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williamsonn
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When you want to delete all personal information stored in a computer All personal information of the user is stored totally in the HDD, or any part of it is stored in any chip?

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Posted : 09/02/2013 2:24 am
ForensicRanger
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User data is stored on hdd - no user data is stored elsewhere on the system (unless you count RAM on a live system), so, in essence, if there is no hdd, there is no identifying information stored on the system.

The write cache on a hdd is there for performance and is volatile, so once power is off, the data is in the cache is gone… so nothing left on the chip.

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Posted : 09/02/2013 5:27 am
llista
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Some high end routers have an internal flash memory where ISP settings can be stored (Wifi username, password and filtering rules if any), but I don't think that counts as a PC "chip".

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Posted : 10/02/2013 12:26 pm
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