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SuperImager Plus 8" Forensic Field Unit - Linux Forensic Imager i7 (Optional Dual Boot)

SuperImager Plus 8" Forensic Field Unit - 8" Touchscreen color LCD display and SAS/SATA-3 and USB3.0
SuperImager Plus 8" Forensic Field Unit - Forensic Imager and complete Computer Forensic Field Platform


 
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SuperImager Plus 8" SAS Forensic Field unit with 4 SAS/SATA-3 and 8 USB3.0 ports. It is a top performance field computer Forensic Imaging tool and complete computer forensic investigation platform. The user can run multiple in parallel data capture from many devices, and perform calculation of 3 HASH value and encryption on the fly. The unit can be used to perform cellphone extraction and a full forensic analysis.

Product Code: SIF-0032-00C
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The SuperImager® Plus 8” SAS Forensic Field Unit - is a mobile, compact, easy to carry and extremely fast Forensic Imaging unit that can serve as a complete Field Computer Forensic Investigation platform. The unit is running under Linux Ubuntu OS which is less targeted OS by malware, and it reduces the OS performance overhead especially when it perform compression by almost 20%.
The unit can be used to perform:
  1. Multiple parallel Forensic Capture using bit by bit, DD, E01/Ex01(with full compression) formats
  2. Erase data from Evidence drive using DoD (ECE, E)/ Security Erase/Enhanced Security Erase protocols
  3. View the CAPTURED data directly on Ubuntu Desktop Screen
  4. Encrypt the data while capturing (AES256)
  5. HASH the data while capturing (SHA-1, SHA-2, MD5)
  6. Run Cellphone/Tablets data Extraction and Analysis
  7. Run Forensic Triage application
  8. Run a full Forensic Analysis application like Encase/Nuix/FTK
  9. Run Virtual Drive Emulator
Case Study:
Some example of the unit’s performances: Complete Hash verification operation with SHA-1 enabled on SSD @ 31GB/min, on WD 1TB Blue @10GB/min Complete Forensic Imaging 1:2 with SHA-1 enabled on 3 SanDisk Extreme II 120GB SSD @ 29GB/Min Forensic Imaging of 1 to 2 with E01 format with compression level 1 @ 8GB/min ("Suspect" Hard Disk Drive was full with 50% of random data and the compression rate was 66%)

The unit built-in: 8” Touchscreen color LCD display, 4 native SAS/SATA ports in drive slots, 8 native USB3.0 ports, e-SATA port, 2 Generic USB2.0 ports, 1Gigabit/s Ethernet ports, eSATA port, HDMI port, and 3 audio ports.
The unit can be expanded with optional expansion port or express port to support SCSI and 1394 storage devices

The SuperImager Plus 8” Rugged Forensic Field Unit as Forensic Imaging Tool:
In one read pass from the "Suspect" Hard Disk Drive, the SuperImager Plus application can run the following operations simultaneously: Forensic Imaging with E01 format and with full compression, Encryption with AES256, simultaneously calculate 3 HASH Verification and Authentication values (MD5, SHA1, SHA2), and Saving the captured Forensic Images to 2 “Evidence” hard disk drives, to a local network, and to external compact USB3.0/e-SATA TB RAID encrypted storage. The basic Forensic Imaging mode can be 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 2:2 for SAS/SATA and USB3.0 storage devices

The Unit as Complete Forensic Platform:

In addition, the unit can serve as a platform for a Forensic investigator to run a complete investigation and to perform:
1) Cellphones and Tablets data Extraction and Analysis

2) Forensic Triage data collection

3) A complete Computer Forensic investigation Analysis with applications such as Nuix, FTK, EnCase
4) Virtual Drive Emulator: Mount a Suspect drive or it's DD/E01 images, simulate in it's native Windows Environment, and extract important files

The Unit as Data Eraser:

Supports erase protocols that are NIST 800-880 compliance:
  1. DoD 5220-22M (ECE, E),
  2. Security Erase, and Enhanced Security
  3. Erase User Mode
Dual Boot Option: The unit is running Ubuntu OS for forensic imaging and virtual drive emulator purpose. The dual boot to Windows 7 Pro is optional for additional cost. It needed when user intend to install and use third-party applications to perform data analysis, cellphone extraction and more

Network Multiple Forensic Images Loader
- Beside the ability of the application to upload forensic images (DD, E01) to the network via the 1Gigabit/s network port, there is also a unique feature/solution that can solve the streaming bottleneck by using a single port. With this solution, the user can upload many Forensic images directly to a local network using 7 equivalent 1Gigabit/s network streams

Configuration:
The
SuperImager Plus 8" Rugged Forensic Field unit is one of the top-of-the-line forensic imaging devices on the market today. It will outperform many units running Windows with i7 CPU.
The unit comes in 3 Optional configurations:
1) Basic model

2) Express Port enabled model - Where user can plug optional Express Card adapters like 1394, PCIE memory cards, 1394 to Thunderbolt adapter for Mac acquisition, NVMe SSD, M.2 SSD
3) Expansion Port enabled model - Where user can plug optional Expansion Box and connect SCSI hard disk drives
  • Customer Quote: "In our Digital Forensics Lab we had everything, but lacked something versatile and multi-role, so we decided to buy a MediaClone SuperImager Field unit. I'm very pleased; it's fast, secure and versatile! Massimiliano Graziani CFE CIFI ACE CFIP OPSA"
SuperImager Plus unit with i7 CPU, 16GB Memory, and S/W Version 1.4.52
Hash Verification/ Authentication Only (Reading Speed) Avg Speed GB/Min
Hash single drive, in a single session (Samsung 850 EVO SSD)
SHA-1 30.6
MD5 30.6
SHA-1+ MD5 30.6
Hash 2 drives in 2 separate sessions (2 Samsung 850 EVO SSD)
SHA-1 + MD5 drive 1 26.2
SHA-1 + MD5 drive 2 26.6
Hash single drive, in a single session (SanDisk Extreme II 128GB)
SHA-1 30.8
SHA-1 + MD5 30.8
Wipe Drives (Write Speed) (Samsung 850EVO SSD)
Security Erase Mode 577.2
Single Pass - User Erase Mode 28.8
Forensic Imaging
100% bit by bit Imaging Samsung 850 EVO SSD to Samsung 850 EVO SSD
with SHA-1+ MD5 Hash on 28.5
DD Imaging Samsung 850 EVO SSD to Samsung 850 EVO SSD (2GB Files Chunks and NTFS)
with SHA-1 + MD5 Hash on 29.1
DD Imaging SanDisk Extreme II SSD to Samsung 850 EVO SSD 2 GB file Chunks and NTFS)
with SHA-1 + MD5 hash on 28.5
E01 Imaging Samsung 850 EVO SSD to Samsung 850 EVO SSD (2GB Files Chunks and NTFS)
with SHA-1 + MD5 Hash on 24.2
Features
    • Main Hardware Features:
    • Case: Mobile, easy to carry
    • CPU: i7 Gen6
    • Display: 8" (800x600) LED backlight Touchscreen color LCD display
    • Hardware: Very high quality high performing components
    • Hardware upgrade: The unit can be upgraded at time of purchasing for additional cost, to a large internal SSD
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 64 Bit
    • Writes Block: Using “device driver” blocking mechanism based on Maxim Suhanov Mechanism (https://github.com/msuhanov/Linux-write-blocker)
    • Application Updates: Application can be easily updated via USB thumb drives and special update screen
    • Application Settings:
    • HPA/DCO Automatic Supports: The application has the ability to automatically open HPA and DCO areas, and resize the "Suspect" hard drive to its full native capacity, in order to capture any “hidden data” (HPA/DCO are special areas on the hard disk drive that support this feature)
    • Bad Sectors Handling: User can select to skip bad sectors/blocks, or abort the operation when it encounters bad sectors/block of sectors on the "Suspect" hard disk drive
    • Ports:
    • Forensic Images Destination: User can save Forensic Images to a local network shared folder for easy access and analysis, or save images to external USB3.0 RAID (encryption is optional) storage in a very good speed
    • Captured Storage Protocols and Interfaces: SAS, SATA, e-SATA enclosures, IDE, USB2.0, USB3.0, MMC, M.2 NGFF(SATA or PCIE base), 1394*, Thunderbolt*, and SCSI*
    • Form Factors: Capture data from various form factor devices: 3.5", 2.5", ZIF, 1.8", Micro-SATA, Mini-SATA, PCIE*, Mini PCIE*, M.2 NGFF
    • Cross Copy from Ports and Interfaces: The user can choose to capture from one type of port, storage protocol and interface, and save the forensic Images into a different port, storage protocol and interface. The cross copy of data can be done between SAS/SATA/IDE/USB/SCSI/1394 interfaces
    • Application Features:
    • GUI: The application is built with large icons and is very simple and easy-to-navigate. In a few clicks user can set the operation, and it will be quickly up and running
    • Speed: Extremely fast
    • • Tested with Hash verification operation with SHA-1 enabled the recorded top speed was 30GB/min with Solid State Drive, and 10GB/min with 1TB WD Blue SATA-3 Hard Disk Drive
    • • Tested with Forensic Imaging operation of 1 to 2 with SHA-1 enabled the recorded sustained top speed was 29GB/min with 3 SSD of SanDisk 120GB Extreme II
    • Extreme Speeds when performing Forensic capture with E01/Ex01 formats and with full Compression:
    • • The new Linux-based SuperImager Plus application utilizes and optimizes multiple CPU cores to achieve one of the most efficient operations, while performing at incredibly high speeds with E01/Ex01 compression. The application allows users to manually select and adjust the number of threads and the level of compression used during each session
    • • Forensic data capture with Encase E01/Ex01 formats with full compression is widely used operation in the forensic industry, and generally requires a trade-off between speed, space, and time of decompressing by the EnCase application
    • • Comparative tests show a 20% increase in speed when using the SuperImager Plus Linux-based application over the SuperImager Windows-based application. Tests were performed with the same hardware and the same hard disk drives (filled with 43% of random data), and the same level 1 of compression. The Linux-based application was set to use 16 compression threads
    • HASH Authentication: Simultaneously calculates on-the-fly up to 3 HASH Authentication values MD5/SHA-1/SHA-2
    • Encryption: On-the-fly AES256 encryption of the "Suspect" Hard Disk Drive, saving the encrypted data on "Evidence" Hard Disk Drive in 100%, DD, E01/Ex01 formats.
    • Decryption: The user can perform decryption on a drive, previously encrypted by any of the SuperImager units. Alternatively user can use a standalone MediaClone Linux decryption utility application to perform decryption on that drive using any PC. The supplied standalone decryption utility application can be burned onto a USB flash drive that later can be used to boot the PC to the Linux utility, where the encrypted drive and a blank destination drive were attached to the PC. (The user needs to supply to the utility application the saved encryption key)
    • Forensic Images can be saved in those Formats: 100% Bit by Bit, Linux DD Format, Encase E01/Ex01 formats include options for optimized compression
    • Evidence Drive Formats: exFAT/FAT/NTFS/HFS+/EXT4
    • Log Files: Audit trail in PDF formats with ability to customize the reports and adding company Logo
    • Drive Spanning: Supports spanning the captured data onto many “Evidence” drives , when the Evidence drives are not large enough (Also supports restore from spanned multiple drives)
    • Main application Features:
    • • Forensic Imaging Mode
    • • Forensic Restore back data to original
    • • Erase data from drives and Quick Format
    • • Hash calculation authentication and verification
    • • Virtual Drive Emulator
    • Main Forensic Imaging Mode Features:
    • • Forensic Imaging Modes: Mirror image(100% or any % of the drive), DD, E01/Ex01 – with optional compression
    • • Hash while capture: MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2 (all 3 can be selected simultaneously)
    • • Erase Reminder of the drive
    • • Encryption/Decryption
    • Parallel operations:
    • Parallel Forensic Imaging - Multiple Session Operations: User can run a multiple efficient parallel operation, since many ports are available. User can mix different type of operations, and each operation is set as a new independent session. Example of operations: erase data from a hard disk drive on one port, hash verify on second port, while forensic imaging 1 to 1 on the remaining ports
    • Basic Parallel Forensic Imaging: The supported modes are:
    • Native SAS/SATA: 1 to 1, 1 to 2, 1 to 3, 2 to 2, 2 to 3. The 2 to 3 imaging mode uses
    • the e-SATA port with the need to supply external power to the e-SATA plugged device and the 1:3 imaging mode need to be configured at time of purchasing of the main unit
    • USB3.0: 1 to 1, 1 to 2, 2 to 2 and up to 4:4
    • More Ports for Forensic Imaging:
    • With the use of USB3.0 to SATA fast adapters and with the combination of e-SATA port, the unit can support up to 2 to 7 and up to 4 to 7 Forensic Imaging of SATA Hard Disk Drives.
    • Parallel operation – Linux Elaborated:
    • Hard Drive Detection Application Screen: All hard disk drives and storage devices that are connected to the units will be scanned and displayed in one application screen called “the detection screen”. User can tap on each drive to get its detailed info, as well as selecting it for the desired operation they are planning to use
    • Parallel Forensic Imaging: It depends on the number and the kind of ports that each model has. The application is very flexible in running multiple sources to multiple destinations, all in a simultaneous operations. The user has the flexibility to change a role of a port from Evidence to Suspect, and is not limited by the pre-assigned "Suspect" ports. The session control application screen provides the user with a very comprehensive information and control over the running sessions, including all the setting of the session, and ability to abort the session
    • Parallel Forensic Imaging - Multiple Session Operations: User can run multiple efficient parallel operations and can mix different type of operations; for example erase hard disk drive on one port, hash verification on another port, while performing forensic imaging on other ports (each operation can function as a
    • new independent session). The number of sessions also depends on the CPU: i5 -4 sessions, i7- 8 sessions
    • Network:
    • Network Capture: Data from network folder can be captured and saved into “Evidence” drives via iSCSI storage protocols (SMB, NFS, CIFS)
    • Saves Forensic Images to Network: Upload multiple Forensic images to a local network (DD, E01), simultaneously by using up to 8 parallel 1Gigabit/s network streams
    • Remote Capture - Capture Data from the Internal Hard Disk Drives of a Computer: Using USB or 1Gigabit Ethernet ports of the laptop/computer, enables capture without the needs to remove the hard drive from the Laptop/computer (Speed is restricted to performance of the Laptop/PC CPU and the 1Gigabit/s connection)
    • Erase and Quick Format Operation:
    • Hard Disk Drive Erase Protocols: DoD 5220-22M, Security Erase, Enhanced Security Erase, or user can define the final data filling pattern and the number of iterations (Security Erase, Enhanced Security Erase, and DoD erase protocols are NIST 800-88 compliance)
    • Quick Format: NTFS, FAT, HFS+, EXT4, and exFAT
    • Logs and Erase Certification: The application generates extensive erase log files and erase certification (option to save to NIST 800-88 format) that are easy to export to USB thumb drive
    • Unit as a Platform:
    • File Preview: Browse and preview captured data on the Internal Display
    • High Performances: As a platform, a forensic investigator can, in addition to imaging and capturing data, load and run third-party applications to analyze the captured data:
    • • Cellphone/Tablet data extraction and analysis: Cellebrite, Oxygen, BlackBag, MPE+, Paraben applications
    • • Triage data collection: Nuix/Encase portable applications
    • • Full computer forensic analysis: Encase, Nuix, and FTK applications
    • The units have very firm hardware that enables those said applications to run with excellent performance
    • Expansion capabilities and the main hardware options:
    • Express Card Port Option: Optional port that needs to be pre-installed at time of purchasing in the main unit: This option gives the user the ability to plug and use a few kinds of express cards adapters to support capture and erase data from additional interfaces and devices. This option is very useful and saves in most of the cases the need for expensive and bulky expansion box. The Express Card adapters can be dual port 1394A/B, PCIE memory cards (Sony SxS), Mini-PCIE that are not supported by SATA protocols (are used in some MacBook Air, with M.2 (NGFF) form factor)
    • Expansion Port and Expansion Box Option: Optional expansion ports that enable user to plug in an Expansion Box in order to add-on many other devices: User can configure the main unit with only one connectivity port or Express Card Port or Expansion Port. The Expansion Port is mostly required when user needs to erase data from SCSI Hard Disk Drives. In addition to purchasing the Expansion Box, user can also purchase the SCSI 2 drives Kit which supports capture or erase from 2 SCSI Hard Disk drives. The SCSI 2 drives Kit includes all the cables, terminators and adapters that are needed to operate 2 SCSI hard disk drives. (The SCSI controller is installed inside the Expansion Box). The Expansion Box is also supplied with a low profile Express Card reader pre-installed inside the Expansion Box
    • USB3.0 to SATA adapters and Kits Option: Today USB3.0 technology is extremely fast and can run read data from SSD drives up to 20GB/min.
    • With the use of USB3.0 to SATA 4 channel Kit, user can convert 4 USB3.0 ports to 4 SATA ports on any of MediaClone units. The optional Kit is supplied with one external PS, and it includes all the cabling to power and connected
    • the 4 USB3.0 to SATA adapters.The tested performance when running 4 adapters in parallel was measured at a very high speed, with a very little speed degradation
    • SCSI KIT Option: The SCSI Kit includes the low profile SCSI 1 ports PCIE –x1 controller, 2 channel SCSI LVDS cable (68pin connectors), SCSI terminator, and VHDCI to SCSI 2 adapter
    • 1394 Option: This option is supplied with 1394A/B Express Card. It is a very easy and quick way to add support for 1394 devices that can be daisy chained. This option works on units that support and installed with Expansion Port or Express Port options.
    • Thunderbolt Option:With the use of 1394 to express adapter and Thunderbolt to 1394 adapter, a user can connect the unit into a Mac that have a TB port (that is booted in target mode) and access the Mac internal drive
    • NVMe Adapter: An optional adapter that inserted inside the Expansion Box and enables the user to plug in NVMe SSD.
    • USB3.0 to M.2 (NGFF) adapters Option: Currently, most laptops and tablets use M.2 (NGFF) Storage devices. This adapter supports connectivity to some of the newest SSD M.2 storage (Storage that is supported by SATA Protocols). There is a class of SSD drives that has NGFF connectors, but they are not supported by SATA protocols and by those adapters. Also the M.2 (NGFF) connectors use to comes in a variety of connectors and it was not standardized until 2014
    • USB3.0 to M.2 (NGFF) PCIE (Not NVMe) base adapters Option: Few adapters are available that supports PCIE base SSD that are been used in MackBook Air 2012+, MacBook Pro Retina 2012+ , MacBook 2013-14 with special interface (12+16), and adapter with M.2 generic B+M connectors
      Warranty: One year warranty for the main unit. (It is not include cables and accessories)
    • Built-in the US: The units are built and tested in the US
    • * Expansion ready unit

Accessories
Metal Stand for 8" Field Unit USB3.0 to e-SATA Adapter at Speed of 3GBs Mac SSD 7+17 pins to SATA adapter for MacBook Pro 2012 ErgoTouch USB TouchPad
Metal Stand for 8" Field unit USB3.0 to e-SATA adapter at speed of 3Gbs. ErgoTouch USB TouchPad
ZIF Adapter to SATA Adapter, with a Flex Cable 1394 To Thunderbolt adapter Micro SATA to SATA Adapter 1.8" IDE to SATA Adapter
ZIF Adapter to SATA Adapter 1394 to thunderbolt Micro SATA to SATA Adapter 1.8 Inch IDE to SATA adapter
USB3.0 to SATA Adapters - 4 Channel Kit include power - Linux 1394A/B Dual Port Express card adapter Option SATA Split Data Cable SCSI Kit support up to 2 SCSI Hard Disk Drive
USB3.0 to SATA 4-Channel kit- Linux 1394A/B Express card adapter SATA Split Data Cable Data Acquisition or Cloning of SCSI hard drives
USB3.0 MMC Card reader Laptop Remote Access & Data Capture Kit for SuperImager units Hard Case on wheels and custom foam for the 8" Field unit Bluetooth Keyboard & Touch Pad Combo
USB3.0 MMC reader Laptop remote capture kit with the use of SuperImager units SuperImager 8" Field unit hard case and foam option Bluetooth Keyboard & Touch Pad Combo
Hard Case and custom foam for the 8" Field Unit SATA Split Power Cable M.2 (NGFF) SSD to SATA III B (SATA base only) Express Card Port Option for the main units
SuperImager 8" Field unit hard case and foam option SATA Split Power Cable Express card port
M.2 NGFF to USB3.0 adapter supporting PCIE base SSD (B+M) not NVME Expansion Box Option IDE to SATA Adapters External Encypted Mobile TB RAID Storage
Our Price: $200.00
M.2 NGFF to USB3.0 adapter supports PCIE SSD PCIE Expansion Box IDE to SATA Adapters
Mini SATA(mSATA) to SATA Adapter Metal Swivel 360 Stand for 8" Field Unit Express Card Mini- PCIE Adapter 2.5 Inch IDE to SATA Adapter
Our Price: $90.00
Mini SATA(mSATA) to SATA Adapter Metal Swivel 360 Stand for 8" Field Unit Express Port Mini PCIE adapter for SuperImager units 2.5 Inch IDE to SATA Adapter

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