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

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Removable Disks—Floppy and Rigid

Over the years, removable disks have provided users with security and incremental data storage capabilities. Compartmentalizing information made sense if a user wanted to keep certain files in one place and others in another. Of course, the added security of being able to physically secure the removable disk in a locked file cabinet or safe was an easy sell. Although these compelling arguments remain today, the removable optical disc mentioned earlier and flash media, discussed later in this chapter, have gained greater favor. Still, investigators can be sure to run across the proverbial floppy or other removable magnetic disk media of some type.

Proprietary disks exist in many sizes, but the most common floppy ...

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