Write Protect (Desktop)


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!


  • Superspeed: USB 3.0 host connection for extremely fast operation
  • Built-in:
    • read-only
    • write-blocked support for SAS/SATA/USB 3.0/2.0/1.1/FW400/800 storage technologies, an adapter is included to support 2.5”/3.5” IDE drives
  • Multiple source drives can be connected to the WriteProtect and imaged, using your forensic imaging software, simultaneously to shorten processes
  • 2 SAS/SATA drive ports
  • 1 USB 3.0 port
  • 1 FireWire port
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Support for IDE, 1.8” IDE, 1.8” ZIF, mSATA, microSATA, eSATA and flash media is available using optional adapters
  • Use the browser-based user interface to manage all WriteProtect operations including software updates. Connect to your network­ using the WriteProtect’s Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Preview drives connected to WriteProtect using the browser-based user interface
  • 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