September
29, 2014

The new versions of PC-3000 Ver.5.8.14 and Data Extractor Ver.5.2.8 are available.

The English and Japanese versions of the PC-3000 Express, PC-3000 UDMA, PC-3000 Portable, PC-3000 SAS Professional Systems are available.


Main changes:
  • Encrypted WD USB drives can be software decrypted now
  • New drive families for Western Digital, Samsung and Hitachi-IBM-ARM are supported
  • New driver for the PC-3000 Express and the PC-3000 UDMA-E has appeared
  • Defect hiding algorithm for Seagate F3 has been improved
  • Read/write speed for read and write tests has been increased up to 10%
  • Work with ROM in Western Digital HDD has been improved
  • 5C module loading as a loader for the newest WD drives has been added
  • Non-standard sector size SCSI/SAS drives have a possibility to be plugged in the operating system now


Universal utility
  • Express-test start error has been fixed
  • Read/write speed for read and write tests has been increased up to 10%


Win Disk Utility
  • The error of utility closing and drive switching off has been fixed
  • Non-standard sector size SCSI/SAS drives have a possibility to be plugged in operating system now


PC-3000 kernel
  • A lot of Plug-in start errors have been fixed
  • Profile erasing error in the PC-3000 Express and the PC-3000 UDMA-E kits has been fixed
  • A new driver for the PC-3000 Express and the PC-3000 UDMA-E has appeared
  • Profile list storage is separated from the other PC-3000 settings
  • Reading speed for SATA HDD without UDMA-66 support, has been increased up to 20% for the PC-3000 Express and the PC-3000 UDMA-E


WD Marvell
  • Encrypted USB drives can be software decrypted now
  • Utility enter method has been changed for USB/COM utility
  • Boot ROM writing mode has been improved for the drives which are not power supplied from PC-3000 adapter
  • 10-head drives are supported now
  • Work with ROM via terminal from the loader (Boot ROM) of system controller has been added
  • Drive families Rembrandt, Barbados, Big Bear, Shrek LT are supported now
  • CP-01 file and its report during resource backup have been added
  • G-List error has been fixed (earlier the Defect list could not be read in Defect list report mode if the P-list could not be read)
  • ABA reading algorithm has been changed for ROYL drives. The modules with unreadable sectors are saved in .err extensions now
  • Dir loading in RAM mode has been added. It allows to get SA access by ID for the drives which do not work by ABA and CHS without a loader
  • 5C module loading as a loader for the newest drives has been added, LDR mode has been improved for Trails and Tressels drive families


WD Caviar Cyl32
  • New options for the PC-3000 Portable have been added (P- and G-List clear, Move G-List to P-List, translator disabling)


Seagate F3
  • Defect hiding algorithm has been improved
  • 4k LBA->PCHS conversion for Lombard drive family has been added


Samsung
  • ROM writing algorithm for Trinity drives has been improved
  • Head map changing in RAM for F2 family has been improved
  • M9T drive family support has been added
  • Read Retry Count control possibility for Trinity drives has been added
  • “Invalid Parameter Type” error in bad sectors during physical scan has been fixed
  • Rare “Access Violation” error during utility initialization has been fixed


Hitachi IBM
  • Utility enter processing in DRD+DSC+DRQ+ERR error state has been added


Hitachi-IBM-ARM
  • RDMT error analysis has been added in SA structure test report
  • G-List (RDMT) error flag in RAM for “Clear G-List”, “Move defects from G-List to P-List” and “Format” commands has been added
  • Utility actions for DE: Hard Reset, Remove Auto-reassign in RAM and Disable Look Ahead have been added
  • RDMT editor and defect hiding in P-List by means of G-List has been added
  • New drive families are supported: HUA7220CL, HUA7230AL, HUA7220AL, HUS7240AL, 5410A9, 7210A9, 7250A7


PC-3000 SAS
The following features have been added for the PC-3000 SAS:
  • Drive ID ATA
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • Set features
  • Set Max LBA
  • ATA Security
  • Support COM-terminal for SATA drives


Data Extractor
  • Added on-the-fly decryption of data via WD Marvell active utility API (on "Command to read" tab in Task parameters window)
  • Added new status "read via utility" in a legend
  • Added possibility of working with the file system of a virtual machine (via context menu "Add Snapshot Drive" in Explorer mode)
  • Mechanism of working with the internal PC drives has been changed from file stream to SPTI interface, which allows to indicate sector errors
  • Work with "List of ranges" map type has been significantly improved (auto saving and speed, now it works faster than binary map type)
  • A new capability has been added to integrate a drive into the system even if its default sector size is other than 512-byte
  • In the PC-3000 Express and the PC-3000 UDMA-E, the reading speed for such drives that do not support the UDMA-66 mode has been increased by 20%
  • New possibilities of working with the file systems: forming full meta data map of FAT and NTFS and map of "MetaData" node on XFS,HFS+, ReiserFS, VMFS file systems; opening XFS file system in cases when physical sector size differs from logical one
  • NTFS file system: changes in processing of MFT Extends in “Partition Analysis”, “Searching of MFT structures”
  • NTFS file system: changes in processing of MFT file structure objects (“Partition Analysis”, “Searching of MFT structures”, “Analysis of found structures”). Previously, in some cases it was not possible to create virtual partitions, and detected structures were moved into “Recycle bin” folder
  • FAT file system: new ability for meta-data (with Boot, FAT Tables, FAT Folders, etc.) map creation has been added
  • NTFS file system: new ability for meta-data (with MFT table, MFTMirror, $Bitmap, $Boot, $Volume, $Secure) map creation has been added
  • Some interface improvements: more detailed information in the map of object mode, separate tab with RAW recovery results from Explorer tab of drive (in the previous version, every result could be opened only from the starting point), etc.
  • Some bug fixes: "Out of memory" error during FAT structures parsing, error during creating task in the Turkish language etc.


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