The FREDC Data Center is a purpose-built, high-performing departmental forensic server. With over 100 installations world-wide, FREDC is a proven, one-of-kind solution for departmental forensic acquisition, analysis, case management, evidence storage and data archival needs.
The FREDC Forensic Data Center is the core of a high-performance Forensic Network. Visit our Forensic Networks solutions page to learn how Forensic Networks help corporations, law enforcement and law firms to 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 two (2) Intel Dual Xeon Silver 4110 8-core processors. If desired, SERVER-RM processor upgrades of 10, 14, 18, 24, and 28 cores per CPU are available. Standard memory is 128 GB DDR4, with available upgrades to 256, 512, 768, and 1536 GB.
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, 14 and 18 TB hard drive upgrades are available. As storage needs grow, additional RAID-RM modules can be easily added.
FREDC Data Centers achieve extremely fast data transfers with Intel quad port 10 Gb ethernet network connections, standard with FREDC installations. By design, FREDC's are perfect systems for direct to network forensic imaging.
The FREDC SERVER-RM’s operating system is OpenSUSE 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.
The base FREDC system includes SERVER-RM, FRED-RM, RAID-RM SAN, Network, Display/Access, Automated Backup (LTO), and in-rack UPS modules.
Each FREDC includes Digital Intelligence's proprietary Management utilities and may also be configured with a number of optional modules.
500 GB Internal M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (OS)
500 GB Internal M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD(Database/Cache/Temp)
2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM HotSwap (Case/Data)
Additional drive slots:
1 Internal M.2 NVMe PCIe
4 x 2.5" SATA drives (hot-swap)
1 USB 3.1 Connected HotSwap Drives - 2.5" or 3.5"
Many drive options and capacities 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