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FRED C Forensic Data Centre

The FREDC Data Center is a purpose-built, high-performing departmental forensic server. With over 100 installations world-wide, FREDC is a proven, one-of-kind solution for departmental forensic acquisition, analysis, case management, evidence storage and data archival needs.

Digital Intelligence Forensic Fred C Data Center

The FREDC Data Center is a purpose-built, high-performing departmental forensic server. With over 100 installations world-wide, FREDC is a proven, one-of-kind solution for departmental forensic acquisition, analysis, case management, evidence storage and data archival needs.

The FREDC Forensic Data Center is the core of a high-performance Forensic Network. Visit our Forensic Networks solutions page to learn how Forensic Networks help corporations, law enforcement and law firms to manage their forensic and eDiscovery workloads. 

FREDC Data Centers function as a digital forensic data server and complete forensic network infrastructure. The heart of each FREDC is a SERVER-RM module, powered by Intel Dual Xeon E5-2620 processors, with 8 cores per cpu. SERVER-RM upgrades of 10, 14, 18, and 24 cores per cpu are available. Standard memory is 128 GB DDR4, with available upgrades to 256, 512, 768 GB.

Each FREDC Server-RM comes standard with a ten drive internal RAID array for operating system, workstation images and other data storage needs. FREDC systems also include a sixteen drive RAID-RM module for digital evidence storage. As evidence storage needs grow, additional RAID-RM modules can be added. RAID6 fault tolerance is standard. Other RAID striping is supported. FREDC Data Centers achieve extremely fast data transfers with dual 10 Gb ethernet networks, standard with FREDC installations.

The FREDC SERVER-RM’s operating system is OpenSUSE Linux, optimized by Digital Intelligence for incredible performance and near-zero system administration. With a FREDC Data Center, you avoid the headaches, upgrades, and higher support cost that come with traditional Windows data server environments.

How Many Petabytes Do You Need?

FREDC's fault tolerant data storage capacity is huge. Standard, single rack FREDC Data Centers include a minimum of 260 TB of fault tolerant storage (100 TB in the SERVER-RM module and 160 TB in the RAID-RM module). When configured with 14 TB hard drives, storage capacity scales up in 224 TB increments with each RAID-RM module added.

For organizations requiring very large volumes of easily accessible, fault-tolerant data, the FREDC is a great solution. Each FREDC can support up to two additional racks of RAID-RM modules, adding 4.0 and 6.3 PetaBytes of data storage respectively.

FREDC Data Centers ship standard with a 16-tape robotic tape library and enterprise class backup/archival software. The backup software is pre-installed and configured to support automated archival of evidence and other data.


  • Security of evidence and case data. Ability to store and manage very large amounts of forensic data in a fault-tolerant, centralized data management infrastructure.

  • Accessibility of evidence and case data. Case data is accessible by any examiner working at any forensic workstation that is connected through the FREDC forensic network.

  • Speed and convenience. The 10 Gb network supports extremely fast file transfers and direct-to-network forensic imaging (at drive speed).

  • A true turn-key, complete solution. FREDCs include all hardware and software components required to install a fully functioning, high-performance forensic network and being investigative work within 48 hours (from start of installation).

  • Ease of system management and administration. FREDC Data Centers include a management console with utilities built to enable efficient system administration by forensic examiners or IT professionals alike.

  • Secure Evidence Chain of Custody. Access to digital forensic evidence is logged and reported accordingly.

  • Agnostic Infrastructure. The FREDC is built to operate with all modern, forensic tools and software.

  • Scalable. Easily add RAID data storage modules and other processing appliances as needs grow and evolve.

  • Highly responsive, low latency network. Round-trip data transfers between networked workstations and the central server are minimized for efficient user operation.

  • Easy archival and retrieval of evidence and case data. Moving case data and evidence from on-line to archive (and back) is easily accomplished with automated tape backup tools.

Share Software Licenses. Lower Software Costs

Use the FREDC Data Center to manage your software investment. Forensic and eDiscovery software license dongles connected to the SERVER-RM USB 3.0 ports are managed as shared resources for departmental access and use. This feature, exclusive to Digital Intelligence FREDC Data Centers promotes efficient sharing of software licenses and may help lower software licensing costs.

Peace of Mind with Automated Alerts

Digital Intelligence's proprietary FREDC SMS gateway supports real-time, text-based event notifications. Problems like disk failures and temperature alerts trigger automatic notifications sent to a configurable list of recipients. This feature is available at no additional charge to our North American customers.

Easier to Manage. Lower Cost to Own

To further reduce the cost of FREDC ownership, we’ve included a proprietary set of system and network administration utilities. Built by Digital Intelligence, these utilities reduce or eliminate the time and effort required to maintain a properly running high-performance forensic network. Network workstation installation, system backup, system restoration, drive mapping, single user sign-on, and even bare metal disaster recovery is made almost trivial.

Install Today. Run Cases Tomorrow.

FREDC’s are integrated and tested prior to shipment. The modular FREDC design and extensive pre-ship testing ensures minimal field issues during site installation. DI System Engineers install, test, and train at your site typically in three days or less. A FREDC Data Center investment pays casework dividends within days of its arrival.

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