SiForce Lightning (Hardware Defined Forensics)

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SiForce Lightning (Hardware Defined Forensics)

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The SiForce LIGHTNING is built to maximize speed and reliability with Enterprise SSD RAID. 

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SiForce Lightning 

More Responsiveness, More Efficiency

10X Faster Drive Imaging vs. 7200 RPM HDD

  • 8X RAIDed SSDs at 97,000 IOPs each
  • Faster data processing, indexing, and read/write operations

10X Longer Life

  • Enterprise SSDs last 10X longer than consumer SSDs due to more reserved NANDs.*
  • Drive Hardware protects data in the event of a power failure

9X Better Sustained Performance

  • Consumer SSDs have a 90% performance drop-off under heavy load, while enterprise SSDs have only a 10% drop-off in the same conditions.

Simplified Workflow

  • Single processing location instead of multi-drive setup
  • Forensic bridge built in for quick data collection

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 Core i9 processor, up to 128 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.

Law Enforcement Discount is Available     //     Designed and Built in the USA     //     *Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Core, and Core Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.


Additional Information

Processor Intel Core i9-7900X 3.30GHz 10 Core
Memory 64GB DDR4
Processing Space 3.76TB RAID (480GB Enterprise SSD x8)
Backup Storage 6TB SATA 7200RPM HDD
Video GeForce GT 1030 2GB PCIe DP/HDMI
IO Ports
  • USB 3.0 (4 front, 5 rear)
  • USB 2.0 (2 front, 5 rear)
  • 8-channel (7.1)
  • HD Audio Subsystem
  • Read-only SATA port
  • Read-only IDE port
  • Read-only USB port
  • Read-only FW800 port
  • Read-only SAS port
  • Read-only PCIe port
Optical Drive Blu-Ray 16x Writing Speed and Supports BDXL (128GB) discs
Display Optional: Dual 23" or 27" LED IPS Monitors
Operating System Windows 10 Professional
Warranty 3 Years SiShield Warranty