Forensic ComboDock FCDv6

Forensic ComboDock, model FCDv6

Professional hard drive write blocker with read/write capabilities


Write-blocked or read/write access to SATA & IDE/PATA drives; USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps; complete kit with cables and AC adapter


Part Number 31360-1909-0000
Product Name Forensic ComboDock FCDv6
Patent U.S. Patent No. 8,090,904
Host (I/O) Ports (1) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C: up to 10 Gbps (Actual transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps)
Drive Types Supported PATA/IDE 2.5″ drives
SATA 2.5″ drives
SATA 3.5″ drives
SATA SSD (solid state drives)
Hitachi 1.8″ drives
Toshiba 1.8″ drives
MacBook Air 2010
Sector Size Compatibility Compatible with 512, 512e and 4Kn drive type
Supports S.M.A.R.T. disk info Yes
Number of LEDs 6
Description of LEDs Drive access, HPA/DCO/AMA detected, error, power input status, power output status, write-block status
LCD Screen Two-line backlit LCD controlled with four soft-touch menu navigation buttons
LCD Info 2 lines x 16 characters width
LCD Backlight Yes
Navigation menu Button-driven LCD menu system
Operating system compatibility Windows 10 and 11
macOS 11 “Big Sur” or newer
Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu LTS
Detects/reports HPA/DCO Yes
Allows HPA/DCO override Yes, user-configurable options
Construction material(s) Rugged aluminum construction
Power switch 2 position: On / Off
SATA Power Input Yes
Dimensions 2.95″ x 4.33″ x 1.06″ (75mm x 110mm x 27mm)
Weight 0.40 lbs. (0.18 kg)
Write Blocking Yes
Write Protection Write blocked, with optional read-write mode
WriteLock Yes
Compliance TAA
Warranty CDSG provides a 3-year limited warranty for this product.
Technical Support Your investment our product is backed up by our free technical support for the lifetime of the product. If you need to contact us for any reason, visit our website.

About Forensic ComboDock FCDv6


Professional Grade Write Blocking


Digital and forensics investigators, technicians, and lawyers rely upon the WiebeTech® Forensic ComboDock™ FCDv6 to view and image a data drive without altering its contents. It’s an easy-to-use dual mode dock that provides a plethora of host and drive connections and is compatible with forensic acquisition and analysis software.


Switch Between Write Blocking and Read/Write Modes


When turned on, the Forensic ComboDock FCDv6 asks you to choose either write-blocking or read/write mode. If you need to modify contents of the attached drive, switch the Forensic ComboDock into its temporary read/write mode.


Uncompromisable Write Blocking


It’s impossible to unintentionally turn off write-blocking. Each time you turn the Forensic ComboDock FCDv6 on, it asks you if you want to boot into Write-Blocked or Read/Write mode. This prevents you from compromising your evidence, which could occur on other write blocking products if you forget to change the mode back to write blocking.


Detect and Remove Hidden Areas


You can detect, remove, or modify Host Protected Areas (HPAs), Device Configuration Overlays (DCOs), and Accessible Max Address Configurations (AMAs) that may be hiding additional data on the suspect drive. The LCD menu makes such actions easy—there are no complicated DIP switches to set.


Drive Information at Your Fingertips


Quickly access selected important SMART data such as hours used, number of power cycles, and disk health. It can also display the model and serial number reported by the attached drive’s firmware. Free downloadable software can also allow you to view this information on your computer and save it to a file for easy inclusion in a case report.


Effortless Drive Connections


The Forensic ComboDock FCDv6’s drive connector enables automatic alignment and easy insertion. Then attach it to your computer via its orientation-free USB-C connector.


Wide Drive Support Available


The Forensic ComboDock FCDv6 works natively with the most common types of hard drives and SSDs like IDE/PATA and SATA. But if you need to work with a non-standard drive there are a variety of adapters available for additional flexibility.


Additional features:


  • Compatible with forensic acquisition and analysis software
  • Rugged aluminum construction
  • 3-year warranty
  • Free US-based customer support

Included Items
  • AC adapter & power cord
  • USB Type-C cable
  • USB Type-A to Type-C cable
  • SATA drive attachment cable
  • IDE drive cable
  • Molex MiniFit to legacy power cable
  • Quick Start Guide