So you have a Source evidence drive and its image on a different device, and you have a record that their hash values were identical in the past.

Atola Insight Forensic: Imaging Results

If you get a different hash value when you calculate the hash of the target now, it could be due to hardware failure, or because the device containing your image was used by a third party.

Atola Insight Forensic: Calculated Hash

To understand how substantial these changes are, you will want to locate the sectors that have been modified.

  1. In the Disk Utilities category click Compare subcategory.
  2. Make sure that the whole range of sectors of the drive and radio button next to Device on DiskSense Target Port option is selected
  3. Click Compare button.

Atola Insight Forensic’s high-performance compare function will compare the source and the target and will help you identify and locate the modified sectors:

Atola Insight Forensic compares source and target to help the operator identify and locate modified sectors

Yulia Samoteykina

Yulia Samoteykina

Director of Marketing Yulia believes that with a product that is exceptionally good at solving tasks of forensic experts, marketing is all about explaining its capabilities to the users. She loves hanging around engineers and participating in product design.