dalepearson wrote:This USB DriveDock looks really good, but it doesnt say if its a write blocker, so I assume it isnt?
You assume correctly. However they do have writeblockers which are significantly less expensive than some of the others. If you go to the WiebeTech homepage and click on the Forensics option in the side menu, you will access their Forensic docks. Read the features carefully as they vary in terms of which ports are writeblocked and which aren't. I haven't used any of these, but am keeping them in mind for future purchases.
And I would say that yes, technically you could use a non-write blocked adapter with a software writeblock, but I have always been taught to use a hardware blocker if at all possible. It seems to me that there are more potential accidents with a software-based writeblocker (such as software crash, or computer reboot resulting in some drive modification prior to the writeblock software starting back up, etc.)
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