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

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Storage

Even the smallest computer forensics lab will quickly generate the need for abundant storage of several types. Forensics investigators focused on small desktop systems will accumulate physical disks requiring evidence locker storage for the near term and long term. Even the quickest computer forensics case may require disks to be stored for two or three years before final disposition.

For years forensics investigators have been challenged by the need to archive forensics image files for long periods. Often the choice has been to break up the images into CD-ROM- or DVD-ROM-sized pieces and archive to the optical media. Still today, many forensics practitioners follow this practice despite the growing challenges of volume. Considering that ...

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