Difference between pages "Raw Image Format" and "CUE Sheet format"

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The RAW Image Format is used to store a disk or volume image.
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The '''CUE sheet''' format (.cue) file is often used in combination with .bin or .iso file(s) to define the track and/or session layout of an optical disc.
  
== File types ==
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== Contents ==
Some variants of the RAW Image Format split the data among multiple segment files, which is also known as split RAW.
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There are various naming schemes for RAW Image Format files, some of the more common used for disk or volume images are:
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The '''CUE sheet''' is a text based format that contains commands which specify the layout.
* PREFIX.dd
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* PREFIX.dmg
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* PREFIX.img
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* PREFIX.raw
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* PREFIX.0 - PREFIX.#; variations: starting with either 0 or 1, consisting of multiple digits e.g. PREFIX.000
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* PREFIX0 - PREFIX#; variations: starting with either 0 or 1, consisting of multiple digits e.g. PREFIX000
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* PREFIXaa - PREFIXzz; variations: consisting of more letters e.g. PREFIX.aaa
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* PREFIX.1of5 - PREFIX.5of5; variations: consisting of multiple segment files
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* PREFIX001.asb - PREFIX###.asb
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* PREFIX-f001.vmdk - PREFIX-f###.vmdk; variations: starting with 001
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Note that there are also RAW Image Formats specific to the storage media, e.g. RAW optical disc image.
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These often are accompanied by a table of contents file often in the [[CUE Sheet format]], e.g.
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* BIN/CUE
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* ISO/CUE
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== Contents ==
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The RAW Image Format is basically a bit-for-bit copy of the RAW data of either the disk or the volume, without any additions or deletions.
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There is no [[metadata]] stored in RAW Image Format files. However sometimes the metadata is stored in secondary files.
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== History ==
  
The RAW Image Format was original used by [[dd]], but is supported by most of the computer forensics applications.
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The CUE sheet originates from CDRWIN, but various additions have been made like the CDTEXT and IsoBuster extensions.
  
== See Also ==
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== See also==
* [[Disk Images]]
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== Tools ==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cue_sheet_%28computing%29 Wikipedia on CUE sheet]
* [[Dd|dd]]
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* [http://code.google.com/p/libodraw/downloads/detail?name=CUE%20sheet%20format.pdf CUE sheet format]
* [[dc3dd]]
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* [[dcfldd]]
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* [[dd_rescue]]
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* [[ddrescue]]
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[[Category:Forensics File Formats]]
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[[Category:File Formats]]

Latest revision as of 05:12, 2 April 2013

The CUE sheet format (.cue) file is often used in combination with .bin or .iso file(s) to define the track and/or session layout of an optical disc.

Contents

The CUE sheet is a text based format that contains commands which specify the layout.

History

The CUE sheet originates from CDRWIN, but various additions have been made like the CDTEXT and IsoBuster extensions.

See also