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DIGISTOR® Citadel C Series Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA) Achieves CSfC Listing for Secure Storage Component

• The Cigent®-powered self-encrypting drive is perfect for agencies seeking the highest data security for classified and sensitive Data at Rest stored in laptops, desktops, and other devices. • The DIGISTOR PBA product line is now streamlined to focus on Citadel™ C Series while adding the Citadel C-PBA self-encrypting drive to its lineup.

CSfC-listed Citadel C Series Family

Vancouver, WA — January 9, 2024 —

NSA Adds DIGISTOR® FIPS 140-2 L2 SSDs to the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Component List as a Hardware Full Drive Encryption Component

DIGISTOR FIPS SSDs are the first and only commercial SSDs to be listed by the NSA, making them the only affordable, secure storage option for building secure DAR solutions that meet top-secret NSA-level requirements.

Vancouver, WA — April 11, 2023 —

DIGISTOR®, a leading provider of secure Data at Rest (DAR) storage solutions, announced that the National Security Administration (NSA) added its FIPS 140-2 L2 SSDs to the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) list. These DIGISTOR drives are the only commercial SSDs to achieve this listing and the company’s Citadel™ K Series are now the simplest and most affordable way to produce CSfC-level secure data at rest (DAR) solutions for top secret programs.

“The leak of highly classified Pentagon documents in recent weeks underscores the vital importance of securing sensitive data. For the first time, companies working on secret government programs that require CSfC have a reliable and affordable solution to secure data at rest for programs requiring the highest levels of security,” said Randal Barber, CEO of parent company CDSG. "As the foundation of our Citadel pre-boot authentication solutions, these drives provide critical infrastructure organizations, industry, and military and government agencies access to the most advanced, highly secure SSDs available with both the critical CSfC and NIAP listings."

With the CSfC listing, customers can trust that the solutions they develop for securing DAR in laptops, desktops, and other devices, meet the highest security requirements for sensitive and classified data. By using DIGISTOR Citadel solutions, organizations can complete and deliver CSfC secure DAR projects more quickly and to more customers.

CSfC is an NSA strategy to provide cybersecurity solutions by taking advantage of commercially available industry solutions. DIGISTOR is listed in the Hardware Full Disk Encryption section on the CSfC Component List with the Common Criteria/NIAP validation report number CCEVS-VR-VID11297-2023.

This news follows on the heels of the company’s announcement that its COTS-level priced FIPS 140-2 L2 certified self-encrypting drives achieved Common Criteria certification  on the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Product Compliant List (PCL). For more information, visit
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DIGISTOR® Secure Data Storage Receives Common Criteria Certification, NIAP Listing

Certification includes all DIGISTOR FIPS-certified SSDs making them the first NIAP-listed PCIe/NVMe and SATA SSDs available at COTS-level pricing DIGISTOR’s affordable, NIAP-listed drives bring the highest level of data security for Data at Rest to the world’s companies, industry, and military and government agencies

Vancouver, WA — March 16, 2023 — DIGISTOR®, a leading provider of secure Data at Rest (DAR) storage solutions, announced that its FIPS 140-2 L2 certified self-encrypting drives have achieved Common Criteria certification and are the first and only PCIe/NVMe and SATA storage devices on the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Product Compliant List (PCL) offered at COTS-level pricing. For the first time, critical infrastructure organizations, industry, and military and government agencies have affordable access to the highest data security levels using DIGISTOR’s innovative drives. The Common Criteria certification and NIAP listing are retroactive so all DIGISTOR FIPS-certified drives already in use automatically gain the critical Common Criteria validation and NIAP PCL. Continue reading

ioSafe® 1522+ NAS Device Delivers Comprehensive Hard Drive and Data Protection from Fire and Water

The 1522+’s powerful design is ideal for the most taxing business environments and remote facilities. The ioSafe 1522+ is the only device utilizing the trusted Synology DiskStation Manager for ultimate data protection.

ioSafe 1522+ Fireproof and Waterproof NAS Device

Vancouver, WA — January 17, 2023 — The recognized leader in on-site data protection, ioSafe®, today introduced the ioSafe 1522+, an innovative five-bay network attached storage (NAS) device that sets new standards in power, protection, and security. The new device is a flexible, inclusive solution for businesses of all sizes, including those with remote locations in fire and flood-prone areas. Continue reading

CRU Data Security Group Names Jim McCartney Vice President Sales

McCartney’s breadth of experience across industries and business will help CDSG clients ensure they have the right solutions to secure and protect critical data

Vancouver, WA — November 7, 2022 — CRU Data Security Group (CDSG), a leading provider of secure data storage solutions, announced the addition of Jim McCartney as Vice President of Sales. McCartney will lead the sales operations for the company from its Vancouver, Wash., headquarters. Continue reading

ioSafe® Introduces Air-gapped Cybersecurity to Isolate Encrypted Data in Its Solo G3 Secure External Hard Drive

New drive provides military-grade encryption in a waterproof, fireproof package ensuring data safety.

Vancouver, WA — October 3, 2022 — Already the recognized leader in onsite data protection, ioSafe® today introduced air-gapped cybersecurity capability in its ioSafe Solo G3 Secure external hard drive. The Solo G3 Secure drive contains an impenetrable barrier between a computer and the ioSafe Solo G3 Secure storage device. This feature delivers the most sophisticated protection available in a fireproof and waterproof drive. Continue reading

CRU Data Security Group Offers Critical Cybersecurity Tips During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Since 2004, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has used October to raise awareness and prompt action during Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Vancouver, WA — October 3, 2022 — CRU Data Security Group (CDSG), a leading provider of secure data storage solutions, joins the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in encouraging business leaders, government officials, and individuals to take essential steps to secure their data and devices during Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Continue reading

DIGISTOR® Secure Data Storage Officially Listed on NIAP Products in Evaluation List

The company moves closer to full certification for all its FIPS-certified SSDs designed to secure Data At Rest in laptops, desktops, and other devices used globally for sensitive and classified data.

Vancouver, WA — September 26, 2022 — DIGISTOR®, a leading provider of secure Data At Rest (DAR) storage solutions, announced that its FIPS 140-2 L2 certified self-encrypting drives are listed on the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Products in Evaluation List. NIAP is responsible for the US implementation of the international Common Criteria set of data security standards. The company expects to receive the full NIAP listing in early 2023, making it the first to offer secure NIAP-listed drives at COTS-level pricing for critical infrastructure companies, industry, and military and government agencies requiring the highest data security levels. Continue reading


Security conscious civilian agencies and commercial enterprises can rely on DIGISTOR secure Citadel™ C Series drives with pre-boot authentication powered by Cigent® to meet a wide range of data protection requirements at commercial pricing Citadel C Series Advanced version newly listed by NIST as a FIPS 140-2 L2 certified storage device with NIST certificate #4294

Vancouver, WA — September 14, 2022 — DIGISTOR®, a CRU Data Security Group (CDSG) brand, has added to its innovative line of secure DIGISTOR Citadel™ self-encrypting drives with pre-boot authentication by introducing PBA to its Citadel C Series lineup. The new drives, powered by Cigent®, add the critical PBA function to their existing DIGISTOR C Series of self-encrypting drives. Continue reading

DIGISTOR® Adds Cybersecurity Technology Specialist as Director of Applications Engineering

Ben Warner will liaise with customers to counsel and prioritize Data at Rest security solutions

Vancouver, WA — July 6, 2022 — DIGISTOR, a leading provider of secure storage solutions, announced it tapped cybersecurity technology expert Ben Warner as Director of Applications Engineering. Mr. Warner will work closely with customers to identify and prioritize requirements to develop solutions for securely storing Data at Rest (DAR). Continue reading

DIGISTOR® Poised to Receive Common Criteria Certification For FIPS Self-Encrypting Drives in 2022

• DIGISTOR is redefining secure Data At Rest storage with the only drives to carry Common Criteria validation, the DIGISTOR FIPS 140-2 L2 M.2 NVMe SED. • Companies and government agencies can begin testing and validation immediately with DIGISTOR FIPS drives, knowing their solutions will meet CC standards. • Organizations working in industries requiring NIAP-listed products can secure FIPS SEDs with Common Criteria certification at COTS prices for the first time.

Vancouver, WA — March 23, 2022 — DIGISTOR®, a leading provider of secure Data At Rest (DAR) storage solutions, announced it is in the validation stage of the Common Criteria (CC) certification process. Once achieved, its FIPS 140-2 L2 Self-encrypting Drives (SEDs) will be the only products offering this class of security in the market, making it the de facto standard for companies needing to validate their secure DAR solutions. Continue reading

DIGISTOR C Series SEDs for Zero Trust Environments and Securing Data at Rest (DAR) Now Available

C Series SEDs extend DIGISTOR’s industry-leading ability to eliminate the need for complex, costly customized systems to secure Data at Rest (DAR)

Vancouver, WA — March 8, 2022 — DIGISTOR®, a leading provider of secure data storage for military and critical infrastructure Data at Rest (DAR) solutions, announced that its C Series Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) are available beginning now. The C Series SEDs, powered by Cigent®, are available for retrofit or integration through DIGISTOR OEM and integrator partners. Continue reading

ioSafe® Introduces the ioSafe 1520+ NAS Device for Fireproof, Waterproof On-Site Data Protection

Disaster-proof data storage without complexity of a dedicated data center or recurring costs of cloud storage or privacy risks

Vancouver, WA — December 15, 2021 — ioSafe, a leading provider of disaster-proof data storage devices, today announced the new ioSafe 1520+ 5-Bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, which delivers the fastest route to critical data recovery after disasters strike. With optional disaster-proof expansion bays, the fireproof and waterproof device can protect up to 210TB of data. The ioSafe 1520+ is ideal for disaster-proofing data for the privacy-concerned, off-grid locations, small businesses, and departmental applications. The ioSafe 1520+ can also integrate with cloud applications. Continue reading

DIGISTOR Announces New C Series of Security Enhanced Self Encrypting Drives (SEDs); Expands Citadel Secure Drive Offering; Entered Common Criteria Evaluation for SSDs

C Series Secure SSDs extend DIGISTOR’s industry-leading ability to eliminate the need for complex, costly customized systems to secure Data At Rest (DAR). New Citadel GL SSDs prevent unauthorized access to data where no monitor or screen is available for user interaction. All Citadel SSDs now support multidrive installations. Common Criteria certification process bolsters acceptance for securing classified data

Vancouver, WA — October 12, 2021 — DIGISTOR®, a leading provider of secure Data At Rest (DAR) storage solutions, announced its Series C secure SSDs, the first DIGISTOR SSDs to add Cigent® D3E cybersecurity software. The new SSDs broaden the company’s comprehensive solutions and virtually eliminate the barrier to securing DAR with military-grade encryption for hardware and software. The company is debuting the C Series in the Trenton Systems booth (#2065) at the AUSA event in Washington, D.C. DIGISTOR announced its partnership with Cigent Technology, Inc., a leader in embedded cybersecurity, in late August 2021. Continue reading


DIGISTOR Citadel™ SSDs set a new standard for simplicity of implementation for a full NSA Data at Rest security layer that protects up to the US Government’s Secret classification level.

Vancouver, WA — June 23, 2021 — DIGISTOR®, a CRU Data Security Group (CDSG) brand, today introduced its innovative line of DIGISTOR Citadel™ secure self-encrypting SSDs. The new SSDs, powered by CipherDrive™, are the first to deliver a complete security layer to encrypt and protect Data at Rest (DAR) in a low-cost, easily deployed form factor. Continue reading


Addresses increasing need from military and government agencies to secure sensitive information from cyber threats

Vancouver, WA — May 17, 2021 — CRU Data Security Group (CDSG), a trusted provider of physical data security, data transport and disaster-proof data storage solutions, today announced that its DIGISTOR secure, self-encrypting SSDs have completed the FIPS 140-2 validation process. DIGISTOR has been awarded Certificate #3926 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which includes M.2 NVMe self-encrypting drives (SEDs) as well as M.2 and 2.5-inch SATA SEDs. Continue reading

CRU Data Security Group Saves Time and Lowers Risk for System Integrators by Pre-integrating DIGISTOR Secure Storage Into CRU Removable Drives

Easy procurement of TAA-compliant, validated, factory-integrated kits for physical secure data solutions

Vancouver, WA — March 4, 2021 — CRU Data Security Group (CDSG), a trusted provider of secure physical data storage and data transport solutions, today announced that it has added a suite of removable SSD storage products that save time and reduce the risk of integration and implementation for system integrators and solution providers. Continue reading

CRU Data Security Group Announces Groundbreaking Pocket-sized WiebeTech Forensic Devices to Streamline Digital Acquisitions

New subscription-based Ditto x86 family enables suspect device to power its own investigation

Vancouver, WA — December 7, 2020 — CRU Data Security Group (CDSG), home of the WiebeTech® digital forensic devices, today announced two USB-based WiebeTech Ditto® x86 digital investigation products: the Ditto x86 SE 2TB and Ditto x86 BE devices. Each version enables the booting of a suspect computing device such as a laptop or Microsoft Surface tablet into the forensically sound WiebeTech Ditto environment for investigation, drive imaging or logical imaging. Continue reading

CRU Data Security Group and Digistor Join Forces to Create Comprehensive Secure Data Storage Company

Combination strengthens leadership in secure data protection solutions for government and military agencies and security-conscious organizations around the world

Vancouver, WA — November 9, 2020 — CRU Data Security Group (CDSG), a trusted provider of data security, data transport and disaster-proof data storage devices, today announced its merger with Digistor, a leading manufacturer of secure solid-state drives and removable storage solutions. Adding Digistor to the CDSG family of brands expands and strengthens secure data storage offerings for PC and enterprise OEMs, government agencies and defense and military customers. Continue reading

DIGISTOR Announces Enterprise SSD Line

New Drives Provide Advanced Feature Set with Higher Capacity Storage Options

Campbell, CA — June 2, 2020 — DIGISTOR, the leader in secure removable solid state drives (SSD), announced today the release of a new line of high end enterprise-class drives that provide longer product life and higher capacity storage options than previously offered modules. DIGISTOR’s enterprise drives are designed to maximize the SATA III interface, offering capacities up to 8TB and sustained performance up to 550 MB/s in Sequential Reads and 530 MB/s in Sequential Writes. Utilizing an advanced 28nm process technology while incorporating state-of-the-art secure data storage features, this SSD maximizes endurance, reduces latency, and provides consistent performance on various workloads.A New Level of Reliability Continue reading

CRU Launches New Military-grade High Performance Storage Ecosystem

The SHIPS platform sets a new industry standard for secure physical removable storage and seamless interoperability

Vancouver, WA — May 27, 2020 — CRU, a trusted provider of data security, data transport and disaster-proof data storage devices to the Department of Defense as well as other government agencies and commercial enterprises around the world, today announced the launch of the Secure High Performance Storage (SHIPS) platform and related products. The new platform is an end-to-end, next-generation removable PCIe/NVMe storage ecosystem used to secure, store, and transport data securely, quickly and cost-effectively. The SHIPS platform is optimized, fully- integrated and battle-tested for military, industrial and high-performance commercial applications. Continue reading

DIGISTOR Renews Commitment to Extreme Applications with New Solid State Drives

New drives provide reliable, removable data storage solution for those working in tough conditions

Campbell, CA — May 7, 2020 — DIGISTOR announced today the release of a new series of interchangeable solid state drives (SSDs) built specifically for administrators working in difficult or extreme environments. This new line of SSDs are built for workstations that can withstand the shocks, water exposure, and extreme temperature variations inherent to military, law enforcement, and public sector applications. Continue reading

COVID-19 Operations and Supply Chain Update

Campbell, CA — April 23, 2020 — As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, we have a heightened awareness at DIGISTOR of our responsibility to our employees, customers and partners during this important time. We want to do the right thing in this time of uncertainty to protect the health and safety of our employees while also doing everything we can to meet our customer’s needs and limit supply chain disruptions. We believe this includes transparently sharing what we know as well as the precautionary measures we are taking to protect people while we continue to operate. Continue reading

CRU Announces New Data Storage Device for Fastest Post-Disaster Business Resumption

Fireproof, waterproof ioSafe 1019+ networked storage device provides critical data recovery in hours instead of weeks or months

Vancouver, WA — June 10, 2019 — CRU, a leading provider of high-quality data security, data transport and disaster-proof data storage devices, today announced the launch of the ioSafe 1019+ 5-Bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. The device can protect up to 140TB of data from fire or water damage in the event of a disaster and provides data backup, file syncing and sharing, and media management. Continue reading

DIGISTOR VaultDisk® M2-R Redefines Industry Standard for Removable Storage

Fourth generation removable SSD drive solution comes with both SATA and NVMe support

Las Vegas, NV — April 30, 2019 — DIGISTOR, the leader in secure data and storage solutions, today announced the successor to their best-in-class VaultDisk® product line. The fourth generation VaultDisk drive is smaller, sleeker, and faster than previous generations, and has added NVMe compatibility to make it the most flexible removable drive on the market. Continue reading

Robin Wessel Joins CRU as New Executive Vice President

Data storage leader brings on executive with two decades of product management and market strategy experience as it expands its reach in the government, defense and small business markets

Vancouver, WA — February 28, 2019 — CRU, a leading provider of high-quality data storage devices, today announced the hiring of Robin Wessel as executive vice president responsible for sales, marketing and engineering. Wessel will play an instrumental role as the company launches new products in 2019 and beyond and increases its focus on the rapidly growing government and defense markets. Continue reading

CRU Announces the Acquisition of ioSafe Inc., the Leading Provider of Disaster-Tolerant Data Storage and Business Continuity Solutions

Vancouver, WA — July 19, 2018 — CRU, a leading provider of data security, data transport, encryption, and digital forensic solutions, today announced the acquisition of ioSafe Inc. Based in Roseville, California, ioSafe designs and manufactures innovative, disaster-tolerant data storage solutions that help organizations protect their data and decrease recovery times. The acquisition of ioSafe increases CRU’s presence in markets that require superior data protection. Continue reading

New 2TB VaultDisk® Doubles Largest Capacity Removable SSD

Massive Storage Solution Available in Mini-2.5” SATA & SFF Tower Form Factors

Campbell, CA — June 5, 2018 — DIGISTOR announced today the release of the 2TB VaultDisk®—the industry’s largest capacity removable SSD for laptop systems. Bringing the 2TB VaultDisk to market, DIGISTOR effectively doubles the maximum capacity of both the removable SSD for laptops and removable SSD for small form factor (SFF) computers. Continue reading

Veteran Investor and Entrepreneur Dave Withers Joins DIGISTOR Board

Tech Executive to Lend Expertise and Guidance to the Storage Leader

Campbell, CA — April 24, 2018 — DIGISTOR, the leader in secure data and storage solutions, is pleased to announce that entrepreneur and investor Dave Withers has joined their board of directors. A veteran of multiple successful startups, Withers brings with him a 20 year track record of identifying disruptive technologies and building successful hardware and software businesses as both an operator and investor. Withers joins DIGISTOR to assist the company through their unprecedented growth. Continue reading

DIGISTOR Solves Drive Distinction Problem with Color Identifiable Drives

Color identifiable VaultDisk® drives make Digistor's interchangeable solid state storage solution even more useful to companies and organizations hosting a variety of security levels and networks.

Campbell, CA — March 13, 2018 — DIGISTOR today announced the release of color identifiable VaultDisk® drives, making the interchangeable solid state storage solution even more useful to companies and organizations hosting a variety of security levels and networks. This subtle yet critically important choice aims to make protected networks even more secure and give employees who use and maintain them a swifter way of distinguishing the drives. Continue reading

DIGISTOR Secures Success with New Director of Business Development Chris Persaud

Background in both cybersecurity and the military uniquely position him to help advance the companies VaultDisk® solution in the federal space.

Campbell, CA — February 20, 2018 — DIGISTOR, the leader in secure data and storage solutions, is pleased to announce that as of January 2, 2018, Chris Persaud has joined the team as Director of Business Development. With a solid background in technology, sales, and defense, Persaud will focus on continuing to bring DIGISTOR’s enterprise level removable storage solution, VaultDisk®, to the federal space. Continue reading

DIGISTOR Creates a New Industry Standard for Secure Removable Drives

VaultDisk is a removable solid state drive in a smaller, sleeker form factor.

Campbell, CA — February 14, 2018 — DIGISTOR, the leader in secure data and storage solutions, is pleased to announce the release of VaultDisk®, a removable solid state SATA drive compatible with the 2.5” industry standard in a smaller, sleeker form factor. This removable, bootable storage solution was designed specifically for the federal space and can be utilized in a variety of Dell workstations and laptop systems. For administrators required to switch in and out of multiple networks and security clearance levels, VaultDisk® provides a game changing solution. Continue reading

CRU® Announces 2016 Photo Contest Winners

Winners Receive CRU's Powerful Storage Devices

Clockwise from left to right: "Maui Keiki" by John and Dan Cesere, "Murals of Those Whom Protect Us" by Steve Hendricks, "Highland Lass" by Sankar Ghose, "Flowers of Ethiopia” by Robin Yong, and "Woman in Vendôme Square" by Jan Schmidt-Whitley.

Vancouver, WA — February 8, 2017 — Today CRU announced the winners of our 2016 Photo Contest. 914 outstanding photos were submitted, from which the Grand Prize was awarded to Sankar Ghose of India for the portrait "Highland Lass." Ghose will receive an RTX® 220-3QR storage enclosure designed for RAID backup and ideal for professional or amateur photographers. Continue reading

CRU® Minimizes Data Acquisition Time for Digital Investigation

New WiebeTech® Ditto® DX doubles speed of Physical Imaging from SSD to SSD, doubles speed of Logical Imaging, adds new native interfaces

Las Vegas, NV — May 23, 2016 — Today CRU introduced the WiebeTech Ditto DX Forensic FieldStation, its fastest, most capable digital forensic imaging appliance to date. Building on the success of the browser-manageable Ditto remote imaging hardware device introduced in 2013, the Ditto DX remote imager offers accelerated data acquisition speeds, enhanced usability features, and more native media connectivity. Continue reading

CRU® Introduces the SCILock® Secure Drive, Specialized Hardware Cyber Security Solution to Immunize Computers against Malware

Unique device takes place of computer hard drive to shield system and application software from attack

Vancouver, WA — February 1, 2016 — Today CRU introduced the SCILock Secure Drive, the patent-pending hardware cyber security solution that shelters designated operating system and other software from malware, zero day threats, and other persistent forms of cyber attack. Working in conjunction with existing anti-threat software and firewalls, SCILock greatly reduces the attack profile of a computer system by preventing malware from becoming persistent. By doing so, SCILock increases the resistance of an entire network to malware-induced data or identity theft and downtime. Continue reading

CRU® Announces 2015 Photo Contest Winners

Grand Prize, Category, and People’s Choice Winners Awarded

Clockwise from left to right: "The Mask" by Daria Virbanescu, "Walking on Mars" by Abdulqader Taher, "Rain Boy" by Goran Jovic, "Warmth of Motherly Love by Robert Ross, and "Sunset in Atacama" by Ana Caroline de Lima.

Vancouver, WA — January 4, 2016 — Today CRU announced the winners of the CRU 2015 Photo Contest. From the 287 images submitted, the Grand Prize was awarded to Goran Jovic from Croatia for the portrait "Rain Boy." Jovic will receive an RTX® 220-3QR storage enclosure designed for RAID backup and ideal for photographers. Continue reading

CRU® Introduces CRU WiebeTech® USB 3.0 WriteBlocker™

Doubles speed of evidence acquisition for law enforcement, corporate eDiscovery, and cybersecurity incident response

The handheld, bus-powered CRU WiebeTech USB 3.0 WriteBlocker is capable of reading data at 400 MB/s. With this high performance and its two USB 3.0 inputs, the device can support full-speed simultaneous dual channel acquisition and triage.

Vancouver, WA — December 11, 2015 — Today CRU introduced the CRU WiebeTech USB 3.0 WriteBlocker, a device that should be part of any digital forensic and eDiscovery tool kit. The CRU WiebeTech USB 3.0 WriteBlocker is essential for gathering forensically sound evidence, which is as important to law enforcement investigations as it should be to professionals in corporate human resources, IT, and security during eDiscovery or investigating hacks or cyberattacks. Continue reading

CRU® Automates Evidence Collection for Digital Investigators

Forensic Investigators Can Use Time-Saving Templates with the CRU WiebeTech® Ditto® Forensic FieldStation to Automatically Image Only Desired Directories, Files, and File Types from Hard Drives, Network File Shares, and Flash Media

Vancouver, WA — October 1, 2015 — CRU announces its next generation of the Logical Imaging feature included with its popular remote/network operable CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation. CRU Logical Imaging now includes predefined template profiles that allow investigators to effortlessly configure Ditto to automatically search for specific directories, files, and file types across an entire hard drive, network file share, or other storage media. Continue reading

CRU Adds ACA Pacific Technology As Distributor in Australia

The distributor's established reseller base increases CRU removable drives and storage momentum in Australia

Vancouver, WA — May 18, 2015 — CRU® and ACA Pacific, a regional value-added distributor specializing in enterprise network security and data storage, today announced that they have signed an agreement to distribute the flagship CRU DataPort® removable drive solutions, the CRU DataHarbor® standalone networked backup appliance for small offices, the CRU RAX® and CRU RTX® direct attached storage devices, and CRU WiebeTech® information technology tools. Continue reading

Law Enforcement Personnel Dress for Success with CRU® Ditto® Field Kit L-1

With soft case, CRU WiebeTech® Ditto Forensic FieldStation and forensic tools Agents are more successful with “knock and talk” searches, imaging digital content

Vancouver, WA — January 27, 2015 — Looks matter when law enforcement first arrives for a “knock and talk” to inquire about possible criminal activity. The CRU® Ditto Field Kit L-1 gives law enforcement personnel the look with a highly portable, unobtrusive soft-case kit containing the first of its kind CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation and all the essential tools for quick analysis of loose media and data storage. Continue reading

CRU® Streamlines Digital Investigation with Logical Imaging

CRU WiebeTech® Ditto® Forensic FieldStation—Only Networkable Digital Imager to Selectively Acquire Key Evidence From Networks and Hard Drives

CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation streamlines digital investigation.

Vancouver, WA — September 15, 2014 — CRU announces the availability of the Logical Imaging feature for its rugged, silent, and reliable remote/network operable CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation, which redefined forensic digital imaging. With Logical Imaging, digital investigators can discover and forensically image individual files, or a user-selectable collection of files, from hard drives and the NFS and Samba (SMB) network file systems found in corporate and other environments. Ditto allows digital investigations to be conducted locally or in another country via VPN. The Logical Imaging feature is available in Ditto units today, as well as to current Ditto customers as another in its series of free upgrades downloadable directly to the Ditto unit from Continue reading

CRU® Introduces Digital Cinema Package (DCP) Kits

Convenient, Lightweight, and Sturdy Kits for Distributing Digital Media Content

Vancouver, WA — March 24, 2014 — CRU, the leader in storage solutions for digital cinema (DC) content distribution, announces the availability of its new DCP Kits, convenient all-in-one solutions for DCP distribution. Continue reading

CRU® Continues to Redefine Forensic Digital Imaging

Unique Network-Based WiebeTech® Ditto® Forensic FieldStation Adds High-Performance NTFS Support for Destination Drives

Vancouver, WA — October 17, 2013 — CRU, with its game-changing WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation, announces the availability of high-performance NTFS support for destination drives, which allows forensic image drives generated by the Ditto Forensic FieldStation to quickly and easily attach to Windows-based forensic workstations and computers while maintaining high overall image performance. Continue reading

CRU® Introduces High-End Thunderbolt™ Storage Enclosure for Videographers, Engineers, Government Agencies, and Other Big Data Users

With up to 32TB of Storage, the CRU RTX800-TR Tower is Ideal for High-Volume Storage and Data Transfer

Vancouver, WA — August 13, 2013 — CRU, the pioneer in rugged, removable storage solutions is introducing the CRU RTX800-TR storage enclosure, ideal for applications that require fast access to large amounts of data. The RTX800-TR enclosure is a highcapacity, high-performance tower with Thunderbolt connectivity, making it ideal for video editing and other applications relying on high-speed interaction with large datasets. Continue reading

CRU™ Shows New DCmini Digital Content Distribution Solution at CineEurope Conference

Preferred Supplier of Storage Solutions for Digital Cinema Developed Solution With Key Customer Contributions

Vancouver, WA — June 24, 2013 — CRU, the leader in storage solutions for digital cinema content distribution, will showcase its new DCmini hard drive cartridge, adapter, and shipping case at the CineEurope conference in Barcelona, Spain June 24-27, 2013. The complete DCmini content distribution solution includes the innovative DCmini shipping case, created for reuse, durability, ease of handling, and reduced shipping costs. Continue reading

CRU™ Changes Game in Forensic Digital Imaging

Unique WiebeTech® Ditto™ Forensic FieldStation Network- and Browser-Based Remote Configuration and Operation for Suspect Drive Preview, Cloning, and Imaging

Vancouver, WA — April 8, 2013 — CRU, with its industry-leading WiebeTech line of forensics and eDiscovery products for digital data capture and digital investigation, announces the new CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation, the first digital imaging device to be configured, administered, and operated over a network via computer, tablet, or smartphone. In addition, networked preview simplifies forensic acquisition to provide sophisticated remote examination of data sources so only pertinent data is acquired. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort's DataHarbor™ Backup Appliance Sets Standard for Data Protection

DataHarbor appliance makes it easy for small businesses and work groups to securely back up and recover important information

Vancouver, WA — October 11, 2012 — CRU-DataPort, a leading provider of data security and storage devices, announces the new CRU DataHarbor network backup appliance with the most advanced encryption in the market. The CRU DataHarbor solution is the only backup appliance for small businesses and work groups to provide encrypted backup copies of up to 25 PCs, as well as other shared files, making data security easier, and in the event of disaster, restoring data faster than ever before. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort's New Forensic ComboDock Strikes a Balance for Flexibility and Security

New WiebeTech forensic device prevents data corruption while providing a sound way to turn off write-blocking

Vancouver, WA — September 4, 2012 — CRU-DataPort, a leading provider of data security and storage devices, announces the new WiebeTech Forensic ComboDock™ v5, the first forensic device that enables write-blocking to be safely turned on and off. The new bright yellow forensic device gives CRU-DataPort’s customers a secure option that provides both write-blocking and read/write capabilities while preventing accidental corruption of the data and hard drive. Continue reading

The Thrill of Secure Storage - The Agony of Lost Data

CRU-DataPort teams with official lead photographer of the International Fencing Federation, a member of the International Olympic Committee

Vancouver, WA — July 27, 2012 — As the world's best athletes train for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Serge Timachef is preparing his photography equipment to capture the most memorable moments in these athletes' lives. Sports photographers take more photos in one shoot than most professional photographers, making the need for high volume, secure storage and backup a key component to the digital workflow. "Storing images in the field, getting it safely home and having it secure yet easily accessible are some of the biggest challenges for international photographers. Innovative products from CRU-DataPort have made my life as a prolific, globe-trotting sports photographer tremendously easy and secure," states Serge Timachef. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort RTX™ Enclosurers Featured in "The Amazing Spider-Man"

Enter for a Chance to Win Movie Tickets and an RTX110-3Q

Vancouver, WA — July 16, 2012 — "The Amazing Spider-Man" follows the original story of Peter Parker, an orphan bitten by a radioactive spider who acquires extraordinary powers in the fourth screen adaptation from Marvel Comics. In a quest to understand his parents' disappearance, Spider-Man is lead directly to Oscorp lab where his father's former partner, Dr. Curt Connors, securely stores his clandestine scientific data on CRU-DataPort’s RTX storage enclosures. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort Boosts Speed of Award-Winning ToughTech® Duo Portable RAID Storage System

‘No Brainer’ ToughTech Duo 3SR Adds USB 3.0, Lowers Price

— June 5, 2012 — CRU-DataPort is now shipping the ToughTech Duo 3SR, which adds USB 3.0 to the award-winning ToughTech series of storage drives popular with photographers and those who need easy-to-use, reliable storage for images, video, and other important data, as well as for backup or mobile data acquisition. The new ToughTech Duo 3SR portable RAID storage system works with two 2.5" notebook or solid state drives and simplifies data redundancy by writing the same information in real time to both drives with easy-to-configure RAID. Continue reading

Secure the Chain of Evidence with CRU-DataPort's New Forensic UltraDock v5

Forensic UltraDock v5

Vancouver, WA — April 24, 2012 — CRU-DataPort announces the new WiebeTech Forensic UltraDock™ v5, the industry's premium and most versatile drive imager with forensic access to bare drives. WiebeTech's proprietary write-block technology secures the chain of evidence with read-only access to suspect 3.5" IDE and 2.5"/3.5" SATA hard drives. Investigators can easily download and image contents of a suspect drive without the risk of data being written back to the drive and it is fully compatible with forensic acquisition and analysis software. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort Enhances RTX™ Enclosures with Encryption

Vancouver, WA — March 5, 2012 — Protecting sensitive data from security breaches is easy with CRU-DataPort’s new line of RTX Secure encrypted storage towers. Specifically designed for government agencies with top-secret data, these units are now available for anyone that needs to prevent unauthorized access to confidential files. RTX Secure high performance tower enclosures, with AES 256-bit (FIPS 140-2) hardware based encryption, offer TrayFree™ removable bays for easy hot swapping and offsite data backup scalable to the amount of storage needed. Units are available with 4, 6 or 8 TrayFree bays and multiple interface options (Multilane, eSATA (point to point), eSATA (port multiplier), iSCSI and Quad (eSATA, FireWire 400/800 or USB 2.0). The units support any capacity 3.5” SATA drive. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort Introduces UltraDock™ v5 with USB 3.0 Connectivity

Vancouver, WA — February 13, 2012 — Accessing data from bare hard drives is now faster, smarter and more affordable with UltraDock v5 from CRU-DataPort. UltraDock v5 is an aluminum constructed hardware device that allows access to data on bare 2.5” and 3.5” SATA and 3.5” IDE hard drives via five host interface connections including USB 3.0. UltraDock v5 has a user friendly menu, LCD screen and access to S.M.A.R.T drive data, which makes it the most versatile drive dock from CRU-DataPort. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort Introduces USB 3.0 to RTX Product Line

Vancouver, WA — January 4, 2012 — VANCOUVER, WA – January 4, 2012 – CRU-DataPort’s popular line of RTX removable storage enclosures now offers a USB 3.0 interface with RTX™100-3SJ and RTX™100-3Q. Whether you need increased storage, data backup or to physically transport data, RTX products are ranked among the fastest, safest and most rugged in the industry. If USB 3.0 is not your speed, you may opt for eSATA or USB 2.0 interfaces with RTX100-3SJ or dual FireWire 800 ports with RTX100-3Q. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort Announces Drive eRazer Ultra to Remove All Data from a Hard Drive

Removes Data, Risk and Worry

Drive eRazer Ultra

Vancouver, WA — October 18, 2011 — Completely erasing data from a hard drive is easier and more efficient with the new Drive eRazer™ Ultra from CRU-DataPort®. Drive eRazer Ultra is a stand-alone hardware device that erases all data from 3.5" or 2.5" IDE/PATA and SATA hard drives faster and more securely than software solutions. Deleting a file or reformatting a drive will not permanently remove important information including credit card numbers, corporate and medical records, financial data, passwords or photos. Critical data remains accessible unless a proper tool is used to erase the hard drive entirely, thus ensuring data does not get into the wrong hands. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort Announces Expanded Partnership with Hammer

Vancouver, WA — September 30, 2011 — Data security pioneer CRU-DataPort announced its collaborative participation in the upcoming SMAU event in Milan, Italy with leading IT product distributor Hammer. CRU-DataPort and Hammer are teaming to bring CRU-DataPort products to the SMB, government, education and healthcare markets in Italy. This collaboration gives Hammer’s network of resellers and customers product solutions to enhance data mobility and data storage offerings, including CRU-DataPort’s new ToughTech® Duo high performance, hand held RAID storage system and a multitude of mass storage solutions available in rackmount and desktop configurations. Continue reading

Protect Bare Drives with CRU-DataPort DriveBoxes

Vancouver, WA — May 19, 2011 — Protecting bare drives is imperative while storing and transporting digital data as spills and falls could be catastrophic to a hard drive. CRU-DataPort has ingeniously redesigned and improved its popular anti-static drive case for bare 3.5" hard drives and 2.5” notebook drives. DriveBoxes add minimal height to a drive making them more compact to steadily store on a shelf and archive data or access files. CRU’s RAX™ and RTX™ series hard drive enclosures are designed with TrayFree™ bays with removable drives. DriveBoxes are ideal for storing hard drives when swapping out RAID sets. Continue reading

WriteLock™ Technology Available in the ToughTech™ Secure Encrypted Product Line

Vancouver, WA — April 28, 2011 — Lock down data with CRU-DataPort's new WriteLock™ technology available in the popular line of ToughTech storage enclosures. At the push of a button, WriteLock allows you to "lock down" all data on the hard drive prohibiting any changes or accidental erasing. ToughTechs with WriteLock provide the functionality, speed and data capacity of an external hard drive enclosure with the Read Only feature of CD-ROMs and DVDs. Whether archiving client records, sharing important photos or preserving critical evidence, WriteLock technology safely secures data. Continue reading

Sophisticated Storage for Savvy Snapshots

Introducing the New ToughTech™ Duo

Vancouver, WA — February 9, 2011 — Sleek and sophisticated may not be the average consumer’s initial thought regarding hard drives, but CRU-DataPort’s engineering ingenuity has changed the playing field with ToughTech Duo. This high performance RAID portable storage system works with two 2.5" notebook drives or solid state drives to back-up and store data. Designed for professional photographers and digital media users while on location or in the studio, ToughTech Duo maximizes storage in a mini footprint (3.5” x 6.26” x 1.34” or 89mm x 159mm x 34mm) to ensure data integrity and protect digital assets. ToughTech Duo guards against data loss by writing the same information in real-time to both drives. It also saves from costly system downtime as the system can continue to run while the ToughTech Duo restores data on the hard drive. Continue reading

Get Backed with RAX from CRU-DataPort

Vancouver, WA — January 12, 2011 — 1U Rackmount storage systems are extremely versatile with RAX™ removable 2-bay enclosures from CRU-DataPort. Whether you need RAID or JBOD, access to bare drives or protection of a fully enclosed removable drive carrier, RAX is the answer. Additionally, RAX is available with hardware based encryption and on-demand write-protection for read/write access and added data security to meet all storage demands. Continue reading

Secure Storage for Every Phase of Digital Asset Workflow™

Vancouver, WA — October 26, 2010 — Add functionality to your WiebeTech write-blocking device - for FREE! Forensic Software Utility is a free downloadable application that enhances write-blocking products by adding configurable detection modes for handling Hidden Protected Area (HPA) and Device Configuration Overlay (DCO) areas on hard drives. Forensic Software Utility includes new hard drive and device information gathering and reporting features. Continue reading

Forensic Software Utility adds Valuable Functionality to Write-Blocking Devices

Vancouver, WA — October 4, 2010 — Add functionality to your WiebeTech write-blocking device - for FREE! Forensic Software Utility is a free downloadable application that enhances write-blocking products by adding configurable detection modes for handling Hidden Protected Area (HPA) and Device Configuration Overlay (DCO) areas on hard drives. Forensic Software Utility includes new hard drive and device information gathering and reporting features. Continue reading

Forensic LabDock™ Turns Any Computer into a Digital Forensic Workstation

Forensic LabDock

Vancouver, WA — September 16, 2010 — Turn any computer into a write-blocked digital forensic workstation with the new Forensic LabDock from WiebeTechTM, a brand of CRU-DataPort®. The Forensic LabDock is the most affordable and easy to use write-blocker on the market that installs into standard 5.25" bays for convenient forensic access to suspect hard drives. It is available with base units starting at $329.00. Continue reading

RTX™220-QR Enclosure with RAID Offers Huge Storage in Small Footprint

Vancouver, WA — August 9, 2010 — Portable storage with RAID has never been more affordable and easier to use with the newly reengineered RTX220-QR HDD enclosure from WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort. As a direct replacement for the RTX200H-QR, the RTX220-QR provides a fast way to mirror (RAID 1), stripe (RAID 0) or create a quick backup disk. Additional features of the dual TrayFree™ bay enclosure include: an updated RAID controller with a new menu system, a durable handle for portability, quad interfaces (FireWire 400/800, USB 2.0 and eSATA) and a unique companion utility to customize fan and alarm behavior. The user-configurable audible and visual warnings are context-specific with alerts for both system and RAID status. System LEDs indicate power, hardware and RAID status. The RTX220-QR portable storage enclosure is available with base units starting at $499.00 MSRP. Continue reading

Seize the Data with WiebeTech Forensic Field Kits

Forensic Field Kit F3/F4

Vancouver, WA — June 4, 2010 — WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort, is pleased to announce the release of two newly-configured Forensic Field Kits. The F3 and F4 Forensic Field Kits are configured to meet the most globally adopted combination of tools used by forensic investigators. By combining WiebeTech write-blockers, media adapters, cables and unique field tools, Forensic Field Kits F3 and F4 fit the demands of digital data acquisition in the field and in the lab. Both kits include the industry-leading Forensic UltraDock, drive adapters, Mr. Tool, Mouse Jiggler, and other accessories all in a durable water-resistant Pelican case. The F4 kit also includes the new bus-powered WiebeTech USB WriteBlocker. Configuration details and a special $150 introductory discount can be found on the F3 & F4 Field Kit web page. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort Announces the DataPAK 1U Rackmount Enclosure

Vancouver, WA — May 31, 2010 — Hard drive capacity is growing in size yet data is being generated at an even faster pace. The new DataPAKTM 1U Rackmount enclosures provide high performance storage for digital media management and easy portability of backup data. The DataPAK 1U allows the removal of two hard drives in one rugged carrier for on the fly removal and RAID rebuilds. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort Announces the DataPort 22 - The First Removable Drive

For Dell Optiplex Small Form Factor Computers

Vancouver, WA — May 12, 2010 — The DataPort® 22 is the first removable drive designed for DellTM Optiplex™ Small Form Factor computers. The DP22 mounts in the 3.5 inch “flex- bay” or “slim-line bay” available on the Optiplex SFF chassis. The DP22 can also be mounted into most standard 3.5” floppy bays. Made of durable metal, the DP22 is designed for demanding desk-top computing applications. The drive carrier accommodates any capacity 2.5” SATA hard drive or solid state drive with a height of 9.5mm and supports 3 Gb/s drive operation. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort Announces the New ToughTech™ Secure Q Enclosure with Encryption

Vancouver, WA — May 4, 2010 — The popular ToughTech storage enclosure now includes government-strength encryption and stores up to 2 TBs on 3 1⁄2” SATA HDDs with the new ToughTech Secure Q. With built-in 128 bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the FIPS approved encryption standard, this enclosure is portable and incredibly easy to use. The encryption technology of the ToughTech Secure Q protects intellectual property and client privacy (i.e.; financial and medical records) and is best suited in government, medical, education, and Pro A/V markets. The TT S-Q enclosure is available with base units starting at $189.00 MSRP. Continue reading

WiebeTech's Digital Forensic Solutions Save the Day on '24)

Vancouver, WA — April 6, 2010 — Digital forensic solutions from WiebeTech™, a brand of CRU-DataPort®, help save the day in the 8th season of Fox’s 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland as America's favorite protagonist Jack Bauer and his unconventional CTU computer mastermind Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian. After an electromagnetic pulse, CTU communications and surveillance are disabled by terrorists in order to sneak a radiological dispersal device into Manhattan. To facilitate recovery to the CTU server, Chloe utilizes various WiebeTech forensic solutions including the Forensic Field Kit and the Forensic UltraDock™. Meanwhile, NSA agents wearing USB WriteBlockers interfere with her savvy problem-solving. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort Recruits Australian VARs to Meet Growing Demand

Vancouver, WA — February 17, 2010 — CRU-DataPort will embark on a brief Australian tour to promote and recruit VARs to support increased product demand and the growth of their successful Partner Program the week of February 22, 2010. PartnerAdvantage consists of four innovative reseller programs in unique vertical markets: Value+, Technology, Forensics and Digital Media. Continue reading

WiebeTech's Forensic UltraDock Debuts on NCIS: Masquerade Season 7 - Episode 13

Vancouver, WA — February 8, 2010 — The Forensic UltraDock from WiebeTech™, a brand of CRU-DataPort®, aired February 2, 2010 in the 7th season of NCIS: Masquerade, starring Mark Harmon as the Supervisory Special Agent Leroy Gibbs and Pauley Perrette as the witty Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto. After a radioactive explosion, the Forensic UltraDock was shown attached to a charred hard drive capturing seemingly irretrievable data in this riveting police procedural drama. Fortunately, Abby was able to capture the alleged terrorist's distorted message via the Forensic UltraDock and save the day! Continue reading

WiebeTech Partners with Digital Reconnaissance, Inc. and Voom Technologies to Exclusively Offer Recon Series Digital Forensic Field Kits

Vancouver, WA — October 26, 2009 — WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort™, has partnered with Voom Technologies™ and Digital Reconnaissance, Inc.™, a premier solutions provider for the digital forensics and legal discovery industries, to introduce the Recon Series™ computer forensics field kits at the Techno Forensics and Digital Investigations conference today in Gaithersburg, MD. David Biessener, CEO of Voom Technologies, stated, "Digital Reconnaissance has integrated, in a truly unparalleled way, computer forensic investigative technology that will redefine the market." Continue reading

CRU-DataPort Meets Reseller Needs with Unique New Partner Program

Vancouver, WA — October 21, 2009 — CRU-DataPort™ announces new PartnerAdvantage program, designed to support the needs of resellers in unique vertical markets. Rob Eby, Vice President of Purchasing at D&H notes, "CRU continues to set the example of a committed vendor fostering positive, profitable partnerships within the reseller community. Their innovative “market-category” approach to supporting their reseller partners is yet another example of their strong connection with the channel". Continue reading

WiebeTech Answers Forensic Need with USB WriteBlocker at Techno Security

USB WriteBlocker

Vancouver, WA — June 1, 2009 — WiebeTech™, a brand of CRU-DataPort™, is a Premier Sponsor of the 2009 Techno Security Conference, a global hub for IT Security professionals. Techno Security will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC May 31-June 3 on the cusp of President Obama declaring the appointment of a new cyber czar to develop a strategy to protect the nation's computer networks. WiebeTech is contributing to the solution with the announcement of new digital forensics, data security and data storage products, including hardware based encryption, a portable drive imager and a write-blocked forensic tool, the USB WriteBlocker™. Continue reading

WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort Says ‚ÄúNo‚Äù to NAS with New RTX™400-QR

Brand New RTX400-QR

Vancouver, WA — January 6, 2009 — WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort® and global leader in data security and data mobility solutions releases the new RTX400-QR, a portable desktop storage enclosure with built-in RAID. The RTX400-QR features a quad interface (FireWire 400/800, USB 2.0 or eSATA) supporting up to 100MB/s data transfer rates, making this direct attached storage (DAS) device up to 10X faster than many network attached storage (NAS) devices while being easier to manage. The RTX400-QR is available pre-configured for Mac or Windows in 2TB and 4TB configurations, with a base unit available starting at just $899.95. Continue reading

CRU-DataPort - WiebeTech's New ToughTech™ Mini Pocket Drive Debuts on 24

Redemption Season 7 Prequel

Vancouver, WA — December 1, 2008 — The new ToughTech™ mini pocket drive from WiebeTech™, a brand of CRU-DataPort®, debuted in the 7th season prequel of 24: Redemption, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Carlyle. The TV movie aired Sunday November 23, 2008 on Fox with rave reviews. Attached to a Mac Pro via FireWire, it showed the capabilities and efficiencies of the ToughTech mini pocket drive in this enthralling drama. Continue reading

UltraDock™: WiebeTech's New Premier Hard Drive Dock Now Shipping

Provides The Easiest Way To Access Data From Bare Hard Drives

Wichita, KS — April 28, 2008 — WiebeTech™, a brand of CRU-DataPort®, has released a new professional hard drive docking station which allows users to natively connect to bare 3.5" IDE/PATA and/or 2.5/3.5" SATA hard drives. WiebeTech DriveDocks are popular tools used by technicians, forensics analysts and PC enthusiasts. Continue reading

WiebeTech acquired by CRU-DataPort of Vancouver, Washington

Customers and Resellers benefit from wider selection of Data Storage and Data Security solutions

Vancouver WA and Wichita KS — January 14, 2008 — WiebeTech, a premier developer of computer storage and forensic solutions in Wichita, Kansas, has been purchased by CRU-DataPort of Vancouver, Washington, a global leader in data security and data mobility products. Continue reading

USB DriveDock™ v4: Most economical WiebeTech DriveDock ever! Only $49.95.

USB DriveDock v4

Wichita, KS — November 19, 2007 — WiebeTech has introduced its most economical DriveDock yet! The USB DriveDock™ v4 allows users to easily access data directly from any of the four most common drive types, 2.5" and 3.5" SATA or IDE/PATA drives, making this WiebeTech's most versatile dock as well. Its single USB port allows attachment to all hosts including PCs, Macs and Linux. Continue reading

No Screws, No Trays: More RTX™ TrayFree™ RAID/JBOD Enclosures with up to 8 bays; FireWire, iSCSI & Ultra320 SCSI

RTX800 - Very Fast 8 bay RAID

Wichita, KS — October 3, 2007 — WiebeTech announces new additions to its revolutionary RTX™ TrayFree™ SATA storage line. Newly released units now feature up to eight bays, including 4-bay JBOD units with FireWire, 6-bay "Hardened" ruggedized units with shock protection for drives and lockable bays, and 8-bays for massive storage capacity. Continue reading

WiebeTech Now Shipping 200GB and 250GB 2.5" Drives

ToughTech mini

Wichita, KS — July 10, 2007 — WiebeTech is now shipping 200GB and 250GB 2.5" drives, the largest capacity 2.5" on the market today. Customers may purchase them in WiebeTech's ToughTech™ mini and ToughTech™ XE mini pocket drives. The 200GB drive is available with 7200RPM, and the 250GB drive is available with 5400RPM. Continue reading

The Future of Storage is Here:

WiebeTech announces RTX™ with TrayFree™ Technology

Wichita, KS — June 12, 2007 — WiebeTech is introducing a revolutionary new way to access bare hard drives. RTX™ uses WiebeTech's new TrayFree™ Technology to allow users to insert bare 3.5" SATA hard drives - up to 1TB each - without trays or screws. Simply insert a drive into a bay and close the door. Continue reading

WiebeTech Introduces New Pocket Drive Enclosure with Quad Interface Connection

Wichita, KS — May 23, 2007 — WiebeTech has added a new pocket drive to its lineup of portable enclosures. The ToughTech™ XE mini is the most portable quad-interface enclosure available. The eSATA and USB2 connections are combined into a single port to achieve its tiny size. ToughTech XE mini retail pricing starts at $119.95 empty, or holds up to a 160GB 2.5" SATA drive. It's available to ship June 1. Continue reading

WiebeTech Introduces Mouse Jiggler™, a Hardware Solution that Prevents Sleep or Screen Saver Modes from Engaging

Mouse Jiggler 1 - slow mouse motions keep a computer from going to sleep, but still allow the computer to be used

Wichita, KS — April 18, 2007 — WiebeTech is introducing Mouse Jiggler, a new hardware solution to prevent a computer from entering sleep or screen saver mode while users work, or while they are away from their desks. Mouse Jiggler is portable and automatic with no software to install or run. Mouse Jiggler simply plugs into any empty USB port and goes to work instantly. Continue reading

WiebeTech announces New Leatherette Case for SilverSATA™ or ProSATA™ Hard Drive Trays

Wichita, KS — December 19, 2006 — WiebeTech has introduced an attractive Storage Carrying Case for ProSATA or SilverSATA Drive Trays. The soft-grain leatherette case is inscribed with the WiebeTech logo and has a clear pocket window on the front for a business card or other labeling. A velcro flap keeps the drive and contents snug, and the case protects the drive electronics from dust. Continue reading

WiebeTech's 4th Generation Forensic Notebook DriveDock™ now write-blocked over USB and FireWire

New LEDs monitor write-block feature

Wichita, KS — August 15, 2006 — WiebeTech has now enhanced its proprietary write-block technology to allow investigators to image suspect 2.5" IDE notebook drives through FireWire 800 (400 compatible) as well as USB. The new Forensic Notebook DriveDock™ v4 also has more LED indicators to monitor data transfer, including an indicator that assures users that write-block technology is active and protecting the data. Continue reading

WiebeTech adds write-blocked access through USB with Fourth Generation field imager; new LEDs monitor write-block feature

New LEDs monitor write-block feature

Wichita, KS — July 12, 2006 — WiebeTech has now enhanced its proprietary write-block technology to allow investigators to image suspect 3.5" IDE drives through USB as well as FireWire 800 (400 compatible). The new Forensic ComboDock™ v4 also has more LED indicators to monitor data transfer, including an indicator that assures users that write-block technology is active and protecting the data. Continue reading

WiebeTech Introduces Desktop ToughTech™ storage enclosure with eSATA port

Wichita, KS — May 30, 2006 — WiebeTech announces that its popular desktop enclosure, ToughTech™, is now available in an eSATA enclosure. The new eSATA enclosure joins WiebeTech's popular existing line of ToughTech FireWire 400 and 800 enclosures. This enclosure provides the same FlexMount™ anti-shock protection for any 3.5" SATA drive and provides a single eSATA connection to the host computer. Continue reading

New White Paper: Storage Enclosure Reliability

Analysis of various enclosures and their reliability for backup

Wichita, KS — May 1, 2006 — James Wiebe, president and CEO of WiebeTech LLC, has released his latest white paper titled "Storage Enclosure Reliability" in which he offers an analysis of the reliability of various types of storage enclosures. Recommendations are then made as to which types are more suitable as part of a data backup strategy. Continue reading

WiebeTech ships New mini USBDock™ that attaches SATA drives through USB

New mini USBDock attaches SATA drives to a computer via USB. mini SATADock will be also available.

Wichita, KS — March 7, 2006 — WiebeTech has expanded its popular DriveDock series to include a new mini USBDock that allows users to attach SATA drives to a computer via either a single USB cable. The mini USBDock is in stock and shipping now with a retail price of $99.95. Continue reading

WiebeTech invites developers to help create G5 Bling™

Wichita, KS — January 10, 2006 — WiebeTech is issuing a challenge to all the code monkeys of the world to help the company develop its latest idea for the Macintosh G5 computer: G5 Bling™, a fancy LED display which mounts in the front grill of a G5. Users can make it do whatever they want ... become an iTunes volume equalizer ... a miniature PONG game ... a visual alarm ... whatever. It's the world's tiniest display and a nifty little G5 toy. Continue reading

WiebeTech announces SilverSATA™ Series Storage System

New SilverSATA Series by WiebeTech offers fast SATA storage with interchangeable trays between 1, 2 or 5-bay units

Wichita, KS — January 10, 2006 — WiebeTech continues to take the lead in Serial ATA (SATA) technology and is introducing a series of SATA storage units that are extremely compact and attractive. The units are available with 1, 2 or 5 bays that hold removable trays for SATA drives, making the drives fully interchangeable between units. Continue reading

WiebeTech Introduces Robotic Optical Disk Imager

Wichita, KS — January 10, 2006 — WiebeTech has given computer forensic investigators another great tool to aid in the analysis of evidence. The CD/DVD Imager (patent pending) automatically images and archives CDs and DVDs to hard disk, takes a picture of each physical CD/DVD and stores it with the disk image. Continue reading

WiebeTech announces 5 Terabyte Portable RAID.

Also introducing checkable carry-on RAID Field Kit

Wichita, KS — November 2, 2005 — WiebeTech announces the RT5x2™ which incorporates dual RT5™ RAID systems that yields a staggering total of 5TB capacity in one enclosure (unformatted and unRAIDed). The RT5x2 features dual handles so that it may be transported from location to location. Continue reading

WiebeTech Launches Enhanced Website

Wichita, KS — October 24, 2005 — WiebeTech has launched an updated and enhanced website at The new design was developed by Mueller Design Interactive of Oakland, California, and WiebeTech personnel. It features improved navigation and new tech support features. Continue reading

WiebeTech announces new features for Forensic DriveDocks™

New Forensic FireWire DriveDock+ª and Forensic Notebook DriveDock+ª have new features such as LED indicators for power status.

Wichita, KS — September 7, 2005 — WiebeTech announces Forensic FireWire DriveDock+ and Forensic NoteBook DriveDock+, which present state-of-the art FireWire 400 write-bocked interfaces for data retrieval from suspect 3.5" IDE or 2.5" notebook drives. The products are expected to begin shipping Sept.19, 2005. Continue reading

WiebeTech announces Maxelerate™ for Apple's Mac mini

Faster Boot Drive, plus FireWire/USB Hub

Maxlerate gives the Mac mini a Faster Boot Drive, plus FireWire/USB Hub

Wichita, KS — August 31, 2005 — WiebeTech announces Maxelerate™, a high performance boot drive for the Mac mini, offering up to a 500GB 3.5" hard drive, a FireWire hub and a USB2 hub all integrated into an all-aluminum enclosure which matches the Apple Mac mini design. The Maxelerate can be currently ordered online or through distributors and is scheduled for shipping mid-September. Continue reading

Fast, Affordable, Reloadable RAID

Now Shipping

Wichita, KS — June 29, 2005 — WiebeTech announces TrayDock Extremeª and TrayDock eSATAª, affordable RAIDs with either 2- or 4-bay reloadable drive trays. TrayDock Extreme provides a hardware based Striped RAID for IDE/SATA drives and attaches to any FireWire host. TrayDock eSATA offers a software RAID for SATA drives and attaches to eSATA hosts.
Continue reading

FOX TV's 24 Series Briefcase Reveals WiebeTech Products

Wichita, KS — January 24, 2005 — When the contents of the briefcase stolen in the first episode of FOX's popular 24 thriller series were revealed in episode six, they proved to be specialized devices designed to override nuclear reactors. The props used on the show are actually a variety of conventional and forensic storage devices that are made by WiebeTech. Continue reading

WiebeTech announces Super DriveDock+™: Connects 3.5" drives to a computer without using an AC adapter

Connects 3.5" drives to a computer without using an AC adapter

Wichita, KS — January 11, 2005 — WiebeTech announces Super DriveDock+, which allows users to attach 3.5" IDE hard drives through FireWire 800 (400 compatible) without using an AC adapter. This allows users to mount drives to their computer's desktop using a single FireWire cable, as long as the host port supplies adequate power. Continue reading

WiebeTech Introduces RackFire+™: Hardware-based FireWire RAID with Two Big FireWire drive trays in a 1U Rack Mount Enclosure

Hardware-based FireWire RAID with Two Big FireWire drive trays in a 1U Rack Mount Enclosure

Wichita, KS — January 11, 2005 — WiebeTech's newest RackFire+ packs up to 1.6 Terabytes of storage in the smallest 1U rack mount enclosure. It features two big FireWire drive trays, each with a capacity of two 400GB drives for1.6TB total. Most importantly, each tray is a high-performance, hardware- based FireWire RAID. Each tray connects to a FireWire 800 (400 compatible) bridge offering performance that easily exceeds 70MB/sec per RAID. Continue reading

WiebeTech announces G5Jam+™: Mount up to 10 Drives with Expansion system for Apple's G5 Computer

Mount up to 10 Drives with Expansion system for Apple's G5 Computer

Wichita, KS — January 11, 2005 — WiebeTech announces G5Jam+, which allows users to mount up to a total of 10 drives to the G5 computer. It supports six internal SATA drives and up to 4 external SATA drives. It's the big brother to the original G5JamTM that supports four internal SATA drives for the G5. "G5Jam+ provides a far higher level of storage transfer performance for G5 owners," said James Wiebe, CEO of WiebeTech LLC. "Users want to be able to mount large numbers of drives within their G5. They also want great performance out of them, so that the G5 may be used for High Definition video editing or as an inexpensive, extraordinarily high performance serve. G5Jam+ fills this need." Continue reading