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Today, at the ACE Lab Technology Conference on Data Recovery & Digital Forensics 2019 in Prague, the Czech Republic, we have shown a lot of new features of PC-3000. Now you can get them from your update boxes! The following English, Japanese and Korean software updates are released:

  • PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.6.29
  • PC-3000 SAS Ver. 6.6.29
  • Data Extractor Ver. 5.9.15
  • Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.9.15
  • PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.7.8

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:




PC-3000 HDD (Express, UDMA, Portable)

WD Marvell

  • Added the decryption of user data function for new families (SpyGlass, Palmer, etc.);
  • Added ROM building from SA data for Palmer family (it’s now possible to use "unlocked" PCB without re-soldering the ROM);
  • Added Heads map changing in RAM feature for SpyGlass and Palmer families;
  • Added Heads map building option for SpyGlass and Palmer families. 
  • Added Heads map building option for SpyGlass and Palmer families.

    *Any operations with Palmer drives require a special unlocked PCB 2060-800066-004 REV P1 which can be purchased here.

Seagate F3

  • Added a Master of complex HDD initialization;
  • Loader uploading with Disk FW and patching on the fly:
    • Init SMART Fail;
    • NoHOST-BSY 1/2;
    • WrProtect 87270000;
    • LOD check Err xxxx0800.

Data Extractor

  • Replaced application memory manager. This manager is significantly faster, and, which is especially important for a long-running application, allocates memory of various size more optimally, which reduces the likelihood of memory fragmentation due to different allocation “lifetime”. The use of this manager significantly reduces the likelihood of misleading errors that show the lack of memory;
  • Added the ability for USB devices, that are not connected through the utility, to apply hardware and software resets and include them in scripts.

"Quick Disk Analysis" mode

  • Added search APFS partitions.

Virtual disk, encrypted FileVault

  • Added support for disks without EncryptedRoot.plist.wipekey file.

File systems


  • Added initial support for APFS file system;
  • Encrypted volumes are now supported.

PC-3000 SSD

Phison controller utilities

  • AS2258 controller chip drives (AMD Radeon R5, Qumo Novation 3D) are now supported.

PS3111 controller utility

  • Renewed list of loader.

Silicon Motion controller utilities

  • SM2236G (KingSpec PA25) is now supported.

SanDisk Marvell controller utility

  • Added support for WD Blue SSD (Marvell 88ss1074);
  • Added the extended mode for the following family drives:
    • Helen: X300, Ultra II (88ss9190);
    • Venus: Ultra II (88ss1074).

PC-3000 SAS

  • Added compatibility between PC-3000 SAS and PC-3000 SAS 6 Gb/s with PC-3000 Express controller. Used in Data Extractor RAID Edition. Now 8 channels are available (4/8 SATA and/or 4 SAS);
  • PC-3000 SAS 6 Gb/s power supply voltage threshold control has been added.



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