How difficult is it to use a desktop with easily swappable drive bays? Just open the door and extract the HD and you’re on your way. Seconds. Less time than racking a round and flipping the safety.
Even easier - put everything on 5 32 Gig SD drives. Drop 3 with friends, one with a media rep, and keep one. Put them in cameras, tablets, whatever. No one knows.
way back in the early days where we were moving on from tty to other protocols we had a fellow in our office who said if there was a telephone in a room he could find a way to link to it and record conversations, or if it was hooked to a computer, to copy everything being sent to wherever.
one day we had these com security guys from the CIA's langley headquarters talk to him ~ because it was true and he tried it.
Security is much better now ~ and the gub'mnt at least has access to its own systems!