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Practical Cyber Forensics: An Incident-Based Approach to Forensic Investigations by Niranjan Reddy

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© Niranjan Reddy 2019
Niranjan ReddyPractical Cyber Forensicshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4460-9_12

12. Solid State Device (SSD) Forensics

Niranjan Reddy1 
(1)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
 
In this chapter we are going to cover the following:
  • Solid state drive (SSD)

  • Comparison of SSD and HDD

  • Forensics analysis of SSD

  • SSD forensics milestones

  • Case studies

Solid State Drive

Solid State Drive, better known by its acronym SSD, is a solid state device that uses an integrated circuit assembly for the purpose of data storage. It does not comprise any moving parts like its counterpart the Hard Disk Drive (HDD); hence it is known as solid state. SSD relies on Flash memory. SSD is not a technological evolution of a hard disk, it is indeed a completely new technology ...

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