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SATA Inline Write Blocker

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:50 am
by Jared
Anyone know of a good SATA to SATA write blocker? I've got USB ones, and those seem pretty common but I'm hoping to find just an inline one that keeps it a SATA connection. I'd like to be able to use it for a ddrescue station I use for drives with just a few bad sectors, and I'm always nervous about the possibility of cloning the wrong direction. It's never happened yet, and I'd like to keep it that way.

Re: SATA Inline Write Blocker

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:53 am
by Jared
Here's an eSATA one: http://www.digitalintelligence.com/prod ... e-sata_ro/
Crazy expensive, but I suppose it could be rigged up to work in this application.

Re: SATA Inline Write Blocker

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:02 am
by Jared
I like the idea behind this one even more: http://www.forensicpc.com/proddetail.as ... 5is&cat=38

Mounts right in the drive bay and had both eSATA and IDE attachments. Only drawback is that the internal connection to the workstation is Firewire 800. Anyone know if Firewire works well with ddrescue? I've never used it that way.

Re: SATA Inline Write Blocker

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:26 pm
by w.simon

Re: SATA Inline Write Blocker

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:29 pm
by Jared
I actually already have that one, which I've used a few times just for cloning otherwise healthy drives in forensically sound way. But, it's USB 3.0 and I was really hoping to find a true SATA > SATA one to use just as a ddrescue "oops" preventer.