Delaware Health and Social Services and Disabled American Veterans use of SSDs
Case Study 2: Solid State Drives 4 After reading Silda’s article, it is my attestation that both organizations need to consider the implementation of SSDs. The successful implementation will benefit the processes and will increase the performance. Also, since SSD save power and heat, the use of electricity will also be lower. With the advantages, the disadvantages mentioned earlier in this paper come to play as well, so additional recommendations needs to be done to both organizations. They will need to full proof the array or servers to minimize power loss and at the same time minimize data loss. Examination by Computer Forensic Personnel and Organizational Considerations SSDs in fact are more difficult to examine by forensic personnel. The main reason for this is because SSDs are prone to self-corrosion. SSDs will permanently erase data marked for deletion, removing it forever in a matter of minutes after the data has been marked for deletion. The only way to prevent self-corrosion is physically detaching the disk controller from flash memory chips storing the data, and then accessing the chips directly via custom hardware [Gub12]. Obviously, this is a problem, especially when a forensic team is trying to recreate or gather previously written information to the disk, it is nearly impossible to do so, unlike with the use of a regular hard disk drive. Organizations like the Health and Social Services, and the Disabled American Veterans do need to take this in consideration. Not because it needs to understand the full functionality and the ins and outs of a forensic team, but it does need to be aware again of that irretrievable data. Most of the time, a forensic team comes when there is an investigation of a potential crime, and the organization might be unaware of it. But as the saying goes, not knowing that something is not illegal, does not free you from fault. Organization like these will have to have an understanding of SSD functionality but will also need to consult with forensic consultants to
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- Winter '16
- Computer Architecture, Hard disk drive, Solid-state drive, solid state drives