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T6U – Tableau Forensic SAS Bridge

The Tableau Forensic SAS Bridge is a portable write-blocker that enables forensic acquisition of SAS hard drives.

A second-generation Tableau product, replacing the Tableau T6es

Suitable for both the field and lab
Imaging speeds up to 200 MB/second
USB 3.0 host computer connection
User-switchable read-write mode via internal DIP switch supports wiping and formatting of SAS devices without the need of an expensive SAS controller card
Integrated, backlit LCD presents useful bridge and SAS device information
Six LEDs provide status on power, host connection, SAS device detection, write-block status, and activity
Free Tableau firmware updates

TK6U Kit content:

  • Tableau Forensic SAS Bridge [T6u]
  • Tableau Power Supply [TP2]
  • Tableau Unified SATA/SAS Signal and Power Cable (3M-style) – 8″ [TC4-8-R2]
  • Tableau USB 3.0 A to B Cable – 6′ [TC-USB3]

Connectors: Host (Left) Side
USB 3.0 One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector

Connectors: Device (Right) Side
SAS SAS signal connector
DC Out 4-pin 3M drive power connector (power to SAS hard drive)

Connectors: Top Side
DC Input One 5-pin Mini-DIN connector for the Tableau TP2 power supply, and one bayonet connector for the Tableau TP5 power supply

DIP Switch The 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not required for normal operation. See the T6u Quick Reference Guide for more information

User Interface
LCD 2 Row x 16 Column monochrome LCD character display with LED backlight
Buttons Three buttons: “Menu” and “Enter” buttons for navigation, plus an “On/Off” button to control the power

Other Features
Status LEDs Six LEDs: DC IN, Power, Host (detect), Device (detect), Wrt Block (enabled), Activity

SAS Device SAS hard drive devices
Host OS Microsoft Windows version 7, 8, 10
Macintosh OS X
Most modern Linux distributions (Note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for USB 3.0)

Physical / Environmental
Power 6.5 watts typical operating (not including hard disk)
Supply Voltage (DC IN) +5V @ 1.2A (max), +12V @ 0.6A (max) when powered using TP2 connector
+12V @ 1.2A (max) when using a Tableau TP5 power supply
Output Voltage (DC OUT) +5VDC @ 1A, + 12VDC @ 1A
Dimensions 5.625 in. (L) x 3.25 in. (W) x 1.125 in. (H)
Weight 7.2oz (204g)
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 55 degrees C (no airflow)
Storage Temperature Range -20 to 60 degrees C
Relative Humidity Up to 90% (non-condensing)