Image Number 9 for United States Patent #7920377.
Embodiments include hardware and/or software for manufacturing a removable plate having a medium, to be integral to a casing for a processor-based device. Integrating the removable plate in or on the casing facilitates access to the medium and the data stored on the medium by providing storage in a location that is convenient and local to the processor-based device. The removable plate may include a first surface designed to cover a portion of the processor-based device and a second surface to be covered by the first surface when integrated with the casing, to provide access to the medium. The removable plate may also include any other types of media that can communicatively couple with the processor-based device directly, or indirectly through, e.g., a computer network.