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 Post subject: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: February 28th, 2014, 6:42 
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I'm an entrepreneur and I bought one of these a year and a half(?) ago to start (yet another) business. Never got that far though, so now I'm selling it.

It's been out of the box maybe 5 times, I've restored 1 usb memory stick with it with the help of Roman at Ace's office. I'm simply doing so much else that I don't have time to learn how to use it, and quite frankly I've lost interest.

I have all receits and paperwork, and I've been in contact with Ace Labs about selling it. No problem, they said, only the buyer had to purche one year of support from them. That will off course be decucted (is that the right word?) from the sales price.

I don't have the paperwork in front of me right now, but I think I paid about 2200 euros for it. Not sure what I can expect to get for it though.

Anyone interested?


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: February 28th, 2014, 9:09 
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larsj wrote:
I have all receits and paperwork, and I've been in contact with Ace Labs about selling it. No problem, they said, only the buyer had to purche one year of support from them. That will off course be decucted (is that the right word?) from the sales price.

So, you are saying that the new buyer of your PC3K FLash reader will pay you approximately $1200 and then also about $1000 for one year of tech support to Ace lab, is this correct?

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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: February 28th, 2014, 9:28 
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When I talked to Ace the price was no where close to that high. I believe the price I got was ~$450 or something like that. Did they tell you the support costs $1000, because that's something else than they told me. I remember, because I was surprised by how "cheap" it was.

I paid about 2200 euros for it, or about $3100. Things kinda change if Ace's support is that expensive, but what I was thinking about was a total of $500 off since it's used (though very little so) and minus the $450 for the support. Ends up around $2000 for it.

Since I'm obviously way off, how much does it cost to purchase one of these if you live in the states?


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: February 28th, 2014, 11:14 
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I think there is a new version released since then, or will be very soon, so it may unfortunately lower the value.


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: February 28th, 2014, 14:13 
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The current price in USD of PC-3000 Flash SSD Edition is $2685 + $150 shipping. One year of support is currently $900.

I would be interested, if it was on eBay, and depending on the price.


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: February 28th, 2014, 18:49 
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Oh that kinda sucks. I knew I was going to lose money but not that much. But I'm not doing anything with it anyway so I should probably get rid of it as soon as possible. Hmm I think I must see how the market is in my country first; I think perhaps I'll get a little more for it if I sell it to someone back home.

That being said, if it doesn't work out, I wouldn't mind putting it on eBay if that makes it easier for people to purchase etc.

I'll check the market back here the next few days and then I'll let you know how it works out.


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: March 1st, 2014, 10:14 
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For einstein9: You sent me a message, but I'm not able to reply since I just registered and can't write messages yet. I have no idea how many posts I must write to be able reply..


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: March 5th, 2014, 7:14 
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Ace Labs confirmed that it's $900 for tech support.

It's version 6.2.1. Not sure how much the age (~1.5-2 years) matters even if the newest version is 6.4.


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: March 5th, 2014, 8:44 
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larsj wrote:
It's version 6.2.1. Not sure how much the age (~1.5-2 years) matters even if the newest version is 6.4.


It matters.......

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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: March 5th, 2014, 9:47 
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How much? Like I have to give it away almost for free?

How often do they make updates to the hardware anyway? How often do they expect people to purchase a new PC3000?


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: March 10th, 2014, 16:24 
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According to a PM I got it's possible to update the 6.2.1 to 6.4.


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: May 13th, 2017, 12:45 
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I would like to purchase PC 3000 SSD. Is it really $10k? Is there a personal/no commercial version? I'm only going to use it on one drive in a home computer.


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: December 30th, 2019, 22:19 
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could you share your expericence with pc3000? (is it remunerable?) (how long time requieres to learn to use it?) it worth it ?.. Thanks , best regards.


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: March 3rd, 2020, 18:16 
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kasmo0 wrote:
could you share your expericence with pc3000? (is it remunerable?) (how long time requieres to learn to use it?) it worth it ?.. Thanks , best regards.



Like all products, your remuneration is a function of multiple variables; not just the efficacy of the product. Ease of use, available education info, competitiveness of the industry, etc. etc.

The only way to answer your question without that info is to compare it to either a DDI4 or perhaps no D.R. hardware at all...

Assuming the DDI4 can recover ~80% of recoveries software cannot.

If you get 10 recoveries a week, that's +2 recoveries per week.
Let's pretend you can recover 100% of those... lets say you can charge more than most places, and you get $500 per recovery. That'd provide $1,000 per week ... 50 weeks a year.


Plug the math in as you see fit ... and decide for yourself.

The secondary variables are:

DDI4 is $3,000 to process 1 drive.
PC3K is $12,000 to process 4 drives... and can do so via the Windows environment.

The Win environment allows you to recover encrypted devices...

On top of allowing you to fix issues that most other platforms either don't even try, or fail at.


If however, you only do 4 recoveries per week... and you're in a market that doesn't support charging over $200... maybe the DDI4 is a better fit.

Maybe you can buy a used DDI4 for $2000 ... vs. the PC-3000 Express with Standard D.E. which is only $9,000 (or $12,000 with RAID) ... which makes it cost a little more per device. Don't need 4 channels..?

Buy the UDMA ...

The point is, it's not much more money per channel... It's just more all at once.

The one thing we all know is that the more money it costs to get in to something ... the slower that field will become "commodified". That's to say ... the longer we can make an actual living at it.

If Ace Labs offered financing and lower pricing ... more people would have them and the more people there'd be who whore their services out so cheaply that we can't make a living.

The bottom line is that the 'remuneration' is there if you have sufficient clients at a decent price-point, will take the time to learn ... and if you get recoveries that are difficult enough that you need a device to recover actually challenging cases.


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 Post subject: Re: PC-3000 flash ssd edition for sale
PostPosted: April 14th, 2020, 3:18 
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Do you still have this device for sale?


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