The ACE Lab developers constantly research drives, which results in a rapid expansion of the Support List for most of the modern SSDs. So with the PC-3000 Systems that support Solid State Drives, you will always be on the cutting edge of
data recovery technology!
The PC-3000 SSD/Ultimate Systems contain one of the following software add-ons:
► PC-3000 SSD (for the PC-3000 Express/UDMA System, software ver.6.8.x)
► PC-3000 SSD Extended (for the PC-3000 Portable III System, software ver.6.8.x)
The PC-3000 SSD Extended is the new software add-on that supports the widest range of SSD types: SATA, mSATA, M.2 SATA, M.2 PCIe NVMe/АHCI, PCIe x16, Apple Macbook, LIF, ZIF, PATA. The PCIe drives are connected via the special adapters from ACE Lab:
M.2 PCIe NVMe/AHCI SSD & M.2 SATA SSD adapter PCIe NVMe/AHCI Adapter for Apple Macbook SSD PCIe x16 SSD Adapter
The current version of the PC-3000 SSD/PC-3000 SSD Extended software is 2.9.5. This is the beta version of the software, so if you would like to get it, please contact our Technical Support.
When recovering data from Solid State drives you should keep in mind the following:
► You can recover data only if there are no issues with the hardware of an SSD. The CPU, NAND memory chips, and PCB should be in good condition. This means that, when you power on the SSD, the ATA registers should display a status. The drives might be in the BSY state, or they might return the wrong capacity / ID, but they should give a response.
► The PC-3000 SSD/PC-3000 SSD Extended software add-on supports the combination of the Firmware (Manufacturer) and the controller (CPU). Some manufacturers use the same controllers with a different Firmware, with different technological commands so that such drives might be unsupported.
E.g. fully supported Marvell 88SS9174 controllers are used in the Micron, Plextor, and Crucial drives, that all have similar FW. But some of the Lite-on SSDs based on the same 88SS9174 CPU are not supported because their firmware microprogram is completely rewritten by the Lite-on company. At the same time, modern families of Silicon Motion and Phison drives have the default SM22xx and PS31xx platforms which are very similar. So, if you get any drive based on the PS3111 controller, it would also be supported, even if such a model is not present in the Support List.
► Our developers are working hard on adding primarily the most popular drives to the Support List. However, the popularity of the devices may vary depending on the region. Some drives that might be common for your region may be very rare in others. Feel free to contact our Technical Support if you wish to take part in the process and have the means to provide some donor parts for the research.
► If you have an SSD with the File System issues, deleted info, or missed files that is not in the Support List, you can still use your PC-3000 System (with the Data Extractor software) to access data! The PC-3000 SSD/PC-3000 SSD Extended software add-ons are used only for the cases when SSDs have serious issues with internal firmware, translator tables, and other logical issues!
The list of supported drives grouped by Utilities:
PCIe SSDs supported by the
PC-3000 Portable III Systems
NVMe Silicon Motion Family:
ADATA XPG SX7000 VIDEO!
Zion NFP03 (NeoForza)
NVMe Phison Family:
LiteON MU X
Patriot Hellfire M2
Patriot Scorch M2
- many other PS5007 and PS5008-based SSDs
NVMe Marvell Family:
SATA SSDs supported by the
PC-3000 Portable III Systems, PC-3000 Express Systems, PC-3000 UDMA Systems
Silicon Motion family:
ADATA SU650 (SM2258XT)
ADATA SU800 (SM2258H / SM2258G) VIDEO!
AMD Radeon R3 (SM2256K)
Apacer AS350 Panther
AMD Radeon R5
CFast Lexar Professional 3400
Corsair Force LX
Crucial BX500 (SM2258XT)
KingSpec PA25 (SM2236G)
Lite On LCH-256V2S-11 ARTICLE!
RevuAhn 900T PRO
Sandisk SSD Plus (SM2246XT)
Silicon Power Slim S55 (SM2258XT)
WD Green (SM2258XT)
Transcend TS256GSSD360S (P3XV60 =SM2246XT)
- many other drives based on SM2246 (except for the Intel modifications which are not supported!) and SM2258
Corsair Force LS VIDEO!
Kingston HyperX Savage
Kingston SSDNow KC400
Kingston SSDNow UV300
OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 100
OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150
QUMO Novation 3D (AS2258)
Seagate Fast SSD
Seagate One Touch SSD
Silicon Power Slim S55 (PS3109)
Silicon Power Slim S55 (PS3111)
Silicon Power Slim S60
Smartbuy Ignition 2
Smartbuy Ignition 4
Smartbuy Revival 2
- many other drives based on PS3105/PS3108/PS3109/PS3110/ PS3111/Toshiba TC58NC1000/Kingston CP33238B CPU!
Crucial M550 Partial support!*
Crucial MX100 Partial support!*
Crucial MX200 Partial support!*
Intel 510 Partial support!*
Plextor M3 Pro Partial support!*
Plextor M3 Partial support!*
Plextor M5 Pro Extreme Partial support!*
Plextor M5 Pro Partial support!*
Plextor M5S Partial support!*
Sandisk Genesis Partial support!*
Sandisk SSD Plus (88SS1074 MOD) ARTICLE! Full support!**
Sandisk Ultra II ARTICLE! Full support!**
Sandisk Ultra Plus Partial support!*
Sandisk Vulcan Partial support!*
Sandisk X110 (M.2 2260) Partial support!*
Sandisk X300 Partial support!*
WD Blue ARTICLE! Full support!**
*Except for the BSY state drives
**For Marvell 88SS1074 the Terminal 3 adapter is required!
Samsung 470 S3C29MAX01-Y340 CPU based
(including Apple models)
Samsung 830 S4LJ204X01-Y040 CPU based
(including Apple models)
Samsung 840 S4LN021X01-8030 CPU based
Samsung 840 Evo ARTICLE! S4LN045X01-8030 CPU based (including mSATA)
Samsung 840 Pro S4LN021X01-8030 CPU based
Samsung 850 Pro S4LN045X01-8030 CPU based
Samsung CM871 S4LN054X02-Y030 CPU based
Samsung MLC S3C29RBB01-YK40 CPU based
Samsung PM810 S3C29MAX01-Y340 CPU based
(mSATA version of 470)
Samsung PM830 S4LJ204X01-Y040 CPU based
Samsung PM840 S4LN021X01-8030 CPU based
Samsung PM841 S4LN021X01-8030 CPU based
Samsung PM851 ARTICLE! S4LN045X01-8030 CPU based (including mSATA)
Indilinx Barefoot family:
Corsair Extreme series
OCZ Solid 2 series
OCZ Vertex 1
- all other drives based on IDX1xXX CPU!
OCZ Barefoot 3 family:
AMD Radeon R7
OCZ ARC 100
OCZ Vector VIDEO!
OCZ Vector 150
OCZ Vector 180
OCZ Vector 480
OCZ Vertex 450
OCZ Vertex 460
OCZ Vertex 460A
P.S. We get a lot of questions about the SandForce SSDs. These drives have a very complex internal structure with full hardware encryption of all logical structures. This means that such drives completely encrypt all data in Firmware and in the NAND memory chips. If you try to unsolder the NAND Flash chips from a SandForce-based SSD, you will find that all information is completely encrypted with the AES-256 key. There is no way of getting data from such SSDs at the moment, but we continue our research.
Here you may find the model list of the SandForce SF CPU-based SSDs.
If you have any questions regarding your data recovery cases, you’re welcome to address them to the Technical Support department.