SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Tag - forensic hardware

The Lab Rat - Testing Digital Forensics Tools and Gear

I recently got my hands on the Tableau T35es Forensic Bridge. Excited to try out the first Tableau bridge with an eSATA host connection, I ordered two (kits with the power supply and all cables) from Digital Intelligence. A few days later, it was like Christmas in April. Or, so I thought.

Problems Start Just After Opening The Package

Upon opening the package, I discovered that the included "eSATA cable" was really an "eSATA to SATA" cable - one end was simply an L-shaped SATA connector. Luckily, I had a spare eSATA cable handy.

Immediately upon first trying it out, I had a scare. It failed to detect all three of the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500 GB drives that I