Tableau Forensic FireWire Bridge T9


The Tableau Forensic FireWire Bridge is a portable write-blocker that enables forensic acquisition of FireWire800 and FireWire400 storage devices.


Suitable for both the field and lab

Can be used to image Apple desktop and notebook computers when booted in “Target Disk Mode”

Integrated, backlit LCD presents useful bridge and FireWire device information

Six LEDs provide status on power, host connection, FireWire device detection, write-block status, and activity

Read/write mode capability via internal DIP switch

Free Tableau firmware updates

Connectors: Host (Left) Side
FireWire One 9-pin FireWire800 (1394B) connector
One USB Mini-B (5-pin, USB2.0 high/full/low speed)
DC Input One 5-pin mini-DIN connector for use with the Tableau TP2 power supply
Connectors: Device (Right) Side
FireWire One 9-pin FireWire800 (1394B) connector
ON/OFF Turns power ON/OFF to the T9 and connected FireWire device
DIP Switch The 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not required for normal operation. See the Forensic Bridge DIP Switch Configuration Guide for more information
User Interface
LCD 2 Row x 16 Column monochrome LCD character display
Buttons Two buttons: "Menu" and "Enter" buttons for navigation
Other Features
Write-Blocking Write-blocking is permanently enabled for the Tableau T9
Status LEDs Six LEDs: DC IN, Power, Host (detect), Device (detect), Wrt Block (enabled), Activity
LCD Contrast Control LCD contrast adjustment via externally-accessible potentiometer
FireWire Device FireWire devices must conform to the Serial Bus Protocol (SBP-2) specification
Host Interface FireWire 800/400 or USB 2.0
Host OS Microsoft Windows version 7, 8, 10
Macintosh OS X
Most modern Linux distributions (Note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for USB 3.0)
Physical / Environmental
Power 3.8 watts typical operating (not including FireWire device)
Supply Voltage (DC IN) +5VDC @ 2A, +12VDC @ 2A (includes budget for FireWire device)
Output Voltage (DC OUT) +12VDC @ 1.0A (max)
Dimensions 5.625 in. (L) x 3.25 in. (W) x 1.125 in. (H)
Weight 6.3oz (179g)
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 55 degrees C (no airflow)
Storage Temperature Range -40 to 70 degrees C
Relative Humidity Up to 90% (non-condensing)
One year parts and workmanship from date of purchase

On May 4th, 2017 the United States Federal Bureau Of Investigation issues an official statement citing reported Domestic and international exposed dollar losses of $5.3 Billion due to Business Email Compromise between October 2013 and December 2016 - (BEC, Imposter, Spoofing, Fraudulent Email)

May 04, 2017 | Alert Number I-050417-PSA | FBI Public Service Announcement