SiForce Lightning X

SiForce Lightning X – starting at $10,695 USD

SiForce Lightning X implements the latest components in forensic technology to provide investigators with a reliable and powerful workstation. In addition, the latest components and technology are applied throughout this unit. SiForce Lightning X gives the investigator the ability to acquire and image data from digital media, save forensically sound images and examine those images on one machine.

Performance Leader

SiForce Lightning’s standard configuration leads the industry in performance. Silicon Forensic workstations are a step beyond the competition.

  • Faster processor: Dual Intel Xeon, with upgrade options
  • Faster OS drive: SATA SSD OS drive, with upgrade options for NVMe SSD
  • Faster Database indexing space: 8 x Enterprise SSD RAID Drives
  • Larger Storage Drives: Options range from 4TB up to 80TB
  • Faster RAID Controller: Dual-Core 800Mhz processor on the RAID Controller
  • More system memory: 192GB ECC DDR4 memory, with upgrade options up to 768GB ECC DDR4

Write Protected Devices

A hot-swappable, write protected, hard drive enclosure provides the investigator the ability to acquire digital images from several source hard drives without the need for down time to swap drives. The destination drive bay is also hot-swappable to enable the investigator to use several drives for larger images, without the need to shut the system down. Today, all electronic devices (cameras, phones, PDAs, etc.) come with small media cards. This system anticipates the need to image these media cards. The write protected USB port will provide the convenience of acquiring digital images from multimedia cards, secure digital cards, smart media, compact flash, memory stick and memory stick pro.


Additional trays are supplied to accommodate IDE drives, SATA drives and laptop drives. The Tableau Forensic Bridge supports write protected SATA/SCSI/IDE/USB ports along with HPA and DCO. Years of providing components to computer forensic investigators and supplying to law enforcement agencies have brought Silicon Forensics to produce this system to create the all-in-one system for the serious computer forensic investigator.

PROCESSOR Base option: Dual Intel Xeon Scalable 4210 Silver (20 Cores total)
Alternative 1: Dual Intel Xeon Scalable 5218 Gold (32 Cores total) (+$2,400.00 USD)
Alternative 2: Dual Intel Xeon Scalable 6230 Gold (40 Cores total) (+$4,000.00 USD)
MEMORY Base option: 192GB 2666MHz ECC DDR4 (6 Channel)
Alternative 1: 384GB 2666MHz ECC DDR4 (6 Channel) (+$2,400.00 USD)
Alternative 2: 768GB 2666MHz ECC DDR4 (4 Channel) (+$4,800.00 USD)
OS DRIVE Base option: 500GB SATA SSD
Alternative 1: 1TB SATA SSD (+$180.00 USD)
Alternative 2: 2TB SATA SSD (+$300.00 USD)
Alternative 3: 500GB NVMe SSD (+$150.00 USD)
Alternative 4: 1TB NVMe SSD (+$250.00 USD)
Alternative 5: 2TB NVMe SSD (+$500.00 USD)
TEMP DRIVE Base option: None
Alternative 1: 480GB 3D XPoint SSD (+$600.00 USD)
Alternative 2: 960GB 3D XPoint SSD RAID (2 x 480GB 3D XPoint SSD) (+$1,200.00 USD)
Alternative 3: 1.92TB 3D XPoint SSD RAID (2 x 960GB 3D XPoint SSD) (+$3,200.00 USD)
Alternative 1: 8TB 7200RPM SATA HDD (+$200.00 USD)
Alternative 2: 30TB Enterprise SAS RAID 5 (5 x 6TB Enterprise SAS) (+$1,800.00 USD)
Alternative 3: 50TB Enterprise SAS RAID 5 (5 x 10TB Enterprise SAS) (+$2,800.00 USD)
Alternative 4: 80TB Enterprise SAS RAID 5 (5 x 16TB Enterprise SAS) (+$45,200.00 USD)
PROCESSING SPACE Base option: 3.8TB (8 x 480GB Enterprise SSD)
Alternative 1: 7.6TB (8 x 960GB Enterprise SSD) (+$1,200.00 USD)
Alternative 2: 15.36TB (8 x 1.92TB Enterprise SSD) (+$2,800.00 USD)
Alternative 3: 30.7TB (8 x 3.84TB Enterprise SSD) (+$5,400.00 USD)
Alternative 4: 61.4TB (8 x 7.68TB Enterprise SSD) (+$9,000.00 USD)
VIDEO CARD Base option: GeForce GT 1030, 2GB PCIe
Alternative 1: GeForce GTX 1650, 4GB PCIe (+$200.00 USD)
Alternative 1: GeForce RTX 3060, 12GB PCIe (+$500.00 USD)
Alternative 2: GeForce RTX 3080, 10GB PCIe (+$1,200.00 USD)
IO PORTS Dual 10Gb RJ45
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (2 Rear)
USB 3.0 (8 front, 4 open and 4 locked)
USB 3.0 (2 rear)
USB 2.0 (2 rear)
8-channel (7.1) HD Audio Subsystem
Read-only SATA port
Read-only IDE port
Read-only USB port
Read-only FW800 port
Read-only SAS port
Read-only PCIe port
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE Base option: Keyboard and Mouse Wired USB
Alternative 1: Keyboard and Mouse Wireless (no additional cost)
Alternative 2: Mechanical RGB LED Keyboard and Mouse Wired USB (+$50.00 USD)
OPTICAL DRIVE Blu-Ray 14x Writing Speed and Supports BDXL (128GB) discs
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 Professional
Base option: None
Alternative 1: Tableau PCIe Adapter Bundle [TKDA-PCIE-5PC]
Alternative 2: Tableau SATA & IDE Adapter Bundle [TKDA-SATA-IDE-7PC]
WARRANTY Base option: 3-year SiShield Parts & Labour
Alternative 1: 5-Year SiShield Parts & Labour (+$800.00 USD)

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