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Volatile memory is "memory that loses its content when power is turned off or lost."[1]

Volatile memory is

[c]omputer memory that does not retain data after removal of all electrical power sources and/ or when reinserted into a similarly configured Automated Information System (AIS). In contrast to Non-Volatile Memory (NVM), volatile memory retains data as long as the power supply is on, but if the power supply is removed or interrupted, the stored memory is lost.[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST, Guidelines on PDA Forensics, Glossary, at 59 (NIST Special Publication 800-72) (Nov. 2004) (full-text).
  2. Glossary of Security Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms, at 261.

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