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RE: Copying HDDs for forensic purposes?
From: "Hunt, Jim" <Jim.Hunt () nwsc k12 in us>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 12:41:21 -0500

Ghost does forensic copies of the Hard Drives -
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Jim Hunt
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-----Original Message-----
From: Spencer D'oro [mailto:sdoro () comcast net] 
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 1:09 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Copying HDDs for forensic purposes?

Hello to all,

I am interested in forensic examinations of hard drives.  In the little
material I have seen, the authors state that no examination should be
made
of an original device; that instead a copy should be made and all
examinations made to that device.  My question is this:  If you make a
copy
of the hard drive, does it copy the sectors that had recently deleted
files
or does it just mark them as blank in the partition table of the new
drive?
What if the source is physically damaged?  Or do you need a special
utility
to get the "erased" data?  Thanks in advance for the help.

Spencer


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