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UltraBlock USB3 Kit

SKU: W2420

The UltraBlock USB3 Write Blocker sets a new standard in USB write-blocking performance. It delivers a 10x increase in imaging speed and supports devices with non-512B sector sizes. It may be purchased separately, as a single bridge kit, or included in multi-product UltraKits.

Kit Contents

  • T8u Forensic USB 3.0 Bridge
  • TP2 power supply with US-style power cord
  • TC-USB3 USB 3.0 (A to B) cable, 6 foot length
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Zippered Nylon Kit Bag
Connectors: Host (Left) Side
USB 3.0One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector
Connectors: Device (Right) Side
USB 3.0One USB 3.0 Standard-A 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 T8u 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
USB DeviceUSB 3.0 and older devices that conform to the USB Mass Storage class specification and support the Bulk Only Interface Protocol
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 USB device)
Supply Voltage (DC IN)+5V @ 0.3A (max), +12V @ 0.3A (max) when powered using a Tableau TP2 power supply
+12V @ 0.45A (max) when using a Tableau TP5 power supply
Output Voltage (DC OUT)+5VDC @ 0.9A (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)

More Data + Larger, Faster Storage = A Forensic Nightmare
Dealing with big storage and bigger data presents today's forensic examiner with greater challenges than ever before. Facing this challenge requires a radically new digital forensic bridge product - the UltraBlock USB3 Write Blocker.

Forensic Data Acquisition with the new T8u Forensic USB 3.0 Bridge
From the outside, the new UltraBlock USB3 Write Blocker looks similar to our venerable UltraBlock USB Write Blocker V2 - but the similarities end there. Use this device and you'll realize it's unlike any other USB3 write-blocker on the market today. It excels when imaging USB 3.0 flash drives and large, multi-terabyte USB 3.0 hard drives, but it supports any USB device that conforms to the mass storage "bulk only" specification. It is compatible with older USB 2.0/1.1 devices.

The UltraBlock USB3 Write Blocker presents various bridge and device information via an integrated, backlit LCD. This display also allows users to select and access multiple Logical Units (LUNs) on storage devices. Its powerful combination of USB 3.0 technology and new bridge electronics provide the speed you need to cut through the worst data collection backlog.

Forensic Imaging In Excess of 300 MB/second
Improving imaging speed is a central goal for Tableau product developers. They test their products in controlled yet real-world conditions to verify that each product achieves the highest performance possible. Using industry leading forensic imaging software, we measured data transfer in excess of 300 MB/second (dd/RAW output data format while simultaneously calculating MD5 and SHA-1 hashes). No other USB 3.0 write-blocker available today matches the high-performance of the UltraBlock USB3 Write Blocker.

Not All Forensic Imaging Software and USB3 Controllers are Created Equal

Our product testing shows that forensic imaging software, USB 3.0 computer controllers, and operating system driver configuration can have a significant impact on its imaging performance. Whether you image compressed (.e01 or .ex01) or uncompressed (dd/RAW) data formats, ensure your software is up to the task by using a modern, multi-threaded software imager such as Tableau Imager (TIM) and EnCase Imager with UltraBlock USB3 Write Blocker.