write blocker


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write blocker

A utility that prevents all storage media on a computer to be written to or changed. It is used in computer forensics to prevent further tampering. See computer forensics.
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The company's customers now have access to a family of data-acquisition products, including multiple 'write blocker' products, forensic duplicators and other hardware.
The need for faster write blockers to help reduce imaging backlogs has never been greater, said Jim Borecki, vice president of the forensic business unit for Guidance Software.