Write Protect (Bay) Write Blocker

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

The WriteProtect™-BAY provides digital forensic professionals with fast, secure, read-only write-blocking of suspect hard drives. six interfaces, SAS/SATA/FireWire/PCIe/USB3/IDE are supported in a 5.25″, half-height design that fits into the drive bay of your forensic workstation. WriteProtect is also available in a standalone, portable, desktop version.

  • Fast Superspeed USB3.0 host connection
  • Supports PCIe SSDs (M.2 SATA/AHCI/NVMe), PCIe and mini-PCIe cards with optional adapters
  • Supports SAS, SATA, FireWire, USB3.0, IDE source drives
  • Browser-based user interface for drive preview, software updates, HPA/DCO management
  • Connect and image multiple source drives simultaneously with your forensic imaging software


Ultra-Fast USB3.0
The WriteProtect – BAY features a USB3.0 host connection for extremely fast operation

Supports 5 Interfaces
The WriteProtect provides read-only, write-blocked support for SAS/SATA/USB3.0/2.0/1.1/FW400/800/ PCIe storage technologies and an adapter is included to support 2.5″/3.5″ IDE drives

Multiple Ports: 
Write-protected source ports include:

  • 2 SAS/SATA
  • 1 USB 3.0
  • 1 Firewire
  • 1 PCIe
  • A Gigabit Ethernet port for network connectivity is built-in

Improve efficiency and shorten the evidence collection process with the ability to image (using your own forensic imaging software) multiple source drives simultaneously

Browser-based User Interface
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

5 LEDs
Easily monitor functions with 5 LEDs for power, host, device, activity and HPA/DCO detection

HPA/DCO detection and capture is easily managed via the WriteProtect’s browser-based user interface

Hard Drive Support
Optional adapters are available to support 1.8″ IDE, IDE ZIF, mSATA, microSATA, eSATA and flash media

The WriteProtect is compatible with forensic acquisition and analysis software


  • Power Requirements: 72 watts (including 2 hard disks plus 1 USB3 to SATA hard disk)
  • Power Supply Voltage (DC IN): +12VDC +/- 5% from PC required
  • Output Voltage (DC OUT): +5VDC@2.5A, +12VDC@2.5A
  • Net Weight: 1.75 lbs (.79kg)
  • Dimensions: 7.62”L X 5.75”W X 1.62”H (19.3cm X 14.6cm X 4.1cm)
  • Agency Approvals: RoHs compliant