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Forensic WriteProtect™ BAY

The WriteProtect-BAY supports 6 hard drive interfaces in one device. Supports SAS,SATA, FireWire, USB3.0, PCIe and IDE source drives, and utilizes an ultra-fast Superspeed USB3.0 host connection. The WriteProtect-BAY is designed to fit into a 5.25″, half-height drive bay of a forensic workstation.

The WriteProtect™-BAY provides digital forensic professionals with fast, secure, read-only write-blocking of suspect hard drives. six interfaces, SAS/SATA/FireWire/PCIe/USB3/IDE are supported in a 5.25″, half-height design that fits into the drive bay of your forensic workstation. Logicube also offers a WriteProtect-PORTABLE or a WriteProtect-DESKTOP version of the product.

  • Fast Superspeed USB3.0 host connection

  • Supports PCIe SSDs (M.2 SATA/AHCI/NVMe), PCIe and mini-PCIe cards with optional adapters

  • Supports SAS, SATA, FireWire, USB3.0, IDE source drives

  • Browser-based user interface for drive preview, software updates, HPA/DCO management

  • Connect and image multiple source drives simultaneously with your forensic imaging software


ULTRA-FAST USB3.0 The WriteProtect-BAY features a USB3.0 host connection for extremely fast operation 

SUPPORTS 6 INTERFACES The WriteProtect provides read-only, write-blocked support for SAS/SATA/USB3.0/2.0/1.1/FW400/800/PCIe storage technologies and an adapter is included to support 2.5″/3.5″ IDE drives 

PCIE SUPPORT Support is available for M.2 PCIe (SATA, AHCI and NVMe types), PCIe and min-PCIe express cards, using the WriteProtect’s PCIe port and optional adapters 


Write-protected source ports include:

  • 2 SAS/SATA

  • 1 USB 3.0

  • 1 Firewire

  • 1 PCIe

  • A Gigabit Ethernet port for network connectivity is built-in.

MULTI-TASK Improve efficiency and shorten the evidence collection process with the ability to image (using your own forensic imaging software) multiple source drives simultaneously 

BROWSER-BASED USER INTERFACE Use the browser-based user interface to manage all WriteProtect operations including software updates, connect to your network using the WriteProtect’s Gigabit Ethernet Port 

PREVIEWPreview drives connected to WriteProtect using the browser-based user interface 

5 LEDS Easily monitor functions with 5 LEDs for power, host, device, activity and HPA/DCO detection 

HPA/DCOHPA/DCO detection and capture is easily managed via the WriteProtect’s browser-based user interface 

HARD DRIVE SUPPORTOptional adapters are available to support 1.8″ IDE, IDE ZIF, M.2 PCIe (SATA,AHCI,NVMe types), PCIe and mini-PCIe cards, mSATA, microSATA, eSATA and flash media 

COMPATIBILITY The WriteProtect is compatibly with forensic acquisition and analysis software 

ONE-YEAR STANDARD WARRANTY The system comes complete with a one year parts and labor warranty. Both an optional 1 year extended warranty (total of 2 years) and a 2 year extended warranty (total of 3 years) are available. 

IN THE BOX The WriteProtect-BAY includes the following:

  • 2 SAS/SATA power and data cables

  • 1 Firewire cable

  • 1 USB 3.0 type A Male to Micro-B cable

  • 1 CAT6 network cable

  • 1 2.5″/3.5″ IDE to SATA adapter

  • 1 Dual 4-pin molex to 6-pin PCIe Y adapter

  • Users manual on CD-ROM


POWER REQUIREMENTS: 72 watts (including 2 drives plus 1 USB3 to SATA drive)

POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE (DC IN):+12VDC +/- 5% from PC required

OUTPUT VOLTAGE (DC OUT):[email protected], [email protected]

NET WEIGHT:2.0 lbs (.90kg)DIMENSIONS:8.3”L X 5.8”W X 1.7”H (21.1cm X 14.7cm X 4.3cm)


There are a range of accessories available as an optional extra.