Tableau Forensic Universal Bridge (T356789iu)

The Tableau Forensic Universal Bridge (T356789iu) is an integrated write-blocker that mounts in a drive bay of a forensic workstation and supports forensic acquisitions of SATA, USB 3.0, PCIe, SAS, FireWire 800, and IDE. See below for items included with this product.


  • Mounts in one 5.25” half-height drive bay
  • Color LED indicators for “Write Block” or “Read/Write” mode visibility
  • USB 3.0 host computer connection
  • Two SATA power connectors
  • Read/write mode capabilities for all device ports via internal DIP switch
  • Free Tableau firmware updates


Note: The Tableau Forensic PCIe Bridge must be used in combination with one of the Tableau PCIe Adapters:

Tableau PCIe Card SSD Adapter (TDA7-1),

Tableau PCIe M.2 SSD Adapter (TDA7-2),

Tableau PCIe Adapter for Apple SSD (TDA7-3),

Tableau PCIe U.2 SSD Adapter Cable (TDA7-4), or

Tableau Apple 2016+ PCIe SSD Adapter (TDA7-7).

All of the above Tableau PCIe adapters are available separately, or together as a kit which includes all Tableau PCIe adapters, a 4″ PCIe cable and custom holding bag: Tableau PCIe Adapter Kit Bundle (TKDA-PCIE-5PC). TKDA-PCIE-5PC is the newer version of TKDA7-3PC-BNDL.

Host side connector

One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector

DC input: Two SATA 15-pin (male) connectors for input DC power

Front Side write-blocked Connectors

One PCIe custom data + power connector (for Tableau PCIe cable)

One SATA/SAS data connector (SAS Gen. 1, SATA Gen. 2)

One SATA (Gen. 3) data connector

One USB 3.0 Standard-A connector

One FireWire800 9-pin connector

One IDE signal connector

One DC Out 3M 4-pin drive power connector (for IDE, SAS, SATA & PCIe)

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 Six LEDs: Power, Device (detect), Host (detect), Activity, Write-block (closed lock), Read-Write (open lock)
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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