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Note: We're trying to use the same tool template for all devices. Please use this if possible.

TODO: Not all of the following are tools, most are simply company names. The tools should have their own articles...

Hardware imagers

Atola Insight Forensic
All-in-one fast forensic acquisition system produced by Atola Technology capable of diagnosing and imaging damaged and unstable drives
Data Compass
A hardware and software complex tool produced by SalvationDATA that can imaging data from bad sectors, unstable heads and other patient drives, for more information, you can login in the website:
DeepSpar Disk Imager
Handles Data Recovery Imaging issues, drive instability, and bad sectors. - Data Sheet and Whitepaper available for download from product web page.
Data copy king
Handles hard drive and flash drive Imaging issues, drive instability, bad sectors and even scratched drives. - Data Sheet and reviews available from product web page.
ICS Solo3
Supports USB, Firewire and SCSI drives.
Logicube Talon
Supports USB
Built-in PATA, SATA, USB and write blocker.
Enhanced Error Handling and Logging
Voom HardCopy III
Allows destination drive to be formatted in NTFS.

Unix-based imagers

guymager supports all relevant forensic formats (dd, ewf, aff). It is very user friendly and faster than known commercial imagers running under Windwos. As it is based on libewf, it supports all the different subformats found in libewf.
Part of the libewf package, ewfacquire can create evidence files in the Expert Wittness Compression Format, like EnCase and FTK Imager .E01 (EWF-E01) and SMART .s01 (EWF-S01) formats. ewfacquire calculates an MD5 integrity hash while the data is being imaged. Ewfacquire provides support for byte swapping of media bytes. This is useful for dealing with big endian media on and little endian architectures and vice versa. It also has intelligent error recovery.
Part of the AFF system, aimage can create files is raw, AFF, AFD, or AFM formats. AFF and AFD formats can be compressed or uncompressed. aimage can optionally compress and calculate MD5 or SHA-1 hash residues while the data is being copied. It has intelligent error recovery, similar to what is in ddrescue.
AIR (Automated Image and Restore) is a GUI front-end to dd/dcfldd designed for easily creating forensic bit images.
A version of dd created by the Digital Computer Forensics Laboratory. dcfldd is an enhanced version of GNU dd with features useful for forensics and security, such as calculating MD5 or SHA-1 hashes on the fly and faster disk wiping.
A program that converts and copies files, is one of the oldest Unix programs. I can copy data from any Unix "file" (including a raw partition) to any other Unix "file" (including a disk file or a raw partition). This is one of the oldest of the imaging tools, and produces raw image files. Extended into dcfldd.
EnCase LinEn
Linux-based version of EnCase's forensic imaging tool.
GNU ddrescue
A tool similar to dd, but unlike dd it will continue reading the next sector, if it stumbles over bad sectors it cannot read.
iLook IXimager
The primary imaging tool for iLook. It is Linux based and produces compressed authenticatable image files that may only be read in the iLook analysis tool.
MacQuisition Boot CD
Provides software to safely image Macintosh drives.
Self booting open source version of Tiny Core Linux using dc3dd with RAW and AFF support.
Rdd is robust with respect to read errors and incorporates several other functions: MD5 and SHA-1 hashing, block hashing, entropy computation, checksumming, network transfer, and output splitting.
Another dd-like tool. It is supposed to be faster in certain situations.

Windows-based imagers

Their ultimate tool lets you "READ, ACQUIRE, DECRYPT, ANALYZE and REPORT (R.A.D.A.R.)."
A tool for imaging and analyzing disks.
Can image and convert many file formats. Also builds mobile toolkit.
Can image with out dongle plugged in. Only images to E0* file.
FTK Imager by AccessData
Can image and convert many image formats. Including E0* (EWF-E01), s0* (EWF-S01) and dd. Also a free tool.
FTK can read forensic, uncompressed Ghost images.
The IRS's set of forensic tools and utilities. iLook V8 can image in Windows.
A complete set of tools for Windows (and handheld) products.
Images and searches FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and all NTFS files.
ReclaiMe Pro
Highly configurable high-speed imager, suitable for slight to moderate bad block cases. Sector-by-sector, VHD, and VHDX output.
Tableau Software Imager by Tableau
TIM supports E0*, dd, and .DMG output formats.
X-Ways Forensics
Can image and convert raw dd and EnCase E0* image formats.
It can also create logical container images and has reverse imaging capability as well.
The logical container images are similar in function to a EnCase L01 file, but they use simulated NTFS internal structure to maintain all the metadata. The end result is that x-ways, encase, and mount image pro can all read a x-ways created logical container files.
X-Ways Replica
Performs hard disk cloning and imaging. The output is raw format.

Pages in category "Disk Imaging"

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.