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UltraBlock IDE / SATA
UltraBlock USB 3.0 IDE / SATA (Read Only)

The Read Only UltraBlock USB 3.0 IDE-SATA (USB 2.0 compatible) is used to acquire data from an IDE or SATA hard drive in a forensically sound write-protected environment. The USB 3.0 family of portable forensic bridges offer faster imaging speeds, reliable performance, and an easy to use USB 3.0 host computer connection.

Download the UltraBlock USB3 Quick Start Guide

UB USB 3.0 IDE-SATA Read Only Kit
SKU: W2710


Extra Power Supply
SKU: X1000


UltraBlock USB 3.0 IDE / SATA (Read Only)UltraBlock USB 3.0 IDE-SATA Write Blocker

The UltraBlock USB 3.0 Forensic IDE/SATA Bridge supports write-blocked, forensic acquisitions of both SATA and IDE storage devices through a fast USB 3.0 host connection. It offers forensic examiners the ease of use, reliability, and imaging speed necessary to image today's larger and faster hard-disk drives - in both lab or field environments.

With the advent of USB 3.0, the clutter of multiple host connections has been replaced by a single Super Speed USB 3.0 port. You'll have the robust write-blocking technology that is the standard by which all other SATA and IDE write blockers are measured, now powered by the performance potential of USB 3.0. Still just as easy to use as ever; simply connect, power up, and image.

For added security, the UltraBlock USB 3.0 device introduces the new 'Firmware Update' button, which places the unit in a special mode for updating its firmware through the Tableau Firmware Update (TFU) utility. TFU has been rewritten for updates via USB, making it easier than ever to maintain the correct version of firmware on new Tableau products.

If desired, the user can configure the device for either Read-Only or Read-Write operation through the use of internal dip switches. (An LED is provided on the case to confirm when the unit is configured in Read-Only Mode).

Kit Contents

  • T35u Forensic USB 3.0 Bridge in Read-Only Mode
  • TP2 Power Supply with US-style Power Cord
  • TC2-8-R2 3M to Molex Cable
  • TC5-8-R2 SATA to 3M Cable
  • TC6-8 IDE Cable 2" Length
  • TC3-8 SATA Cable
  • USB3 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Zippered nylon kit bag

PC Interface:

One USB 3.0 Type B (9- pin, super/ high/full/low speed)

Drive Interfaces:

SATA Signal Connector, IDE signal Connector

User Configurable:

Read-Only or Read-Write via DIP switch

Versatile Operation

In Write Protect mode, the UltraBlock will prevent ANY and ALL writes from reaching the attached device. It is compatible with all Windows 98se, Windows ME, Windows 2K/XP, Windows 7 and any O/S that supports IEEE 1394 and has a compliant card and drivers.

In Read/Write mode (non-Write Protected), it can be used to attach a drive to be used for receiving images on your USB 3.0 chain.

The UltraBlock is shipped by default in a Read-Only (write blocking) configuration. However, it can be configured to enable Read-Write operation as well.

Configuration Switches

OFF = Read Only (write blocking enabled)
ON = Read/Write

OFF = Unit reports errors if writes are attempted
ON = Unit suppresses errors if writes are attempted

OFF = Unit reports Write-Protect (WP) status in code page
ON = Unit supresses Write-Protect (WP) status in code page



The UltraBlock Power Supply may only be used to power one UltraBlock and one Hard Drive. Do not attempt to use a single external power supply to power more than one UltraBlock and Hard Drive.

Additional USB 3.0 Cables are available from Digital Intelligence as required for your application.

The UltraBlock family of write blockers is also available in a complete forensic kit available on the UltraKit page.

The UltraKit and complete UltraBlock family are available exclusively from Digital Intelligence!