WiebeTech LLC on Monday introduced the
Forensic SATADock, a new device that provides write-blocked access to Serial ATA (SATA)-based hard disk drives using FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 interfaces — useful for IT personnel or forensic investigators who need to recover data from SATA drives. It includes SATA power and data connectors, a power switch, host-side FireWire 800 ports (downwardly compatible with FireWire 400) and an access indicator. It will connect any 2.5 or 3.5-inch SATA drive. WiebeTech expects to deliver the Forensic SATADock starting April 26, 2005 for US$449.95.