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Computer Evidence: Collection and Preservation, Second Edition by Christopher L. T. Brown

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One of the tools central to collecting and investigating computer evidence is a computer. When talking to other investigators about what type of computer might be suitable for collecting and investigating computer evidence, the answers received are as varied as the people asked the question. Although some components and characteristics can be generalized, it is helpful for forensics investigators to understand basic PC architecture to eliminate potential performance bottlenecks for their specific needs. The vast volumes of data being processed by computer forensics investigators in almost every case dictate that attention should be placed on performance. A 10 percent performance gain on an operation involving 100 hours of processing ...

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