Tableau Forensic FireWire Bridge (T9)

The Tableau Forensic FireWire Bridge (T9) is a portable write-blocker that enables forensic acquisition of FireWire800 and FireWire400 storage devices.

Note: The T9 does not come with any accessories (cables) or power supply when purchased as a stand-alone item, and therefore you will need your own cables and power supply to use the device. For this reason, we also offer a kit version of the T9 that does include the corresponding power supply and cables. See below for kit content details.


  • Suitable for both the field and lab
  • Can be used to image Apple desktop and notebook computers when booted in “Target Disk Mode”
  • Integrated, backlit LCD presents useful bridge and FireWire device information
  • Six LEDs provide status on power, host connection, FireWire device detection, write-block status, and activity
  • Read/write mode capability via internal DIP switch
  • Free Tableau firmware updates

TK9 Kit contents: 

Host side connector

One 9-pin FireWire800 (1394B) connector

One USB Mini-B (5-pin, USB2.0 high/full/low speed)

DC Input: One 5-pin mini-DIN connector for use with the Tableau TP2 power supply.

Device side connector One 9-pin FireWire800 (1394B) connector
DIP Switch The 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not required for normal operation. See the Forensic Bridge DIP Switch Configuration Guide for more information
On/Off Switch  
LCD 2 Row x 16 Column monochrome LCD character display with LED backlight
Buttons Two buttons: “Menu” and “Enter” buttons for navigation
Status LEDs Six LEDs: DC IN, Power, Host (detect), Device (detect), Write Block (enabled), Activity
Device compatibility FireWire devices must conform to the Serial Bus Protocol (SBP-2) specification
Host OS Compatibility

Microsoft Windows version 7, 8, 10

Macintosh OS X

Most modern Linux distributions

Warranty One year parts and workmanship from date of purchase

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