The PSIClone Mini Lab, a portable hard-drive forensic lab from Security Engineered Machinery (SEM), enables law enforcement agencies to quickly and thoroughly copy data from a computer hard drive for pre-trial analysis without compromising evidence. The Mini Lab includes an SEM Hammer Data Elimination Unit, an SEM PSIClone Data Verification Unit, a Bluetooth printer for audit trails, all necessary cables and power supplies, and a rugged transport case. Built-in software makes the reliable Mini Lab compatible with a desktop or notebook personal computer. The Hammer is used to prepare the destination hard-drive disk. The PSIClone protects the source drive’s data before copying it to the destination drive at up to 3.6 GB per minute. When the transfer is complete, the destination drive contains an exact copy of the data, including its MD5 Hash — the algorithm that serves as the digital “fingerprint” of the source drive’s data stream. The data can be analyzed subsequently on the destination drive without fear of tampering with the original evidence.The PSIClone’s software includes a diagnostic tool that helps identify problems quickly, and the unit’s user-configurable error-handling capabilities offer unique options for working with troubled source drives.