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The New PC-3000 Software Version is Released
Posted by Administrator ACE on 03 June 2022 02:19 PM

Great news for the data recovery community: with the new PC-3000 Software Update, you can unlock the Techno Mode for WD SED drives of all SMR 2.5" and 3.5” families without any custom PCB. It’s the easiest and most convenient way how to do this!

This release has also brought the support of LVM2 thin pools and PS5016 PCIe 4.0 NVME drives as well as loaders for PS3111 and SM2259XT controllers. These features and many more are already available in the latest version of the English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean software:

  • PC-3000 Portable II-III/Express/UDMA-E software Ver. 7.1.6
  • PC-3000 SAS software Ver. 7.1.6
  • Data Extractor / Data Extractor RAID Edition software Ver. 6.1.6
  • PC-3000 SSD/SSD Extended software Ver. 3.0.4

At the moment, we continue to release the 32-bit software update. The _x64 and _x86 distributions are available for downloading and installation. We recommend installing the _x64 version on Windows 10 OS.

All authorized technical support users will get the latest software version.

Contact us to learn more on how to become an authorized technical support user and receive the recent PC-3000 Software Updates:

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A SHORT LIST OF THE MAIN ENHANCEMENTS

 

PC-3000 Portable, Express, UDMA

WD Marvell HDD

 ADDED  Unlock techno mode for WD SMR SED drives NEW!

–°ustom PCB is not required anymore!

Seagate F3 HDD

 ADDED  support for Cimarron (B5) family
 ADDED  Load translator to HDD RAM, Load MCMT to HDD RAM options in the test menu for working with the translator

Data Extractor

 ADDED  the support for LVM2 thin pools
 ENHANCED  UTF8 to UNICODE conversion procedure for the XFS, EXT, UFS, RFS file systems

ReFS File system

 ADDED  option for building a sectors map based on the used/unused space and metadata for ReFS

PC-3000 SSD Extended (for PC-3000 Portable III)

Phison

 ADDED  support for the PS5016 controller (Apacer AS2280Q4, AORUS ASM2NE6)
 ADDED  new loaders for PS3111 and SM2259XT controllers

 

 

A DETAILED LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS

 

PC-3000 Portable, Express, UDMA

WD Marvell HDD

 ADDED  Unlock SED HDD mode to unlock the WD SED HDD TechnoMode of the following families: NEW!
  • Palmer
  • Charger
  • SpyGlass2
  • Venice
  • VeniceR
  • Carmel
  • CarmelR

–°ustom PCB is not required anymore!

 ADDED  Unlock mode for WD SED drives with 512 KB and 1 MB ROM
 ADDED  support for 3.5" CarmelR and Tresul families
 ENHANCED  reading module 190 for Carmel family (reading only the sectors being in use)
 ENHANCED  T2 Reading and Analyze mode

Added:

  • translator data comparison mode
  • descriptions of the parameters of the translator "tree" and its verification
 ENHANCED  mode for resizing and moving SA modules. Now you can move multiple modules

Seagate F3 HDD

 ADDED  support for Cimarron (B5) family
 ADDED  Load translator to HDD RAM, Load MCMT to HDD RAM options in the test menu for working with the translator
 ADDED  Upload Write Protect to RAM and Exclude TRIM Records from MCMT RAM Image option in the test menu and in the actions of the utility for DE
 ADDED  an auto-initialization wizard to Clear Device Fault state for the following families:

  • Moose
  • Crockett
  • Desaru
  • Brinks
  • Casey
  • Muskie
  • Wyatt
  • Holliday
  • Pharaoh
  • Hepburn
  • Mantaray
  • Julius1
  • SAPta15
  • Bogart
 ADDED  the ability to switch the drive to the command mode and stop the engine at the end of the process in Work with the Flash ROM image file and HDD autoinitialization in the Load adaptives into HDD RAM mode
 ENHANCED  MCMT \ Edit plugin for a more complete analysis of the integrity and obtaining the information necessary when restoring a damaged MCMT
 ADDED  the ability to stop the spindle for the duration of the operation (TechSpinDown) during the head map building in DE
 ADDED  TLER / ERC / RTL control to ID editing
 ADDED  the ability to work with the keys of the T>F command to editing the ID via the terminal
 ADDED  the modes of working with the ID have been switched to a dialogue with the ability to choose which parameters can be edited and which ones can remain as they are
 CHANGED  redesigned ROM parameter editor

Added:

  • editing the QNR container version. It allows you to select an active instance of the firmware
  • the editor of the logical head map is decoupled from relying on the physical map. It allows you to edit the logical map if the physical one is not found
 ADDED  SAP Control Flags editing (in RAM) utility action - editing ROM parameters in RAM - SAP. Flags, RRO Mode, Seek Flags (Slow Seek, Stop calibration at OD)
 ADDED  a method to bypass the sgm0 code memory write lock (used in disabling advanced loader load control)
 CHANGED  the algorithm for selecting Sysfiles that are skipped by default, triggered by the button to skip non-critical ones
 ENHANCED  ROM reader module for the Rosewood AF family.
 ENHANCED  ROM reading algorithm (accelerated)

Samsung HDD

 ENHANCED  the algorithm for ID editing (VANGO family)

Toshiba HDD

 ADDED  support for 2-byte CP (Config Pages) for the following families:

  • MQ01AAD
  • MQ01ABDH
  • MQ01ABD
  • MQ01ABFH
  • MQ01ABF
  • MQ01ACF
  • MQ01UBD
  • MQ02ABDH
  • MQ02ABF
  • MQ03ABB
  • MQ03UBB
  • MQ04ABD
  • MQ04ABF
  • MQ04UBD
  • HDWMD
  • HDWE1
  • MG05ACA
  • HDWQ1

 ADDED  plugin to extract the CP list from ROM

HGST-IBM-ARM

 ENHANCED  the procedure for auto-detection of families. Now the factory names of families are displayed

HGST-IBM-M28

 ADDED  the ability to describe the position of the head map in the NV-RAM image for the Custom Family

PC-3000 Kernel

 ADDED  additional script compatibility control when loading for cases when the script requires a running utility
 ADDED  compatibility mode for the PC-3000 Portable III which allows to run the tool on USB2.0 ports (previously USB 3.0 was critically required)

PC-3000 Toolkit

 ADDED  support of national characters for profile names and directories
 ENHANCED  utility interface: closing tabs with Ctrl+W, added a switch button to the DE task, switching to the utilities menu when closing the utility

Data Extractor

 ADDED  the support for LVM2 thin pools

Please note:

  • for Thin pool adding on drives with LVM2 Thin pool, it is necessary to launch the Scan LVM2 metadata option. The window with the request for scanning is also shown during the first partition access attempt
  • after this scan, if the drive has a Thin pool, an additional row is shown in the Add Thin Pool menu. After clicking this option, a metadata scan of all such volumes will be launched
  • if in LVM2 viewing filter "Show unqiue" or "Show all" is selected, DE will parse all the available versions of Thin pools and add all determined volumes with version of LVM2 metadata
  • if the Thin pool is located on several drives, all these drives should be added into the Task and on each of them 'Scan LVM2 metadata' should be performed (partition with metadata has "_tmeta" in the name)
  • on the partition with Thin pool metadata, it is possible to build a sectors map of the metadata
 ADDED  automatic method for map building using the data of a virtual FS (any analysis result) and the RAW scan result of the original partition (or a part of it). Available in the context menu of virtual FS

Can be used for building a virtual machine which has missed/lost information about its location or for building a dynamic virtual machine which has missed/lost information related to internal translation

 ENHANCED  Export report in the csv format option. Added SHA256 hash-sum calculation
 ENHANCED  UTF8 to UNICODE conversion procedure for the XFS, EXT, UFS, RFS file systems

ReFS File system

 ADDED  option for building a sectors map based on the used/unused space and metadata

PC-3000 SSD Extended (for PC-3000 Portable III)

Phison

 ADDED  support for the PS5016 controller (Apacer AS2280Q4, AORUS ASM2NE6)
 ADDED  new SSD models:
  • Apacer AS2280Q4
  • AORUS ASM2NE6
 ADDED  universal support for other PS5016-based models

If you get an SSD based on PS5016 which is not listed, please contact ACE Lab TS

PS5013 controller

 ENHANCED  translator building algorithm

PC-3000 SSD (for PC-3000 Portable/Express/UDMA)

Phison

 ENHANCED  loaders selection algorithm for all Phison-based controllers
 ENHANCED  SSD profile work algorithm. Now, when you create and select an SSD profile in the LDR mode, the identification data is taken from CP 8002. This allows you to create profiles with unique names
 ENHANCED  SSD profile work algorithm

PS3111 controller

 ADDED  new loaders
 ENHANCED  translator building algorithm for drives with SBFMBA.x firmware

SM2259XT controller

 ADDED  new loaders

PC-3000 SAS

HGST SAS

 ADDED  support for HUH7210xALx20x (AriesHC10) family

Seagate SAS

 ENHANCED  working with the Flash ROM image:
  • improved the patch algorithm
  • added patch type 2, for the EP.v8 Thunderbolt5xxe family
  • added the Show Info button which shows the information about the loaded ROM in the log

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