July
30, 2019

The new versions of PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.6.35, PC-3000 SAS Ver. 6.6.35, Data Extractor Ver. 5.9.22, Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.9.22, PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.7.11 are available!

We constantly expand and add new features to PC-3000 to meet your data recovery needs. Today we are glad to announce that the following English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese software updates are released:


  • PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.6.35
  • PC-3000 SAS Ver. 6.6.35
  • Data Extractor Ver. 5.9.22
  • Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.9.22
  • PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.7.11

As always, you will find a lot of useful functions, options, new families of the drives, file systems and some optimizations inside the updated software. For example, the HotSwap procedure on Seagate F3 drives has been considered almost impossible until now. The ability to upload adaptives directly to HDD memory which appeared in this update is just the first step in this direction but it opens up wide horizons for working with any Seagate drives. The burning issue with Rosewood drives when you can’t safely recalculate the translator on SMR drives has also been successfully solved. By updating the software, you’ll get a "PWR_OFF" token to turn off the drive power before resetting the MC.

Also, you will be able to decrypt data that were previously unavailable because of the Unicode passwords and BitLocker encryption with few recovery keys version.

Besides, PC-3000 became the first data recovery tool that supports Deflate and LZVN compressed files from the APFS file system. To learn more, please read the lists of enhancements below.

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

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A SHORT LIST OF THE MAIN ENHANCEMENTS:

PC-3000 Express, UDMA, Portable

Seagate F3

  • Ability to upload adaptives from ROM to HDD memory (used for HotSwap);
  • A token "PWR_OFF" has been added to the user command handler, which turns off the HDD power (allows organizing a safe recalculation of the translator on SMR drives, turning off the power before resetting the MC according to the terminal message).

Samsung

  • For the F1_3D, F2_EG, F3, M7S2, N2B, F3_4D, M7E, F4_3D, F4, M8E, MT2, N3, MP4, M9T families, the test "Changing heads map in ROM" was added.


PC-3000 SAS

Seagate SAS

  • New families have been added:
    • Savvio 10K.6;
    • Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7;
    • Constellation ES.3.


Data Extractor

  • Added virtual drive creating option based on marked folders.

Bitlocker & FileVault

  • Unicode passwords are now supported;
  • BitLocker encryption with few recovery keys version is now supported.


File systems

APFS

  • Compressed files are now supported (Deflate and LZVN).

NTFS

  • EFS v.2 is supported now.


Data Extractor RAID Edition

  • Added RAID service blocks detection method based on entropy map.


PC-3000 SSD

SanDisk Marvell SSD Utility

  • Added a new version of loader microprogram (Helen: 0.2.31, Veunis: 0.2.34).


DETAILED LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS

PC-3000 Express, UDMA, Portable

WD Marvell

  • Added support for SPI ROM MACRONIX to Boot ROM mode;
  • Timeout in LDR uploading mode has been increased to prevent the error processing scenario;
  • Improved resource editor for ABA range, fixed writing error, writing procedure is now optimized;
  • Utility improvements, optimizations, bug fixes.

Seagate F3

  • Improved Global Flash Dir handler (added support for segments with 0x1000 size);
  • In Data Extractor task parameters it's now possible to set any action via right-click (context) menu;
  • Added support for .ini file with description for error messages in the log;
  • Read-Only mode functionality added in "Work with ROM image":
    • add lock in DiskFW;
    • remove the lock in DiskFW;
    • upload lock script in RAM based on DiskFW;
    • activate and deactivate lock in RAM via ATA or terminal based on DiskFW.
  • Ability to upload adaptives from ROM to HDD memory (used for HotSwap);
  • Added functionality for smart initialization of disk including ROM and loader, which allows applying changes to loader on the fly:
    • ROM modifications
      • head maps (physical, logical);
      • INIT SMART FAIL;
      • NO HOST fix (version 1/2);
      • Sense Code 87270000;
      • Tech Unlock;
      • Yeti DFW Start pause;
      • Kahuna CFW patch;
      • loader using error with 0800 code;
      • unlock loader using in BootFW on Rosewood and so on;
      • disable LED BD error 4040 at the start and attempt to write into SA;
      • added write protection code;
    • DiskFW modification
      • INIT SMART FAIL
      • NO OST fix (version 1/2);
      • Sense Code 87270000;
      • loader using error with 0800 code;
      • disable LED BD error 4040 at the start and attempt to write into SA;
      • add write lock code;
    • Uploading overlays in RAM or SA;
    • Actions after loader uploading:
      • Unlock Tech;
      • Device Fault state reset;
      • Format Corrupt state reset;
      • Uploading adaptives from ROM image to HDD memory (used for HotSwap launch);
      • Heads map correction after drive start;
      • Passport correction in the drive's RAM, both via ATA through the Saved Mode Pages, and through the terminal, using the T> F command keys.
    • Added switch to Boot FW.
  • Added test drive switch to Boot FW;
  • In "HDD resources backup" modules and loader are selected by default;
  • A token "PWR_OFF" has been added to the user command handler, which turns off the HDD power (allows organizing a safe recalculation of the translator on SMR drives, turning off the power before resetting the MC according to the terminal message);
  • In the SA object viewing for DT, the ability to open the selected object is added not through the DT command (for objects in servo memory it does not work correctly everywhere, for example, for SAP), but in the corresponding HDD memory pool.

Samsung

  • Added menu "Reconnect COM port";
  • Ability to clear the module directly in the ROM dump has been added to the "FIPS Module Cleaning test";
  • Automatic power switching is added after reading ROM in the test "HDD initialization with head map changing in RAM";
  • In the test "Clear S.M.A.R.T." (utility method) added the inclusion of S.M.A.R.T. in module B2 PROFILE. Viable for M8E drives that have passed the burn-test;
  • In the test "HDD ID editor", as well as the menu "Set maximum LBA" of the test "Disconnect zones and heads" added the ability to select values from the list of standard containers;
  • In the "Disable zones and heads" test, the zone selection menu has been added according to the CHS list and the A-LIST table;
  • the "Format" test has been moved to a separate quick access menu;
  • For the F1_3D, F2_EG, N2B, N3 families, loaders are replaced. New loaders have the ability to completely write a dump of the ROM in the drive, including the heads map;
  • For the F1_3D, F2_EG, F3, M7S2, N2B, F3_4D, M7E, F4_3D, F4, M8E, MT2, N3, MP4, M9T families, the test "Changing heads map in ROM" was added;
  • The Samsung USB utility has been adapted to work with the PC-3000 Portable 3 USB port.

Hitachi-IBM-ARM

  • Any action can be launched separately from the list of settings in the Data Extractor by right mouse click;
  • Utility improvements, optimizations, bug fixes.


PC-3000 SAS

Seagate SAS

  • New families have been added:
    • Savvio 10K.6;
    • Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7;
    • Constellation ES.3.

The function of editing counters of Power-on Hours and Accumulated start-stop cycles has been added for new families.

Universal utility PC-3000 SAS

  • Utility improvements, optimizations, bug fixes.


Data Extractor

  • Added automatic filling of alternative maps for drives with changed sector's size during reading initial drive;
  • Statistics in dialog boxes related to legend have been transferred to groupbox;
  • Added virtual drive creating option based on marked folders;
  • Added autodetection VHD drives method in DriveSnapshot making option;
  • Added in map statistics view and in settings of submap building option showing bar chart;
  • For all system drives it is now possible to enable "offline" option (not only for USB drives).

Bitlocker & FileVault

  • Unicode passwords are now supported;
  • BitLocker encryption with few recovery keys version is now supported;
  • Improved FileVault metadata parsing algorithm (stability improvements for cases with errors inside metadata);
  • Looped links error for unencrypted CoreStorage partition bug has been fixed.


File systems

APFS

  • Compressed files are now supported (Deflate and LZVN);
  • First sector view for all compressed files added;
  • Improvements, optimizations, bug fixes.

ZFS

  • ZFS parsing algorithm improved;
  • Improvements, optimizations, bug fixes.

FAT

  • File system structure analysis algorithm improved.

NTFS

  • EFS v.2 is supported now;
  • Improvements and bug fixes.


Data Extractor RAID Edition

  • Entropy map processing was added in "RAID members statistic" mode (if it's enabled for members);
  • Added RAID service blocks detection method based on entropy map;
  • Improvements, optimizations, bug fixes.


PC-3000 SSD

SanDisk Marvell SSD Utility

  • Added a test of writing modules in the Extended mode;
  • Added a new reading mode of service modules;
  • Added option to transfer Venus drives to Extended mode via SATA interface;
  • Improved service microcode for Helen drives (version 0.2.35);
  • Improved utility partition loading algorithm for WD Blue drives;
  • Added the ability of Low-Level formatting of drives.
  • Added a new version of loader microprogram (Helen: 0.2.31, Veunis: 0.2.34);
  • Utility improvements, optimizations, bug fixes.

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