There are quite a few forensic tools out there, but not all are created equal. Some
tend to over grab data, collecting and recording artifacts where there is actually
nothing of value. Others grab the correct information but miss important artifact
properties. It is with this in mind that this test was conducted. An investigator can use
this information to see what, with a limited set of data, three different forensic tools
are able to acquire.

This white paper examines how the critical factors of record accuracy and data clarity are vital to an investigator, as well as being far more important factors than pure record count. It shows examples of this importance through the analysis of test data, and exemplifies the style of record one should expect from Digital Evidence Investigator (DEI).