T356789iu Forensic Universal Bridge


T356789iu Forensic Universal Bridge



T356789iu Forensic Universal Bridge: Unmatched Acquisition Flexibility – including PCIe Support!

Digital forensic investigators and examiners need the ability to quickly image many different types of suspect drives in their lab through a reliable, forensically-sound product. The Forensic Universal Bridge is the latest integrated write-blocker from Tableau that supports the following types of storage media:

  • USB 3.0/2.0/1.1
  • PCIe
  • SATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • IDE
  • SAS

No other hardware write-blocker available offers write-blocked PCIe SSD acquisition.

Similar to other Tableau integrated products, the Forensic Universal Bridge mounts in one 5.25” half-height drive-bay at the front of a forensic workstation and connects to a host computer via a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port.

New Features. Improved Performance – A Tableau Standard
As the next generation product of the Tableau Forensic Combo Bridge, the Forensic Universal Bridge introduces new features and improved performance that are unmatched by any other products in the market:

  • PCIe write-blocking
  • Read and write mode capabilities for all device ports via internal DIP switch
  • Write-Block and Read/Write visibility via the new Lock/Unlock LEDs on the device
  • Performance improved for all device ports by a minimum of 10% with some improving over 300% when compared to the Forensic Combo Bridge

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 6 in

Tech Specs

Connectors: Host Side (Rear)
  • Data - One USB 3.0 Type B 9-pin connector
  • DC Input - Two SATA 15-pin male connectors for input DC power
  • Connectors: Device/Write-Blocked (Front Panel)
  • PCIe - One PCIe custom data + power connector (for Tableau PCIe adapters)
  • SATA/SAS - One SAS/SATA data connector (SAS Gen 1, SATA Gen 2)
  • SATA - One SATA Gen 3 data connector
  • FireWire - One FireWire 800 9-pin connector
  • USB 3.0 - One USB 3.0 Type A 9-pin connector
  • IDE - One IDE 40” data connector
  • DC Out - One DC Out 3M 4-pin drive power connector (for IDE, SAS, SATA & PCIe)
  • Other Features - Status LEDs
  • 6 LEDs: Power on, device detected, host connected, drive activity, write-block (closed lock) and Read/Write (open lock)
  • USB 3.0 Controllers
  • Most USB 3.0 controllers should be compatible (Note: For the best USB 3.0 performance, ensure the latest host controller driver and BIOS update are applied. Note: This product does not support UASP, but enabling USB 3.0 controller Turbo mode, or equivalent, may still improve performance with certain OS and controller/driver combinations.
  • Host OS
  • Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Macintosh OS X
  • Most modern Linux distributions (Note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for USB 3.0)
  • Power
  • 9.5 watts typical operating (not including attached storage devices)
  • Supply voltage (DC IN)
  • +5V @ 1.65A (min), +12V @ 0.1A (min)
  • Output voltage (DC OUT)
  • +5VDC @ 2A, +12VDC @2A
  • Dimensions
  • 5.875” (L) x 5.57” (W) x 1.625” (H)
  • Weight
  • 11.2 oz. (320 g)
  • Operating temperature range
  • 0 to 55 degrees C
  • Storage temperature range
  • -20 to 60 degrees C
  • Relative humidity
  • Up to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Warranty
  • One years parts and workmanship from date of purchase
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