T8u Tableau Forensic USB 3.0 Bridge



The Tableau Forensic USB 3.0 Bridge is a portable write-blocker that enables forensic acquisition of USB 3.0 devices.


A second-generation Tableau product, replacing the Tableau T8-R2.




Suitable for both the field and lab


Imaging speeds up to 340 MB/second


USB 3.0 host computer connection


Integrated, backlit LCD presents useful bridge and USB device information


Six LEDs provide status on power, host connection, USB device detection, write-block status, and activity


Read/write mode capability via internal DIP switch


Free Tableau firmware updates


Macintosh OS X
Most modern Linux distributions (Note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for USB 3.0)
Host OS Microsoft Windows version 7, 8, 10
USB Device USB 3.0 and older devices that conform to the USB Mass Storage class specification and support the Bulk Only Interface Protocol
Connectors: Device (Right) Side
USB 3.0 One USB 3.0 Standard-A connector
Connectors: Host (Left) Side
USB 3.0 One USB 3.0 Standard-B 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
Other Features
Status LEDs Six LEDs: DC IN, Power, Host (detect), Device (detect), Wrt Block (enabled), Activity
Physical / Environmental
+12V @ 0.45A (max) when using a Tableau TP5 power supply
Dimensions 5.625 in. (L) x 3.25 in. (W) x 1.125 in. (H)
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 55 degrees C (no airflow)
Output Voltage (DC OUT) +5VDC @ 0.9A (max)
Power 12 watts typical operating (not including USB device)
Relative Humidity Up to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature Range -20 to 60 degrees C
Supply Voltage (DC IN) +5V @ 0.3A (max), +12V @ 0.3A (max) when powered using a Tableau TP2 power supply
Weight 7.2oz (204g)
DIP Switch The 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not required for normal operation. See the T8u Quick Reference Guide for more information
User Interface
Buttons Three buttons: “Menu” and “Enter” buttons for navigation, plus an “On/Off” button to control the power
LCD 2 Row x 16 Column monochrome LCD character display with LED backlight
One year parts and workmanship from date of purchase