Forensic UltraDock v4

Professional drive write-blocker gives fast forensic access to bare hard drives

  • Professional drive write blocking
  • Reliable evidence protection
  • Simple operation


Digital and forensics investigators, technicians, and lawyers who want to view, evaluate, or image a drive safely rely upon the CRU® WiebeTech® Forensic UltraDock™ v4. It’s an easy-to-use, professional-grade, drive dock that provides a plethora of host and drive connections.

To use, connect a suspect hard drive—IDE or SATA—to the Forensic UltraDock v4, plug in power, and attach a cable to a host computer. The drive connector enables automatic alignment and easy insertion. An included mounting plate can be screwed onto the bottom of the drive to protect the drive’s circuitry.

The Forensic UltraDock’s LED indicator light and easy screen menu also clearly identify the work mode. You can even detect, remove, create, or modify Host Protected Areas (HPAs) and Device Configuration Overlays (DCOs).

The Forensic UltraDock v4 puts drive information at your fingertips. Quickly access selected important SMART data such as hours used, number of power cycles, and disk health. It can also display the model and serial number reported by the drive’s firmware. Free downloadable software can also allow you to view this information on your computer and save it to a file for easy inclusion in a case report.

The Forensic UltraDock v4 has USB 2.0, eSATA, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800 connections. But if you need to work with a non-standard drive, there are a variety of adapters available for additional flexibility.

Additional features

  • Multiple computer and drive connection types
  • Compatibility with forensic acquisition and analysis software
  • 3-year warranty
  • Free US-based customer support

Specifications

Product name Forensic UltraDock v4
Host (I/O) Ports FireWire 400: up to 400 Mbps
(1) pair of FireWire 800: up to 800 Mbps
(1) eSATA: up to 3 Gbps
Drive Types Supported
  • PATA/IDE 2.5″ drives (with PATA Adapter 25)
  • PATA/IDE 3.5
  • Hitachi 1.8″ drives (with PATA Adapter 18-HIT-ZIF)
  • Toshiba 1.8″ drives (with PATA Adapter 18-TOSH)
  • Compact Flash (with PATA Adapter MCB)
  • SD Card (with PATA Adapter MCB)
  • Memory Stick (with PATA Adapter MCB)
  • PCMCIA (with PATA Adapter MCB)
  • MacBook Air 2010 (with SATA Adapter MBA2010)
  • MSATA (with SATA Adapter mSATA)
  • MC (with PATA Adapter MCB)
  • DOM (with PATA Adapter DOM)
  • PCIe PATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
  • PCIe SATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
  • Micro Drives (with PATA Adapter MCB)
  • PCIe USB (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
SATA Speed 3G
Number of LEDs 8
Description of LEDs Write-block status/HPA or DCO detected, Drive access, USB attached, FireWire attached, DC power input, Molex power input, +5V power output, +12V power output
Operating system compatibility Windows XP or later
Windows Server 2003 or later
Mac OS X
Linux distributions that support the desired connection
Detects/reports HPA/DCO Yes
Allows HPA/DCO override Yes, user-configurable options
Construction material(s) Rugged aluminum construction
Power switch 2 position: On / Off
Molex Power Input Yes
Dimensions 2.87″ x 4.25″ x 0.91″ (73mm x 108mm x 23mm)
Weight 0.30 lbs. (0.14 kg)
Write Blocking Yes
Compliancy FCC, CE, RoHS
Warranty CRU provides a 3-year limited warranty for this product.