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MacQuisition’s New Device Sizes Provide Supersized Imaging

Here at BlackBag, we believe storage, or more importantly a lack of storage, shouldn’t stop our 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), we are extremely proud that 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 collecting to a dedicated secondary 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.

We are continuously working to get the functionality into our tools that forensic examiners need to carry out their challenging work. Through recent releases and enhancements to our forensic software, including BlackLight, MacQuisition and Mobilyze, we are ensuring our tools continue to develop in line with the fast-paced advances in technology that our customers encounter every day.
If you’re a new customer and 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.

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