Product Type

FRED Workstations

Built to Perform.
Case After Case. Year After Year.


FRED systems set the standard for forensic acquisition and analysis workstations. The quality, features, performance, and overall capability are second to none. Buying a FRED system means making an investment in your ability to solve every investigation.


Year after year. Case after case. FRED systems help forensic examiners world-wide work smarter, faster, and with more success. Put the power of FRED to work for you today.



It’s Not Just What We Build In.
It’s How We Go About Building It.


Our philosophy is simple. Design and build FRED systems with features and components not available in any other forensic computer systems. Spec and configure FREDs based upon our experience and real-world knowledge of digital forensics. Use the highest quality components available. Control our build process for excellent quality. Use commercially available forensic software to test the living daylights out of any FRED we put our name on. And support our customer base stand with a comprehensive 36-month warranty and a lifetime of professional technical support.


Purpose Built Forensics.
Superior Performance.
Lasting Value.


FRED systems are designed and built from the ground up as high performance, forensic acquisition, analysis and processing platforms. The advanced technology and features available exclusively from Digital Intelligence set FRED systems apart and Digital Intelligence’s build quality and service ensure your FRED investment will yield lasting value.


Imaging & Drive Maintenance Image multiple drives simultaneously
Image multiple drives sequentially
User selectable RO or RW via LCD
Feature Flexibility Change features on-the-fly with the USB 3.2 HotSwap Drive Tray Ecosystem.
Forensic (RW/RO) trays: SATA III, M.2/NVMe PCIe + M.2 SATA, and Forensic Media Card Reader
General purpose trays: USB License Dongle Vault and USB Hub
Forensic Acquisition Capacity User switchable “write protect” mode on USB 3.2 connected SATA and M.2/NVMe PCIe SSD trays
Productivity Installed with Windows 11 64-bit Pro and OpenSUSE 64-bit Pro Linux
Easily configured for optimal forensic software performance
Performance Enterprise class, true 12 Gbs SATA/SAS RAID controller
Reliability Magnum heat sink, fan activated, air-cooled ventilation, sturdy steel tower enclosure
Convenience Integrated, retractable imaging cooler shelf
Device Management Touch screen UI for local access and management of drives


Scalable Storage


  • FRED
    Database, cache & temp drives
  • FRED-1R
    Adds 1 RAID
  • FRED-2R
    Adds 2 RAIDs
    Adds 3 RAIDs

System Configurations Built On Intel i9, Xeon, and AMD Threadripper Technology


All FRED systems are built using the most current technology and highest quality components. System configuration starts by selecting the CPU. Intel i9, Xeon, or AMD Threadripper processors are available. Choose the desired amount of RAM, storage capacity, graphics card, and drive tray functions from the available options. If a CPU or other component is not listed on our website, please contact us. There’s a very good chance that we will be able to source and build what you need.


Forensic and eDiscovery software, case load, data set size as well as budget are just some of the factors to consider when selecting which FRED system best meets your needs. At times, choosing the optimal configuration may seem overwhelming. For assistance configuring your system, please contact the forensic tech experts at Digital Intelligence. We’ll make sure you get a system that performs great at a price that won’t break your budget.


And don’t forget to take advantage of the no-cost Digital Forensics with FRED training that is available with every system purchase.


The Tech Specs tab at the top of this page has a detailed comparison of FRED, FRED X, and FRED SR specs. View Tech Specs


UltraBay 4d

Unmatched Forensic Imaging
with Integrated Drive Cooling


Available only with Digital Intelligence FRED systems, the UltraBay 4d provides unmatched, hardware based forensic imaging of SATA, IDE, SAS, USB 3, FireWire, and PCIe based SSD storage devices. Image one device or multiple devices at a time. Use the integrated touch-screen UI to obtain device information, view and select LUNs for imaging, or understand more about the file system on a suspect device. Image data knowing that the FRED integrated drive tray / cooler will keep a constant air flowing across the suspect drive. We sweat the little stuff for you.


Hardware Optimized for Leading Forensic Software


Recommending less is sometimes more. Optimizing system processor cores, RAM, and storage is something we take very seriously. We don’t want our customers to spend more than is necessary for great performance. We test all FRED configurations using industry leading software. This methodology produces systems optimized for excellent performance when conducting forensic examinations.


Technical Support You Can Count On


When you purchase from Digital Intelligence, you’re getting the best forensic products money can buy. But the value doesn’t stop there. You get lifetime technical support and access to a professional, dedicated support team. We measure our success not just by the number of systems we sell but also by the level of support we provide. Whether it’s a question about your FRED, UltraBlock, Imager or software – or a question about a forensic problem you face – we have your back. Call, email, or text. We are here for you.