BlackBag Offers New MacQuisition Device Sizes to Provide Supersized Imaging

With a faster drive, supersized imaging capability, and the latest features in MacQuisition 2018 R1 (including enhanced Apple File System support), BlackBag's MacQuisition offers digital examiners the very best forensic imaging solution for Mac OS X and macOS.
Storage, or more importantly a lack of storage, shouldn’t stop customers in their pursuit of obtaining, preserving and acquiring evidence. That’s why MacQuisition 2018 R1 is now shipped with 120 GB solid-state drives as standard and a 1 TB SSD option will be available soon. In addition, two cables supporting USB and USB-C are included with each MacQuisition device.

With a faster drive, supersized imaging capability and the latest features in MacQuisition 2018 R1 (including enhanced Apple File System support), MacQuisition offers digital examiners the very best forensic imaging solution for Mac OS X and macOS.

The new MacQuisition devices will benefit both the lab and out in the field. Only one drive is needed to target and forensically acquire evidence, capture important live data, and soundly acquire Random Access Memory. If larger acquisitions are desired, MacQuisition continues to support imaging and collections on a dedicated secondary device.

Using the MacQuisition Device

Examiners still have the option to boot to the MacQuisition device or launch 2018 R1 on a running Mac. The ‘MQData’ partition on the device has been expanded to maximize the size of the SSD. Simply click on the Data Collection view, select the desired categories or files to collect, and then choose the ‘MQData’ partition as the destination.

As Apple has increased memory size in many current Mac models, the 120 GB SSD provides ample space to capture RAM directly to the new MacQuisition device. Just click on the Image Device view, select on ‘Physical Memory’, and then choose the ‘MQData’ partition as the destination.


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BlackBag is continuously working to get the functionality into tools that forensic examiners need to carry out their challenging work. Recent releases and enhancements to BlackBag’s forensic software, including BlackLight, MacQuisition and Mobilyze, ensure these tools continue to develop in line with the fast-paced advances in technology that customers encounter every day.

If you’re interested in purchasing MacQuisition, please click here. If you’re interested in upgrading your current dongle to a new 120 GB SSD or 1 TB SSD device, please click here to learn more.

About BlackBag Technologies

BlackBag Technologies is a developer of innovative forensic acquisition, triage, and analysis software for Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad, and Mac OS X devices. The company’s flagship product, BlackLight, has been adopted worldwide by many digital forensics examiners as a primary analysis tool. Mobilyze, BlackBag’s groundbreaking mobile device triage tool, empowers virtually all law enforcement personnel, with or without specialized experience, to capably triage and report on data from smartphones.

In addition to software, BlackBag also develops and delivers expert forensic training and certification programs, designed to meet the needs of law enforcement, military and private sector examiners. Taught by an elite team with considerable law enforcement and digital forensics experience, the courses are tailored to address realistic, multi-platform scenarios simulating the daily challenges of digital evidence.

To learn more about BlackBag’s software and training, please contact us at 855-844-8890, visit us at blackbagtech.com, or subscribe to our blog.

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