SAS and SATA writeblocking for a forensic workstation
|Forensic LabDock S5
|U.S. Patent No. 8,090,904
|Host (I/O) Ports
|(1) SATA: for the write-blocked IDE & SATA drive connections
(1) USB 2.0 for firmware configuration only
|Drive Types Supported
|PATA/IDE 2.5″ drives (with PATA Adapter 25)
SATA 2.5″ drives
SATA 3.5″ drives
SATA SSD (solid state drives)
SAS 2.5″ drives (if LabDock is connected internally to a SAS host)
SAS 3.5″ drives (if LabDock is connected internally to a SAS host)
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)
|Number of LEDs
|Description of LEDs
|Power, drive activity, Power (to drive) error, fan error, general error, HPA or DCO detected, write-blocked SATA & IDE operation
|Operating system compatibility
|Windows XP or later
Windows Server 2003 or later
Most modern Linux distributions
|Allows HPA/DCO override
|Yes, user-configurable options
|Draws air over drive while in bay, keeping it cool
|Rugged metal construction
|2 position: On / Off
|SATA Power Input
|6.77″ x 5.79″ x 1.65″ (172mm x 147mm x 42mm)
|1.55 lbs. (0.70 kg)
|Write Blocked ports
|SATA, PATA/IDE, and SAS (if write-blocked RedPort SAS card is also installed and connected)
|FCC, CE, RoHS
|CRU provides a 2-year limited warranty for this product.
|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.
Forensics investigators, technicians, and system builders who want to create a digital forensic workstation rely upon the CRU® WiebeTech® Forensic LabDock™ S5. Installed in a standard 5.25″ PC bay, the Forensic LabDock S5 gives convenient, front-panel access to suspect hard drives. Write-blocking is done in hardware, with proven WiebeTech write-blocking technology.
Forensic LabDock S5 offers native connections for the most common drives types, such as SATA and IDE/PATA. Optional SATA and PATA Adapters are available that allow access to many additional types of drives such as ZIF drives, notebook drives, drives found in iPods, and more. With the use of a CRU RedPort™ card, the Forensic LabDock S5 will have write-blocked front panel SAS drive access as well. A bundle configuration is available that includes the Forensic LabDock S5, RedPort card, and cable.
Do you know what could be lurking in the hidden areas of a hard drive? HPA (Host Protected Areas) or DCO (Device Configuration Overlays) can exist on hard drives, which are not detected or accessible by your operating system. The Forensic LabDock will alert you if these areas exist, so you can inspect them. The Forensic LabDock comes with software to let you choose how to handle any hidden areas it encounters.
Whether you’re a forensic investigator, technician, or cyber security analyst, the CRU WiebeTech Forensic LabDock is a necessary part of your toolkit. Find a reseller near you or buy online.