|“||includes disk drives, tapes, cartridges, diskettes, or cassettes used to store data magnetically.||”|
Magnetic media uses different patterns of magnetization in a magnetizable material to store data and is a form of non-volatile memory. The information is accessed using one or more read/write heads. Magnetic media, primarily hard disks, are widely used to store computer data as well as audio and video signals.
- ↑ U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for First Responders 56 (2d ed. Apr. 2008) (full-text).