T35is SATA/IDE Bridge

Tableau OEM-style forensic bridges have long been a key component of today’s modern forensic workstations. The Tableau T35is Forensic SATA/IDE Bridge is an economical, high‑performance alternative for forensic professionals whose acquisition needs focus on SATA and IDE hard-drives.

The T35is mounts in one 5.25″ half-height drive bay at the front of a forensic workstation and connects to the host computer via one FireWire 800 and one SATA (optional) host connection. When both SATA and FireWire ports are connected to the host, the T35is provides intelligent, redundant data transfers. For maximum imaging speed, the T35is’ SATA host connection should be used. Firmware updates are performed over the FireWire host connection.

The T35is bundle price includes the T35is and one each of the following: TC2-8 (traditional style power cable), TC5-8 (SATA style power cable), TC3-8 (SATA signal cable), TC6-8 (IDE signal cable), TDA5-25 and TDA5-18 (2.5″ and 1.8″ IDE notebook hard disk adapters).

As with all Tableau write-blockers, the T35is automatically defeats HPA and detects DCO regions on IDE and SATA drives. Tableau firmware updates and the Tableau Disk Monitor software are included.


Product Forensic SATA/IDE Bridge
Tableau Model T35is
Connectors: Host side (Rear)
SATA One SATA data connector
FireWire One FireWire 800 (9-pin, 1394B) connector
DC Input One 4-pin male Molex connector for input DC power
Connectors: Device, Write-Blocked (Front Panel)
SATA One SATA data connector
IDE One 40-pin IDE data connector
DC Out One 4-pin male Molex connector (power to SATA or IDE hard disk)
Power Controls power for devices connected to front panel
DIP Switch 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options
Other Features
Status LEDs 6 LEDs: Power ON, SATA Detect, IDE Detect, Host Detected, Write-block enabled, Drive activity
Factory Configuration Read only
SATA Devices SATA 1 or SATA 2 hard disk devices
IDE Devices Parallel ATA hard disk devices with LBA (Logical Block Addressing) support
Host Interface SATA, FireWire 800/400
Host O/S Windows XP/Vista/7/Newer, Macintosh OS X, most Linux distributions (note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for FireWire 1394 A/B and SATA)
Physical / Environmental
Power 4.5 watts typical operating (not including hard disk)
Supply voltage (DC IN from computer Molex) +5VDC @ 3A, +12VDC @ 3A (includes budget for hard disk)
Output voltage (DC OUT) +5VDC @ 1A, +12VDC @ 1A
Dimensions 5.75 in. (L) x 5.75 in. (W) x 1.625 in. (H)
Weight 8.1oz (230g)
Operating temperature range 0 to 55 degrees C (no airflow)
Storage temperature range -40 to 70 degrees C
Relative humidity Up to 90% (non-condensing)
Warranty One years parts and workmanship from date of purchase