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Indian Peafowl Feathers. Credit: USFWS

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LIBRARY OF MYSTERY PHOTOS

Converter

Laboratory Section: Digital Evidence
What’s the Story?  This is converter device that converts from one type of IDE to another.  For example, from a desktop IDE to a laptop IDE. 

Converter
Credit: USFWS.

Write Blocker

Laboratory Section: Digital Evidence
What’s the Story?  When copying a suspect's computer, it is essential that the Forensic Scientist ensure the integrity of the evidence. This write blocker prevents modification to the suspect's drive.

Write Blocker
Credit: USFWS.

Write Blocker

Laboratory Section: Digital Evidence
What’s the Story?  When copying a suspect's computer, it is essential that the Forensic Scientist ensure the integrity of the evidence. This write blocker prevents modification to the suspect's drive.

Write Blocker
Credit: USFWS.

Power tips

Laboratory Section: Digital Evidence
What’s the Story?  When seizing cell phones it is essential to maintain the devices powered so as not to lose investigative information.  These power tips are a power source for various proprietary phone types. 

Power tips
Credit: USFWS.

Hard Drive

Laboratory Section: Digital Evidence
What’s the Story?  When a suspects computer is imaged, the copy is transferred to a appropriately labeled hard drive. Once back at the Lab the copied image is analyzed using special forensic software.

Hard Drive
Credit: USFWS.

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