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T3iu – Tableau Forensic SATA Drive Bay Mounted Bridge

The Tableau Forensic SATA Drive Bay is an integrated write-blocker that mounts in a drive bay of a forensic workstation and supports forensic acquisitions of 3.5” and 2.5” SATA hard drives.


Mounts in one 5.25” half-height drive bay

USB 3.0 host computer connection

Can double as a suspect drive cooler or drive tray for other storage media types

Read/write mode capability via internal DIP switch

Free Tableau firmware updates


Host Side (Rear)

USB 3.0 One USB 3.0 Type B (9-pin) connector

DC InputOne 15-pin male SATA power connector for input DC power

T3iu Tableau Forensic SATA Drive Bay 3.5 inch

Connectors: Device, Write-Blocked

SATAOne SATA 3.5 in. slot with unified connector, and one SATA 2.5 in. slot with unified connector


DIP SwitchThe 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

Other Features

Status LEDs Five LEDs: Power, Device (detect), Host (detect), Wrt Block (enabled), Activity

Buttons Two Buttons: 'U' update button used to set the T3iu in Firmware Update mode and a "Power" button


SATA Devices SATA 2.5" or 3.5" HDD or SSD devices that conform to standard dimensions

Host Interface USB 3.0 (Note: For the best USB 3.0 performance, ensure the latest host controller driver and BIOS update are applied)

Host OS Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Newer, Macintosh OS X, most Linux distributions (note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for USB 3.0)

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