Disk Imaging

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Function definition: Tools that enable the capture, viewing or extraction of contents of a disk image (which is a computer file containing the contents and structure of a disk volume or an entire data storage device, such as a hard drive or floppy disk).
Lifecycle stage: Create or Receive (Acquire)

Tools for this function

AFF Open Source Computer Forensics SoftwareTools for the creation of disk images, used in conjunction with the AFF open and extensible file format to store disk images and associated metadata.
Aaru Data Preservation SuiteMedia dump software and disc image manager
Autopsy Digital ForensicsOpen source, free digital forensics tool
CDRDAO (CDR Disk At Once)Cdrdao records audio or data CD-Rs in disk-at-once (DAO) mode based on a textual description of the CD contents.
CloneCDCloneCD is the perfect tool to make backup copies of your music and data CDs, regardless of copy protection.
Dc3dd for computer forensicsdc3dd is a patched version of GNU dd with a number of features useful for computer forensics.
Dd rescuedd_rescue is suitable for rescuing data from a medium with errors, i.
Disk2FDIDisk2FDI is a professional disk imaging software designed to create binary images of floppy disks to the Formatted Disk Image (FDI) file format, as well as sector-based standard formats.
DiskFormatIDIdentify floppy disk formats from kryoflux stream files
DisktypeTool for detecting the content format of a disk or disk image. It knows about common file systems, partition tables, and boot codes.
DriveImage XMLDriveImage XML is an easy to use and reliable program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives.
Easy CD-DA ExtractorEasy CD-DA Extractor is CD Ripper, Music Converter, Audio Converter, Metadata Editor, and CD/DVD burning software.
Exact Audio CopyExact Audio Copy is an audio grabber for audio CDs using standard CD and DVD-ROM drives on Windows only.
GetDriveInfo2GetDriveInfo2 is a Win32 program that examines the optical and removable media drives currently mounted on a computer, and returns information about those devices (in the case of optical devices it also returns information about the any media currently mounted in the device).
IMAGEIMAGE is a DOS application capable of generating either highly compressed or "flat" images for forensic analysis.
IsoBusterRecover data from CD, DVD, BD, HDD, Flash drive, USB stick, media card, SD and SSD.
KryoFluxFloppy disk controller software that accompanies a KryoFlux drive
OSFMountdisk image file mounting
Optical-media-checkCollates information into a CSV from log files for a batch optical media rip
Paranoia"Use your CDROM drive to read audio tracks.... and have it actually work right!"
PhotoRescuePhotoRescue is a picture and data recovery solution for digital film - sd cards, compact flash, memory sticks, microdrive, etc.
Power ISOPowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount these files with internal virtual drive.
QPxToolWith QPxTool you can measure the quality of CDs and DVDs.
SafeBackSafeBack is used to create mirror-image (bit-stream) backup files of hard disks or to make a mirror-image copy of an entire hard disk drive or partition.
Virtual CloneDriveVirtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, but it exists only virtually.