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SiForce Lightning

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The Ultimate All-In-One High-Speed Machine

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Case Study

The SiForce Lightning and Lightning X represent a giant leap forward in processing speeds for digital forensics, ediscovery, and incident response:

Forensic examiners know that “processing” an image will take several hours, or often run overnight on a standard computer workstation. Ediscovery practitioners know that “processing” one or more data sets will take several hours depending on size and data types. Incident responders know that querying data and running various plugins is extremely time consuming due to the tremendously disk-intensive tasks involved.

Enter the Siforce Lightning. The Lightning SSD RAID dramatically increases the number of read and write operations that can occur per second compared to a standard forensic workstation hard drive.

Industry respected practitioners helped design and test the Lightning systems, and those experts use the Lightning daily. They leverage EnCase, FTK, IEF, SANS SIFT Workstation, NUIX, Black Bag, and many other software tools: and by leveraging the Lightning, they can run multiple processes at once against the data – increasing throughput and ability to work on multiple data sets and/or projects simultaneously with no performance degradation.

The Results

SiForce Lightning's standard configuration leads the industry in performance. Our workstations are a step beyond the competition.

  • Processes that take 12-24 hours on a standard workstation take only 4-6 hours on the Lightning
  • Multiple “processes” and programs can run simultaneously on the Lightning with little to no performance decrease (unlike standard computer workstations)
  • Considerably increased throughput yields an almost immediate return on investment


The SiForce Lightning packs an Intel Core i7 or Intel Dual Xeon processors, up to 192 GB of memory, and a powerful SSD RAID into sleek tower or rack mounted case.

A built-in Tableau forensic bridge allows for directly connecting media requiring write-block for one-off quick lookups, or for targeted or physical forensic collection. The SSD RAID makes short work of disk-intensive tasks: directory recovery, data carving, log2timeline, Volatility plugins, processing from forensic tools, ediscovery processing, data export, and load file creation has never been faster.

Forensic or Ediscovery software processing, search, and export that would take 24+ hours on a single standard computer takes only 1/3 of the time with the SiForce Lightning.

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Additional Information

Processor Intel Core i7-6850K 3.60GHz 6 Core
Memory 64GB 2400MHz DDR4
Data Storage 4TB SATA 7200RPM
RAID Storage 3.76TB RAID (480GB SSD x8)
Video GeForce GT 740 2GB PCIe 2DVI/HDMI
Optical Drive Blu-Ray 14x Writing Speed and Supports BDXL (128GB) discs
IO Ports
  • USB 3.0 (4 Front, 5 Rear)
  • • USB 2.0 (2 Front, 5 Rear)
  • • 8-channel (7.1)
  • • HD Audio Subsystem
    Write Protected Ports
  • • Read only SATA port
  • • Read only IDE port
  • • Read only USB port
  • • Read only FW800 port
  • • Read only SAS port
Operating System Windows 10 Professional (Windows 7 or 8.1 optional)
Warranty 3 Years Parts and Labor
Additional Accessories Optional: Dual 23" or 27" LED IPS Monitors