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UltraBlock SATA/IDE Kit

SKU: W2710

The UltraBlock USB 3.0 Forensic IDE/SATA Bridge supports write-blocked, forensic acquisitions of both SATA and IDE storage devices through a fast USB 3.0 host connection. It offers forensic examiners the ease of use, reliability, and imaging speed necessary to image today's larger and faster hard-disk drives - in both lab or field environments.

With the advent of USB 3.0, the clutter of multiple host connections has been replaced by a single Super Speed USB 3.0 port. You'll have the robust write-blocking technology that is the standard by which all other SATA and IDE write blockers are measured, now powered by the performance potential of USB 3.0. Still just as easy to use as ever; simply connect, power up, and image.

For added security, the UltraBlock USB 3.0 device introduces the new 'Firmware Update' button, which places the unit in a special mode for updating its firmware through the Tableau Firmware Update (TFU) utility. TFU has been rewritten for updates via USB, making it easier than ever to maintain the correct version of firmware on new Tableau products.

Kit Contents

  • T35u Forensic USB 3.0 Bridge in Read-Only Mode
  • TP2 Power Supply with US-style Power Cord
  • TC2-8-R2 3M to Molex Cable
  • TC5-8-R2 SATA to 3M Cable
  • TC6-8 IDE Cable 8" Length
  • TC3-8 SATA Cable
  • USB3 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Zippered Nylon Kit Bag
Connectors: Host (Left) Side
USB 3.0One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector
DC InputOne 5-pin mini-DIN connector for use with the Tableau TP2 power supply, and one bayonet connector for use with the Tableau TP5 power supply
Connectors: Device (Right) Side
SATASATA signal connector
IDEIDE signal connector
DC Out4-pin 3M drive power connector (power to SATA or IDE hard disk)
DIP SwitchThe 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not  required for normal operation. See the T35u/T35u-RW Quick Reference Guide for more information
Other Features
Status LEDsSeven LEDs: DC IN, Power, IDE Detect, SATA Detect, Host Detect, Write Block, Activity
Factory ConfigurationBlack-case units are pre-configured as read-only (T35u)
Yellow-case units are pre-configured as read-write (T35u-RW)
SATA DeviceSATA 1 or SATA 2 hard disk devices
IDE DeviceParallel ATA hard disk devices with Logical Block Addressing (LBA) support
Host InterfaceUSB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB high/full/low speed)
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
Power5-6 watts typical operating (not including hard disk)
Supply Voltage (DC IN)+5VDC @ 2A, +12VDC @ 2A (includes budget for hard disk)
Output Voltage (DC OUT)+5VDC @ 1A, + 12VDC @ 1A
Dimensions5.625 in. (L) x 3.25 in. (W) x 1.125 in. (H)
Weight5.9oz (168g)
Operating Temperature Range0 to 55 degrees C (no airflow)
Storage Temperature Range-40 to 70 degrees C
Relative HumidityUp to 90% (non-condensing)
Versatile Operation

In Write Protect mode, the UltraBlock will prevent ANY and ALL writes from reaching the attached device. It is compatible with all Windows 98se, Windows ME, Windows 2K/XP, Windows 7 and any O/S that supports IEEE 1394 and has a compliant card and drivers.

In Read/Write mode (non-Write Protected), it can be used to attach a drive to be used for receiving images on your USB 3.0 chain.

The UltraBlock is shipped by default in a Read-Only (write blocking) configuration. However, it can be configured to enable Read-Write operation as well.

Write Block
Unit reports errors if writes are attempted
Unit suppresses errors if writes are attempted
Unit reports Write-Protect (WP) status in code page
Unit suppresses Write-Protect (WP) status in code page


  1. 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.
  2. Additional USB 3.0 cables are available from Digital Intelligence.