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FireWire Bundle for UltraKit v5

SKU: W2820

The UltraBlock Firewire Bridge has gone end-of-life and is not available for purchase. 

This product has been replaced by a Firewire adapter kit (A1530 or A1645) for use with UltraBlock PCIe and Tableau PCIe products.

UltraBlock FireWire Bundle for Ultra Kits

The UltraBlock FireWire Bundle is an optional kit that adds FireWire and Mac target mode forensic imaging capability to Digital Intelligence Ultra Kits.  Designed as an (optional) add on to the UltraKit v5, UltraKit v5 + TD2u, and UltraKit v5 + TX1, this bundle is also compatible with previous generation Ultra Kits.

The UltraBlock Firewire Forensic FireWire Bridge is the Forensic Industry’s first portable FireWire write-blocker. The UltraBlock Firewire features FireWire 800/400 and USB host connections, an integrated LCD, and six LEDs for visual status. Intelligent and efficient to use, this write-blocker deserves a place in your forensic toolkit.

The UltraBlock Firewire solves the growing challenge of imaging FireWire hard drives and Apple Macintosh® computer systems in a forensically sound manner. Built with similar operational features as our popular UltraBlock USB bridge, the UltraBlock Firewire enables reliable and efficient data acquisition in both field and lab environments.

The UltraBlock Firewire Bundle for UltraKit Includes

  • UltraBlock Firewire Forensic Bridge
  • FireWire800 9-pin Host Cable
  • FireWire800 9-pin Device Cable
  • USB2.0 Host Cable

Connectors: Host (Left) Side


One 9-pin FireWire800 (1394B) connector

One USB mini-B (5-pin, USB 2.0 high/full/low speed)

DC Input
One 5-pin mini-DIN connector for use with the Tableau TP2 Power Supply


Turns power ON/OFF to the UltraBlock FireWire and connected device

DIP Switch
The 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options tha are not required for normal operation.  See the forensic bridge DIP switch configuration guide for more information
User Interface

2 row x 16 column monochrome LCD character display
2 buttons: "Menu" and "Enter" for navigation
Other Features

Write-blocking is permanently enabled in the UltraBlock FireWire
Status LEDs
6 LEDs:  DC IN, Powers, Host Detect, Device Detect, Write Block (enabled), Activity
LCD Contrast Control
LCD contrast adjustment via externally accessible potentiometer

FireWire Device
FireWire devices must conform to the Serial Bus Protocol (SBP-2) specification
Host Interface
FireWire 800/400 or USB 2.0
Host OS

Microsoft Windows versions 7, 8, or 10

Macintosh OS X

Most modern Linus distributions (Note: Linus distributions have varying levels and quality of support for USB 3.0)

Physical / Environment

3.8 watts typical operating (not including FireWire device)
Supply Voltage (DC IN)
+5VDC@2A, +12VDC@2A (includes budget for FireWire device)
Ourput Voltage (DC Out)
+12VDC@1.0A (max)
5.625 in (L) x 3.25 in (W) x 1.1.25 in. (H)
6.3 oz (179g)
Operating Temperature
0 to 55 degress C (no airflow)
Storage Temperature
-40 to 70 degrees C
Relative Humidity
Up to 90 % (non-condensing)

Acquire Data from Firewire Storage and Apple Macintosh Computers
Imaging FireWire storage devices, including Apple Macintosh® computers, has always presented a special challenge to forensic examiners. The UltraBlock Firewire supports full multi-LUN (Logical Unit Number) write-blocked acquisitions of FireWire storage devices (including Macintosh computers booted in target disk mode). The UltraBlock Firewire identifies multiple LUNs present and prompts the user to select the appropriate LUN for imaging. The ability to image without the need to remove hard drives means you will work faster, more effectively, and with less risk of damage to evidence.

Integrated LCD Operational Display
The UltraBlock Firewire LCD functions as the information center for storage device and write-blocker information. Using the two convenient operator buttons, the user progresses through a variety of menu displays to view vital information. The monochrome LCD features 2 rows of 16 characters that are used to display status information, detailed technical information obtained from the attached FireWire device, as well as key information about the UltraBlock Firewire bridge itself.


  1. UltraBlock Firewire performance is heavily dependent on block size and works best when used with an imaging application which can be configured for 128 kByte blocks.
  2. The UltraBlock Power Supply may only be used to power one UltraBlock and one Hard Drive. Do not attempt to use a single external power supply to power more than one UltraBlock and Hard Drive.
  3. Additional FireWire-A (400), FireWire-B (800), and USB Cables are available from Digital Intelligence.

This item cannot be purchased online. If you are interested in learning more or purchasing this item, contact Digital Intelligence directly.

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