Klennet Storage Software

Klennet Carver System Requirements

Overall requirements

  • Operating system: 64-bit Windows 7 or later with .NET 4.5.
  • CPU: Whatever best desktop CPU you have available. There is no minimum CPU requirement, but processing speed is almost exclusively limited by CPU performance. You can carve the media on a laptop CPU, but it will take bloody ages.
  • RAM: 2 GB per CPU core, 8 GB minimum.

CPU selection considerations

Complex carving is CPU-intensive. Therefore, if you happen to have a choice of several PCs, pick the one with best CPU.

  • Choose server CPUs (Xeon) over desktop CPUs (i5/i7), if you have a server CPU available;
  • Choose higher number of cores. Carving is highly parallelized, therefore more cores directly equates to more performance;
  • After that, go for highest possible frequency.

Source media considerations

Klennet Carver reads the same area of the source media repeatedly. Some parts will be read ten or more times. Therefore, if you working with a slow small media, like an SD card, you will be much better off creating a disk image of it, and then working with that image stored on a SSD, or even on a fast hard drive. You can use Klennet Imager evaluation to create the disk image file, or any other disk imaging tool.

To alleviate this, Klennet Carver uses up to 1/4th of physical memory for caching. However, if the media you need to recover is larger than 8 GB, the disk image stored on SSD is going to be faster.