Ditto Forensic FieldStation

The robust Ditto® is a trusted drive imager and digital forensics device that’s perfect for digital investigation, eDiscovery, and data capture and analysis


Corporate security, law enforcement, military applications

Discover, preview, and image files from hard drives and network file systems

Physical Imaging of complete hard drives

Automatic Logical Imaging of specific file types from hard drives and network file systems

Fully networked remote operation

Free feature upgrades (Download the latest Ditto® firmware.)

Rugged, all-metal, silent fan-free construction




• Source inputs (write-blocked) – eSATA (SATA), PATA, USB 2.0, PCIe x 1 expansion port, and gigabit network (NFS, iSCSI, SMB)

•  Destination outputs – Dual eSATA (SATA) ports to store acquired data on one or two disks, SD card, or gigabit network (iSCSI, NFS, SMB)

•  Data acquisition modes – physical image DD, physical image E01 with empty block compression, logical image L01, clone, and simultaneous clone & image.

• Hash types - MD5, SHA-1, MD5 + SHA-1

• Remote usage – Perform operations using the web browser interface from any remote networked location in the world

• System configuration management via front panel LCD or web browser interface

• User profiles can be password protected and assigned specific permission levels

•  Data log captures a complete history of data acquisitions and can be managed and printed from web browser or extracted to a user-specific document

• Stealth Mode available for use with night vision goggles (not included)

Ditto FIeld Station data sheet

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Technical Specs


Product name Ditto Forensic FieldStation
Host (I/O) Ports (1) IDE/PATA -- source side
(1) USB 2.0
(3) eSATA -- one source, two destination -- up to 3 Gbps
(2) Gigabit (1000Base-T) Ethernet -- one source, one destination/GUI access
Drive Types Supported
  • PATA/IDE 2.5" drives (with included cable)
  • PATA/IDE 3.5
  • SATA 2.5" drives
  • SATA 3.5" drives
  • iSCSI (network attached SCSI)
  • SATA SSD (solid state drives)
  • SAS 2.5" drives (with SAS Expansion Module)
  • SAS 3.5" drives (with SAS Expansion Module)
  • Hitachi 1.8" drives (with PATA Adapter 25)
  • Toshiba 1.8" drives (with PATA Adapter 18-TOSH)
  • MacBook Air 2010 (with SATA Adapter)
  • MSATA (with SATA Adapter)
  • Mini PCIe PATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
  • Mini PCIe SATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
  • Mini PCIe USB (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
  • PCIe/NVMe (with adapter)
  • USB Thumb Drives (Native USB 2.0, or USB 3.0 via Expansion Module)
  • USB drives via USB cable (Native USB 2.0, or USB 3.0 via Expansion Module)
  • FireWire drives via FireWire cable (with FireWire Expansion Module)
SATA Speed 3G
Supports S.M.A.R.T. disk info Yes
Number of LEDs 10
Description of LEDs Power in 5V/12V, USB, Source Network, IDE, eSATA, Expansion, HPA/DCO, Destination Network, eSATA A, eSATA B
LCD Screen Four-line backlit LCD controlled with four soft-touch menu navigation buttons. Browser-based Ditto interface allows for direct operation, remote operation, and administration.
LCD Info 4 lines x 24 characters width
LCD Backlight Yes (backlighting can be disabled using stealth switch)
Stealth Mode Disables all light output (LEDs/LCD). LCD readable with night-vision goggles.
Navigation menu LCD/button driven menu system
Web admin interface Operable from a web browser
Operating system compatibility Windows XP or later
Mac OS X 10.4.x or higher
iOS Tablets/phones
Android Tablets/phones
Most versions of Linux
Browser compatibility Internet Explorer
Detects/reports HPA/DCO Yes
Allows HPA/DCO override Temporarily or permanently remove HPA/DCO
Fan(s) Fanless design
Construction material(s) All-aluminum construction
Ambient humidity range 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Power switch 2 position: On / Off
Power input 40W 12V 3.33A DC
Power input connector Barrel connector (center pin positive)
SATA Power Input Yes
Molex Power Input Yes
Dimensions 4.92" x 6.77" x 1.72" (125mm x 172mm x 43.7mm)
Weight 5.00 lbs. (2.27 kg)
Write Blocking Yes (source side)
Write Blocked ports eSATA (SATA), PATA/IDE, USB 2.0; other input types and drive types supported with Ditto Expansion Modules or drive adapters
Hashing Yes
Hashing info None, MD5, SHA-1, MD5 + SHA-1. Hash types are hardware-accelerated; can hash during image or clone.
Erase modes Clear Partition Table, Quick Erase, Custom Erase, Secure Erase Normal, Secure Erase Enhanced, DoD Clear, DoD Sanitize, NIST800-88 Clear, NIST800-88 Purge
Image/clone output modes Single Drive Image, Single Drive Clone, Image and Clone, Image to mirrored disks, Clone to mirrored disks
Compliancy FCC, CE, RoHS, C-Tick, RCM

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