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Version 6.2 is out

Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:43 am

Hey Guys

Check your update box. New version is out.
Don't know the changelog yet though...
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Version 6.2 is out

Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:01 am

Thanks,

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Version 6.2 is out

Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:09 pm

Yeah, let me know if there's anything good that you notice. My update period is up, so I'm curious to know if there's anything new and exciting in it.

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Version 6.2 is out

Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:20 pm

Out of the record:

More decryption funcionalities: -
Windows Bitlocker;
- Apple FileVault;
- TrueCrypt.....

added support of ZFS file system
added support of BtrFS file system
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Version 6.2 is out

Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:43 pm

Yeah baby! That's what I'm talking about. Now to get my upgrades going....nope not enough money in the bank this week.

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Version 6.2 is out

Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:53 pm

Full change log:
The following English, Japanese and Chinese software updates for PC-3000 and DE are released today:

PC-3000 Express/UDMA-E/Portable Ver. 6.2.18
Data Extractor Ver. 5.5.2
Data Extractor RAID Edition Ver. 5.5.2
PC-3000 SSD Ver. 2.3.1

Keeping the tradition of constant perfection, ACE Lab developers have significantly enhanced the functionality of the PC-3000 and Data Extractor software. Wider range of supported drives, more supported file systems, greater possibilities for working with encrypted partitions – you will find all these features and a lot more in the new Update!

SHORT LIST OF THE MAIN ENHANCEMENTS:

PC-3000 & Data Extractor

Added support for very old HDD (10+ MB) working via CHS/LCHS addressing
Implemented new simplified launcher interface


Data Extractor

Enabled working with encrypted partitions Windows Bitlocker, Apple FileVault, TrueCrypt
Added ZFS file system support
Added BtrFS file system support
Added "Apple Virtual disk" (DMG) virtual drive support


Data Extractor RAID Edition

Added metadata scanning method MDADM for partitions of $FD type and GPT slots of "Linux Raid" type
Added autodetection based on AppleRAIDHeader
Added autodetection and possibility to create RAID-Z(1,2,3)


WDC Marvell

Added automatic 03 module recovery mode
Added ARCO tests
Support of new decrypting algorithm for Western Digital HDD


Samsung

Added Burn-tests for M8E, F4, F4_3D families


Hitachi-IBM-ARM

Added Loader (Download Microcode, ATA cmd 92h) loading function
Added "Write to RAM" and"Edit head map in ROM" modes


Hitachi GST (SAS)

Enabled editing HDD ID info (Model, S/N, Sector size, WWN, Date of Manufacture and other)


Toshiba

For hybrid HDD added Nand Flash support


PC-3000 SSD

SanDisk Marvell

Added support for new types of storage: SanDisk X300, SanDisk Ultra II


Silicon Motion

Added PNY CS1111 support
Added AMD Radeon R3 support
Added ADATA SP550 support
Enabled automatic re-reading of pages using ReadRetry
Added support for drives with two LUNs per chip
Enabled WWN edition


Marvell VanGogh

Implemented support for new translator formats for Crucial M4, Micron C400 (256/512 Gb) drives


Intel Postville

Translator creation mode has been significantly improved


DETAILED LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS

For PC-3000 Express, UDMA-E, Portable

WDC Marvell

Added a new mode: “Slow Responding solution changes cancel”
Improved “Move/resize module” mode, the module 01 is moved correctly now
Fixed Manual Flash Dir restoration error for “ROM build from SA data” mode (module 01 search results are not applied - now fixed)
Support of new decrypting algorithm for Western Digital HDD
Added ARCO tests
Mini MR Head Linearity Calibrate
Mini ARCO
Mini Servo WRRO
Servo Calibrate
Power Up Bandwidth Calibrate
Flex BIAS Calibrate
Writer Reader GAP Calibration
Touchdown Calibrate
TPI Calibrate
Head Qualification Variable Kilo Flux Change Per Inch
Full ARCO
Target Search
Hot Full ARCO
Added SA access block with module 30 disabling
Added Block/unblock of access to module 02 mode for RAM
Improved Zone and head disabling mode allowing to bypass FW error causing the wrong capacity identification
Added the support of utility actions for Data Extractor
Added the mode of automatic and manual module 03 restoration
Added new modes:
Block module 02 access
Allow module 02 access
“Dir loading into RAM” mode will not work for the latest HDD families like Pebbleb if Permanent Overlay hasn’t been loaded. The initialization of these drives is possible using the modes of block/unblock module 02
Implemented “Add module as a result of search” mode in “Dir editor” mode
Added control of module 04 presence in SA for “Disable head” mode. Added the possibility of 04 module search and addition if this module has not been found
Added the possibility to write the relocated module from file for “Move/resize module” mode
Added the automatic correcting function for the table of regions in case a module is getting out of region borders during the Dir editing


Samsung

Patched "Initialization with changed head map in the RAM" test in case of a LED 1A04 code in terminal
Added a scrollbar to"Write Burn resources to drive" tab
Fixed memory leaks in case of prolonged usage of an active utility in DE
Changes in N3 family:
Added the option to switch sector size between 512/4096 Bytes to Edit HDD ID menu
Fixed capacity detection error in the Terminal Only mode
Improved combined test with addition of the following options:
"Zone Threshold", allowing to automatically skip zones with a large number of errors
Option to set "read retry count" value
"Disable read look ahead" option
Dialog that allows you to clear the A-List before the test
Dialog that allows you to select zones for disabling when the test ends
Added following menu items at the defect editor in CHS format:
"Inflate defects"
"Select zone to disable"
Added the ability to load modules from profile folder when you build a translator in DE
Improved Burn test for families M8E, F4, F4_3D


Samsung USB

Improved algorithms of SCSI-ATA translation for all families
Added possibility to send soft and hard reset for drives using JMicron USB bridges
Added the function to test HDD with SCSI commands of read, write, and verification into combined test
Disabled SMART test during drive initialization, which might potentially lead to drive's hanging
Various minor fixes


Hitachi-IBM-ARM

Added Read Retries parameter for reading service area modules. It is useful in case a module can't be read in the first time
Added loader uploading possibility (Download Microcode option, ATA cmd 92h)
Added write to ROM functionality. It uses the ATA command, so the HDD should go to standby. Function is useful for adaptation of a donor controller. ATTENTION! On some firmware versions after writing to ROM rewriting compatible NV-RAM is required
Added "Edit head map in RAM" feature
Added "Initialization from saved resources" (similar to the loader). Aside from overlays and parameter modules, allows to initialize a translator, change head map in RAM, forbid Autoreassign in RAM
Added following actions into "Utility Actions" of DE:
upload loader
change head map in RAM
initialization from saved resources


Seagate F3

Improved checksum computation algorithm for ROM segment
Added flags of selected defects editing operation for Non Resident G-List


Toshiba

Added MD04ACA family
Added new option for hybrid SSHD drives "Flash permanent cache" in "Edit HDD ID" mode:
Nand Flash ON
Nand Flash OFF

This option helps get access to user’s area on SSHD drives with malfunctioning Nand Flash chip.


PC-3000 Kernel

Improved support for old drives without access by LBA. It’s now possible to work with very old drives (starting from 10 Mb) in PC-3000 and Data Extractor that work only via LCHS addressing. Added configuration table for such HDDs from old PC BIOS
Added automatic PIO mode switch based on Drive ID
Added a new option "Initialize HDD by logical parameters" in "Tools\HDD" utilities menu


WinDisk utility

Added support for old HDDs (from 10 Mb) working only via LCHS addressing
Added saving drive access mode: reading/writing, only reading, writing imitation


Data Extractor

Now it’s possible to work with drives via LCHS mode with specified parameters. For drives that don’t support LBA mode switching to LCHS is automatic. For modern drives it’s possible to set LCHS mode manually
Added new map format into "Map of unused space" for RAID, "Snapshot based on map" and "Load map of MFT tables from file"
Improved internal format of object map data. Changed visual mode of operating with the map. Such changes allow to fix a problem of RAM when working with a big capacity FS
Implemented rendering of sectors by user-defined pattern for non-reading sectors (settings in "Filling by pattern" mode)
Optimized deleting of selected chains algorithm in "Object map" mode (earlier deleting a large list or a large number of selected chains was slow)
Fixed the issue when reading SSD drives less than 128 Gb with more than 256 sectors block size
Implemented working with drives connected to PC-3000 with maximal transferring up to 4096 sectors (depends on the drive). Read/Write speed increase approximately by 10 Mb/sec. For new tasks Block size is set for 128 kb (256 sectors). Later can be changed manually to max transfer size
Added log report for sectors with re-reading error
View logic of map reading process has been changed


Implemented new simplified interface of PC-3000 and Data Extractor launcher:

Added 'simplified' mode of PC-3000 and Data Extractor launcher. Using launch parameters, it's possible to select ports for the task (-A:0,1), ports for source drives and destination drives (-newmodews:0,1) or (-newmodews:0). In this mode, it’s possible to perform the following actions after task creation: - build a head map, run 'Quick disk analysis' etc. Developed procedure of logical testing of heads/surface and mapping of used space


Added feature for encrypted partitions:

Windows Bitlocker
Apple FileVault
TrueCrypt

In 'map of object' mode added ability to create virtual disk with data decryption 'on-the-fly'.Both a password and a recovery key can be used for decryption. In Bitlocker it's possible to use key file (BEK-file). Implemented building a map of metadata and a sub-map based on source.

'RAW recovery' mode:

added AppleRAIDHeader structures search
superblocks and boots are grouped in sub-groups based on identifier and size
it's possible to add ZFS virtual partition
VMFS LVM Info metadata is displayed in VMFS Volume Info


File systems

ZFS
added support of ZFS file system
added support of LZ4 compression
added display of child file systems 'unmount' in catalogs of parent host systems
added support of LZ4 metadata and compression algorithm
BtrFS
added support of BtrFS file system

NTFS
improved algorithm of file system initialization, added a function to disable analysis of metadata copy (Boot and Mirror) if unnecessary
improved 'MFT scanning' mode, hierarchy of directories is recovered based on usn$jrnl file (in cases when it is important)
Ext
improved creation of large Ext4 virtual partition in RAW recovery mode
improved saving of small files, making it much quicker
added analysis of Ext4 structures in RAW recovery mode
improved analysis of large fragmented Ext4 directory with logical errors
UFS
added analysis of UFS1(2) structures in RAW recovery mode
VMFS
Fixed map of marked files and folders building on Root in VMFS partition


Virtual Disk processing:

added support of 'Apple Virtual disk' virtual disks (DMG). It's possible to mount virtual disks from map and marked files of parent host system. It's possible to build map of metadata and submap based on sources for virtual disks
added option 'Add virtual partition' for open folders in context menu, available if any contents are present in the folder (vhd, vhdx, vmdk, dmg, e0x, aff ect...)


RAID Edition

added method of MDADM metadata scanning for partitions of $FD type and GPT slot of 'Linux Raid' type
added autodetection based on AppleRAIDHeader
implemented a feature to autodetect and create RAID-Z (1,2,3)
improved processing with RAID built on regions of other RAID arrays
added special arrays for BtrFs and ZFS file systems
now it's possible to set Reed-Solomon indexes for column (for RAID with delay > 1)


For PC-3000 SAS

Hitachi GST (SAS)

added HDD identifier correction (Model, S/N, Sector size, WWN, Date of Manufacture and other)
added support for C15K600, C10K1200, 7K3000 families


For PC-3000 SSD

SanDisk Marvell

New models of drives have been added: SanDisk X300, SanDisk Ultra II
Following tests have been added
Resources backup
ROM reading
Modules reading
Significantly improved translator building algorithm


Silicon Motion (PNY)

Controller SM2246EN:
New family of SSD has been added to support list: PNY CS1111


Silicon Motion (AMD)

Controller SM2256K:
New family of SSD has been added to support list: AMD Radeon R3


Silicon Motion (ADATA)

Controller SM2256K:
New family of SSD has been added to support list: ADATA SP550


Silicon Motion (Crucial)
Silicon Motion (Plextor)/>
Silicon Motion (PNY)

Controller SM2246EN:
Added automatic readout of pages with ReadRetry
Drives with two LUN's by chip have been added to support list


Silicon Motion (SanDisk)

Controller SM2246XT
New family of SSD has been added to support list: Sandisk SSD Plus


Silicon Motion (All Vendors)

Added functionality for WWN SSD edition for all SM-based SSD
Added "Ignore ECC errors" option into reading settings


Intel Postville

The low-level commands transmission format has been changed and improved


Marvell VanGogh

Improvements and fixes in translation algorithm building
Added new translator versions support for the following list of drives:
Crucial M4 (256GB, 512GB)
Micron C400 (256GB, 512GB)


OCZ Barefoot 3

Improvements in Barefoot 3 Active Utility for better compatibility with PC-3000 Portable-II


Crucial V4, Corsair Nova

Phison 3105 Controller:
Few improvements
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Version 6.2 is out

Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:20 pm

Oh, I see they've added better way to move module 01 for WD Marvell series. I've got two here right now that need that. One's already on it's second set of heads since it can't seem to survive long enough for me to move that module.

And I see they've enabled a way to disable the NAND completely for Toshiba SSHDs. Hopefully,soon we'll see this for Seagate drives too. Maybe in version 6.3...?

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Version 6.2 is out

Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:43 am

pclab wrote:Source of the post
Added support for very old HDD (10+ MB) working via CHS/LCHS addressing
Implemented new simplified launcher interface


Jared i thinks you may interested in that update , you post a case Month's ago about recovery CHS Drive

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Version 6.2 is out

Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:20 am

abedalkareem wrote:
pclab wrote:Source of the post
Added support for very old HDD (10+ MB) working via CHS/LCHS addressing
Implemented new simplified launcher interface


Jared i thinks you may interested in that update , you post a case Month's ago about recovery CHS Drive

IIRC its already been recovered

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Version 6.2 is out

Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:04 pm

Yeah, that one is already long since recovered.

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