Tableau Forensic USB 3.0 Bridge (T8u)

The Tableau Forensic USB 3.0 Bridge is a portable write-blocker that enables forensic acquisition of USB 3.0 devices. The T8u is also available in a kit form, which includes the T8u unit, corresponding power supply, and USB cable in a rugged carrying case with foam inserts.

Note: The T8u 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 T8u that does include the corresponding power supply and cables in a rugged carrying case. See below for kit content details.

We also offer the T8u, 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.

If you’re looking for a more condensed kit that will only target the most common or “primary” media (SATA, IDE, USB and PCIe), the T8u is also offered in the EFS Primary Tableau Write Blocking Kit.


  • Suitable for both the field and lab
  • Imaging speeds up to 340 MB/second
  • USB 3.0 host computer connection
  • Integrated, backlit LCD presents useful bridge and USB device information
  • Six LEDs provide status on power, host connection, USB device detection, write-block status, and activity
  • Read/write mode capability via internal DIP switch
  • Free Tableau firmware updates

T8u 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 USB 3.0 Standard-A connector
DIP Switch The 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not required for normal operation. See the T8u 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 USB 3.0 and older devices that conform to the USB Mass Storage class specification and support the Bulk Only Interface Protocol
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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