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Secure the Chain of Evidence with CRU-DataPort's New 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.

Forensic UltraDock v5

New features on the v5 model include an LCD screen, five ports on the host side (eSATA, USB 3.0/2.0 or FireWire 800/400), native PATA and SATA drive connections, two power options, a recessed on/off switch guard, and 6 status LEDs in a rugged aluminum enclosure for excellent heat dissipation. The LCD and menu system make it convenient to view drive information, error/warning messages, or remove HPA/DCOs. An LED turns on when it detects a hidden area on the drive. The new Forensic UltraDock v5 is 24% faster than its predecessor, Forensic UltraDock v4, with speeds greater than 12GB/min when used with a solid state drive connected over eSATA. "I'm amazed at the amount of functionality CRU managed to pack into the new model," said Greg Dominguez of Forensic Computers. "The faster data speeds of USB3 will really decrease the time needed for capturing data and the LCD menu makes it much easier to identify and open up hidden areas on the drives."

Forensic UltraDocks are standard tools for computer forensic investigation and corporate eDiscovery. CRU-DataPort will display the Forensic UltraDock v5, in conjunction with several other forensic tools and removable and mobile data security solutions, at CEIC in Summerlin, NV May 21-23 and at Techno Security in Myrtle Beach, SC June 3-6. Forensic UltraDock v5 is available through CRU resellers - MSRP $279. For more information, please visit and

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About CRU-DataPort
Founded in 1986, CRU-DataPort is a pioneer in data security, encryption and data mobility devices. The company's flagship DataPort®, along with Data Express®, RTXTM, RAX®, ToughTech® and WiebeTechTM product brands of removable and external hard drive enclosures are the de facto standard for physical data security and safe data transporting in government, education, audio/video production, digital cinema and business markets. CRU-DataPort products are available through major distributors, PC manufacturers, specialty system builders and resellers globally.