Tableau Forensic SATA Drive Bay (T3iu)

Tableau Forensic SATA Drive Bay (T3iu)

The Tableau Forensic SATA Drive Bay is an integrated write-blocker that mounts in a drive bay of a forensic workstation and supports forensic acquisitions of 3.5” and 2.5” SATA hard drives.


  • Mounts in one 5.25” half-height drive bay
  • USB 3.0 host computer connection
  • Can double as a suspect drive cooler or drive tray for other storage media types
  • Read/write mode capability via internal DIP switch
  • Free Tableau firmware updates
Host side connector

One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector

DC input: One SATA 15-pin (male) connector for input DC power

Front Side write-blocked One SATA 3.5 in. slot with unified connector, and one SATA 2.5 in. slot with unified connector
DIP Switch The 4-position DIP switch (located on the rear of the unit) configures user-selectable options that aren’t required for normal operation. See the Forensic Bridge DIP Switch Configuration Guide for more information
Status LEDs Five LEDs: Power, Device (detect), Host (detect), Wrt Block (enabled), Activity
Buttons Two Buttons: ‘U’ update button used to set the T3iu in Firmware Update mode and a “Power” button
Device Compatibility SATA 2.5″ or 3.5″ HDD or SSD devices that conform to standard dimensions
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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