The laboratory should have sufficient computers and other hardware to perform the variety of functions necessary. Examiners will be tasked with imaging hard drives and processing gigabytes of data. As a result, a forensic computer with sufficient RAM is necessary. While there are personal preferences for the amount, a minimum of 32 GB of RAM is recommended. In addition to memory and processing power, examiners will often be looking at a large amount of data. Forensic workstations should have a primary OS drive that can contain forensic software and a secondary drive to hold evidence. The secondary drive should contain 2 TB or greater of storage.

In addition to a forensic workstation, the examiner should also be provided an internet ...

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