Storage media is a common term found throughout both forensic and eDiscovery matters. It is generally used to describe devices that store electronic documents, application data or user information. Modern computers and laptops typically have an internal hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD). These drives are used by the computer to store the operating system, installed applications, user data and anything the user saves to the computer. Another common storage media type is removable media such as thumb drives, external hard drives, CDs and DVDs. This type of storage media is generally used when data needs to be transferred from one system to another. They commonly store electronic documents, archives, and system backups.
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