FRED Forensic
Workstations

Built to Perform.
Case After Case. Year After Year.

FRED systems set the standard for forensic acquisition and analysis workstations. The quality, features, performance, and overall capability are second to none. Buying a FRED system means making an investment in your ability to solve every investigation.

Year after year. Case after case. FRED systems help forensic examiners world-wide work smarter, faster, and with more success. Put the power of FRED to work for you today.

It’s Not Just What We Build In.
It’s How We Go About Building It.

Our philosophy is simple. Design and build FRED systems with features and components not available in any other forensic computer systems. Spec and configure FREDs based upon our experience and real-world knowledge of digital forensics. Use the highest quality components available. Control our build process for excellent quality. Use commercially available forensic software to test the living daylights out of any FRED we put our name on. And support our customer base stand with a comprehensive warranty and a lifetime of professional technical support.

Purpose Built Forensics.
Superior Performance.
Lasting Value.

FRED systems are designed and built from the ground up as high performance, forensic acquisition, analysis and processing platforms. The advanced technology and features available exclusively from Digital Intelligence set FRED systems apart and Digital Intelligence's build quality and service ensure your FRED investment will yield lasting value.

Imaging & Drive Maintenance Image multiple drives simultaneously
Image multiple drives sequentially
User selectable RO or RW via LCD
Productivity Installed with Windows 10 64-bit Pro and OpenSUSE 64-bit Pro Linux
Removable, hot-swap, write protected USB 3.0 drive enclosure
Performance Enterprise class, true 12 Gbs SATA/SAS RAID controller
Reliability Magnum heat sink, fan activated, air-cooled ventilation
Convenience Integrated, retractable imaging cooler shelf
Device Management Touch screen UI for local access and management of drives

Scalable Storage

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More Power to Catch the Bad Guys

FRED workstations are equipped with genuine Intel Core i7 or Dual Xeon processors. 8, 10, 14, and 18 core processor options are available, depending upon your analysis software requirements. Ultra-fast DDR4 options up to 256 GB ensure you have the memory needed to process small or large cases. Three standard drives for the OS, database/cache/temp files, and case data. A multitude of drive upgrade options. And RAID options that fit your data storage and budget requirements.

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Ultrabay 4d

UltraBay 4d

Unmatched Forensic Imaging
with Integrated Drive Cooling

Available only with Digital Intelligence FRED systems, the UltraBay 4d provides unmatched, hardware based forensic imaging of SATA, IDE, SAS, USB 3, FireWire, and PCIe based SSD storage devices. Image one device or multiple devices at a time. Use the integrated touch-screen UI to obtain device information, view and select LUNs for imaging, or understand more about the file system on a suspect device. Image data knowing that the FRED integrated drive tray / cooler will keep a constant air flowing across the suspect drive. We sweat the little stuff for you.

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Hardware Optimized for Leading Forensic Software

Recommending less is sometimes more. Optimizing system processor cores, RAM, and storage is something we take very seriously. We don’t want our customers to spend more than is necessary for great performance. We test all FRED configurations using industry leading software. This methodology produces systems optimized for excellent performance when conducting forensic examinations.

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Technical Support You Can Count On

When you purchase from Digital Intelligence, you’re getting the best forensic products money can buy. But the value doesn’t stop there. You get lifetime technical support and access to a professional, dedicated support team. We measure our success not just by the number of systems we sell but also by the level of support we provide. Whether it’s a question about your FRED, UltraBlock, Imager or software – or a question about a forensic problem you face – we have your back. Call, email, or text. We are here for you.

 
FRED
FRED DX
FRED SR
Processor
4.3 GHz, Intel i7-7740X, 4 Core, 8 MB Cache
- i7 CPU options: 6 and 8 core options available
- i9 CPU options 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 core available
2.1 GHz, Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4, 8 Core, 20 MB Cache
- 10, 14 and 18 core upgrades available
2.1 GHz, Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4, 8 Core, 20 MB Cache
- 10, 14 and 18 core upgrades available
Memory
32 GB PC4-21300 DDR4 2666 MHz
- configurable up to 128 GB
32 GB PC4-21300 DDR4 2666 MHz
- configurable up to 256 GB
Software
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional, 64-bit
OpenSUSE Linux 64-bit
Symantec Ghost
CD/DVD authoring software
Graphics & Video Support
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB, 128-bit DDR5 PCIe card
upgrade available to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB 256-bit DDR5
Storage

Standard drive configuration:

  • 512 NVMe SSD (OS)
  • NVMe (open)
  • 512 GB SSD SATA III(Database/Cache/Temp)
  • 2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM (Case/Data)
  • 4 Hot-swap Drive Bays (SATA, open)

additional drive / storage options available

Storage Controller
Intel 6 Gb/s SATA (8)
Intel SATA Express (1)
Intel M.2 x 4 PCIe Socket (1)
ASMedia SATA Express 2 (1)
ASMedia eSATA 6 Gb/s (2)
Intel 6 Gb/s SATA (8)
Intel SATA Express (1)
Intel M.2 x 4 PCIe Socket (1)
ASMedia SATA Express 2 (1)
Intel 6 Gb/s SATA (8)
Intel SATA Express (1)
Intel M.2 x 4 PCIe Socket (1)
ASMedia SATA Express 2 (1)
RAID Controller
12 Channel PCIe 12 Gb/s SAS/SATA
RAID Capacity

1R, 5 Drive RAID Chassis: Up to 50 TB using 10 TB hard drives
2R, Dual 5 Drive RAID Chassis: Up to 100 TB using 10 TB hard drives

Additional RAID configurations and drive options available

Three (3) x Five (5) bay RAID chassis (15 drives total). Five 2 TB (8 TB RAID5) is baseline configuration. RAID capacity up to 140 TB using 10 TB drives.

Additional RAID configurations and drive options available.

Network Performance

Dual Intel 10/100/1000 Mbps gigabit Ethernet adapters

Single or dual port 10 Gb Ethernet adapters available

Drive Bays

Native SATA, shock-mounted, removable (2)

Hot-swap, universal SATA/IDE compatible, shock-mounted, removable (4)

Optional IDE tray available

Native SATA, shock-mounted, removable (2)

Hot-swap, USB 3.1 connected SATA, shock-mounted, removable (3)

Optional IDE tray available

Forensic Imaging & Write Blocking

UltraBay 4d hardware write blocked imaging of SATA, SAS, USB 3, IDE, Firewire and PCIe SSD devices

Single or multiple (concurrent) forensic imaging of storage devices

Convenient front panel write blocked or read/write switch for general drive management

UltraBay 4d touch-screen user interface. Displays device details, display and manage LUNs and HDD protected regions. Examine file partitions.

FREDs ship with Tableau Imager (TIM) pre-installed

Drive Cooling
Exclusive extendable / retractable imaging work shelf with active ventilation for suspect drive cooling
Media Card Reader

UltraBlock Forensic Card Reader

User selectable write blocked or read/write

External Connections & Expansion
USB 3.1 (3)
USB 3.1 type C (1)
USB 3.0 (11)
USB 2.0 (2)
eSATA 6 Gb/s (2)
USB 3.1 (1)
USB 3.1 type C (1)
USB 3.0 (9)
USB 2.0 (2)
USB 3.1 (1)
USB 3.1 type C (1)
USB 3.0 (9)
USB 2.0 (2)
Display, Keyboard & Mouse

Optional 22" ergonomic LED monitor
1920 x 1080 full HD resolution
Adjustable height, tilt and swivel. Built in speakers

Microsoft wireless desktop keyboard and mouse

Audio
Realtek ALC2250 8-channel high definition audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 2
Realtek ALC1150 8-channel high definition audio CODEC
DVD/CD/Blu-Ray
BD-R/BD-RE/DVD±RW/CD±RW BluRay burner, dual-layer combo drive
Electrical Operating Requirements
1100 Watt modular power supply
Line voltage: 100-240 VAC
Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Accessories

Forensic toolbox including adapters and cables: (SAS, SATA, IDE, microSATA, SATA LIF, MacBook Air Blade, mini/micro SSD cards, 1.8" IDE (iPod), 2.5" IDE (laptop), PCIe SSD m.2 NVMe, PCIe SSD MacBook Pro (2013 and newer) and server class PCIe SSD)

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Warranty & Technical Support

Lifetime technical support (email, phone and via website). Standard warranty 36 months from date of purchase.

Extended warranty plans available

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Configure your system with available options, obtain pricing and place an order by visiting the FRED and FRED DX product pages

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