Professional drive write blocker gives fast forensic access to bare hard drives
|Forensic UltraDock FUDv5.5
|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)
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)
|Supports S.M.A.R.T. disk info
|Number of LEDs
|Description of LEDs
|Drive access, HPA/DCO detected, error, power input status, power output status, write-block status
|Two-line backlit LCD controlled with four soft-touch menu navigation buttons
|2 lines x 16 characters width
|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
|Allows HPA/DCO override
|Yes, user-configurable options
|Rugged aluminum construction
|2 position: On / Off
|SATA Power Input
|2.95″ x 4.33″ x 1.06″ (75mm x 110mm x 27mm)
|0.40 lbs. (0.18 kg)
|FCC, CE, RoHS, C-Tick, RCM
|CRU provides a 3-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.
Digital and forensics investigators, technicians, and lawyers who want to view, evaluate, or image a disk drive safely rely upon the CRU® WiebeTech® Forensic UltraDock™. It’s an easy-to-use, professional-grade drive dock that provides multiple host and drive connection types.
To use, connect a suspect hard drive–IDE or SATA–to the Forensic UltraDock, plug in power, and attach a cable to the host computer. The drive connector enables automatic alignment and easy insertion. The Forensic UltraDock’s LED indicator light and easy screen menu also clearly identify the work mode.
The Forensic UltraDock detects and indicates hidden areas of the drive (HPA and/or DCO) automatically, and allows you to choose on-the-fly whether or not to temporarily or permanently unhide them. The LCD menu makes such selection easy–no complicated DIP switches to set.
The Forensic UltraDock’s LCD 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 UltraDock model FUDv5.5 has USB 3.0, USB 2.0, eSATA, and FireWire 800 host connections. It natively supports the most common types of drives, such as SATA and IDE/PATA, but if you need to work with a non-standard drive, there are a variety of adapters available for additional flexibility.
Whether you’re a forensic investigator, technician, or cyber security analyst, the Forensic UltraDock is a necessary part of your toolkit. Find a reseller near you or buy online.