For drive imaging, you may specify the maximum file size at which the output file will be split and another segment will be begun. This is necessary on FAT16 and FAT32 file systems with their file size limitations (2 GB or 4 GB, resp.), but also useful to prepare segments ready for backup on CD (650 MB). WinHex is able to interpret all image file segments as a single large image file if they are located in the same folder.
You may have X-Ways Replica write a log file silently instead of prompting you how to continue in case bad sectors are encountered on the source drive. The log file option is generally useful to keep exact records on which sectors/partitions were cloned, when (date and time), which sectors or partitions were selected as the destination, which sectors were copied successfully, which sectors were bad, etc.
The source and the destination hard drive must both be attached to the same system and recognized by the BIOS. The destination must be the same size or larger than the source. If this is not the case, Replica will warn you. During the cloning process you may press Esc or Ctrl+Break to abort. Remember, you must use great caution when selecting the destination drive, as all data on that drive will be lost.
Writing images on remote network drives is possible when booting with the Universal TCP/IP Network Bootdisk (we are not aware yet of a prove that it is forensically sound). After removing their floppy disk, one can insert the one with Replica and use it to create the image on a remote computer, because that remote drive will become available as a drive letter under DOS.
USB mass storage devices can be accessed with Replica if you have installed the Panasonic v2.20 ASPI Manager for USB mass storage devices as well as the Moto Hairu Mass Storage ASPI driver, which enable DOS support for USB devices compliant to either USB 1.x or USB 2.0 specification.
To install these drivers under DOS, you need to copy these drivers into the directory where config.sys resides and make changes to your config.sys file as follows:
2.36: Clarified message after unlocking an HPA because a reboot might be necessary.
2.35: An error was fixed in the MD5 implementation for data in excess of 256 MB.
2.32: Bug fixed that tried to unlock password-protected ATA drives even when in frozen security mode
2.31: Bug fixed that accepted using arrow keys in the partition selection menu
2.3: ATA password-protected drives can be unlocked with
user or master password until system reboot if password is known.
2.2: Host protected areas (HPA): Reliable disabling
(unlocking) of HPAs, either volatile or non-volatile.
2.12: Source and destination image files must have either '.000' as extension or a non-numerical extension. Segments with size 0 allowed in spanned images now.
2.11: Fixed: Some command-line parameters were not recognized starting in version 2.02.
2.1: Bug fixed that prevented images larger than 2 GB from being read.
2.02 & 2.01: Log entries are immediately written to file upon encounter of bad sectors.
2.0: Restoring an image file back to a disk. Calculating and logging hashes of the source data. Invoking the cloning process from the command line by means of parameters, for completely unattended operation. Option to clone only selected sectors, forwards or backwards. Audible notification (beep) of bad sectors during cloning. Additional information (like manufacturer model number) about hard disks. Detection and temporary removal of host-protected areas (HPA).
1.3: Image files created read-only. More in-progress