The Image MASSter Solo-102 G3 Forensic Hard Drive Data Acquisition Unit from ICS offers investigators the ability to copy one "Suspect" hard drive to two "Evidence" hard drives at the same time using an eSATA connection at SATA II 3 Gb/s, a 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 connection, or an IDE connection using an included adapter, all at speeds up to 7 GB per minute. It authenticates drive copies with SHA-1, SHA-2, and MD5, and also supports a variety of other intefaces via separately sold adapters, including 1.8", 2.5", ZIF, microSATA, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, SD, microSD, MMC, SCSI, and more.
When a "Suspect" drive is cloned to an "Evidence" drive, each image is saved as a mirror, a Linux DD image, an E01 image file, or an IQ Copy, meaning that only specifically allocated sections of a drive are captured. All "Evidence" drives can also be encrypted on-the-fly during the acquisition phase to help protect sensitive data during transportation or storage. Gigabit Ethernet connectivity is also offered, allowing users to upload drive images to a Storage Area Network (SAN) for processing and archiving. For those who need to acquire cell phones, this unit can be used as a platform for third party cell phone acquisition apps such as Paraben, XRY, and more. The Image MASSter Solo-102 G3 Forensic operates using Windows 7.