Chapter 3. Solutions in this chapter

  • Disk Utility
  • First Aid
  • Erasing a Disk
  • Partitioning
  • RAID
  • Restore
  • Changing the Startup Disk
  • Summary
  • Solutions Fast Track
  • Frequently Asked Questions


As a computer forensics investigator, it is extremely important to know how to manage disks and partitioning. The Disk Utility tool within the OS X operating system allows users to easily format, delete, and repair disks and partitions. Many people use USB and Firewire mass storage devices to store additional data or backups. The Disk Utility program makes it easy for the average user to partition and format disks. Many of the choices users make in the Mac Disk Utility may have forensic implications, such as the ability for users to zero out data ...

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