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UltraBlock SAS Kit

SKU: W2910

The UltraBlock SAS Bridge is a portable hardware write blocker built specifically for fast imaging of SAS hard drives. One cable connects the UltraBlock to a SAS hard drive. It can be connected to your laptop or desktop using the USB 3.0 interface. The UltraBlock SAS operates as a write blocker and writeable device by simply flipping dipswitch #1 which allows you to wipe or format a SAS drive without needing to add a SAS controller to your system.

The UltraBlock SAS kit includes the following:

  • UltraBlock Forensic SAS Bridge
  • Power Supply
  • Unified 4-pin 3M Drive Power Connector and SAS Signal Cable
  • USB3 Host Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Nylon Kit Bag
Connectors: Host (Left) Side
USB 3.0One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector
Connectors: Device (Right) Side
SASSAS signal connector
DC Out4-pin 3M drive power connector (power to SAS hard drive)
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 T6u 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
SAS DeviceSAS hard drive devices
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
Power6.5 watts typical operating (not including hard disk)
Supply Voltage (DC IN)+5V @ 1.2A (max), +12V @ 0.6A (max) when powered using TP2 connector
+12V @ 1.2A (max) when using a Tableau TP5 power supply
Output Voltage (DC OUT)+5VDC @ 1A, + 12VDC @ 1A
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)

Versatile Operation

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 (1.x/2.0/3.0)
Drive Interface
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Operational Modes
Write Block and Read/Write