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Imaging is

the representation or reproduction of an object's outward form; especially a visual representation (i.e., the formation of an image).
the process used to obtain all of the data present on a storage media (e.g., hard disk), whether it is active data or data in free space, in such a way as to allow it to be examined as if it were the original data.[1]
[a] process that allows one to obtain a bit-for-bit copy of data to avoid damage of original data or information when multiple analyses may be performed.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Good Practice Guide for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence, at 56.
  2. ISACA, Interactive Glossary & Term Translations (full-text).

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