressions of various file types have been added to the reference;
  • The new algorithm to recover MOV files from the photo and video recorders has been added.

File systems

  • The initial support for the DVR DHFS4.1 file system has been added.

RAID Edition

  • The support for the Apple Fusion Drive has been added;
  • The method for determining the type of service blocks (XOR, RS, HS) and their parameters (for RS) has been added to the matrix on the form of creating a new RAID.

PC-3000 SSD

Silicon Motion

SM2246XT controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • Silicon Power Slim S55
    • Silicon Power Slim S60
    • CFast Lexar Professional 3400x

SM2258 (G, H) controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • ADATA SU800
    • Plextor S2C

SM2246EN controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • RevuAhn 850X
    • RevuAhn 880K
    • RevuAhn 900T PRO
    • Corsair Force LX

Phison

PS3111 controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • Smartbuy Revival 2
    • Patriot Spark
    • Kingston A400
    • GOODRAM CX300
    • Silicon Power Slim S55 (PS3111)
    • Lite-On MU3
    • Silicon Power Slim S60
    • GOODRAM S400U
    • Smartbuy S11

DETAILED LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS

PC-3000 HDD (Express, UDMA, Portable)

WD Marvell

  • Support for the new Marvell 88i10XX and LSI TT67XX controllers has been added to the Boot-ROM mode;
  • The data transfer speed has been increased in the Boot-ROM mode;
  • The functionality of S.M.A.R.T. clearing has been enhanced;
  • The “Edit HDD ID” mode has been improved.

Seagate F3

  • The Hex Editor plugins have been added to work with some versions of MCMT:
    • Parser: parsing of extents chain, search for the blocks which are not saved in the User Area, analysis of the descriptors for data stored in Media Cache, search for possible extents chains, map generation for the extents chains in Data Extractor;
    • Editor: editing the number of extents, the pointer of the first extent in a chain and table end block (TimeStamp/Data Version);
    • Import: load the extents list from an external MCMT file;
    • The Sys Files read and write procedures have been optimized;
    • The function to lower control of the loader uploading has been added in the Work with Flash ROM image file (changing in the drive RAM via the terminal according to the uploaded DiskFW code);
    • The function of adding a “Fake” sign has been added to the LOD editor (works in conjunction with the function to lower control of the loader uploading);
    • The button for a log of the ROM report has been added in the Work with Flash ROM image file;
    • The sorting of columns in the SA object bookmarks has been added;
    • The Sys LBA tab in the SA objects view with the functionality of subtracting an arbitrary SA region with the ability to select a readout strategy and receive data from the drive even in case of a read error (in the state the HDD could read);
    • The “read by one sector” reading has been fixed for the Indirect mode.

Hitachi-IBM-ARM

  • The PBA filed view in the P-list sheet has been fixed.

Samsung

  • Fixed the issue of “defects list edited” checkbox appearing from a simple view of the statistic;
  • The Backup process algorithm has been improved.

PC-3000 Kernel

  • PC-3000 Express now works with the PC-3000 SAS ports in Data Extractor;
  • HDD/SSD Profiles. The storage of profiles has been completely redone, now there is no limit to the volume of the list;
  • Profiles searching procedure has been changed, now you can see the list of what is found.

Data Extractor

  • The new interactive mode has been added which allows to edit/form the drive created on the basis of the map (available from the context menu);
  • The new mode of parallel view of several resources has been added (available for RAID members, in a map mode for selected chains and in PC-3000 Flash);
  • The Firebird ver. 3.x is supported now. The tasks created in previous versions use ver. 2.x and are supported in the new version without conversion. This will increase the speed of data processing during the analysis and give access to the new features;
  • The new option for storing the info about heads has been added due to the advent of the drives with more than 15 heads. Now attributes and the info about heads are stored in different files. An old option for storing the attributes is supported for previously created tasks. The number of buttons to control heads has been increased to 16;
  • PC-3000 Express now works with the PC-3000 SAS ports in Data Extractor;
  • The input file size in bytes, kilobytes, etc. has been added to the filter and file search;
  • The ability to search for files with a size of 0 bytes has been added;
  • The location of the database of tasks created in NAS has been changed (now it is not stored in the temporary Windows directory);
  • The Calculator in the Sector field of the Sector editor has been added;
  • The *.deff storage format has been optimized for memory and speed usage;
  • The saving of the descriptor with the current sort for the map has been added;
  • It is now possible to add encrypted drives to the menu of encrypted partition;
  • The priority rules of saving files and folders have been changed. Now the subdirectory is being saved until the content is saved.

RAW recovery

  • The visual mode has been changed (list transfer uses low RAM value for a large number of files, changes of a working window design);
  • More than 300 new GREP expressions of various file types have been added to the reference;
  • The new algorithm to recover MOV files from the photo and video recorders has been added;
  • The search for Apple CoreStorage structures has been added (used for Fusion Drive and File Vault);
  • New methods for Apple CoreStorage VolumeHeader structure have been implemented:
    • metadata map creation
    • physical volume map creation
    • logical volume map creation
  • New methods for Apple CoreStorage have been added:
    • metadata map creation
    • physical volume map creation
    • logical volume map creation
    • virtual disk mapping (based on the logical volume map)
  • View and edit of structures:
    • The support of the groups of parameters has been implemented - sets of named parameters transferred during the navigation, saved for shifts and used in scripts;
    • The support for the items based on the secondary data sources (including the sources located in the RAM) has been added;
    • The NTFS file navigation has been enhanced (using the groups of parameters);
    • The capability to customize an interface (the number of bytes in a row/column, font) and select the encoding (ANSI, Dos, ASCII, etc.) in the HEX Editor;
    • It is now possible to set the number of rows displayed before the current offset has been added to the HEX Editor window;
    • It is now possible to set the byte order for the data (little endian, big endian) which by default has higher priority over the byte order;
    • Now HEX edits are shown in the structure viewer;
    • The recalculation of the GPT checksums while saving changes have been added;
    • Drag'n'Drop + Ctrl copying has been added;
    • New API scripts have been added;
    • Hex-editor window now has bookmarks (accessible from the context menu and via hotkeys);
    • Hex-editor window now supports clipboard operations (copy/paste);
    • The ability to select the structure template that will be used to interpret the data has been added to the view mode;
    • It is now possible to turn off the autodetection of the structure template by data. In this case, the structure template that is active at the moment of turning off the autodetection will be used to interpret the data.

Reference books integration

  • The ability to integrate user RAW and Grep lists of expressions with the new reference book from the 6.5.9x software has been added. Right after the installation, you will have two options: to integrate them or to replace the previous version with the newest one by default.

Bitlocker

  • The output of the information based on metadata has been added (PC name, BitLocker key GUIDs);
  • Partitions without password (with a Clear Key) are now added automatically (without a password-entry form);
  • The capability to specify a map of the unencrypted Bitlocker sectors has been added for the cases with partial encryption/decryption.

File systems

  • The initial support for the DVR DHFS4.1 file system has been added.

NTFS file system

  • The support for EFS has been added. The automatic search for a security certificate (if there is one in the drive partitions) has been implemented;
  • The methods of analysis have been significantly accelerated due to optimization of the work with the database;
  • The algorithm of the found structures analysis has been changed for the case of finding a large number of boot sectors;
  • The mask for the MFT records in metadata has been increased.

HFS+ file system

  • The analysis has been accelerated, the support for the HardLinks for directories has been added.

EXT file system

  • The methods of analysis have been significantly accelerated due to optimization of the work with the database.

FAT file system

  • The algorithm for analyzing the partition and finding structures for the priority of the found file descriptors and directories was changed (dates, deletion sign). In the previous version, an incorrect accounting of these data sometimes led to an incorrect tree construction.

ExFAT file system

  • Root, FAT table, bitmap, volume have been added to the metadata map.

BtrFS file system

  • The work with the preallocated extents has been enhanced.

RAID Edition

  • The support for the Apple Fusion Drive has been added;
  • The method for determining the type of service blocks (XOR, RS, HS) and their parameters (for RS) has been added to the matrix on the form of creating a new RAID. The method works on the basis of RAW recovery results on each drive (before starting the method, we recommend to first find the "characteristic" histogram in the "RAID Participant Statistics" mode and specify the basic parameters in accordance with this histogram);
  • The sorting in the Windows Explorer by the Start and Size fields has been added.

PC-3000 SSD

Silicon Motion

SM2246XT controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • Silicon Power Slim S55
    • Silicon Power Slim S60
    • CFast Lexar Professional 3400x
  • The loader microprogram has been improved;
  • The translator building algorithm has been improved for the cases when service data is written as user pages;

SM2258 (G, H) controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • ADATA SU800
    • Plextor S2C

SM2246EN controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • RevuAhn 850X
    • RevuAhn 880K
    • RevuAhn 900T PRO
    • Corsair Force LX

All SM22xx controllers:

  • The resource backup algorithm has been improved in connection with changes to the Kernel of the PC-3000 software;
  • The new "Reading of Service Blocks" test has been added;
  • The view of the report on the Memory Chips has been changed;
  • The short system information output has been added to the Utility starting log.

Phison

PS3110 controller:

  • The translator building algorithm has been enhanced for SSD drives which are using Interleave within 4 blocks;
  • The translator building algorithm has been enhanced for SSD drives which have a number of blocks for LUN higher than 0x10000;
  • Repairing functions for PS3110-based SSD drives have been added.

PS3111 controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • Smartbuy Revival 2
    • Patriot Spark
    • Kingston A400
    • GOODRAM CX300
    • Silicon Power Slim S55 (PS3111)
    • Lite-On MU3
    • Silicon Power Slim S60
    • GOODRAM S400U
    • Smartbuy S11
  • The translator building algorithm has been enhanced for SSD drives which have the number of blocks for LUN higher than 0x10000;
  • The S.M.A.R.T. parameters editing feature has been added;

All PS31xx controllers:

  • The resource backup algorithm has been improved in connection with changes to the Kernel of the PC-3000 software;
  • The feature to view the list of bad blocks has been added to the all PS-based Utilities.

All authorized technical support users will get the latest software versions.
Please contact us to learn more on how to become an authorized technical support user and receive all of the recent PC-3000 Software Updates:

RENEW YOUR TECHNICAL 
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