μFRED
Compact
Portable Power

New μFRED Delivers Greater Performance While Retaining Compact Form Factor

Small, portable, and powerful is a great way to describe the Digital Intelligence μFRED system. The new μFRED maintains its small chassis (17" l x 9"w x 11.5"h) heritage while boosting processor power, clockspeed, drive capacities, and adding liquid cooling. Customers that buy a μFRED for the first time are pleasantly surprised at its performance. It is common for new μFRED customers to become repeat μFRED customers.

Built to handle the processing needs of modern computer and mobile forensics software, μFRED is a lower priced alternative to traditional forensic towers. Standard on new μFRED is a powerful Intel i9-13900K 24-core (8 performance / 16 efficiency) with up to 5.8 GHz clock and 36 MB SmartCache. 64 GB of PC5-38400 DDR5 RAM comes standard, expandable up to 96 GB.

With up to seven (7) storage devices, μFRED systems provide ample capacity for modern forensic software processing. Drives include two (2) internal M.2 NVMe slots, with one 500 GB drive reserved for the Windows 11 operating system. Twelve different USB connections provide external connectivity. Network data transfers are fast and efficient with an integrated 2.5 gigabit Ethernet connection. The integrated WiFi and Bluetooth have been upgraded as well.

Compact Package. Full Size Performance.

Scaled down in size but not processing power, μFRED’s offer the performance of a higher end system at an entry level system price. Don’t overpay for performance. If you need the quality and performance that come with FRED systems at a budget friendly price, the Digital Intelligence μFRED should be high on your list.

Portability When You Need It

Need to change your work locations from time to time? Grab the handle on top of the μFRED case and go. The handle folds flush and out of the way once moved. This convenient feature ensures mobility when necessary while minimizing handling risk.

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It’s a FRED
(Just a Smaller One)

For acquisition, triage, and analysis work that doesn’t require multiple hot-swap, removeable drive trays, the μFRED fills the need. Space saving and efficient with power to spare, μFRED is the preferred compact forensic processing alternative.

Fast, Secure Forensic Acquisitions with UltraBay 4

All μFREDs include an UltraBay 4™ write blocker for imaging SATA, SAS, IDE, USB 3, FireWire, and PCIe suspect drives. An integrated, hot-swap USB 3.1 connected removable drive tray is available for the storage and process of case work and digital evidence. μFRED ships pre-installed with Tableau Imager (TIM) to maximize sustained forensic imaging rates through the UltraBay 4.

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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.

 
μFRED
Processor
Intel i9-13900K, 24 core (8 performance / 16 efficiency), up to 5.8 GHz, 36 MB Intel Smart Cache
Memory
64 GB PC5-38400 DDR5 4800 MHz
- configurable up to 96 GB
Software
Microsoft Windows 11 Professional, 64-bit
SUSE Linux Professional, 64-bit
Symantec Ghost
Graphics & Video Support
Intel integrated UHD graphics 750 integrated controller
Storage

500 GB M.2 NVMe SSD (OS)
1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD
1 TB SATA SSD (Database/Cache/Temp)
4 TB 7200 RPM SATA (Hot-Swap Case/Data, USB3.1 connected)
drives 4-6 (open)

drive capacity upgrades / options are available

Storage Controller
Intel 6 Gb/s SATA ports (4)
M.2 Socket Key M, type 2280 supports PCIe Gen 4 SSD (1)
M.2 Socket Key M, type 2280 supports SATA & PCIe Gen 4 SSD (1)
Network Performance

Single 2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s (Intel I226V)

Single Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Intel I219V)

Intel Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.3

Graphics Controller

Intel UHD graphics 770 integrated controller w/ multiple monitor support (1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort)

Drive Bays

Hot-swap, USB 3.2 connected SATA III, shock mounted, read only or read write selectable, removable Forensic Drive Tray (1)

Forensic Imaging & Write Blocking

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

The USB 3.2 connected HotSwap Forensic Drive Tray is user switchable between read write and read only modes of operation, increasing the forensic imaging capacity of SATA drives (3.5"/2.5")

Ships with Tableau Imager (TIM) pre-installed

Drive Bay Ecosystem

Hot-swappable, interchangeable USB 3.2 connected drive trays 2.5" / 3.5" SATA drive tray, user selectable read/write or read only (write blocked) modes

Optional drive bays available:
Forensic card reader tray for flash memory access, user selectable read / write or read only (write blocked) modes
M.2 / NVMe PCIe SSD and M.2 SATA drive tray, user selectable read/write or read only (write blocked) modes
USB 3.2 Forensic Dongle Vault with 5 USB 3.2 ports for secure (internal to tray) license dongle connections
USB 3.2 hub tray, with five external USB3.2 port connections

Form Factor

Compact microFRED chassis 17" l x 9" w x 15" h

Integrated handle for ease of mobility

External Connections & Expansion

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port Type C (1)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 port Type C (3)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 port Type A (7)
USB 2.0 port Type A (1)

Display, Keyboard & Mouse

Optional monitor and keyboard

Audio
7.1 channel HD Audio (Realtek ALC897 Audio Codec)
DVD/CD/Blu-Ray
Optional external USB 3.0 BluRay burner
Electrical Operating Requirements
650 watt ATX modular power supply
Line voltage: 100-240 VAC
Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Liquid cooled CPU thermal solution
Accessories
SATA, SAS, IDE, FireWire, USB, and PCIe power and signal cables.
PCIe SSD m.2 NVMe, PCIe SSD MacBook Pro (2013 and newer), and server class PCIe SSD adapters.
Warranty & Technical Support

Lifetime technical support (email, phone and via website support tickets). 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 μFRED product page

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