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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.

The NTFS support feature is one of several enhancements contained in CRU's latest firmware release, which is available at no cost to existing customers. The firmware update also includes the NetView feature, which is based on the industry-standard Nmap® network exploration software. NetView allows Ditto users to safely probe suspect networks and obtain information about host operating system and services. With NetView, Ditto acts as a firewall, providing connectivity yet shielding the investigating computer from any software agent or malware that might originate from the suspect network.

"We are pleased to offer high-performance NTFS support to our customers, as we continue to look for ways to help forensic investigators become even more efficient with constrained budgets," said Randal Barber, President and CEO of CRU. "Our philosophy of investment protection and workflow innovation for forensic investigators is paying off as customers are adopting the Ditto Forensic FieldStation for local and remote networked forensic investigation of all kinds."

The new release also provides updates for networking support on iSCSI, NFS, and SMB, including support for SMBv2.0.

The complete list of enhancements can be found at and the firmware update for existing Ditto users is available at All future shipments of the Ditto Forensic FieldStation will include the October 2013 firmware update.

Unique Online Demo

The remote networked capability native to Ditto lets prospective customers and partners log into a publicly available Ditto Forensic FieldStation and try out remote imaging for themselves by going to

This online demo offers users the opportunity to remotely preview a suspect drive that contains various partitions with different files systems, including file systems types not normally recognized by their computer.

Ditto Forensic FieldStation has standalone drive imaging features to acquire data from many types of sources on hard disk drives and media cards. Data sources can be cloned to disk or imaged to disk or network locations. Clones and images to two disks can happen as quickly as to a single disk. In addition, the Ditto unit can both clone and image during a single read of the source.

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About CRU
Founded in 1986, CRU is a pioneer in data security, encryption and data mobility devices. The company's flagship DataPort®, along with the Data Express®, DataHarbor™, CRU RTX®, RAX®, ToughTech® and WiebeTech® product lines 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 products are available through major distributors, PC manufacturers, specialty system builders and resellers globally.