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Re: Copying HDDs for forensic purposes?
From: Felecia Vlahos <vlahos () sciences sdsu edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 13:25:17 -0800

Spencer,

A friend of mine is currently evaluating the ProDiscover tool at
http://www.TechPathways.com. You asked for an examination tool. 
ProDiscover provides the forensic copy as well as an analysis
functionality. 

Felecia Vlahos, CISSP

Spencer D'oro wrote:

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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