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Magnetic media

includes disk drives, tapes, cartridges, diskettes, or cassettes used to store data magnetically.[1]

Overview Edit

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.

References Edit

  1. 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).

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