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

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Summary

  • It is helpful for the forensics investigator to understand basic PC architecture to help in eliminating potential performance bottlenecks for their specific needs.

  • A 10 percent performance gain on an operation involving 100 hours of processing can net the investigator 10 hours of time savings.

  • In the Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) architecture, such as the x86 processor, each instruction takes the CPU about 2.75 processor cycles per instruction on average to complete.

  • To take advantage of a multiprocessing PC, the program must be written in a multithreaded fashion, allowing for the simultaneous execution and management of program code.

  • All computer forensics investigators should have built a small number of computers from the ground ...

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