Tableau Forensic PCIe Bridge (T7u)

The Tableau Forensic PCIe Bridge (T7u) is the first-ever portable write-blocker that enables forensic acquisition of PCIe solid-state-drives when used with a Tableau PCIe Adapter.

Note: The T7u does not come with any accessories (cables), power supply, or PCIe adapters when purchased as a stand-alone item, and therefore you will need your own power supply, cables and PCIe adapters to use the device. For this reason, the T7u is also offered in several “kit” forms that include a variation of power supply, cables, and PCIe adapters. Different kit details are shown below.


  • Suitable for both the field and lab
  • Imaging speeds up to 330 MB/second
  • USB 3.0 host computer connection
  • Integrated, backlit LCD presents useful bridge and PCIe device information
  • Six LEDs provide status on power, host connection, PCIe media detection, write-block status, and activity
  • Read/write mode capability via internal DIP switch
  • Free Tableau firmware updates

TK7u Kit content (T7u + power supply + cables. PCIe adapters not included):

TK7U-BNDLC (T7u kit [T7u + power supply + cables] + PCIe adapters):

NOTE: The TK7U-BNDLC replaces the older TK7U-BNDLB.

TKDA-PCIE-5PC (PCIe adapters only. No T7u unit, power supply or cables)

NOTE: The TKDA-PCIE-5PC replaces the older TKDA7-3PC-BNDL.

We also offer the T7u, all other Tableau write-blocking devices, plus all related cables and accessories in our premium write-blocking kit for a more comprehensive option: EFS Premium Tableau Write Blocking Kit.

Host side connector One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector
Top Side Connector DC Input: One 5-pin mini-DIN connector for use with the Tableau TP2 power supply, and one bayonet connector for use with the Tableau TP5 and TP7 power supplies
Device side connector One Proprietary PCIe connector
DIP Switch The 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not required for normal operation. See the T7u Quick Reference Guide for more information
LCD 2 Row x 16 Column monochrome LCD character display with LED backlight
Buttons Three buttons: “Menu” and “Enter” buttons for navigation, plus an “On/Off” button to control the power
Status LEDs Six LEDs: DC IN, Power, Host (detect), Device (detect), Wrt Block (enabled), Activity
PCIe Device Compatibility PCIe devices that comply with the AHCI standard or NVMe 1.0 specification are supported by the TDA7 family of PCIe adapters
Host OS Compatibility

Microsoft 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)

Warranty One year parts and workmanship from date of purchase

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