Tableau Forensic SATA Drive Bay T3iu


The Tableau Forensic SATA Drive Bay is an integrated write-blocker that mounts in a drive bay of a forensic workstation and supports forensic acquisitions of 3.5” and 2.5” SATA hard drives.


Mounts in one 5.25” half-height drive bay

USB 3.0 host computer connection

Can double as a suspect drive cooler or drive tray for other storage media types

Read/write mode capability via internal DIP switch

Free Tableau firmware updates

Connectors: Host Side (Rear)
USB 3.0 One USB 3.0 Type B (9-pin) connector
DC Input One 15-pin male SATA power connector for input DC power
Connectors: Device, Write-Blocked
SATA One SATA 3.5 in. slot with unified connector, and one SATA 2.5 in. slot with unified connector
DIP Switch The 4-position DIP switch (located on the rear of the unit) configures user-selectable options that aren't required for normal operation. See the Forensic Bridge DIP Switch Configuration Guide for more information
Other Features
Status LEDs Five LEDs: Power, Device (detect), Host (detect), Wrt Block (enabled), Activity
Buttons Two Buttons: 'U' update button used to set the T3iu in Firmware Update mode and a "Power" button
SATA Devices SATA 2.5" or 3.5" HDD or SSD devices that conform to standard dimensions
Host Interface USB 3.0 (Note: For the best USB 3.0 performance, ensure the latest host controller driver and BIOS update are applied)
Host OS Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Newer, Macintosh OS X, most Linux distributions (note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for USB 3.0)
Physical / Environmental
Power 2.5 watts typical operating (not including hard disk)
Supply Voltage (DC IN) +5VDC @ 1.5A, +12VDC @ 1A (includes budget for hard disk)
Dimensions 6.25 in. (L) x 5.75 in. (W) x 1.65 in. (H)
Weight 1.50 lbs (24oz or 680g)
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 55 degrees C
Storage Temperature Range -40 to 70 degrees C
Relative Humidity Up to 90% (non-condensing)
One year parts and workmanship from date of purchase

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