The Read Only UltraBlock eSATA IDE-SATA is used to acquire data from an IDE or SATA hard drive in a forensically sound write-protected environment. The eSATA Forensic Bridge supports four different host connection options for SATA and IDE device acquisitions:
One eSATA Port
Two FireWire800 Ports
One FireWire400 Port
One USB 2.0/1.1 Port
UB eSATA IDE-SATA Read Only Kit
UltraBlock eSATA IDE-SATA Write Blocker
With four different host interface options, the UltraBlock eSATA IDE-SATA establishes a new standard in write-blocker performance and host interface connectivity. No other write-blocker can match the combination of product quality, host connection flexibility, imaging performance, and overall value.
The UltraBlock eSATA IDE-SATA is an eSATA/FireWire/USB to Parallel IDE / SATA Bridge Board with Forensic Write Protection. The UltraBlock eSATA IDE-SATA can be connected to your laptop or desktop using the FireWire-A (400 Mb/s), the FireWire-B (800 Mb/s), or the USB 1.X/2.0 interface. The UltraBlock IDE-SATA is provided with write protection enabled by default. By connecting a suspect drive to the UltraBlock IDE-SATA, you can be certain that no writes, modifications, or alterations can occur to the attached drive.
If desired, the user can configure the device for either Read-Only or Read-Write operation through the use of internal dip switches. (An LED is provided on the case to confirm when the unit is configured in Read-Only Mode).
eSATA, FireWire-A, FireWire-B, USB (1.X/2.0)
Parallel IDE (48 Bit ATA-6 Compatible), Serial ATA
Read-Only or Read-Write
In Write Protect mode, the UltraBlock will prevent ANY and ALL writes from reaching the attached device. It is compatible with all Windows 98se, Windows ME, Windows 2K/XP, and any O/S that supports IEEE 1394 and has a compliant card and drivers.
In Read/Write mode (non-Write Protected), it can be used to attach a drive to be used for receiving images on your FireWire chain.
The UltraBlock is shipped by default in a Read-Only (write blocking) configuration. However, it can be configured to enable Read-Write operation as well. To prevent unwanted alteration it necessary for the customer to make a modification to the housing to enable the Read-Write operation.
OFF = Read Only (write blocking enabled)
ON = Read/Write
OFF = Unit reports errors if writes are attempted
ON = Unit suppresses errors if writes are attempted
OFF = Unit reports Write-Protect (WP) status in code page
ON = Unit supresses Write-Protect (WP) status in code page
The UltraBlock Power Supply may only be used to power one UltraBlock and one Hard Drive. Do not attempt to use a single external power supply to power more than one UltraBlock and Hard Drive.
This UltraBlock Kit includes the UltraBlock Device, UltraBlock Power Supply, eSATA cable, 9-pin to 9-pin FireWire-B (800) cable, USB cable, one drive power cable, one 9-6 pin Firewire adapter, one 9-4 pin Firewire adapter and IDE and SATA drive data cables.
Additional FireWire-A (400), FireWire-B (800), and USB Cables are available from Digital Intelligence as required for your application.
The UltraBlock family of write blockers is also available in a complete forensic kit available on the UltraKit page.
The UltraKit and complete UltraBlock family are available exclusively from Digital Intelligence!