Forensic LabDock U5

Additional features:

  • 2-year warranty
  • Includes cables
  • Free US-based customer support

 

Whether you’re a forensic investigator, technician, or cyber security analyst, the CRU WiebeTech Forensic LabDock is a necessary part of your toolkit.

 

 

  1. WHAT IS AN HPA AND A DCO?
  2. Host Protected Area (HPA) and Device Configuration Overlay (DCO) are reserved areas on a hard drive that are not accessible by the BIOS or OS. Data can be hidden behind an HPA or DCO. CRU forensic devices can alert you if there is an HPA or DCO so that you are aware of it and can take the necessary steps to retrieve the hidden data.
  3. WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO UPDATE THE FIRMWARE OF MY CRU FORENSIC DEVICE?
  4. Firmware relates to the programs and data that control electronic products. Firmware is enhanced over time, usually to add new features or increase compatibility. Updating firmware can improve the functionality and dependability of your product. If your CRU forensic device is using outdated firmware, CRU’s Configurator application can recognize this and implement up-to-date firmware on your device. See Section 4 of this manual for more information.
  5. MY FORENSIC LABDOCK WORKS GREAT WITH SATA DRIVES BUT I AM HAVING COMPATIBILITY ISSUES WITH IDE/PATA DRIVES. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
  6. First, check to make sure the SATA data/power connector is unplugged from the SATA output port. IDE/ PATA drives cannot be recognized if a SATA connection is made with the SATA output. Next, check to make sure the 4-pin legacy Molex power cable is plugged into the IDE/PATA drive. If the power and host connection are securely attached to the drive, then the IDE cable may be faulty. Contact Technical Support for further instructions.
  7. HOW SHOULD I SET MY IDE/PATA HARD DRIVE JUMPER SETTINGS?
  8. Try the “Master” configuration on your hard drive first. Some hard drives have two different “Master” settings one for when there is a secondary “slave” drive present and one for when there is no slave drive 9 Protecting Your Digital AssetsTM Forensic U5 User Manual present. Choose the setting with no slave present. There may be some drives that will not work with either of these settings. The next choice is “Cable Select”. If this does not work, try using no jumpers. If you’re unsure how to change the jumper configuration, check the manual that came: with your hard drive or the manufacturer’s website. Some drives also have the information printed on the label.