Can i generate an MD5 hash with PC-3000?

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Can i generate an MD5 hash with PC-3000?

Postby osity » 10.05.17, 04:05

Hi,
I want to generate an MD5 hash for a hard drive. Can the PC-3000 do this? If so where is the option?

If not, can anyone recommend software I can use in window 10 to hash it?
If i go this route I assume I'll need a write blocker that works in windows as well, preferably free if there's one out there. I've found one for USB flash drives but few I've tried don't work for USB HDD docks.

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Re: Can i generate an MD5 hash with PC-3000?

Postby Blizzard » 10.05.17, 05:47

Have you looked at Checksum? There is an option for a "root" hash.

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Re: Can i generate an MD5 hash with PC-3000?

Postby Garry_TS » 10.05.17, 10:14

For sure, PC-3000 can calculate hash for any map, whole drive or any LBA range.
I think it's useless to make a map of whole drive because it may take a lot of time (software must read all sectors).
It's much more wisely to calculate hash of all filesystem metadata.
Below are some screenshots that can guide you


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Re: Can i generate an MD5 hash with PC-3000?

Postby osity » 10.05.17, 18:41

yes, it takes a large amount of time to calculate fot eh whole drive.
So in your pictures are you just hashing that particular data partition?

Which "filesystem metadata" are you suggesting?


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