UltraBlock Forensic Card Reader
About the UltraBlock USB 3.0 Forensic Card Reader and Writer
The UltraBlock USB 3.0 Forensic Card Reader is switchable from
Read-Only to Read-Write operation. In Read-Only mode the unit can be
used for forensic acquisition of information found on multimedia and
memory cards. In Read-Write mode the unit is able to write to memory
cards for testing or validation. This card reader is the same
unit integrated into our FRED systems and are exclusively available from
The UltraBlock USB 3.0 Forensic Card Readers are NOT off-the-shelf readers with unknown forensic implications. Plus, these card readers are SDHC and SDXC compatible.
Devices which store data on memory or multimedia cards include Digital Cameras, MP3 Players, VoiceRecorders, PDA's, Cell Phones, Computers, and other digital storage devices. Using an integrated USB 3.0 cable, the Forensic Card Readers can be connected directly to a USB 3.0, 2.0 or 1.x port on your workstation or laptop.
The Forensic Card Reader can be used to read (and optionally write) to the following multimedia card formats:
- Compact Flash Card (CFC)
- MicroDrive (MD)
- Memory Stick Card (MSC)
- Memory Stick Pro (MSP)
- Memory Stick Pro Duo (MSPD)
- Smart Media Card (SMC)
- xD Card (xD)
- Secure Digital Card (SDC, SDHC and SDXC)
- MultiMedia Card (MMC)
|PC Interface||USB Type A (1.x/2.0/3.0)|
|Device Interfaces||See Media Compatibility section, above|
|User Configurable||Write Block or Read/Write|
|Dimensions||3 15/16" Wide x 2 7/16" Deep x 7/8" Tall|
Read Only and Read Write Functionality
The UltraBlock USB 3.0 FCR can work either as a write blocker (Read Only mode) or as a writable device. This function is set by a switch on the front of the unit.
Note: In order to change the functionality, the device must be disconnected and reconnected to the computer. Changing the switch while the UltraBlock 3.0 FCR is connected to a powered up computer WILL NOT change its operating state.
When the reader is in Read Only mode the red R/O LED will be illuminated. The green LED is the power indicator.