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Forensic WriteProtect™ DESKTOP

The WriteProtect-DESKTOP provides digital forensic professionals with fast, secure, read-only write-blocking of suspect hard drives. The only portable write-blocker that provides support for 6 different interfaces in one device, the WriteProtect is the ideal write-block solution for lab or field acquisitions.

WriteProtect is also available in a bay version for integration into a forensic workstation.

  • Fast Superspeed USB3.0 host connection

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

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

  • 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 USB3.0The WriteProtect-DESKTOP features a USB3.0 host connection for extremely fast operation
Supports 6 InterfacesThe 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 SupportSupport is available for M.2 PCIe ( SATA, AHCI and NVMe types), PCIe and mini-PCIe express cards using the WriteProtect’s PCIe port and optional adapters
Multiple PortsWrite-protected source ports include:
1 USB 3.0
1 Firewire
1 PCIe

A Gigabit Ethernet port for network connectivity is built-in.
Multi-taskImprove 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 InterfaceUse 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

8 LEDsEasily monitor functions with 8 LEDs for power, host, device, activity and HPA/DCO detectionHPA/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, NVMe & AHCI types), PCIe and mini-PCIe cards, mSATA, microSATA, eSATA and flash media
CompatibilityThe WriteProtect is compatibly with forensic acquisition and analysis software

One-year Standard WarrantyThe 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 BoxThe WriteProtect-DESKTOP includes the following:

Power supply and power cord
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
Users manual on CD-ROM