digital forensics week 5.docx - Jonathan Velez Digital Forensics Bellevue University When it comes to cloning a hard drive we have different software

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Jonathan Velez Digital Forensics Bellevue University 9/29/19
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When it comes to cloning a hard drive, we have different software and hardware that allows the cloning to happen. When it comes to cloning the drive itself you also need to follow the steps to complete the cloning process. The first step is to ensure you have the right size drive to complete the clone. If it is a 500GB drive, you should be using a 500GB drive to clone. You can use a bigger drive but never use a smaller drive; using a smaller drive could result in lost data or corrupted cloning. The next step is to choose the hardware or software you are gonna use to clone the device. You can use ghost image which is a cloning and imaging software. You can use a kangaroo which is a hardware hard drive cloner. From a forensics standpoint whatever software or hardware you choose needs to be annotated. Another step based on a forensics standpoint is using a write block to ensure that the cloned drive can not have anything written on the drive. Once that is done you can begin cloning the drive and wait for its
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