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Micro FRED


µFRED (MicroFRED) is our micro Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device. uFRED includes the UltraBay 4 Write Protected Imaging Bay.

The uFRED now offers a third drive (SSD) upgrade to use for your Forensic Software's Cache or Database.

uFRED System
SKU: F7120


Wheeled, Hard Sided Case
SKU: T7150

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µFRED: The Smallest, Full-Powered, Forensic Workstation

The µFRED system has much of the processing power of a full size FRED system but in a package only a fraction of the size (9" x 8" x 13"). µFRED systems utilize an ultra-compact i7 motherboard and includes a full 16 GB DDR3-1600 Dual Channel Memory. This system includes the very best features of the standard FRED system but in a much smaller package. All uFRED systems include the UltraBay 4 and a removable drive tray so there is no need to open up the processing system to install drives or crawl around the back of the unit to attach devices. This compact package provides processing and acquisition capabilities far in excess of any laptop or generic "shoebox" computer system!

Micro FRED Back

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The UltraBay 4 - Integrated IDE, SATA, SAS, USB, Firewire and PCIe Write BlockersUltraBay 4

The Digital Intelligence UltraBay 4 is included in the uFRED and can be used to acquire a forensically sound image of IDE, SATA, SAS, USB, Firewire and PCIe drives using your choice of Forensic Imaging software. The UltraBay 4 is available on Digital Intelligence uFRED and FREDDIE systems.

Hot-Swap Removable Evidence Drive

The uFRED includes two internal drives. One to support the Operating System(s) and Application Software, and the other to dedicate to your DataBase, Cache or Temp files. It also includes a third hard drive in a shock-mounted Hot Swap bay to be used for the storage and processing of case work and digital evidence. The evidence drive in the Hot Swap bay can be inserted, removed, or replaced without powering down the system. An external high-speed USB3 port is also available for the connection of additional equipment. The uFRED comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Professional 64-bit) on the Primary Drive. Additionally, a fully-loaded, pre-configured Suse Linux installation image is also included on Blu-ray restoration disk for installation if desired.

Network Functionality Built In

The uFRED systems have an integrated Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mb) for network connectivity. This can be used for connection to laboratory forensic network such as our FREDC or also for connection in the field to a suspect or target network for data acquisition.

Baseline uFRED Specifications

  • Intel Core i7-6700 Quad Core Processor, 3.4 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache
  • 16 GB PC4-17000 DDR4 Memory
  • 1 x 256 GB Solid State SATA III Drive (Internal) - OS Drive
  • 1 x 256 GB Solid State SATA III Hard Drive - Temp/Cache/DB Drive
  • 1 x 2 TB 7200 RPM 3.0 Gb/s SATA Hard Drive in Shock-Mounted Tray - Data Drive

Windows 10 Professional (64 bit)
Also includes: SUSE Professional Linux (64 bit)

Hardware Write Blocking:
Digital Intelligence UltraBay 4 Hardware Write-Blocker:

  • Integrated IDE Drive Write Blocker
  • Integrated SATA Drive Write Blocker
  • Integrated SAS Drive Write Blocker
  • Integrated USB 3.0/2.0 Write Blocker
  • Integrated FireWire IEEE 1394b Write Blocker
  • Integrated PCIe Write Blocker
  • Write-Block and Read/Write visibility via Lock/Unlock LEDs
  • Read and write mode capabilities for all device ports controlled via internal DIP switches

Detailed System Specifications:
Micro-FRED Chassis (9in wide x 8 in tall x 13 in deep) with 450 watt ATX power supply.
LGA 1151 Intel Z170 Chipset Mini ITX Motherboard
Intel Integrated HD Graphics 530 Controller w/Dual Monitor Support (1 HDMI and 1 DisplayPort)
10/100/1000 Mbs Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter
1 PCI-Express 3.0(x16)Slot
2 6 Gb/s SATA Ports
1 SATA Express port OR 2 SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)
8 Channel SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC
Digital Optical S/PDIF audio output
1 RJ45 LAN port (Intel I219V 1 x Gigabit LAN controller)
802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi+ Bluetooth 4.0
4 USB 2.0 ports - 2 Back Mounted, 2 Front Mounted
6 USB 3.0 ports - 4 Back Mounted, 2 Front Mounted
3 USB 3.1 ports - Back Mounted
1 USB 3.1 Type C port - Back Mounted
1 Write Blocked USB 3.0/2.0 port - Front Mounted
1 FireWire IEEE 1394b (800 MB/s) port - Front Mounted(Write Blocked)
1 PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Combo Port

Other Software included: Symantec Ghost

Warranty 1 year parts and labor


  • CD Case: Containing system restore media.
  • System Keys: For removeable hard drive bays.

FRED With RAID Option is an FTK and EnCase Solution

Need more performance? FRED with RAID option meets or exceeds the recommended system specifications for FTK and EnCase. We have a comprehensive line of RAID options including FRED Single RAID, FRED DX Single RAID, FRED Dual RAID, and FRED DX Dual RAID.

Digital Intelligence offers free training. This limited time offer will provide a single seat in our Digital Forensics with FRED class for each FRED system purchased. This program offers a great opportunity to obtain detailed training in the operation and configuration of your new FRED system! Limited seating is available in each class under this offer so make your arrangements early. Although tuition will be covered under this program, travel, meals, and lodging will be the responsibility of the student. A credit card commitment will be required to reserve seating under this program as last minute cancellations and no-shows will be charged a $150.00 cancellation fee (otherwise no charges will be applied).


Do the Research:  Examine our system specifications, ask existing customers about our products and support.  You'll understand why our FRED Systems are continually recognized as the best designed, most capable, completely supported Forensic Workstations in the world! (even by those who try to copy our products)  


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