Forensic RTX410-3QJ IDE+SATA


4 bays (1 IDE write-blocked DP5+ , 1 write-blocked SATA, 2 read/write SATA); US

Product name: Forensic RTX

Patent: U.S. Patent No. 8,090,904

Host (I/O) Ports:(4) USB 3.0: up to 5 Gbps (4) eSATA: up to 3 Gbps

Drive Types Supported:

  • PATA/IDE 3.5 (SATA+PATA version only)
  • SATA 2.5" drives (via included adapter)
  • SATA 3.5" drives

Sector Size Compatibility: SATA 512n and 512e type drives (incompatible with 4Kn type drives)

SATA Speed: 3G

Bay Type: TrayFree

Insertion Rating: Up to 50,000 drive insertions

Number of bays: 4

Lockable Bays: Yes


Number of LEDs: 14

Description of LEDs: HPA/DCO detected (one for each bay), write-block indicator (for bays 1 & 3)

LEDs on each bay: Power and drive access

Detects/reports HPA/DCO: Yes

Allows HPA/DCO override: Yes, user-configurable options

Handle: Yes

Fan(s): 8cm magnetic levitation fan

Power switch: 2 position: On / Off

Dimensions: 10.63" x 6.97" x 9.09" (270mm x 177mm x 231mm)

Weight: 14.60 lbs. (6.62 kg)

Write Blocking: Yes (2 bays)

Compliancy: FCC, CE, RoHS


WiebeTech provides a 3-year limited warranty for this product.

Technical Support:

Your investment in WiebeTech products is backed up by our free technical support for the lifetime of the product. If you need to contact us for any reason, visit or call us at +1 (360) 816-1800.


About Forensic RTX

Lawyers, forensics investigators, and techs who want to analyze evidence or image drives in the lab or field rely upon the CRU® WiebeTech® RTX®. Use the unit in the lab, or carry it with the heavy-duty handle that allows for easy transport.

This desktop-based storage enclosure allows investigators to examine 3.5" IDE/PATA or SATA drives in easy-to-use write-blocked bays and copy data onto SATA drives.

Write-blocked drive bays prevent data from being written back to the drive. Using WiebeTech's proprietary write-block technology offers easy read-only access to suspect hard drives through high speed FireWire 800 (400 compatible), USB 3.0, or eSATA interfaces. WiebeTech's write-block technology is compatible with forensic acquisition and analysis software. Each bay offers both dual FireWire 800 (400 compatible) and single USB and eSATA ports.

The Forensic RTX also offers TrayFree™ drive-swapping, allowing fast insertion and removal of drives from the enclosure without needing tools.

Various software applications exist which allow a user to create or modify a Host Protected Area (HPA) or Device Configuration Overlay (DCO) table on a hard drive. There are four LEDs on the front of the Forensic RTX which alert you to the presence of Hidden Areas (HPAs or DCOs) on a drive in any of the four bays.

Additional features:

  • 1st and 3rd bay are write blocked
  • 1st bay is either IDE/PATA or SATA
  • 3rd bay is SATA
  • 2nd and 4th (SATA) bays are read/write for captured data
  • Compatibility with forensic acquisition and analysis software
  • All-metal construction
  • SATA bays are shock absorbing for drive protection
  • 3-year warranty
  • Free US-based customer support

Whether you’re a forensic investigator, technician, or cyber security analyst, the CRU WiebeTech Forensic RTX is a necessary part of your toolkit. 

  • Professional drive write blocking
  • Reliable evidence protection
  • Rotate drives to injest continuously
  • Simple operation

Documentation and Downloads

User Manual for Forensic RTX410-QJ
Apr 13, 2011 - 1.1 MB

User Manual for Forensic RTX411-QJ
Apr 13, 2011 - 807 KB

User Manual for Forensic Software Utility
May 10, 2013 - 379.49 KB

User Manual for Forensic RTX410-3QJ
May 16, 2017 - 16.31 MB

Quick Start Guide for Forensic RTX-3QJ Models
May 16, 2017 - 2.85 MB

Forensic Software Utility (for 64-bit versions of Windows)
Jul 3, 2018 - 7.29 MB

Forensic Software Utility
(for 32-bit versions of Windows)
Jul 3, 2018 - 6.11 MB

WriteBlocking Validation Utility (64-bit Windows)
Mar 7, 2019 - 9.32 MB

WriteBlocking Validation Utility (64-bit Windows)
Jul 29, 2022 - 12.68 MB


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