The First Portable PCIe Forensic Write Blocker

The T7u is the first portable write-blocker that enables forensic acquisition of PCIe SSDs, and is the second Tableau PCIe product offering. With the T7u you will be equipped to handle the vast array of new laptops and tablet computers that are making use of these high performance PCIe hard drives.

High Performance
The T7u images PCIe SSD media at blazing speeds. Imaging performance up to 330MB/sec (~19 GB/min) were observed with the T7u

The T7u conveniently bridges from a write-blocked native storage interface (PCIe) to a hot-swappable interface on a host computer (USB 3.0).

LCD und LEDs
The T7u includes a backlit character LCD to display useful information about the bridge and connected PCIe media. In addition, six LEDs provide status on power, PCIe media detection, host connection, write-block status, and activity.

Read/write mode
By default, T7u is configured to operate as a write-blocker. It also provides a convenient read/write mode for customers who need to write to or wipe a PCIe SSD device.

Adapter required
The T7u must be used with a Tableau PCIe SSD adapter, which adapt to specific PCIe SSD form factors and connectors. Three adapters are available and more will be released in the future. These adapters are also compatible with the Tableau Forensic Universal Bridge.



  • Imaging speeds up to 330 MB/second
  • USB 3.0 host computer connection
  • Inclusive adapter
  • Integrated, backlit LCD presents useful bridge and PCIe device information
  • Six LEDs provide status on power, host connection, PCIe media detection, write-block status, and activity
  • Read/write mode capability via internal DIP switch
  • Free Tableau firmware updates


Software- and Firmwareupdates for Products from Tableau you will get at the manufacurer homepage: https://security.opentext.com/tableau/download-center 

Selected Updates and Software also can be found at the Download-Area of this site.