How to forensically image a 2Tb External HDD

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Re: How to forensically image a 2Tb External HDD

Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:22 am

- sim4n6


I extracted the HDD from the case and connect it through SATA


Try connecting it through a USB writeblocker and then imaging it. If its USB 3 it should be fairly quick anyway.

minime2k9
Senior Member

    Re: How to forensically image a 2Tb External HDD

    Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:42 am

    I don't get what you mean by *USB 3 Write Blocker*, the HDD got a SATA interface so .... do you mean that I have to use a *SATA to USB 3 adapter* ?

    sim4n6
    Member

      Re: How to forensically image a 2Tb External HDD

      Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:44 am

      - sim4n6
      I don't get what you mean by *USB 3 Write Blocker*, the HDD got a SATA interface so .... do you mean that I have to use a *SATA to USB 3 adapter* ?


      I may have misunderstood your last answer.

      Is this an external hard disk that came in a plastic casing with a circuit board to make it USB3 or is it simply a 3.5" spinning hard disk with nothing else?

      minime2k9
      Senior Member

        Re: How to forensically image a 2Tb External HDD

        Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:53 am

        3.5" spinning one

        sim4n6
        Member

          Re: How to forensically image a 2Tb External HDD

          Post Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:57 am

          Sorry got the wrong end of the stick.

          Do you have multiple imaging machines? Can you try it on another one?
          What software are you using to image the disk?

          minime2k9
          Senior Member
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