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T356789IU – Tableau Forensic Universal Bay Mounted Bridge

T356789IU – Tableau Forensic Universal Bay Mounted Bridge

The Tableau Forensic Universal Bridge is an integrated write-blocker that mounts in a drive bay of a forensic workstation and supports forensic acquisitions of SATA, USB 3.0, PCIe, SAS, FireWire 800, and IDE.


Mounts in one 5.25” half-height drive bay

Color LED indicators for “Write Block” or “Read/Write” mode visibility

USB 3.0 host computer connection

Two SATA power connectors

Read/write mode capabilities for all device ports via internal DIP switch

Free Tableau firmware updates

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NOTE: The Tableau Universal Bridge's PCIe port must be used in combination with one of the Tableau PCIe Adapters: Tableau PCIe Card SSD Adapter or Tableau PCIe M.2 SSD Adapter

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Host Side (Rear)Data

One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector

DC Input Two SATA 15-pin (male) connectors for input DC power

Connectors: Device, Write-Blocked (Front Panel)

PCIe One PCIe custom data + power connector (for Tableau PCIe cable)

SATA/SAS One SATA/SAS data connector (SAS Gen. 1, SATA Gen. 2)

SATA One SATA (Gen. 3) data connector

USB 3.0 One USB 3.0 Standard-A connector

FireWire One FireWire800 9-pin connector

IDE One IDE signal connector

DC Out One DC Out 3M 4-pin drive power connector (for IDE, SAS, SATA & PCIe)


DIP Switch The 4-position DIP switch (located on the rear of the unit) configures user-selectable options that aren't required for normal operation. See the Forensic Bridge DIP Switch Configuration Guide for more information

Host/Computer Interface

Compatibility USB 3.0 ControllersMost USB 3.0 controllers should be compatible (Note: For the best USB 3.0 performance, ensure the latest host controller driver and BIOS update are applied

Note: This product does not support UASP, but enabling USB 3.0 controller Turbo mode, or equivalent, may still improve performance with certain OS and controller/driver combinations

Host OS Windows 7, 8, 10Macintosh OS XMost modern Linux distributions (Note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for USB 3.0)