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Pete Steege
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Intel and Seagate face the dark side of Moore’s Law

Two bedrock technology segments that co-created the PC market – microprocessors and disk drives – are facing radical change that is reshaping their industries.

Intel’s struggles and the disk drive industry’s consolidation are the direct effect of the shift in consumer computing from PCs and laptops to smart phones and tablets. Both have stalled because their technologies were optimized for PCs, and haven’t made the jump to mobile. Continue reading »

Pete Steege
Posted By: Pete Steege

SSDs can destroy fragile digital evidence

Two researchers from Australia have found that solid state drives (SSDs) can make digital evidence unusable. Turns out these devices have a mind of their own, and can accidentally destroy the chain of evidence without being told to do so.

Digital evidence is inherently fragile. Conscious care must be taken to successfully get it to trial. This is a challenge for those collecting suspicious content, but also effects evidence it as it makes its way through an investigation on the way to the courthouse. Continue reading »

Pete Steege
Posted By: Pete Steege

Beware of “disposable” storage for surveillance archives

Using hard disk drives to archive Surveillance data is dangerous: store something you may need decades later on storage media designed for 3-5 years of life. Sure, they cost less per TB than optical disc technology, but the downside risk is much worse. Continue reading »