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Fundamental principles for preparing the CAST key reference hard disk

This document provides information about the underlying principles used by CAST in the preparation of each key reference hard drive (CKRHD)

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Fundamental principles for preparing the CAST key reference hard disk

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This document provides information about the underlying principles used by the Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) in the preparation of each CAST key reference hard drive (CKRHD). A CKRHD is a reference drive which can be used to assist in the validation of local procedures for the imaging or acquisition of digital storage media such as conventional hard disk drives.

The document is intended to enable readers to understand the capability and utility of the prepared disk. In combination with the preparation procedure (see CAST publication 062/16), it will also assist competent users in designing and generating their own reference disks if desired.

Published 17 November 2016