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 Post subject: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 4th, 2017, 6:15 
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Hi,
I am looking into different tools for data recovery and wonder what differs between them.

As I understand, the PC-3000 is the best one, but also the most expensive.
Will the MRT Express be enough to cover all the needs? Whats the benefit of PC-3000 instead of MRT Express?

Do you guys have any other suggestions of tools that cover most of the needs for data recovery?
What about Dolphin, SeDiv etc..?

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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 4th, 2017, 7:57 
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Well, if you want to be well served for the next years, go for ACE PC-3000. Better support, better upgrades...

It's the best tool out there. Although it could be expensive at first, you will see that it's a better investment at long term (maybe not so long :D )

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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 5th, 2017, 3:16 
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hi,
if your Purpose for buying these tools for Data Recovery only & you are new for Data Recovery start-up with MRT (350$+shipment) monthly 150$ instalment this will allow you to learn pay as you make money once you have sufficient business you want to move next level buy PC3000 .......

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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 5th, 2017, 14:08 
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Hi,
Thanks for your response!
I think I will go for the Online version of MRT Express. It looks like it will cover most of my needs.

Anyone knows the biggest advantage for PC-3000 over MRT?


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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 5th, 2017, 16:05 
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SeDiv is mainly for drive refurb / re-cert and repair and NOT for data recovery. SeDiv doesn't have data extractor module and doesn't have hardware so if you plug bad drives to it you can hang up the system and even if you can do firmware repairs with it you can't extract data.

On the other hand SeDiv is very powerfull and one of the best tools for drive refurb / re-certify (with data loss). Example to run ARCO and Self-Scan on WD drives, depop heads, etc ... to sum it up a very good tool if you don't care for the data and you want to re-use damaged drives by disabling damaged heads, running factory tests, re-calibrate heads, etc ....

Biggest advantages of PC-3000 over MRT ? PC-3000 is way ahead and can do way more than MRT. It have support for many more drives. Any modern drive will be supported by PC-3000 and only way later on the game will it be supported by MRT. Also PC-3000 can decrypt on the fly encrypted drives and support considerable amount of encryption types. PC-3000 doesn't have a huge amount of "bugs" as MRT have and if you contact support they tend to solve the problems with the tool in a reasonable time/manner unlike MRT people that can take YEARS to solve simple bugs/problems or add support for some drives, etc ...

For example if you need to unlock terminal access on modern Seagate drives or decrypt on the fly newer WD drives you will be way better served with PC-3000 rather then with MRT ....

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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 6th, 2017, 4:59 
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Spildit wrote:
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Biggest advantages of PC-3000 over MRT ? PC-3000 is way ahead and can do way more than MRT. It have support for many more drives. Any modern drive will be supported by PC-3000 and only way later on the game will it be supported by MRT. Also PC-3000 can decrypt on the fly encrypted drives and support considerable amount of encryption types. PC-3000 doesn't have a huge amount of "bugs" as MRT have and if you contact support they tend to solve the problems with the tool in a reasonable time/manner unlike MRT people that can take YEARS to solve simple bugs/problems or add support for some drives, etc ...

For example if you need to unlock terminal access on modern Seagate drives or decrypt on the fly newer WD drives you will be way better served with PC-3000 rather then with MRT ....


Completely true.
If you can order PC3000, go with it. Don't look back!

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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 10th, 2017, 16:24 
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Hi again,
Thanks for your input!
I ended up with MRT. It was only a pricing issue. It was hard not to take the baite with their online-version down payment.

Now lets see if I will be satisfied :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 10th, 2017, 19:37 
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It is funny how people ask for advice on this forum and then choose not to listen to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 23rd, 2017, 15:08 
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There are good data recovery companies and there are companies that do not have pc3k.
Second ones can never become good data recovery companies.

It is in human nature, to play smart. Not anyone asks him self if this on line version is good and cheap why would someone buy something more expencive? And would those people who make tools that costs more , die from hunger?

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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 23rd, 2017, 17:51 
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helpdisc wrote:
There are good data recovery companies and there are companies that do not have pc3k.

I think i'm gonna write this on my door :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 25th, 2017, 12:26 
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One should still be able to survive in the data recovery field without PC-3000 ....

If one is starting on the filed one can buy cheaper tools and "upgrade" later to PC-3000.

If one is an "expert" in the data rcovery field to the point of fully understanding how HDD and Firmware works for the majority of drives and if one can code their own tools then one shouldn't need PC-3000 !!!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I think that there should be very clever people out there doing DR at professional level and researching new sollutions without the need of using PC-3000. Those will be very rare cases, let's say just a bunch of people.

Majority of people posting on the forum will be people still learning DR that either don't have $$$ to invest on PC-3000 or people that are already running a DR business and have PC-3000 as main tool ....

Just because PC-3000 is very powerfull and the "standard" in data recovery firmware tools that doesn't mean that a bunch of guys reading this forum (and never posting) can't create their own sollutions that can fix "problems" that PC-3000 can't fix.

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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 25th, 2017, 12:29 
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if one is a master of writing his own soft for so many drives and models he does not have time to work on actual cases.

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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 25th, 2017, 13:43 
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You either spend the money on your own R&D or you pay an employee to do it. It makes more economic sense to pay for PC3000 in most cases. I've seen labs who figure that they don't need PC3000, yet they charge 3 times as much and take at least twice as long to recover data than those who do have it.

That said, the tool is only part of the job.

A good mechanic can fix a car with basic tools, if they have good knowledge of cars. But, with high end tools, lifts and computers, they can do a better job faster and more economically.

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 Post subject: Re: Tool comparison
PostPosted: December 25th, 2017, 16:01 
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I do agree !

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