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May
14
The PC-3000 Flash Software Update 7.4.11 is now available!
Posted by Administrator ACE on 14 May 2020 03:06 PM

STAY UP-TO-DATE!

Data recovery engineers and digital forensics experts consider the PC-3000 Flash as the tool №1 when it comes to extracting data/evidence from damaged NAND Flash devices. It is the only solution that completely supports many drive brands, e.g. SanDisk, new Phison, or SiliconMotion, so you can get file systems, and separate files both. Now we have expanded the list of supported storage media by adding 9 types of translators for SanDisk 8sec, 2 subtypes of translators for SM2704, and have improved algorithms for PS8210.

Also, you can now edit the solution before implementing it and reproduce the result in the transformation graph form that increases the efficiency of the solutions.

All these features and many others are now available with the following English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese software update:

  • PC-3000 Flash software Ver. 7.4.11

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:

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SHORT LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS

  • Added 9 types of translators for SanDisk 8sec;
  • Added 2 subtypes of translator for SM2704;
  • Improved the algorithm of the analysis and image building for the PS8210 controller;
  • Added support for the new PS8210 MK3412 subtype (new modification of PS8210 CPU);
  • Added a new class of operations - "Complex operations";
  • Added the ability to choose different XORs from the list in the "XOR analysis";
  • Added the ability to reproduce a solution with the result presented in the transformation graph form;
  • Added the ability to edit the solution steps right before execution.

TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE


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May
7

STAY UP-TO-DATE!

The PC-3000 SAS is the most sophisticated and the fastest tool to recover data from SAS/SCSI Hard Disk Drives. Only the best components and parts created specifically to deal with damaged storage devices were used when developing it. Besides, we have drawn on all our experience to design the solution that has unmatchable features for different SAS/SCSI HDDs families.

And we continue to enhance the PC-3000 SAS software upon our users’ requests. Today, the following English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean software updates are released:

  • PC-3000 SAS version 6.7.12
  • Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition version 5.10.7

 

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
SUPPORT CONTRACT

 

SHORT LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS

HGST SAS

  • Improved the algorithm for the family autodetection when entering the utility. Added indication of the factory name of the family;
  • Added additional fields to the drive ID data;
  • Duplicated function "Format" from the universal utility;
  • Added support for families:
    • HUS7260x0ALS214 (AriesKP);
    • HUS7260xxAL5214 (AriesKP4);
    • HUS7260x0ALS644 (AriesHC);
    • HUH7280x0AL5200 (AriesHC8).
  • Improved the functionality of the option "Download microcode". Now it is possible to load any "other" microcode (changing the vendor and model).

Seagate SAS

  • Improved the algorithm for the family autodetection when entering the utility. Added indication of the factory name of the family;
  • Added additional fields to the drive ID data;
  • Duplicated function "Format" from the universal utility;
  • Improved the functionality of the option "Download microcode". Now it is possible to load any "other" microcode (changing the vendor and model).

 

TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE


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May
5

For the first time, the ACE Lab Technology Conference on Data Recovery & Digital Forensics was held online. Although we really missed our usual in-person component of the Prague event, we were very glad that so many of you could join the live streams on April 23-24, 2020. And this proves just how much the data recovery engineers and digital forensics experts are keen on being up-to-date with the latest advances in the field provided by ACE Lab.

The ACE Lab TechCon 2020 in numbers:

2 DAYS
of knowledge sharing & networking
1000+
attendees registered
18
live case demos

 

This year we conducted 2 identical events for different time zones so that you could choose the most convenient time to attend the conference. Over 1000 people from 92 countries signed up for the meeting and joined in at the various stages of the live streams to ask their questions.

As always, the participants were able to learn new data recovery techniques, to find out smart and easy solutions to the most burning challenges, and to discover different tips & tricks to simplify their work even further. All these and many other features are now available with the latest software update.

During the sessions, we showed 18 live case demonstrations on how to most efficiently recover data and evidence from all types of storage media devices with the PC-3000 Products.

Today you can watch the video of the whole event. If you are interested in a particular topic, please choose the exact timestamp on our website.


See you next year in Prague!

 


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Apr
30

STAY UP-TO-DATE!

Last week, you saw a lot of new PC-3000 functions at the ACE Lab Online Technology Conference on Data Recovery & Digital Forensics 2020. Today all these features are waiting for you in your update boxes! The following English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean software updates are released:

  • PC-3000 SATA HDD (Express, UDMA, Portable-II, Portable-III) version 6.7.12
  • Data Extractor/Data Extractor RAID Edition version 5.10.7
  • PC-3000 SSD version 2.8.2

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
SUPPORT CONTRACT

 

PC-3000 Express/UDMA/Portable

WD Marvell

  • Added a write block mode for SMR HDD;
  • Added support for editing the head map in RAM for the Apollo family;
  • Added Charger family support;
  • For SMR HDD (Spyglass, Palmer, Charger):
    • Added map building based on second-level translator data, disabling Read Defrag;
    • Added technological reading by PBA (reading is possible if a second-level translator is lost).

Seagate F3

  • Improved “Write block” load to HDD RAM mode;
  • Added support for the following families:
    • 7A Makara, 8B Lamarr, 91 MakaraPlus, 95 Hepburn Oasis, 9B V11, A1 M11, A6 Nemo, AF Rosewood AF / Janus;
  • A mechanism for expanding the BOOTFW segment in ROM for UnlockTech has been made for the AF Rosewood AF / Janus family;
  • New patches/actions have been added in the "Work with Flash ROM image file" menu;
  • New patches/actions have been added in the "HDD Autoinitialization".

Samsung HDD

  • Added possibility to clear module directly in ROM dump to the "Clearing FIPS module";
  • Added the "Change the head map in ROM" test for drives F1_3D, F2_EG, F3, M7S2, N2B, F3_4D, M7E, F4_3D, F4, M8E, MT2, N3, MP4, M9T.

Toshiba

  • Added the support of new families: HDWQ1 and MD03ACA.

PC-3000 Kernel

  • The PC-3000 Portable III: A completely redesigned Easy mode interface. Added support for NVMe and USB drives. Added report on the results of diagnostics and statistics on a copy creation.

 

PC-3000 Express/UDMA/Portable

  • Standalone mode: added support for drives with a logical sector size other than 512 bytes;
  • Standalone mode: a mode to view the contents of sectors added.

 

DATA EXTRACTOR

  • Imaging speed increased by increasing priority of threads engaged in "secondary" parsing processes (background analysis, writing and reading maps) and energy-saving settings changes (% of the process using, etc). Due to these improvements imaging speed was increased to the minimum reading speed of two devices (source and patient). For example, the PC-3000 SAS II device is able to perform imaging with about 220 MB/sec;
  • Additional maps:
    • real-time coloring possibility for additional map (during the reading process for example) was added;
    • real-time coloring possibility for the additional map on drives with changed sector size and "connected" map during the reading initial drives was added;
    • "Snapshots based on legend" additional maps for File systems option was added.

RAW recovery

  • AppleCoreStorage structures parsing methods improved;

FileVault

  • EncryptedRoot.plist.wipekey files are no longer required for a lot of tasks;
  • Added support of Unicode passwords;

VeraCrypt

    Added support of VeraCrypt (though without Camellia and Kuznechik algorithms for now);

F2FS

  • Added the initial support for a file system.

ReFS

  • Added the initial support for a file system.

RAID Edition

  • Added support for up-to-date versions of metadata on Windows Storage Space.

 

PC-3000 SSD

Phison

  • Added support for the PS5007 controller (NVMe).

 

TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE


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Apr
16
The ACE Lab Online TechCon 2020: What’s on the schedule?
Posted by Administrator ACE on 16 April 2020 02:31 PM

There is only one week left until the ACE Lab Online Technology Conference 2020 starts. It is the first time when the world’s biggest meeting on data recovery & digital forensics will take place online.

We have prepared a lot of very interesting and very useful information for you! Some of the features have been just added, so you can be among the first to know the latest innovations in the data recovery area!

Do not miss the chance to participate in this one-time online experience without leaving your home or office! If you haven’t registered yet, please fill out the form below as soon as possible. The registration closes on April 21, 2020!

 

REGISTER

 

ACE Lab Online Conference Agenda

The event will take place twice, so you can choose the best time for attendance depending on your time zone. The schedule is the same for both days of the conference.

Please be sure to check the exact time when the conference begins:

On April 23, the event starts at 10:00 (GMT+1) - check the time in your time zone
On April 24, the event starts at 12:00 (EDT)

- check the time in your time zone 

April 23 Opening April 24
10:00
(GMT +1)
12:00
(EDT)
Part I

PC-3000 Portable III in 2020. The unique universal solution for any type of storage media
 

Standalone mode: a handy tool for fast drive diagnosis without a host computer
Easy Mode: a few click solution for digital forensic examiners and beginners in data recovery
Other features of the new PC-3000 Portable III product. Future plans.

  Q&A session
 

5 min break

Part II

The most efficient solutions to the modern HDDs challenges
 

Western Digital: the translator, the drive zeroing issue, and the write blocking in modern SMR drives
Seagate: the issues of "No HOST..." and Device Fault – [SOLVED]. The write blocking

  Q&A session
 

10 min break

Part III

PC-3000 SSD for NVMe interface: a showcase in action
 

The evolution of PCIe Solid State Drives
The growing market of PCIe NVMe SSDs: challenges and expectations
Logically and physically damaged NVMe drives. The real-life case study

  Q&A session

The trusted power of the PC-3000 Flash
 

What’s new in the PC-3000 Flash software

  Q&A session
 

5 min break

Part IV

A review of new features in Data Extractor
 

How to use additional maps: the theory and examples
The new abilities of the NTFS analysis
Data Extractor upgraded with new functions

 

Q&A session

14:00
(GMT +1)
Closing notes 16:00
(EDT)
April 23 April 24

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Apr
14

Today, the market of mid-budget SSD controllers is primarily shared amongst 3 companies: Silicon Motion (SMI), Phison, and Marvell. When we launched the PC-3000 Portable III, it became the first and the only solution for recovering data from PCIe NVMe SSDs using the Techno Mode. At the initial release, only Silicon Motion SSDs based on SM2260 and SM2263 controllers were supported. But it was just the beginning!

 
 

Now we have significantly expanded the list of supported drives by adding the NVMe SSDs based on the Phison PS5007 controller:

Patriot Hellfire

Kingston KC1000

And since all the PS5007-based SSDs are technically the same, you can recover data from any model based on this controller, even if it’s not listed in the Utility.

The new version of the software is available for download in your Personal Update Boxes.
If you have any questions, feel free to address them to our Technical Support.

2 YEARS OF FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Buy the PC-3000 Portable III until May 1, 2020, and get 2 years of free Technical Support for your PC-3000 Portable III System.

Customers who buy the PC-3000 Portable III after May 1, 2020, and who already have any product from the SATA/PATA/USB Product Line (PC-3000 Express/UDMA/Portable) will get only 1 month of free Technical Support as they have already used their 1 year of free TS. Customers who still don’t own the PC-3000 Express/UDMA/Portable will get a 1 year of free Technical Support for their PC-3000 Portable III Systems.

For more details, please get in touch with your personal Sales Representative or contact us at sales@acelab.eu.com.

 


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