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T6u Tableau Forensic SAS Bridge Kit




The Tableau Forensic SAS Bridge is a portable write-blocker that enables forensic acquisition of SAS hard drives.

A second-generation Tableau product, replacing the Tableau T6es


  • Suitable for both the field and lab
  • Imaging speeds up to 200 MB/second
  • USB 3.0 host computer connection
  • User-switchable read-write mode via internal DIP switch supports wiping and formatting of SAS devices without the need of an expensive SAS controller card
  • Integrated, backlit LCD presents useful bridge and SAS device information
  • Six LEDs provide status on power, host connection, SAS device detection, write-block status, and activity
  • Free Tableau firmware updates


Connectors: Host (Left) Side 
USB 3.0One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector
Connectors: Device (Right) Side 
SASSAS signal connector
DC Out4-pin 3M drive power connector (power to SAS hard drive)
Connectors: Top Side 
DC InputOne 5-pin Mini-DIN connector for the Tableau TP2 power supply, and one bayonet connector for the Tableau TP5 power supply
DIP SwitchThe 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not required for normal operation. See the T6u Quick Reference Guide for more information
User Interface 
LCD2 Row x 16 Column monochrome LCD character display with LED backlight
ButtonsThree buttons: “Menu” and “Enter” buttons for navigation, plus an “On/Off” button to control the power
Other Features 
Status LEDsSix LEDs: DC IN, Power, Host (detect), Device (detect), Wrt Block (enabled), Activity
SAS DeviceSAS hard drive devices
Host OSMicrosoft Windows version 7, 8, 10
 Macintosh OS X
 Most modern Linux distributions (Note: Linux distributions have varying levels and quality of support for USB 3.0)
Physical / Environmental 
Power6.5 watts typical operating (not including hard disk)
Supply Voltage (DC IN)+5V @ 1.2A (max), +12V @ 0.6A (max) when powered using TP2 connector
 +12V @ 1.2A (max) when using a Tableau TP5 power supply
Output Voltage (DC OUT)+5VDC @ 1A, + 12VDC @ 1A
Dimensions5.625 in. (L) x 3.25 in. (W) x 1.125 in. (H)
Weight7.2oz (204g)
Operating Temperature Range0 to 55 degrees C (no airflow)
Storage Temperature Range-20 to 60 degrees C
Relative HumidityUp to 90% (non-condensing)
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