Tableau Forensic SATA/IDE Read-Write Bridge T35u-RW




The Tableau Forensic SATA/IDE Bridge is portable write-blocker identical to the Tableau T35u, except that it is pre-configured for read/write operation.

A second-generation Tableau product, replacing the Tableau T35es-RW


Suitable for both the field and lab

Yellow-case distinguishes the device as pre-configured for read/write operation

USB 3.0 host computer connection 

Seven LEDs provide status on power, IDE media detection, SATA media detection, host connection, write-block status, and activity

Free Tableau firmware updates

 All Tableau Forensic Bridge can switch between a write-blocked or read/write device by adjusting the DIP switch settings. However, once the breakaway plastic has been removed, that device then needs to be validated before each use to ensure the proper configuration of the device was selected. At the request of forensic examiners, Tableau created yellow-cased bridges dedicated to read/write operation as a way ensure read/write operation to help eliminate the potential for misuse during forensic investigations. Often, a full forensics kit will include both write-blocked and read/write forensic bridges, and you will see that many Tableau resellers sell kits configured in just this way.


Connectors: Host (Left) Side 
USB 3.0One USB 3.0 Standard-B connector
DC InputOne 5-pin mini-DIN connector for use with the Tableau TP2 power supply, and one bayonet connector for use with the Tableau TP5 power supply
Connectors: Device (Right) Side 
SATASATA signal connector
IDEIDE signal connector
DC Out4-pin 3M drive power connector (power to SATA or IDE hard disk)
DIP SwitchThe 4-position DIP switch configures user-selectable options that are not required for normal operation. See the T35u/T35u-RW Quick Reference Guide for more information
Other Features 
Status LEDsSeven LEDs: DC IN, Power, IDE Detect, SATA Detect, Host Detect, Write Block, Activity
Factory ConfigurationBlack-case units are pre-configured as read-only (T35u)
 Yellow-case units are pre-configured as read-write (T35u-RW)
SATA DeviceSATA 1 or SATA 2 hard disk devices
IDE DeviceParallel ATA hard disk devices with Logical Block Addressing (LBA) support
Host InterfaceUSB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB high/full/low speed)
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 
Power5-6 watts typical operating (not including hard disk)
Supply Voltage (DC IN)+5VDC @ 2A, +12VDC @ 2A (includes budget for hard disk)
Output Voltage (DC OUT)+5VDC @ 1A, + 12VDC @ 1A
Dimensions5.625 in. (L) x 3.25 in. (W) x 1.125 in. (H)
Weight5.9oz (168g)
Operating Temperature Range0 to 55 degrees C (no airflow)
Storage Temperature Range-40 to 70 degrees C
Relative HumidityUp to 90% (non-condensing)
Scroll to Top