Forensic ComboDock FCDv5.5

Professional hard drive write blocker with read/write capabilities.

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Forensic ComboDock, model FCDv5.5

 

Professional hard drive write blocker with read/write capabilities

 

Write-blocked or read/write access to hard drives; USB3/FW800/eSATA

 

Product name Forensic ComboDock FCDv5.5
Patent U.S. Patent No. 8,090,904
Host (I/O) Ports (1) pair of FireWire 800: up to 800 Mbps
(1) USB 2.0 Micro-B
(1) USB 3.0: up to 5 Gbps
(1) eSATA: up to 3 Gbps
Drive Types Supported PATA/IDE 2.5″ drives (with PATA Adapter 25)

PATA/IDE 3.5

SATA 2.5″ drives

SATA 3.5″ drives

SATA SSD (solid state drives)

Hitachi 1.8″ drives (with PATA Adapter 25)

Toshiba 1.8″ drives (with PATA Adapter 18-TOSH)

MacBook Air 2010 (with SATA Adapter MBA2010)

MSATA (with SATA Adapter mSATA)

Mini PCIe PATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)

Mini PCIe SATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)

Mini PCIe USB (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)

Sector Size Compatibility SATA 512n and 512e type drives (incompatible with 4Kn type drives)
SATA Speed 3G
Supports S.M.A.R.T. disk info Yes
Number of LEDs 6
Description of LEDs Drive access, HPA/DCO 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 LCD/button driven menu system
Operating system compatibility Windows XP or later
Windows Server 2003 or later
Mac OS X
Linux distributions that support the desired connection
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
Compliancy FCC, CE, RoHS, C-Tick, RCM
Warranty CRU provides a 3-year limited warranty for this product.
Technical Support Your investment in CRU products is backed up by our free technical support for the lifetime of the product. If you need to contact us for any reason, visit wiebetech.com/support or call us at 1-800-260-9800 or +1-360-816-1800.

 

 

Digital and forensics investigators, technicians, and lawyers who want to view, evaluate, or image a drive safely rely upon the CRU® WiebeTech® Forensic ComboDock™. It’s an easy-to-use, professional-grade, dual mode dock that provides a plethora of host and drive connections.

 

To use, connect a suspect hard drive to the Forensic ComboDock, plug in power, and attach to your computer. The drive connector enables automatic alignment and easy insertion.

 

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

 

Even though switching from write blocker mode to read/write mode is easy, the Forensic ComboDock v5 makes it impossible to unintentionally turn off write-blocking. This prevents problems that can occur if you forget to change the mode back to write-blocking.

 

The Forensic ComboDock’s LED indicator and easy screen menu also clearly identify the operating mode. You can even detect, remove, or modify Host Protected Areas (HPAs) and Device Configuration Overlays (DCOs) that may be hiding additional data on the suspect drive.

 

The Forensic ComboDock puts 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 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.

 

The Forensic ComboDock model FUDv5.5 has USB 3.0, USB 2.0, eSATA, and FireWire 800 connections, and works natively with the most common types of hard drives such as 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:

 

  • Multiple computer and drive connection types, including USB 3.0
  • Compatible with forensic acquisition and analysis software
  • Rugged aluminum construction
  • 3-year warranty
  • Free US-based customer support

 

Whether you’re a forensic investigator, technician, or cyber security analyst, the Forensic
ComboDock is a necessary part of your toolkit. Find a reseller near you or buy online.

 

  • Professional drive write blocking
  • Dual mode flexibility
  • Reliable evidence protection
  • Simple operation

 

Included Items

 

  • AC adapter & power cord
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • eSATA cable
  • SATA drive cable
  • IDE drive cable
  • Molex MiniFit to legacy power cable
  • Metal drive plate (for optional use)
  • Packet of screws and bumpers
  • Quick start guide