Tableau Forensic SAS Bridge (T6u)

The Tableau Forensic SAS Bridge (T6u) is a portable write-blocker that enables forensic acquisition of SAS hard drives.

Note: The T6u 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 T6u that does include the corresponding power supply and cables. See below for kit content details.

We also offer the T6u, 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.


  • Suitable for both the field and lab
  • Imaging speeds up to 200 MB/second
  • USB 3.0 host computer connection
  • User-switchable read-write mode via internal DIP switch supports wiping and formatting of SAS devices without the need of an expensive SAS controller card
  • Integrated, backlit LCD presents useful bridge and SAS device information.
  • Six LEDs provide status on power, host connection, SAS device detection, write-block status, and activity
  • Free Tableau firmware updates

TK6u Kit contents:

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 power supply
Device side connector One SAS signal connector
  DC out: 4-pin 3M drive power connector (power to SAS hard disk)
DIP Switch The 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not required for normal operation. See the T6u 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
Device Compatibility SAS hard drive devices
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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