ACE Company (Advanced Computer Engineers) was founded by graduates of Taganrog State University of Radio Engineering in 1992.
By that time, one of its founders worked at the Rostov Research and Development Institute of Microtechnology, which was developing and manufacturing HDDs for the Ministry of Electronic Industry of the USSR. Later on, most engineers-developers from this research institute went to work at ACE, and intensified their research in the HDD field.
Now, our company has over 80 highly qualified specialists. Most of our staff are graduates of the universities that are among the best in Russia.
ACE was the first in the world to offer professional HDD repair and recovery tools in the data recovery market, and since that time we have supplied the most efficient solutions for repairing and recovering data from HDDs: SATA/PATA/IDE, SAS/SCSI and NAND-based devices: SSD/Flash drives and other types of storage media.
Our flagship PC-3000 solutions have evolved along with the constantly changing nature of hard drive technologies. In fact, we not only have kept abreast by offering new data recovery technologies, but we have also anticipated them.
Here is a brief timeline of the ACE company history:
|1991||Vadim Morozov and Andrey Tarakhteluk initiate the development of new technology for repairing HDDs and overwriting service information – the PC-2000 tester for HDDs with ST506/412 interface.|
|1992||"ACE +" company is registered. It specializes in manufacturing PC-2000 testers for HDD repair.|
|1993||During this period, intensive work on manufacturing and increasing the number of supported HDD models is underway.|
|1994||The company name is changed to "ACE" SPE Ltd. The first PC-3000 for working with IDE HDDs is developed. It works in a DOS environment and it includes only the universal utility.|
|1995||The first version of the PC-3000 tool is manufactured; it includes not only a universal utility but also specialized utilities for Western Digital, Seagate, Conner, Kalok, and Xebec HDDs.|
|1996||A new direction begins for ACE: manufacturing of automotive equipment for diagnosing injection engine.|
|1998||The number of specialized utilities in the PC-3000 is increased from 5 to 20. The PC-3000 supports the most popular HDDs on the market.|
|1999||Incredible increase in demand for HDD repair equipment in Russia.|
|2000||The new PC-3000 PRO tester-board and the first version of the Data Extractor are developed. The PC-3000 PRO has two switchable IDE ports.|
|2001||The first products – the "AUTOAC-Profi" for automotive engine diagnostics and the "AUTOAC-2001" code scanner – are invented.|
|2002||ACE moves to a new building; total occupied area is increased to 400 square meters.|
|2003||The PC-3000 and the Data Extractor are introduced outside Russia on the foreign market and making a breakthrough in the data recovery world.|
|2004||ACE Data Recovery Centre builds its own "Clean room".|
|2005||The new PC-3000 for Windows PCI and the Data Extractor PCI products are released. The new PC-3000 PCI tester-board has two independent IDE ports.|
|2006||The new PC-3000 for SCSI hardware-software product for SCSI HDD repair and data recovery is developed.|
|2006||The demand for the PC-3000 for Windows PCI and the Data Extractor PCI is rapidly growing.|
|2006||We are firmly recognized as the WORLD LEADER in data recovery solutions.|
|2007||The new PC-3000 for Windows UDMA and the Data Extractor UDMA products are released. The new PC-3000 UDMA tester-board has two independent IDE/PATA UDMA-66 ports.|
|2008||The fundamentally new PC-3000 Flash solution for recovering NAND based devices is released.|
|2008||The new Data Extractor SCSI software product is released as an add-on to the famous PC-3000 for SCSI.|
|2009||The PC-3000 for Windows UDMA with the Data Extractor UDMA system sets the worldwide standard for professional data recovery equipment.|
|2010||Unique "MR-HEAD Shift technology" is developed.|
|2010||Global Solution Centre is launched for the PC-3000 Flash.|
|2011||ACE Consulting starts know-how data recovery training seminars.|
|2012||Celebrating the 20th Anniversary ACE. More than 70 people work at ACE.|
|2013||ACE Lab Europe s.r.o. is opened in Prague, the Czech Republic.|
|2013||The unique Data Extractor RAID Edition product for recovering data from RAID is developed.|
|2014||The new generation of the PC-3000 with the highest possible speeds and top efficiency - PC-3000 Express, PC-3000 UDMA-E, PC-3000 SAS – is introduced.|
|2015||The training centre on the basis of ACE Lab Europe s.r.o. is opened in Prague.|