Forensic LabDock U5
Create a write-blocked workstation for hard drives and thumb drives
Forensics investigators, technicians, and system builders who want to create a digital forensic workstation rely upon the CRU® WiebeTech® Forensic LabDock™ U5. Installed in a standard 5.25" PC bay, the Forensic LabDock U5 gives convenient, front-panel access to suspect hard drives and thumb drives. Write-blocking is done in hardware, with proven WiebeTech write-blocking technology.
In addition to providing native write-blocked access to SATA and IDE drives, the Forensic LabDock U5 model also incorporates a USB WriteBlocker, so you can forensically access USB thumb drives or many USB drive enclosures.
Do you know what could be lurking in the hidden areas of a hard drive? HPA (Host Protected Areas) or DCO (Device Configuration Overlays) can exist on hard drives, which are not detected or accessible by your operating system. The Forensic LabDock U5 will alert you if these areas exist, so you can inspect them. The Forensic LabDock U5 comes with software to let you choose how to handle any hidden areas it encounters.
Forensic LabDock U5 offers native connections for the most common drives types, such as SATA and IDE/PATA. Optional SATA and PATA Adapters are available that allow access to many additional types of drives such as ZIF drives, notebook drives, drives found in iPods, and more. SATA and PATA Adapters work with many of our docking products, including the Forensic LabDock.
Whether you’re a forensic investigator, technician, or cyber security analyst, the CRU WiebeTech Forensic LabDock is a necessary part of your toolkit.
WiebeTech WriteBlocking Validation Utility 32-bit Windows
|Product name||Forensic LabDock U5|
|Host (I/O) Ports||(1) SATA: for the write-blocked IDE & SATA drive connections
(2) USB 2.0: one for firmware configuration and one for the built-in USB WriteBlocker
Drive Types Supported
|Number of LEDs||8|
|Description of LEDs||Power, drive activity, Power (to drive) error, fan error, general error, HPA or DCO detected, write-blocked SATA & IDE operation, write-blocked USB operation|
|Operating system compatibility||Windows XP or later
Windows Server 2003 or later
Most modern Linux distributions
|Allows HPA/DCO override||Yes, user-configurable options|
|Fan(s)||Draws air over drive while in bay, keeping it cool|
|Construction material(s)||Rugged metal construction|
|Power switch||2 position: On / Off|
|SATA Power Input||Yes|
|Dimensions||6.77" x 5.79" x 1.65" (172mm x 147mm x 42mm)|
|Weight||1.55 lbs. (0.70 kg)|
|Write Blocked ports||SATA, PATA/IDE, USB 2.0 Mass Storage Devices (such as thumb drives)|
|Compliancy||FCC, CE, RoHS|
|Warranty||CRU provides a 2-year limited warranty for this product.|