August
08, 2018

The new versions of PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.5.14, Data Extractor Ver. 5.8.5, Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.8.5, PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.6.5 are available now!

The following English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean software updates are released:


  • PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.5.14
  • Data Extractor Ver. 5.8.5
  • Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.8.5
  • PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.6.5

SHORT LIST OF THE MAIN ENHANCEMENTS:

PC-3000 HDD (Express, UDMA, Portable)

WD Marvell

  • Support for the new Marvell 88i10XX and LSI TT67XX controllers has been added to the Boot-ROM mode;
  • The data transfer speed has been increased in the Boot-ROM mode.

Seagate F3

  • The Hex Editor plugins have been added to work with some versions of MCMT:
    • Parser: parsing of extents chain, search for the blocks which are not saved in the User Area, analysis of the descriptors for data stored in Media Cache, search for possible extents chains, map generation for the extents chains in Data Extractor;
    • Editor: editing the number of extents, the pointer of the first extent in a chain and table end block (TimeStamp/Data Version).

PC-3000 Kernel

  • PC-3000 Express now works with the PC-3000 SAS ports in Data Extractor.

Data Extractor

  • The new mode of parallel view of several resources has been added (available for RAID members, in a map mode for selected chains and in PC-3000 Flash).

RAW recovery

  • The visual mode has been changed (list transfer uses low RAM value for a large number of files, changes of a working window design);
  • More than 300 new GREP expressions of various file types have been added to the reference;
  • The new algorithm to recover MOV files from the photo and video recorders has been added.

File systems

  • The initial support for the DVR DHFS4.1 file system has been added.

RAID Edition

  • The support for the Apple Fusion Drive has been added;
  • The method for determining the type of service blocks (XOR, RS, HS) and their parameters (for RS) has been added to the matrix on the form of creating a new RAID.

PC-3000 SSD

Silicon Motion

SM2246XT controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • Silicon Power Slim S55
    • Silicon Power Slim S60
    • CFast Lexar Professional 3400x

SM2258 (G, H) controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • ADATA SU800
    • Plextor S2C

SM2246EN controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • RevuAhn 850X
    • RevuAhn 880K
    • RevuAhn 900T PRO
    • Corsair Force LX

Phison

PS3111 controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • Smartbuy Revival 2
    • Patriot Spark
    • Kingston A400
    • GOODRAM CX300
    • Silicon Power Slim S55 (PS3111)
    • Lite-On MU3
    • Silicon Power Slim S60
    • GOODRAM S400U
    • Smartbuy S11

DETAILED LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS

PC-3000 HDD (Express, UDMA, Portable)

WD Marvell

  • Support for the new Marvell 88i10XX and LSI TT67XX controllers has been added to the Boot-ROM mode;
  • The data transfer speed has been increased in the Boot-ROM mode;
  • The functionality of S.M.A.R.T. clearing has been enhanced;
  • The “Edit HDD ID” mode has been improved;
  • An option of processing the detected defects "Assign defects as microzones" has been added to the "Logical Scan" mode;
  • The performance diagrams for heads are now saved automatically in the "Physical Scan" mode;
  • The "Assign defects as microzones" option has been added to the defects' editor for LBA and CHS tables.

Toshiba

  • An option of processing the detected defects "Assign defects as microzones" has been added to the "Logical Scan" mode;
  • The "Assign defects as microzones" option has been added to the defects' editor for LBA and CHS tables;
  • The performance diagrams for heads are now saved automatically in the "Physical Scan" mode;
  • In the "Assigning defects as microzones" option, the HDD's capacity is now reduced only when the reserve sectors of the drive are exhausted;
  • The list of "standard" capacities has been added to the HDD ID editor.

Seagate F3

  • The Hex Editor plugins have been added to work with some versions of MCMT:
    • Parser: parsing of extents chain, search for the blocks which are not saved in the User Area, analysis of the descriptors for data stored in Media Cache, search for possible extents chains, map generation for the extents chains in Data Extractor;
    • Editor: editing the number of extents, the pointer of the first extent in a chain and table end block (TimeStamp/Data Version);
    • Import: load the extents list from an external MCMT file;
    • The Sys Files read and write procedures have been optimized;
    • The function to lower control of the loader uploading has been added in the Work with Flash ROM image file (changing in the drive RAM via the terminal according to the uploaded DiskFW code);
    • The function of adding a “Fake” sign has been added to the LOD editor (works in conjunction with the function to lower control of the loader uploading);
    • The button for a log of the ROM report has been added in the Work with Flash ROM image file;
    • The sorting of columns in the SA object bookmarks has been added;
    • The Sys LBA tab in the SA objects view with the functionality of subtracting an arbitrary SA region with the ability to select a readout strategy and receive data from the drive even in case of a read error (in the state the HDD could read);
    • The “read by one sector” reading has been fixed for the Indirect mode.

Hitachi-IBM-ARM

  • The PBA filed view in the P-list sheet has been fixed.

Samsung

  • Fixed the issue of “defects list edited” checkbox appearing from a simple view of the statistic;
  • The Backup process algorithm has been improved.

PC-3000 Kernel

  • PC-3000 Express now works with the PC-3000 SAS ports in Data Extractor;
  • HDD/SSD Profiles. The storage of profiles has been completely redone, now there is no limit to the volume of the list;
  • Profiles searching procedure has been changed, now you can see the list of what is found.

Performance diagrams

  • The issue with abnormally high-speed "peaks" - points which was manifested during a scan with jumps has been eliminated;
  • The indication of errors has been changed.

Data Extractor

  • The new interactive mode has been added which allows to edit/form the drive created on the basis of the map (available from the context menu);
  • The new mode of parallel view of several resources has been added (available for RAID members, in a map mode for selected chains and in PC-3000 Flash);
  • The Firebird ver. 3.x is supported now. The tasks created in previous versions use ver. 2.x and are supported in the new version without conversion. This will increase the speed of data processing during the analysis and give access to the new features;
  • The new option for storing the info about heads has been added due to the advent of the drives with more than 15 heads. Now attributes and the info about heads are stored in different files. An old option for storing the attributes is supported for previously created tasks. The number of buttons to control heads has been increased to 16;
  • PC-3000 Express now works with the PC-3000 SAS ports in Data Extractor;
  • The input file size in bytes, kilobytes, etc. has been added to the filter and file search;
  • The ability to search for files with a size of 0 bytes has been added;
  • The location of the database of tasks created in NAS has been changed (now it is not stored in the temporary Windows directory);
  • The Calculator in the Sector field of the Sector editor has been added;
  • The *.deff storage format has been optimized for memory and speed usage;
  • The saving of the descriptor with the current sort for the map has been added;
  • It is now possible to add encrypted drives to the menu of encrypted partition;
  • The priority rules of saving files and folders have been changed. Now the subdirectory is being saved until the content is saved.

RAW recovery

  • The visual mode has been changed (list transfer uses low RAM value for a large number of files, changes of a working window design);
  • More than 300 new GREP expressions of various file types have been added to the reference;
  • The new algorithm to recover MOV files from the photo and video recorders has been added;
  • The search for Apple CoreStorage structures has been added (used for Fusion Drive and File Vault);
  • New methods for Apple CoreStorage VolumeHeader structure have been implemented:
    • metadata map creation
    • physical volume map creation
    • logical volume map creation
  • New methods for Apple CoreStorage have been added:
    • metadata map creation
    • physical volume map creation
    • logical volume map creation
    • virtual disk mapping (based on the logical volume map)
  • View and edit of structures:
    • The support of the groups of parameters has been implemented - sets of named parameters transferred during the navigation, saved for shifts and used in scripts;
    • The support for the items based on the secondary data sources (including the sources located in the RAM) has been added;
    • The NTFS file navigation has been enhanced (using the groups of parameters);
    • The capability to customize an interface (the number of bytes in a row/column, font) and select the encoding (ANSI, Dos, ASCII, etc.) in the HEX Editor;
    • It is now possible to set the number of rows displayed before the current offset has been added to the HEX Editor window;
    • It is now possible to set the byte order for the data (little endian, big endian) which by default has higher priority over the byte order;
    • Now HEX edits are shown in the structure viewer;
    • The recalculation of the GPT checksums while saving changes have been added;
    • Drag'n'Drop + Ctrl copying has been added;
    • New API scripts have been added;
    • Hex-editor window now has bookmarks (accessible from the context menu and via hotkeys);
    • Hex-editor window now supports clipboard operations (copy/paste);
    • The ability to select the structure template that will be used to interpret the data has been added to the view mode;
    • It is now possible to turn off the autodetection of the structure template by data. In this case, the structure template that is active at the moment of turning off the autodetection will be used to interpret the data.

Reference books integration

  • The ability to integrate user RAW and Grep lists of expressions with the new reference book from the 6.5.9x software has been added. Right after the installation, you will have two options: to integrate them or to replace the previous version with the newest one by default.

Bitlocker

  • The output of the information based on metadata has been added (PC name, BitLocker key GUIDs);
  • Partitions without password (with a Clear Key) are now added automatically (without a password-entry form);
  • The capability to specify a map of the unencrypted Bitlocker sectors has been added for the cases with partial encryption/decryption.

File systems

  • The initial support for the DVR DHFS4.1 file system has been added.

NTFS file system

  • The support for EFS has been added. The automatic search for a security certificate (if there is one in the drive partitions) has been implemented;
  • The methods of analysis have been significantly accelerated due to optimization of the work with the database;
  • The algorithm of the found structures analysis has been changed for the case of finding a large number of boot sectors;
  • The mask for the MFT records in metadata has been increased.

HFS+ file system

  • The analysis has been accelerated, the support for the HardLinks for directories has been added.

EXT file system

  • The methods of analysis have been significantly accelerated due to optimization of the work with the database.

FAT file system

  • The algorithm for analyzing the partition and finding structures for the priority of the found file descriptors and directories was changed (dates, deletion sign). In the previous version, an incorrect accounting of these data sometimes led to an incorrect tree construction.

ExFAT file system

  • Root, FAT table, bitmap, volume have been added to the metadata map.

BtrFS file system

  • The work with the preallocated extents has been enhanced.

RAID Edition

  • The support for the Apple Fusion Drive has been added;
  • The method for determining the type of service blocks (XOR, RS, HS) and their parameters (for RS) has been added to the matrix on the form of creating a new RAID. The method works on the basis of RAW recovery results on each drive (before starting the method, we recommend to first find the "characteristic" histogram in the "RAID Participant Statistics" mode and specify the basic parameters in accordance with this histogram);
  • The sorting in the Windows Explorer by the Start and Size fields has been added.
  • The APPLE Fusion drive analysis had been enhanced;
  • The dates and sorting by them have been added to the form of creating RAID in the explorer.

PC-3000 SSD

Silicon Motion

SM2246XT controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • Silicon Power Slim S55
    • Silicon Power Slim S60
    • CFast Lexar Professional 3400x
  • The loader microprogram has been improved;
  • The translator building algorithm has been improved for the cases when service data is written as user pages;

SM2258 (G, H) controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • ADATA SU800
    • Plextor S2C

SM2246EN controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • RevuAhn 850X
    • RevuAhn 880K
    • RevuAhn 900T PRO
    • Corsair Force LX

All SM22xx controllers:

  • The resource backup algorithm has been improved in connection with changes to the Kernel of the PC-3000 software;
  • The new "Reading of Service Blocks" test has been added;
  • The view of the report on the Memory Chips has been changed;
  • The short system information output has been added to the Utility starting log.

Phison

PS3110 controller:

  • The translator building algorithm has been enhanced for SSD drives which are using Interleave within 4 blocks;
  • The translator building algorithm has been enhanced for SSD drives which have a number of blocks for LUN higher than 0x10000;
  • Repairing functions for PS3110-based SSD drives have been added.

PS3111 controller:

  • The following drives have been added to the Support List:
    • Smartbuy Revival 2
    • Patriot Spark
    • Kingston A400
    • GOODRAM CX300
    • Silicon Power Slim S55 (PS3111)
    • Lite-On MU3
    • Silicon Power Slim S60
    • GOODRAM S400U
    • Smartbuy S11
  • The translator building algorithm has been enhanced for SSD drives which have the number of blocks for LUN higher than 0x10000;
  • The S.M.A.R.T. parameters editing feature has been added;

All PS31xx controllers:

  • The resource backup algorithm has been improved in connection with changes to the Kernel of the PC-3000 software;
  • The feature to view the list of bad blocks has been added to the all PS-based Utilities.

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