The FREDC Data Center is a purpose-built, high-performing departmental forensic server. With over 100 installations world-wide, FREDC is a proven solution for departmental forensic acquisition, analysis, case management, evidence storage and data archival needs.
The FREDC Forensic Data Center is the core infrastructure of a high-performance Forensic Network. Visit our Forensic Networks solutions page to learn how Forensic Networks help corporations, law enforcement and law firms manage their forensic and eDiscovery workloads. Learn more
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 an Intel Xeon W5-3435X 16 core processor. 128 GB DDR5 4800 GHz ECC memory and 100 TB of internal RAID storage are standard. Please check with us if you are interested in CPU or RAM upgrades. Our experience shows that the base SERVER-RM specs are more than sufficient to handle your forensic network.
Each FREDC Server-RM comes standard with a ten (10) drive, 100 TB internal RAID array for operating system, workstation images and other internal data storage needs. Base FREDC systems include a twenty-four (24) 10 TB RAID-RM module with 240 TB RAW capacity for digital evidence storage. To increase storage capacity within a single RAID-RM module, larger hard drive are available. As storage needs grow, additional RAID-RM modules can be easily added.
FREDC Data Centers achieve extremely fast data transfers via an Intel quad port 10 GB network connection, providing 40 GB of throughput. By design, FREDC's are perfect systems for direct to network forensic imaging.
The FREDC SERVER-RM’s operating system is OpenSUSE Enterprise Server 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.
FREDC's fault tolerant data storage capacity is huge. Every FREDC Data Center ships standard with one RAID-RM module. To maximize the storage capacity of a single rack FREDC, add two RAID-RM modules (for a total of three). Configured with 18 TB hard drives, a single rack FREDC filled with RAID-RM modules has a total fault-tolerant data storage capacity in excess of 1.9 Petabytes.
Need even more on-line data storage? FREDC can handle it. Each FREDC can support up to two additional racks of RAID-RM modules, bringing total fault tolerant data storage capacity to more than 5.5 and 9.1 Petabytes respectively.
FREDC Data Centers ship standard with a 24-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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve been using Digital Intelligence hardware for 15 years and the FRED C Data Center for over 10 years. The FRED C Data Center is the core of our Digital Forensic network and has worked very well for us...We will be continuing to use Digital Intelligence hardware in the future.
We've relied on Digital Intelligence and the FREDC Data Center as the backbone of our forensic operation since 2010. In that time we've come to appreciate and depend on the Digital Intelligence team's expertise, responsiveness, and professionalism.
Our FREDC Data Center installation went flawless. The Digital Intelligence team has this product dialed-in. Our installation was completed in one day. We were running cases on our new FREDC by the end of day two.
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.
500 GB Internal M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (OS)
1 TB Internal M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (user defined)
1 TB Internal M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (user defined)
4 TB SATA III 7200 RPM HotSwap (user defined)
Additional drive slots: 4 x 2.5" SATA connected, USB 3.2 connected HotSwap
Many drive options and capacities are available.
UltraBay 4d forensic bridge – write blocks SATA, SAS, IDE, USB 3.0/2.0/1.1, FireWire, and PCIe SSD storage devices.
Touch screen UI support local, on-screen access to device information:
Supports simultaneous and sequential forensic imaging. Hot swapping on all but PCIe devices