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Forensic Workstation Recommended Hardware

Forensic Workstation Recommended Hardware



The aim of this page is to provide (and keep updated) a list of hardware suggestions/recommendations for anyone considering building or buying a forensic workstation for imaging and analysis.

Cost is as much a factor as performance in many of our purchasing decisions and the focus of the recommendations is on hardware which gets the job done but also represents value for money.

Note: Please feel free to suggest any changes or additions to this list here.


Self Build


CPU

Intel Core 2 Quad


Motherboard

ASUS P5E3


RAM

Crucial Ballistix (www.crucial.com/ballistix/)
G.Skill (www.gskill.com/indexen.html)
GEIL PC8500 Ultra (www.geilusa.com)
Tip: 4GB for 32-bit machines, 8GB for 64-bit.


Hard drive

Seagate
Hitachi SATA


IDE/SCSI/Firewire/RAID controllers

Firewire B
3Ware RAID


CD/DVD writer

Plextor/Lite-On/LG


Video card

Matrox G550
Matrox DualHead2Go (dual monitor gizmo)
Tip: Check current status of GPU usage for password cracking


Sound card

Any 6 channel card


Network interface

Intel Pro 1000 series


Removable drive bays

CRU dataport (www.cru-dataport.com)


Floppy drive

Sony


Memory card reader

Recommendation needed


Backup storage

Dual layer DVD


Power supply

Antec True power 1000W (www.antec.com)
Sea Sonic (www.seasonic.com)


UPS

Recommendation needed


Case

Cooler Master Cosmos (www.coolermaster.com)


Monitor

Dell LCD
NEC Multisync 90GX w/ Opticlear


Hardware write blocker

Tableau - various models (www.tableau.com)
WiebeTech ComboDock 4 (www.wiebetech.com)


Standalone disk copier

Voom Technologies Hardcopy II (http://www.voomtech.com/hc2.html) - 1552 USD


Network Tap

NetOptics Teeny Tap (www.netoptics.com)


USB ThumbDrive

Corsair Flash voyager GT


Keyboard & Mouse

Microsoft ComfortCurve Keyboard 2000


Travel case

Hardigg Storm
Pelican 1600


Evidence Bags/Tape

Alert™ Evidence & Chain of Custody Bag (alertsecurityproducts.com)
DEBASAFE bags


Off the Shelf

Mac Pro


Mobile Workstations

Dell M1710 Sager 98 series (www.sagernotebook.com)
Rock (www.rockdirect.com)
Tip: Look for onboard fw800




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