Tableau Forensic Universal Bridge (T356789iu)

The Tableau Forensic Universal Bridge 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.

Note: The T356789iu does not come with any accessories (cables) when purchased as a stand-alone item, and therefore you will need your own cables to use the device. For this reason, we also offer a kit version of the T356789iu that does include all corresponding cables. See below for kit content details.


  • 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

T356789iu Kit contents:

  • Tableau Forensic Universal Bridge [T356789iu]
  • Tableau Molex to 3M Drive Power Cable – 8″ [TC2-8-R2]
  • Tableau Unified SATA/SAS Signal and Power Cable (3M-style) – 8″ [TC4-8-R2]
  • Tableau IDE Cable – 8″ [TC6-8]
  • Tableau USB 3.0 A to B Cable – 6′ [TC-USB3]
  • Tableau FireWire 800 9-pin to 9-pin Cable – 6′ [TC7-9-9]

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), or Tableau PCIe Adapter for Apple SSD (TDA7-3). All three Tableau PCIe adapters are available separately, or together as a kit which includes a PCIe cable and black storage bag: 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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