Write Protect (Desktop) Write Blocker


The Fastest Write-Blocker on the Market & Unmatched Interface Support

The WriteProtect – DESKTOP provides digital forensic professionals with fast, secure, read-only write-blocking of suspect hard drives. The only portable write-blocker that provides support for 5 different interfaces in one device, the WriteProtect is the ideal write-block solution for lab or field acquisitions. WriteProtect is also available in a bay version for integration into a forensic workstation. The standalone WriteProtect – DESKTOP features a compact size at 7.9” x 5.3” x 2.3”. An “all-in-one” device to meet all your write-blocking needs in the field or lab!


  • Connect and image multiple source drives simultaneously with your forensic imaging software
  • Browser-based user interface for drive preview, software updates, HPA/DCO management
  • Supports PCIe SSDs (M.2 SATA/AHCI/NVMe), PCIe and mini-PCIe express cards with optional adapters
  • Supports SAS, SATA, FireWire, USB3.0, IDE source drives
  • Fast Superspeed USB3.0 host connection
  • write-blocked support for SAS/SATA/USB 3.0/2.0/1.1/FW400/800/ PCIe storage technologies, an adapter is included to support 2.5”/3.5” IDE drives
  • HPA/DCO detection and capture supported via the browser-based user interface
  • 5 LEDs for power, host, device, activity, HPA/DCO detection allow you to easily monitor functions
  • Compatible with forensic acquisition and analysis software


eSATA cable 1.8” IDE to SATA adapter
SATA adapter 1.8” IDE ZIF to SATA adapter
Flash media reader for compact flash, SD cards and other flash media 1.8” microSATA adapter
IN THE BOX The following items are included with WriteProtect DESKTOP:
Power supply & power cord 1 USB 3.0 Type A Male to Type A Male
2 SAS/SATA power & data cables 1 USB 3.0 Device cable, Type A to Type B
1 FireWire cable 1 CAT6 Network cable
1 USB 3.0 Type A Male to Micro-B Male 1 2.5”/3.5” IDE to SATA adapter­


Power Requirements
72 watts (including 2
hard disks plus 1 USB 3
to SATA hard disk)
Power Supply
Voltage(DC IN)
+12VDC @ 12.5A
Output Voltage
+ 5VDC@2.5A ,
+ 12VDC@2.5A
Agency Approvals
RoHs compliant
7.87”(L) X 5.37” (W) X 2.37” (H)
19.9cm X 13.6cm X 6.0cm
2.0lbs/ 90kg
Relative Humidity