CRU Forensic ComboDock v5.5
Professional drive write blocking
Dual mode flexibility
Reliable evidence protection
The Forensic ComboDock™ is a professional hard drive write blocker with read/write capabilities.
The CRU WiebeTech Forensic ComboDock v5 is an easy-to-use, professional-grade, dual dock with a plethora of host and drive connections allowing forensic investigators, technicians, or cyber security analysts the ability to view, evaluate, or image a drive safely. This professional hard drive write-blocker with read/write capabilities offers professional drive write blocking, dual mode flexibility, and reliable evidence protection, all with simple operation.
To use, simply connect a suspect hard drive to the Forensic ComboDock v5, plug in power, and attach to a host computer. The drive connector enables automatic alignment and easy insertion. When turned on, the Forensic ComboDock v5 asks you to choose either write blocking or read/write mode. If you need to modify contents of a suspect drive, switch the Forensic ComboDock v5 into temporary read/write mode.
Even though switching form write blocker mode to read/write more is easy, the Forensic ComboDock v5 makes it impossible to unintentionally turn off write blocking. This prevents problems that can occur if you forget to change the mode back to write blocking.
The Forensic ComboDock v5 has USB 3.0/2.0, eSATA, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800 connections, and works natively with the most common types of hard drives such as IDE/PATA and SATA. But if you need to work with a non-standard drive there are a variety of adapters for additional flexibility.
Whether you are a forensic investigator, technician, or cyber security analyst, the CRU WiebeTech Forensic ComboDock v5 is an essential component for your professional toolkit.
Host (I/O) Ports FireWire 400: up to 400 Mbps
(1) pair of FireWire 800: up to 800 Mbps
(1) USB 3.0: up to 5 Gbps
(1) eSATA: up to 3Gbps
Drive Types Supported PATA/IDE 2.5" drives (with PATA Adapter 25)
Hitachi 1.8" drives (with PATA Adapter 18-HIT-ZIF)
Toshiba 1.8" drives (with PATA Adapter 18-TOSH)
MacBook Air 2010 (with SATA Adapter MBA2010)
PCIe PATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
PCIe SATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
PCIe USB (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
SATA Speed 3G Supports S.M.A.R.T.
Yes Operating System
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 SATA Power input Yes Dimensions 2.95" x 4.33" x 1.06" (75mm x 110mm x 27mm) Weight .40 lbs. (0.18 kg) Write Blocking Yes Write Protection write-blocked, with optional read-write mode