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Update FTK 3.1

forensicakb
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Hi,

Have FTK not the first 3.0 but the next update, 3.1??

I've read the release notes for FTK from then until now (version 4 I believe). My question to y'all is based on your opinions is it worth upgrading, not so much for 4 because lots of threads around about how it's not the most stable, but for any benefits of 3.1 to 4 or just before 4.

What are your major points for and against this?

Appreciate everyone's input.

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Topic starter Posted : 16/08/2012 1:06 am
BitHead
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FWIW 3.4 is the current stable release of "3", and is better than 3.1.

Upgrading from what?

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Posted : 16/08/2012 1:29 am
forensicakb
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3.1

Could you please describe what in your opinion makes it better

quote="BitHead"]FWIW 3.4 is the current stable release of "3", and is better than 3.1.

Upgrading from what?

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Topic starter Posted : 16/08/2012 1:32 am
forensicakb
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Anyone, please comment, thanks a bunch

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Topic starter Posted : 26/08/2012 11:40 am
BitHead
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Sorry to not reply. Work and all.

Let's see, 3.4 uses the new 4.0 engine, it handles multi-page Excel and PowerPoint files again, it allows bookmarking of swept text, supplemental files attached to bookmarks work again, I am sure there are more, but that is off the top of my head.

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Posted : 27/08/2012 10:05 am
Shaman
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I upgraded to FTK 4.0.2 about 2 months ago and used the postgre database instead of oracle.

My cases process in about half the time now. I mostly work CP, IPR, and other White Collar Crimes cases. I have not had any problems with it and there is no way you can get me back to Oracle. Of course it has been only 2 months lol .

I still use EnCase 6 when I need to get a Report done ASAP and I have not given FTK Field Mode a try for this purpose.

This is just my user experience and I have not tested FTK under any benchmarks.

Good Luck!

Jose

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Posted : 01/09/2012 1:32 am
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