TK35u – Tableau Forensic SATA/IDE Bridge Kit
The Tableau Forensic SATA/IDE Bridge is a portable write-blocker that enables forensic acquisition of SATA and IDE solid-state-drives.
The kit includes the Tableau power supply and adapters.
A second-generation Tableau product, replacing the Tableau T35es.
Suitable for both the field and lab
USB 3.0 host computer connection
Seven LEDs provide status on power, IDE media detection, SATA media detection, host connection, write-block status, and activity
Read/write mode capability via internal DIP switch
Free Tableau firmware updates
Connectors: Host (Left) Side
USB 3.0 One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector
DC Input One 5-pin mini-DIN connector for use with the Tableau TP2 power supply, and one bayonet connector for use with the Tableau TP5 power supply
Connectors: Device (Right) Side
SATA SATA signal connector
IDE IDE signal connector
DC Out 4-pin 3M drive power connector (power to SATA or IDE hard disk)
DIP Switch The 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not required for normal operation. See the T35u/T35u-RW Quick Reference Guide for more information
SATA Device SATA 1 or SATA 2 hard disk devices
IDE Device Parallel ATA hard disk devices with Logical Block Addressing (LBA) support
Host Interface USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB high/full/low speed)
Host OS Microsoft Windows version 7, 8, 10 Macintosh OS XMost modern Linux distributions (Note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for USB 3.0)
Warranty One year parts and workmanship from date of purchase
NOTE: All Tableau Forensic Bridge can switch between a write-blocked or read/write device by adjusting the DIP switch settings. However, once the breakaway plastic has been removed, that device then needs to be validated before each use to ensure the proper configuration of the device was selected. At the request of forensic examiners, Tableau created yellow-cased bridges dedicated to read/write operation as a way ensure read/write operation to help eliminate the potential for misuse during forensic investigations. Often, a full forensics kit will include both write-blocked and read/write forensic bridges, and you will see that many Tableau resellers sell kits configured in just this way.