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UltraBlock PCIe Kit

SKU: W2000
The First Portable PCIe Forensic Write Blocker

The UltraBlock PCIe enables portable forensic acquisition of PCIe SSDs. With the UltraBlock PCIe you will be equipped to handle the vast array of new laptops and tablet computers that are making use of these high performance PCIe Solid State Drives.

Option up your kit to include PCIe SSD and Firewire device adapters
The UltraBlock PCIe must be used with a Tableau PCIe SSD adapter for each specific PCIe SSD form factor and connector.  The PCIe SSD bundle below includes five (5) adapters to connect and collect evidence from most PCIe based storage devices. The PCIe based FireWire adapter supportsimaging of FireWire based drives or Macs in target disk mode.

Just need one or two of the PCIe SSD adapters?  Adapters may be purchased individually as needed.

Kit Contents

  • UltraBlock Forensic PCIe Bridge
  • 4" PCIe Cable
  • Power Supply
  • USB3 Host Cable
  • Nylon Kit Bag
Connectors: Host (Left) Side
USB 3.0One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector
Connectors: Device (Right) Side
PCIeOne Proprietary PCIe connector
Connectors: Top Side
DC InputOne 5-pin Mini-DIN connector for the Tableau TP2 power supply, and one bayonet connector for the Tableau TP5 power supply
DIP SwitchThe 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not required for normal operation. See the T7u Quick Reference Guide for more information
User Interface
LCD2 Row x 16 Column monochrome LCD character display with LED backlight
ButtonsThree buttons: "Menu" and "Enter" buttons for navigation, plus an "On/Off" button to control the power
Other Features
Status LEDsSix LEDs: DC IN, Power, Host (detect), Device (detect), Wrt Block (enabled), Activity
PCIe DevicePCIe devices that comply with the AHCI standard or NVMe 1.0 specification are supported by the TDA7 family of PCIe adapters
Host OSMicrosoft Windows version 7, 8, 10
Macintosh OS X
Most modern Linux distributions (Note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for USB 3.0)
Physical / Environmental
Power12 watts typical operating (not including PCIe device or TDA7-family adapter)
Supply Voltage (DC IN)+5V @ 0.35A (max), +12V @ 0.25A (max) when powered using a Tableau TP2 power supply
+12V @ 0.4A (max) when using a Tableau TP5 power supply
Output Voltage (DC OUT)+12VDC @ 2.0A (max)
Dimensions5.625 in. (L) x 3.25 in. (W) x 1.125 in. (H)
Weight7.2oz (204g)
Operating Temperature Range0 to 55 degrees C (no airflow)
Storage Temperature Range-20 to 60 degrees C
Relative HumidityUp to 90% (non-condensing)

The UltraBlock PCIe conveniently bridges from a write-blocked native storage interface (PCIe) to a hot-swappable interface on a host computer (USB 3.0).

The UltraBlock PCIe includes a backlit character LCD to display useful information about the bridge and connected PCIe media. In addition, six LEDs provide status on power, PCIe media detection, host connection, write-block status, and activity.

The UltraBlock PCIe images PCIe SSD media at blazing speeds. Imaging performance up to 330MB/sec (~19 GB/min) were observed.


The 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options. Default setting is switch one “OFF” (write-blocked). Toggle switch one to “ON” for read/write operation. The switch block is accessible by removing knock-out panel on bottom of the UltraBlock.

PC Interface
USB (2.0/3.0)
Drive Interfaces
Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe)
Operational Modes
Write Block and Read/Write

Compatible With Key "M" M.2 PCIe SSDs Shown Below (5 Pins)

Not Compatible With SATA M.2 SSDs.
Please See The mSATA / M.2 SATA Adapter Kit

NOTE: If you purchased this device prior to Sep 19, 2017 you'll need to download and apply v7.19+ firmware update available at Guidance Software's Web Site for PCIe Gen 2 and Gen 3 compatibility.


  • PCIe Adapter for FireWire Devices (TKDA7-9) w/cables
  • PCIe SSD Adapter Bundle