Tableau Forensic TX1 Imager


In the lab, or in the field, the Tableau Forensic Imager (TX1) acquires more data, faster, from more media types, without ever sacrificing ease-of-use or portability.

Successor to the Tableau TD3 and Tableau TD2u forensic imagers and redesigned from the circuit board up, the TX1 is built on a custom Linux kernel, making it lean and powerful. Every component is hand-selected and tested to guarantee reliability and performance when conducting forensic imaging operations.

  • Intuitive touch interface
  • Ability to queue jobs
  • Processes two forensic jobs at a time
  • Can connect multiple sources
  • Connect up to five destination drives and multiple network shares
  • Whole disk encryption

Extending Functionality

The TX1 has the ports available to connect a range of media for imaging. The following additional items may be required to complete the unit’s functionality:

USB 3.0 A-to-B Cable, 6 ft (Blue) [019914]
The TX1 can write-block and image a USB3 drive via the USB3 port on the source side, and can also write images to a USB3 drive when connected to the destination side. However, a USB 3 cable is required to do either of these actions, and a USB 3 cable is not included in the TX1 kit.

FireWire cables/adapters are not included in the TX1 kit. FireWire is becoming rare, but it is possible it will be encountered, hence why Tableau still has the integrated FireWire port. To connect items to the port, you need appropriate cables and adapters:

Tableau FireWire 800 9-pin to 9-pin Cable – 6′ [TC7-9-9]
A Firewire 800 cable.

Tableau FireWire 6-Pin to 9-Pin Cable Adapter [TC7-6-9]
An adapter for Firewire 400 to Firewire 800.

Tableau IDE Adaptor Kit [TKDA7-5]
The TX1 does not have an integrated IDE port. This Tableau IDE Adaptor Kit [TKDA7-5] connects to the PCIe port on the TX1 to allow imaging of IDE based storage. Only the kit version (TKDA7-5) contains all required cables to attach IDE hard disks. The kit version includes the Tableau IDE Cable – 2” [TC6-2] and Tableau Molex to 3M Drive Power Cable – 8″ [TC2-8-R2].

  • Adapts IDE to PCIe so that IDE drives connect through the TX1’s PCIe port
  • TX1 will recognize drives connected through this adapter as IDE in logs

Tableau PCIe Adapter Kit Bundle [TKDA-PCIE-5PC]
While the TX1 does include a port allowing the imaging of PCIe devices, PCIe devices cannot be connected directly to it. PCIe adapters are required to connect the devices to the TX1 unit, and this bundle includes Tableau’s available PCIe adapters. (This kit replaces the old TKDA7-3PC-BNDL):

Tableau SATA & IDE Adapter Bundle Kit [TKDA-SATA-IDE-7PC]
The Tableau SATA & IDE Adapter Bundle Kit [TKDA-SATA-IDE-7PC] (replacement for the older TDA.MULTIPACK) facilitates imaging storage devices that have connection types that are encountered less frequently and includes the following items:

Other Recommended Items

  • Tableau Micro-SATA SSD Drive Adapter [TDA3-1]
  • Tableau Apple Blade-Type SSD Drive Adapter [TDA3-2]
  • Tableau mSATA / M.2 SATA SSD Adapter [TDA3-3]
  • Tableau 2.5″ IDE Drive Adapter [TDA5-25]
  • Tableau IDE Cable – 2″ [TC6-2]
  • Hard-shelled Case: The TX1 comes in a cardboard box. Replacing this cardboard box with a sturdy, hard-shelled case will protect the TX1 during travel and at rest.
    Source Side Connectors

    2 SATA/SAS (6 Gbps) Signal Connectors

    1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) Standard-A Connector

    1 1394b “FireWire800” Signal Connector

    1 PCIe (10 Gbps) Adapter Connector

    2 3M-style 4-pin Power Connectors for the SATA/SAS Drive Power

    IDE via separate IDE to PCIe adaptor

    Dest.  Side Connectors

    Two SATA/SAS (6 Gbps) Signal Connectors

    One USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) Standard-A Connector

    One TX1-S1 (Two SATA/SAS 6 Gbps) Signal Connector

    Two 3M-style 4-pin Power Connectors for the SATA/SAS Drive Power

    Other Connectors

    1 10 Gbps Ethernet Connection (Source or Destination)

    2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) Standard-A Connectors

    1 SD Card Connector for Device Firmware

    1 Barrel Connector for use with Tableau TP6 Power Supply

    Device Compatibility

    3.5in IDE/PATA hard disks and 2.5in via adaptors

    SATA I,II,III hard disks (2.5, 3.5, SSD)

    USB thumb drives and hard drives (3.0, 2.0, 1.1)

    Firewire hard drives

    SAS hard disks

    PCIe devices (with adaptors)

    Status LEDs 2 LEDs: Power / Status
    LCD Screen 7.0 in. Graphic LCD (600 x 1024 Resolution) with Capacitive Touch-screen
    Buttons One Power On/Off Button
    Destination Format











    MD5 + SHA-1

    MD5 + SHA-256

    SHA-1 + SHA-256


    Encryption XTS-AES – Veracrypt compatible whole disk
    Erase Modes

    Overwrite – single pass

    Overwrite – Multiple pass (3)

    Secure Erase (SSD Only) ATA secure erase

    Acquisition modes

    Physical image DD

    Physical image DMG

    Physical image E01

    Physical image Ex01


    Simultaneous clone and image up to 4 destinations per source


    TX1 Unit – Three Years Parts and Workmanship from Date of Purchase

    TX1-S1 and All TX1 Accessories – One Year Parts and Workmanship from Date of Purchase

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