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Forensic UltraDock v5

Forensic UltraDock v5 is discontinued.

Product name Forensic UltraDock v5
Patent U.S. Patent No. 8,090,904
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 3 Gbps
Drive Types Supported
  • PATA/IDE 2.5" drives (with PATA Adapter 25)
  • PATA/IDE 3.5
  • SATA 2.5" drives
  • SATA 3.5" drives
  • SATA SSD (solid state drives)
  • Hitachi 1.8" drives (with PATA Adapter 25)
  • Toshiba 1.8" drives (with PATA Adapter 18-TOSH)
  • MacBook Air 2010 (with SATA Adapter MBA2010)
  • MSATA (with SATA Adapter mSATA)
  • Mini PCIe PATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
  • Mini PCIe SATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
  • Mini PCIe USB (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
Sector Size Compatibility SATA 512n and 512e type drives (incompatible with 4Kn type drives)
SATA Speed 3G
Supports S.M.A.R.T. disk info Yes
Number of LEDs 6
Description of LEDs Drive access, HPA/DCO detected, error, power input status, power output status, write-block status
LCD Screen Two-line backlit LCD controlled with four soft-touch menu navigation buttons
LCD Info 2 lines x 16 characters width
LCD Backlight Yes
Navigation menu LCD/button driven menu system
Operating system compatibility 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
Power switch 2 position: On / Off
SATA Power Input Yes
Dimensions 2.95" x 4.33" x 1.06" (75mm x 110mm x 27mm)
Weight 0.40 lbs. (0.18 kg)
Write Blocking Yes
Compliancy FCC, CE, RoHS, C-Tick, RCM
Warranty CRU provides a 3-year limited warranty for this product.
Technical Support Your investment in CRU products is backed up by our free technical support for the lifetime of the product. If you need to contact us for any reason, visit wiebetech.com/support or call us at 1-800-260-9800 or +1-360-816-1800.

About Forensic UltraDock v5

Digital and forensics investigators, technicians, and lawyers who want to view, evaluate, or image a disk drive safely rely upon the CRU® WiebeTech® Forensic UltraDock™ v5. It's an easy-to-use, professional-grade, drive dock that provides a plethora of host and drive connections.

To use, connect a suspect hard drive--IDE or SATA--to the Forensic UltraDock, plug in power, and attach a cable to the host computer. The drive connector enables automatic alignment and easy insertion. The Forensic UltraDock's LED indicator light and easy screen menu also clearly identify the work mode.

The Forensic UltraDock detects and indicates hidden areas of the drive (HPA and/or DCO) automatically, and allows you to choose on-the-fly whether or not to temporarily or permanently unhide them. The LCD menu makes such selection easy--no complicated DIP switches to set.

The Forensic UltraDock's LCD puts drive information at your fingertips. Quickly access selected important SMART data such as hours used, number of power cycles, and disk health. It can also display the model and serial number reported by the drive's firmware. Free downloadable software can also allow you to view this information on your computer and save it to a file for easy inclusion in a case report.

The Forensic UltraDock v5 has USB 3.0/2.0, eSATA, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800 connections. But if you need to work with a non-standard drive, there are a variety of adapters available for additional flexibility.

Additional features:

  • Multiple computer and drive connection types
  • Compatibility with forensic acquisition and analysis software
  • Rugged aluminum construction
  • 3-year warranty
  • Free US-based customer support

Whether you're a forensic investigator, technician, or cyber security analyst, the Forensic UltraDock v5 is a necessary part of your toolkit. Find a reseller near you or buy online.

    • Professional drive write blocking
    • Reliable evidence protection
    • Variety of connection options
    • Aluminum case for rugged durability

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