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 6 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. For more information, click here:

Write Protect (Bay).

  • 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


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

Supports 6 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

PCIe Support
Support is available for M.2 PCIe ( SATA, AHCI and NVMe types), PCIe and mini-PCIe express cards using the WriteProtect’s PCIe port and optional adapters

Multiple Ports
Write-protected source ports include:
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

8 LEDs
Easily monitor functions with 8 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, M.2 PCIe (SATA, NVMe & AHCI types), PCIe and mini-PCIe cards, mSATA, microSATA, eSATA and flash media

The WriteProtect is compatibly with forensic acquisition and analysis software


eSATA cable1.8” IDE to SATA adapter
SATA adapter1.8” IDE ZIF to SATA adapter
Flash media reader for compact flash, SD cards and other flash media1.8” microSATA adapter
IN THE BOXThe following items are included with WriteProtect DESKTOP:
Power supply & power cord1 USB 3.0 Type A Male to Type A Male
2 SAS/SATA power & data cables1 USB 3.0 Device cable, Type A to Type B
1 FireWire cable1 CAT6 Network cable
1 USB 3.0 Type A Male to Micro-B Male1 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