T7U – Tableau Forensic PCIe Bridge

The Tableau Forensic PCIe Bridge is the first-ever portable write-blocker that enables forensic acquisition of PCIe solid-state-drives when used with a Tableau PCIe Adapter.


  • Suitable for both the field and lab
  • Imaging speeds up to 330 MB/second
  • USB 3.0 host computer connection
  • Integrated, backlit LCD presents useful bridge and PCIe device information
  • Six LEDs provide status on power, host connection, PCIe media detection, write-block status, and activity
  • Read/write mode capability via internal DIP switch
  • Free Tableau firmware updates

TK7U Kit:

  • Tableau Forensic PCIe Bridge [T7u]
  • Tableau Power Supply [TP2]
  • Tableau USB 3.0 A to B Cable – 6′ [TC-USB3]
  • Tableau PCIe Adapter Cable – 4″ [TC-PCIE-4]

TK7U Bundle:

  • Tableau Forensic PCIe Bridge [T7u]
  • Tableau Power Supply [TP2]
  • Tableau USB 3.0 A to B Cable – 6′ [TC-USB3]
  • Tableau PCIe Adapter Cable – 4″ [TC-PCIE-4]
  • Tableau PCIe Card SSD Adapter [TDA7-1]
  • Tableau PCIe M.2 SSD Adapter [TDA7-2]
  • Tableau PCIe Adapter for Apple SSD [TDA7-3]

NOTE: The Tableau Forensic PCIe Bridge must be used in combination with one of the Tableau PCIe Adapters: Tableau PCIe Card SSD Adapter, Tableau PCIe M.2 SSD Adapter, or Tableau PCIe Adapter for Apple SSD

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

Connectors: Device (Right) Side
PCIe One Proprietary PCIe connector

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 T7u 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

PCIe Device PCIe devices that comply with the AHCI standard or NVMe 1.0 specification are supported by the TDA7 family of PCIe adapters
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 12 watts typical operating (not including PCIe device or TDA7-family adapter)
Supply Voltage (DC IN) +5V @ 0.35A (max), +12V @ 0.25A (max) when powered using a Tableau TP2 power supply
+12V @ 0.4A (max) when using a Tableau TP5 power supply
Output Voltage (DC OUT) +12VDC @ 2.0A (max)
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)