Press Releases

CRU Adds ACA Pacific Technology As Distributor in Australia

The distributor's established reseller base increases CRU removable drives and storage momentum in Australia

Posted on May 18, 2015

Vancouver, WA — May 18, 2015 — CRU® and ACA Pacific, a regional value-added distributor specializing in enterprise network security and data storage, today announced that they have signed an agreement to distribute the flagship CRU DataPort® removable drive solutions, the CRU DataHarbor® standalone networked backup appliance for small offices, the CRU RAX® and CRU RTX® direct attached storage devices, and CRU WiebeTech® information technology tools. ... Continue reading


Law Enforcement Personnel Dress for Success with CRU® Ditto® Field Kit L-1

With soft case, CRU WiebeTech® Ditto Forensic FieldStation and forensic tools Agents are more successful with “knock and talk” searches, imaging digital content

Posted on January 27, 2015

Vancouver, WA — January 27, 2015 — Looks matter when law enforcement first arrives for a “knock and talk” to inquire about possible criminal activity. The CRU® Ditto Field Kit L-1 gives law enforcement personnel the look with a highly portable, unobtrusive soft-case kit containing the first of its kind CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation and all the essential tools for quick analysis of loose media and data storage. ... Continue reading


CRU® Streamlines Digital Investigation with Logical Imaging

CRU WiebeTech® Ditto® Forensic FieldStation—Only Networkable Digital Imager to Selectively Acquire Key Evidence From Networks and Hard Drives

Posted on September 15, 2014


CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation streamlines digital investigation.

Vancouver, WA — September 15, 2014 — CRU announces the availability of the Logical Imaging feature for its rugged, silent, and reliable remote/network operable CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation, which redefined forensic digital imaging. With Logical Imaging, digital investigators can discover and forensically image individual files, or a user-selectable collection of files, from hard drives and the NFS and Samba (SMB) network file systems found in corporate and other environments. Ditto allows digital investigations to be conducted locally or in another country via VPN. The Logical Imaging feature is available in Ditto units today, as well as to current Ditto customers as another in its series of free upgrades downloadable directly to the Ditto unit from http://www.cru-inc.com/downloads/Ditto/Ditto-Downloads.php. ... Continue reading


CRU® Introduces Digital Cinema Package (DCP) Kits

Convenient, Lightweight, and Sturdy Kits for Distributing Digital Media Content

Posted on March 24, 2014

Vancouver, WA — March 24, 2014 — CRU, the leader in storage solutions for digital cinema (DC) content distribution, announces the availability of its new DCP Kits, convenient all-in-one solutions for DCP distribution. ... Continue reading


CRU® Continues to Redefine Forensic Digital Imaging

Unique Network-Based WiebeTech® Ditto® Forensic FieldStation Adds High-Performance NTFS Support for Destination Drives

Posted on October 17, 2013

Vancouver, WA — October 17, 2013 — CRU, with its game-changing WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation, announces the availability of high-performance NTFS support for destination drives, which allows forensic image drives generated by the Ditto Forensic FieldStation to quickly and easily attach to Windows-based forensic workstations and computers while maintaining high overall image performance. ... Continue reading


CRU® Introduces High-End Thunderbolt™ Storage Enclosure for Videographers, Engineers, Government Agencies, and Other Big Data Users

With up to 32TB of Storage, the CRU RTX800-TR Tower is Ideal for High-Volume Storage and Data Transfer

Posted on August 13, 2013

Vancouver, WA — August 13, 2013 — CRU, the pioneer in rugged, removable storage solutions is introducing the CRU RTX800-TR storage enclosure, ideal for applications that require fast access to large amounts of data. The RTX800-TR enclosure is a highcapacity, high-performance tower with Thunderbolt connectivity, making it ideal for video editing and other applications relying on high-speed interaction with large datasets. ... Continue reading


CRU™ Shows New DCmini Digital Content Distribution Solution at CineEurope Conference

Preferred Supplier of Storage Solutions for Digital Cinema Developed Solution With Key Customer Contributions

Posted on June 24, 2013

Vancouver, WA — June 24, 2013 — CRU, the leader in storage solutions for digital cinema content distribution, will showcase its new DCmini hard drive cartridge, adapter, and shipping case at the CineEurope conference in Barcelona, Spain June 24-27, 2013. The complete DCmini content distribution solution includes the innovative DCmini shipping case, created for reuse, durability, ease of handling, and reduced shipping costs. ... Continue reading


CRU™ Changes Game in Forensic Digital Imaging

Unique WiebeTech® Ditto™ Forensic FieldStation Network- and Browser-Based Remote Configuration and Operation for Suspect Drive Preview, Cloning, and Imaging

Posted on April 8, 2013

Vancouver, WA — April 8, 2013 — CRU, with its industry-leading WiebeTech line of forensics and eDiscovery products for digital data capture and digital investigation, announces the new CRU WiebeTech Ditto Forensic FieldStation, the first digital imaging device to be configured, administered, and operated over a network via computer, tablet, or smartphone. In addition, networked preview simplifies forensic acquisition to provide sophisticated remote examination of data sources so only pertinent data is acquired. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort's DataHarbor™ Backup Appliance Sets Standard for Data Protection

DataHarbor appliance makes it easy for small businesses and work groups to securely back up and recover important information

Posted on October 11, 2012

Vancouver, WA — October 11, 2012 — CRU-DataPort, a leading provider of data security and storage devices, announces the new CRU DataHarbor network backup appliance with the most advanced encryption in the market. The CRU DataHarbor solution is the only backup appliance for small businesses and work groups to provide encrypted backup copies of up to 25 PCs, as well as other shared files, making data security easier, and in the event of disaster, restoring data faster than ever before. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort's New Forensic ComboDock Strikes a Balance for Flexibility and Security

New WiebeTech forensic device prevents data corruption while providing a sound way to turn off write-blocking

Posted on September 4, 2012

Vancouver, WA — September 4, 2012 — CRU-DataPort, a leading provider of data security and storage devices, announces the new WiebeTech Forensic ComboDock™ v5, the first forensic device that enables write-blocking to be safely turned on and off. The new bright yellow forensic device gives CRU-DataPort’s customers a secure option that provides both write-blocking and read/write capabilities while preventing accidental corruption of the data and hard drive. ... Continue reading


The Thrill of Secure Storage - The Agony of Lost Data

CRU-DataPort teams with official lead photographer of the International Fencing Federation, a member of the International Olympic Committee

Posted on July 27, 2012

Vancouver, WA — July 27, 2012 — As the world's best athletes train for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Serge Timachef is preparing his photography equipment to capture the most memorable moments in these athletes' lives. Sports photographers take more photos in one shoot than most professional photographers, making the need for high volume, secure storage and backup a key component to the digital workflow. "Storing images in the field, getting it safely home and having it secure yet easily accessible are some of the biggest challenges for international photographers. Innovative products from CRU-DataPort have made my life as a prolific, globe-trotting sports photographer tremendously easy and secure," states Serge Timachef. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort RTX™ Enclosurers Featured in "The Amazing Spider-Man"

Enter for a Chance to Win Movie Tickets and an RTX110-3Q

Posted on July 16, 2012

Vancouver, WA — July 16, 2012 — "The Amazing Spider-Man" follows the original story of Peter Parker, an orphan bitten by a radioactive spider who acquires extraordinary powers in the fourth screen adaptation from Marvel Comics. In a quest to understand his parents' disappearance, Spider-Man is lead directly to Oscorp lab where his father's former partner, Dr. Curt Connors, securely stores his clandestine scientific data on CRU-DataPort’s RTX storage enclosures. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort Boosts Speed of Award-Winning ToughTech® Duo Portable RAID Storage System

‘No Brainer’ ToughTech Duo 3SR Adds USB 3.0, Lowers Price

Posted on June 5, 2012

— June 5, 2012 — CRU-DataPort is now shipping the ToughTech Duo 3SR, which adds USB 3.0 to the award-winning ToughTech series of storage drives popular with photographers and those who need easy-to-use, reliable storage for images, video, and other important data, as well as for backup or mobile data acquisition. The new ToughTech Duo 3SR portable RAID storage system works with two 2.5" notebook or solid state drives and simplifies data redundancy by writing the same information in real time to both drives with easy-to-configure RAID. ... Continue reading


Secure the Chain of Evidence with CRU-DataPort's New Forensic UltraDock v5

Posted on April 24, 2012


Forensic UltraDock v5

Vancouver, WA — April 24, 2012 — CRU-DataPort announces the new WiebeTech Forensic UltraDock™ v5, the industry's premium and most versatile drive imager with forensic access to bare drives. WiebeTech's proprietary write-block technology secures the chain of evidence with read-only access to suspect 3.5" IDE and 2.5"/3.5" SATA hard drives. Investigators can easily download and image contents of a suspect drive without the risk of data being written back to the drive and it is fully compatible with forensic acquisition and analysis software. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort Enhances RTX™ Enclosures with Encryption

Posted on March 5, 2012

Vancouver, WA — March 5, 2012 — Protecting sensitive data from security breaches is easy with CRU-DataPort’s new line of RTX Secure encrypted storage towers. Specifically designed for government agencies with top-secret data, these units are now available for anyone that needs to prevent unauthorized access to confidential files. RTX Secure high performance tower enclosures, with AES 256-bit (FIPS 140-2) hardware based encryption, offer TrayFree™ removable bays for easy hot swapping and offsite data backup scalable to the amount of storage needed. Units are available with 4, 6 or 8 TrayFree bays and multiple interface options (Multilane, eSATA (point to point), eSATA (port multiplier), iSCSI and Quad (eSATA, FireWire 400/800 or USB 2.0). The units support any capacity 3.5” SATA drive. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort Introduces UltraDock™ v5 with USB 3.0 Connectivity

Posted on February 13, 2012

Vancouver, WA — February 13, 2012 — Accessing data from bare hard drives is now faster, smarter and more affordable with UltraDock v5 from CRU-DataPort. UltraDock v5 is an aluminum constructed hardware device that allows access to data on bare 2.5” and 3.5” SATA and 3.5” IDE hard drives via five host interface connections including USB 3.0. UltraDock v5 has a user friendly menu, LCD screen and access to S.M.A.R.T drive data, which makes it the most versatile drive dock from CRU-DataPort. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort Introduces USB 3.0 to RTX Product Line

Posted on January 4, 2012

Vancouver, WA — January 4, 2012 — VANCOUVER, WA – January 4, 2012 – CRU-DataPort’s popular line of RTX removable storage enclosures now offers a USB 3.0 interface with RTX™100-3SJ and RTX™100-3Q. Whether you need increased storage, data backup or to physically transport data, RTX products are ranked among the fastest, safest and most rugged in the industry. If USB 3.0 is not your speed, you may opt for eSATA or USB 2.0 interfaces with RTX100-3SJ or dual FireWire 800 ports with RTX100-3Q. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort Announces Drive eRazer Ultra to Remove All Data from a Hard Drive

Removes Data, Risk and Worry

Posted on October 18, 2011


Drive eRazer Ultra

Vancouver, WA — October 18, 2011 — Completely erasing data from a hard drive is easier and more efficient with the new Drive eRazer™ Ultra from CRU-DataPort®. Drive eRazer Ultra is a stand-alone hardware device that erases all data from 3.5" or 2.5" IDE/PATA and SATA hard drives faster and more securely than software solutions. Deleting a file or reformatting a drive will not permanently remove important information including credit card numbers, corporate and medical records, financial data, passwords or photos. Critical data remains accessible unless a proper tool is used to erase the hard drive entirely, thus ensuring data does not get into the wrong hands. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort Announces Expanded Partnership with Hammer

Posted on September 30, 2011

Vancouver, WA — September 30, 2011 — Data security pioneer CRU-DataPort announced its collaborative participation in the upcoming SMAU event in Milan, Italy with leading IT product distributor Hammer. CRU-DataPort and Hammer are teaming to bring CRU-DataPort products to the SMB, government, education and healthcare markets in Italy. This collaboration gives Hammer’s network of resellers and customers product solutions to enhance data mobility and data storage offerings, including CRU-DataPort’s new ToughTech® Duo high performance, hand held RAID storage system and a multitude of mass storage solutions available in rackmount and desktop configurations. ... Continue reading


Protect Bare Drives with CRU-DataPort DriveBoxes

Posted on May 19, 2011

Vancouver, WA — May 19, 2011 — Protecting bare drives is imperative while storing and transporting digital data as spills and falls could be catastrophic to a hard drive. CRU-DataPort has ingeniously redesigned and improved its popular anti-static drive case for bare 3.5" hard drives and 2.5” notebook drives. DriveBoxes add minimal height to a drive making them more compact to steadily store on a shelf and archive data or access files. CRU’s RAX™ and RTX™ series hard drive enclosures are designed with TrayFree™ bays with removable drives. DriveBoxes are ideal for storing hard drives when swapping out RAID sets. ... Continue reading


WriteLock™ Technology Available in the ToughTech™ Secure Encrypted Product Line

Posted on April 28, 2011

Vancouver, WA — April 28, 2011 — Lock down data with CRU-DataPort's new WriteLock™ technology available in the popular line of ToughTech storage enclosures. At the push of a button, WriteLock allows you to "lock down" all data on the hard drive prohibiting any changes or accidental erasing. ToughTechs with WriteLock provide the functionality, speed and data capacity of an external hard drive enclosure with the Read Only feature of CD-ROMs and DVDs. Whether archiving client records, sharing important photos or preserving critical evidence, WriteLock technology safely secures data. ... Continue reading


Sophisticated Storage for Savvy Snapshots

Introducing the New ToughTech™ Duo

Posted on February 9, 2011

Vancouver, WA — February 9, 2011 — Sleek and sophisticated may not be the average consumer’s initial thought regarding hard drives, but CRU-DataPort’s engineering ingenuity has changed the playing field with ToughTech Duo. This high performance RAID portable storage system works with two 2.5" notebook drives or solid state drives to back-up and store data. Designed for professional photographers and digital media users while on location or in the studio, ToughTech Duo maximizes storage in a mini footprint (3.5” x 6.26” x 1.34” or 89mm x 159mm x 34mm) to ensure data integrity and protect digital assets. ToughTech Duo guards against data loss by writing the same information in real-time to both drives. It also saves from costly system downtime as the system can continue to run while the ToughTech Duo restores data on the hard drive. ... Continue reading


Get Backed with RAX from CRU-DataPort

Posted on January 12, 2011

Vancouver, WA — January 12, 2011 — 1U Rackmount storage systems are extremely versatile with RAX™ removable 2-bay enclosures from CRU-DataPort. Whether you need RAID or JBOD, access to bare drives or protection of a fully enclosed removable drive carrier, RAX is the answer. Additionally, RAX is available with hardware based encryption and on-demand write-protection for read/write access and added data security to meet all storage demands. ... Continue reading


Secure Storage for Every Phase of Digital Asset Workflow™

Posted on October 26, 2010

Vancouver, WA — October 26, 2010 — Add functionality to your WiebeTech write-blocking device - for FREE! Forensic Software Utility is a free downloadable application that enhances write-blocking products by adding configurable detection modes for handling Hidden Protected Area (HPA) and Device Configuration Overlay (DCO) areas on hard drives. Forensic Software Utility includes new hard drive and device information gathering and reporting features. ... Continue reading


Forensic Software Utility adds Valuable Functionality to Write-Blocking Devices

Posted on October 4, 2010

Vancouver, WA — October 4, 2010 — Add functionality to your WiebeTech write-blocking device - for FREE! Forensic Software Utility is a free downloadable application that enhances write-blocking products by adding configurable detection modes for handling Hidden Protected Area (HPA) and Device Configuration Overlay (DCO) areas on hard drives. Forensic Software Utility includes new hard drive and device information gathering and reporting features. ... Continue reading


Forensic LabDock™ Turns Any Computer into a Digital Forensic Workstation

Posted on September 16, 2010


Forensic LabDock

Vancouver, WA — September 16, 2010 — Turn any computer into a write-blocked digital forensic workstation with the new Forensic LabDock from WiebeTechTM, a brand of CRU-DataPort®. The Forensic LabDock is the most affordable and easy to use write-blocker on the market that installs into standard 5.25" bays for convenient forensic access to suspect hard drives. It is available with base units starting at $329.00. ... Continue reading


RTX™220-QR Enclosure with RAID Offers Huge Storage in Small Footprint

Posted on August 9, 2010

Vancouver, WA — August 9, 2010 — Portable storage with RAID has never been more affordable and easier to use with the newly reengineered RTX220-QR HDD enclosure from WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort. As a direct replacement for the RTX200H-QR, the RTX220-QR provides a fast way to mirror (RAID 1), stripe (RAID 0) or create a quick backup disk. Additional features of the dual TrayFree™ bay enclosure include: an updated RAID controller with a new menu system, a durable handle for portability, quad interfaces (FireWire 400/800, USB 2.0 and eSATA) and a unique companion utility to customize fan and alarm behavior. The user-configurable audible and visual warnings are context-specific with alerts for both system and RAID status. System LEDs indicate power, hardware and RAID status. The RTX220-QR portable storage enclosure is available with base units starting at $499.00 MSRP. ... Continue reading


Seize the Data with WiebeTech Forensic Field Kits

Posted on June 4, 2010


Forensic Field Kit F3/F4

Vancouver, WA — June 4, 2010 — WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort, is pleased to announce the release of two newly-configured Forensic Field Kits. The F3 and F4 Forensic Field Kits are configured to meet the most globally adopted combination of tools used by forensic investigators. By combining WiebeTech write-blockers, media adapters, cables and unique field tools, Forensic Field Kits F3 and F4 fit the demands of digital data acquisition in the field and in the lab. Both kits include the industry-leading Forensic UltraDock, drive adapters, Mr. Tool, Mouse Jiggler, and other accessories all in a durable water-resistant Pelican case. The F4 kit also includes the new bus-powered WiebeTech USB WriteBlocker. Configuration details and a special $150 introductory discount can be found on the F3 & F4 Field Kit web page. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort Announces the DataPAK 1U Rackmount Enclosure

Posted on May 31, 2010

Vancouver, WA — May 31, 2010 — Hard drive capacity is growing in size yet data is being generated at an even faster pace. The new DataPAKTM 1U Rackmount enclosures provide high performance storage for digital media management and easy portability of backup data. The DataPAK 1U allows the removal of two hard drives in one rugged carrier for on the fly removal and RAID rebuilds. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort Announces the DataPort 22 - The First Removable Drive

For Dell Optiplex Small Form Factor Computers

Posted on May 12, 2010

Vancouver, WA — May 12, 2010 — The DataPort® 22 is the first removable drive designed for DellTM Optiplex™ Small Form Factor computers. The DP22 mounts in the 3.5 inch “flex- bay” or “slim-line bay” available on the Optiplex SFF chassis. The DP22 can also be mounted into most standard 3.5” floppy bays. Made of durable metal, the DP22 is designed for demanding desk-top computing applications. The drive carrier accommodates any capacity 2.5” SATA hard drive or solid state drive with a height of 9.5mm and supports 3 Gb/s drive operation. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort Announces the New ToughTech™ Secure Q Enclosure with Encryption

Posted on May 4, 2010

Vancouver, WA — May 4, 2010 — The popular ToughTech storage enclosure now includes government-strength encryption and stores up to 2 TBs on 3 1⁄2” SATA HDDs with the new ToughTech Secure Q. With built-in 128 bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the FIPS approved encryption standard, this enclosure is portable and incredibly easy to use. The encryption technology of the ToughTech Secure Q protects intellectual property and client privacy (i.e.; financial and medical records) and is best suited in government, medical, education, and Pro A/V markets. The TT S-Q enclosure is available with base units starting at $189.00 MSRP. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech's Digital Forensic Solutions Save the Day on '24)

Posted on April 6, 2010

Vancouver, WA — April 6, 2010 — Digital forensic solutions from WiebeTech™, a brand of CRU-DataPort®, help save the day in the 8th season of Fox’s 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland as America's favorite protagonist Jack Bauer and his unconventional CTU computer mastermind Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian. After an electromagnetic pulse, CTU communications and surveillance are disabled by terrorists in order to sneak a radiological dispersal device into Manhattan. To facilitate recovery to the CTU server, Chloe utilizes various WiebeTech forensic solutions including the Forensic Field Kit and the Forensic UltraDock™. Meanwhile, NSA agents wearing USB WriteBlockers interfere with her savvy problem-solving. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort Recruits Australian VARs to Meet Growing Demand

Posted on February 17, 2010

Vancouver, WA — February 17, 2010 — CRU-DataPort will embark on a brief Australian tour to promote and recruit VARs to support increased product demand and the growth of their successful Partner Program the week of February 22, 2010. PartnerAdvantage consists of four innovative reseller programs in unique vertical markets: Value+, Technology, Forensics and Digital Media. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech's Forensic UltraDock Debuts on NCIS: Masquerade Season 7 - Episode 13

Posted on February 8, 2010

Vancouver, WA — February 8, 2010 — The Forensic UltraDock from WiebeTech™, a brand of CRU-DataPort®, aired February 2, 2010 in the 7th season of NCIS: Masquerade, starring Mark Harmon as the Supervisory Special Agent Leroy Gibbs and Pauley Perrette as the witty Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto. After a radioactive explosion, the Forensic UltraDock was shown attached to a charred hard drive capturing seemingly irretrievable data in this riveting police procedural drama. Fortunately, Abby was able to capture the alleged terrorist's distorted message via the Forensic UltraDock and save the day! ... Continue reading


WiebeTech Partners with Digital Reconnaissance, Inc. and Voom Technologies to Exclusively Offer Recon Series Digital Forensic Field Kits

Posted on October 26, 2009

Vancouver, WA — October 26, 2009 — WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort™, has partnered with Voom Technologies™ and Digital Reconnaissance, Inc.™, a premier solutions provider for the digital forensics and legal discovery industries, to introduce the Recon Series™ computer forensics field kits at the Techno Forensics and Digital Investigations conference today in Gaithersburg, MD. David Biessener, CEO of Voom Technologies, stated, "Digital Reconnaissance has integrated, in a truly unparalleled way, computer forensic investigative technology that will redefine the market." ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort Meets Reseller Needs with Unique New Partner Program

Posted on October 21, 2009

Vancouver, WA — October 21, 2009 — CRU-DataPort™ announces new PartnerAdvantage program, designed to support the needs of resellers in unique vertical markets. Rob Eby, Vice President of Purchasing at D&H notes, "CRU continues to set the example of a committed vendor fostering positive, profitable partnerships within the reseller community. Their innovative “market-category” approach to supporting their reseller partners is yet another example of their strong connection with the channel". ... Continue reading


WiebeTech Answers Forensic Need with USB WriteBlocker at Techno Security

Posted on June 1, 2009


USB WriteBlocker

Vancouver, WA — June 1, 2009 — WiebeTech™, a brand of CRU-DataPort™, is a Premier Sponsor of the 2009 Techno Security Conference, a global hub for IT Security professionals. Techno Security will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC May 31-June 3 on the cusp of President Obama declaring the appointment of a new cyber czar to develop a strategy to protect the nation's computer networks. WiebeTech is contributing to the solution with the announcement of new digital forensics, data security and data storage products, including hardware based encryption, a portable drive imager and a write-blocked forensic tool, the USB WriteBlocker™. ... Continue reading



WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort Says ‚ÄúNo‚Äù to NAS with New RTX™400-QR

Posted on January 6, 2009


Brand New RTX400-QR

Vancouver, WA — January 6, 2009 — WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort® and global leader in data security and data mobility solutions releases the new RTX400-QR, a portable desktop storage enclosure with built-in RAID. The RTX400-QR features a quad interface (FireWire 400/800, USB 2.0 or eSATA) supporting up to 100MB/s data transfer rates, making this direct attached storage (DAS) device up to 10X faster than many network attached storage (NAS) devices while being easier to manage. The RTX400-QR is available pre-configured for Mac or Windows in 2TB and 4TB configurations, with a base unit available starting at just $899.95. ... Continue reading


CRU-DataPort - WiebeTech's New ToughTech™ Mini Pocket Drive Debuts on 24

Redemption Season 7 Prequel

Posted on December 1, 2008

Vancouver, WA — December 1, 2008 — The new ToughTech™ mini pocket drive from WiebeTech™, a brand of CRU-DataPort®, debuted in the 7th season prequel of 24: Redemption, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Carlyle. The TV movie aired Sunday November 23, 2008 on Fox with rave reviews. Attached to a Mac Pro via FireWire, it showed the capabilities and efficiencies of the ToughTech mini pocket drive in this enthralling drama. ... Continue reading


UltraDock™: WiebeTech's New Premier Hard Drive Dock Now Shipping

Provides The Easiest Way To Access Data From Bare Hard Drives

Posted on April 28, 2008

Wichita, KS — April 28, 2008 — WiebeTech™, a brand of CRU-DataPort®, has released a new professional hard drive docking station which allows users to natively connect to bare 3.5" IDE/PATA and/or 2.5/3.5" SATA hard drives. WiebeTech DriveDocks are popular tools used by technicians, forensics analysts and PC enthusiasts. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech Addresses Data Security and PC Forensic Issues at FOSE 2008

Posted on April 1, 2008

Washington DC — April 1, 2008 — WiebeTech™, a brand owned by CRU-DataPort™ known for delivering high performance data storage enclosures and computer forensic devices used by criminal investigators, will addresses several data security and computer forensics issues at the FOSE Conference, April 1-2, 2008 at the FOSE Conference in Washington, DC. ... Continue reading



WiebeTech acquired by CRU-DataPort of Vancouver, Washington

Customers and Resellers benefit from wider selection of Data Storage and Data Security solutions

Posted on January 14, 2008

Vancouver WA and Wichita KS — January 14, 2008 — WiebeTech, a premier developer of computer storage and forensic solutions in Wichita, Kansas, has been purchased by CRU-DataPort of Vancouver, Washington, a global leader in data security and data mobility products. ... Continue reading



USB DriveDock™ v4: Most economical WiebeTech DriveDock ever! Only $49.95.

Posted on November 19, 2007


USB DriveDock v4

Wichita, KS — November 19, 2007 — WiebeTech has introduced its most economical DriveDock yet! The USB DriveDock™ v4 allows users to easily access data directly from any of the four most common drive types, 2.5" and 3.5" SATA or IDE/PATA drives, making this WiebeTech's most versatile dock as well. Its single USB port allows attachment to all hosts including PCs, Macs and Linux. ... Continue reading



No Screws, No Trays: More RTX™ TrayFree™ RAID/JBOD Enclosures with up to 8 bays; FireWire, iSCSI & Ultra320 SCSI

Posted on October 3, 2007


RTX800 - Very Fast 8 bay RAID

Wichita, KS — October 3, 2007 — WiebeTech announces new additions to its revolutionary RTX™ TrayFree™ SATA storage line. Newly released units now feature up to eight bays, including 4-bay JBOD units with FireWire, 6-bay "Hardened" ruggedized units with shock protection for drives and lockable bays, and 8-bays for massive storage capacity. ... Continue reading



WiebeTech Now Shipping 200GB and 250GB 2.5" Drives

Posted on July 10, 2007


ToughTech mini

Wichita, KS — July 10, 2007 — WiebeTech is now shipping 200GB and 250GB 2.5" drives, the largest capacity 2.5" on the market today. Customers may purchase them in WiebeTech's ToughTech™ mini and ToughTech™ XE mini pocket drives. The 200GB drive is available with 7200RPM, and the 250GB drive is available with 5400RPM. ... Continue reading



The Future of Storage is Here:

WiebeTech announces RTX™ with TrayFree™ Technology

Posted on June 12, 2007

Wichita, KS — June 12, 2007 — WiebeTech is introducing a revolutionary new way to access bare hard drives. RTX™ uses WiebeTech's new TrayFree™ Technology to allow users to insert bare 3.5" SATA hard drives - up to 1TB each - without trays or screws. Simply insert a drive into a bay and close the door. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech Introduces Customizable Field Kits for Computer Forensic Investigators

Posted on June 4, 2007

Wichita, KS — June 4, 2007 — WiebeTech is introducing the ability for field agents and investigators to customize Forensic Field Kits for their own unique operations. All current kit versions will be available empty - case and foam only - to allow customers to adjust the contents to suit their needs. All Field Kit Configurations, including custom, are available now. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech Revamps Entire Forensics Line

Introduces New Affordable & Versatile Forensic Product

Posted on June 4, 2007

Wichita, KS — June 4, 2007 — WiebeTech has completely revamped its forensic product line with lower prices on most items, plus it has added several new products. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech Introduces New Pocket Drive Enclosure with Quad Interface Connection

Posted on May 23, 2007

Wichita, KS — May 23, 2007 — WiebeTech has added a new pocket drive to its lineup of portable enclosures. The ToughTech™ XE mini is the most portable quad-interface enclosure available. The eSATA and USB2 connections are combined into a single port to achieve its tiny size. ToughTech XE mini retail pricing starts at $119.95 empty, or holds up to a 160GB 2.5" SATA drive. It's available to ship June 1. ... Continue reading




WiebeTech Introduces Mouse Jiggler™, a Hardware Solution that Prevents Sleep or Screen Saver Modes from Engaging

Posted on April 18, 2007


Mouse Jiggler 1 - slow mouse motions keep a computer from going to sleep, but still allow the computer to be used

Wichita, KS — April 18, 2007 — WiebeTech is introducing Mouse Jiggler, a new hardware solution to prevent a computer from entering sleep or screen saver mode while users work, or while they are away from their desks. Mouse Jiggler is portable and automatic with no software to install or run. Mouse Jiggler simply plugs into any empty USB port and goes to work instantly. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech introduces Toshiba ZIF and DOM adapter to the line of v4 Combo Adapters

Posted on March 20, 2007

Wichita, KS — March 20, 2007 — The newest WiebeTech v4 Combo Adapters to complement its new v4 ComboDock™ imager make it easy to access Toshiba ZIF (ADA-TOSH-ZIF) flash disk storage devices and Disk on Module (DOM) IDE devices (ADAv4-DOM). These adapters are available individually or included in the newest Adapter Kit #4. Both adapters are in stock and ready to ship. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech CD/DVD Imager Bundle Includes New Windows Compatible Software

Posted on March 20, 2007

Wichita, KS — March 20, 2007 — WiebeTech now offers CD/DVD Imager Robot with everything needed to get started right out of the box, including InfinaDyne's software CD/DVD Inspector 3.0 with Robotic Loader Extension. WiebeTech's CD/DVD Imager bundle offers a complete solution for disk analysis, whether the user is working in a Linux or Windows environment. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech announces New Leatherette Case for SilverSATA™ or ProSATA™ Hard Drive Trays

Posted on December 19, 2006

Wichita, KS — December 19, 2006 — WiebeTech has introduced an attractive Storage Carrying Case for ProSATA or SilverSATA Drive Trays. The soft-grain leatherette case is inscribed with the WiebeTech logo and has a clear pocket window on the front for a business card or other labeling. A velcro flap keeps the drive and contents snug, and the case protects the drive electronics from dust. ... Continue reading









WiebeTech's 4th Generation Forensic Notebook DriveDock™ now write-blocked over USB and FireWire

New LEDs monitor write-block feature

Posted on August 15, 2006

Wichita, KS — August 15, 2006 — WiebeTech has now enhanced its proprietary write-block technology to allow investigators to image suspect 2.5" IDE notebook drives through FireWire 800 (400 compatible) as well as USB. The new Forensic Notebook DriveDock™ v4 also has more LED indicators to monitor data transfer, including an indicator that assures users that write-block technology is active and protecting the data. ... Continue reading



WiebeTech's Newest Desktop Enclosure, ToughTech™ XE offers eSATA, dual FireWire & USB ports

Posted on August 2, 2006

Wichita, KS — August 2, 2006 — WiebeTech's popular desktop enclosure, ToughTech™, is now available with four ports: eSATA, dual FireWire 800 (400 compatible) and USB2 over a screaming fast Oxford 924 bridge. The 924 outperforms the 922 in FireWire and USB, making the new ToughTech XE the all around most connectable and fastest ToughTech available. ... Continue reading



WiebeTech adds write-blocked access through USB with Fourth Generation field imager; new LEDs monitor write-block feature

New LEDs monitor write-block feature

Posted on July 12, 2006

Wichita, KS — July 12, 2006 — WiebeTech has now enhanced its proprietary write-block technology to allow investigators to image suspect 3.5" IDE drives through USB as well as FireWire 800 (400 compatible). The new Forensic ComboDock™ v4 also has more LED indicators to monitor data transfer, including an indicator that assures users that write-block technology is active and protecting the data. ... Continue reading




WiebeTech Introduces Desktop ToughTech™ storage enclosure with eSATA port

Posted on May 30, 2006

Wichita, KS — May 30, 2006 — WiebeTech announces that its popular desktop enclosure, ToughTech™, is now available in an eSATA enclosure. The new eSATA enclosure joins WiebeTech's popular existing line of ToughTech FireWire 400 and 800 enclosures. This enclosure provides the same FlexMount™ anti-shock protection for any 3.5" SATA drive and provides a single eSATA connection to the host computer. ... Continue reading




New White Paper: Storage Enclosure Reliability

Analysis of various enclosures and their reliability for backup

Posted on May 1, 2006

Wichita, KS — May 1, 2006 — James Wiebe, president and CEO of WiebeTech LLC, has released his latest white paper titled "Storage Enclosure Reliability" in which he offers an analysis of the reliability of various types of storage enclosures. Recommendations are then made as to which types are more suitable as part of a data backup strategy. ... Continue reading





WiebeTech ships New mini USBDock™ that attaches SATA drives through USB

Posted on March 7, 2006


New mini USBDock attaches SATA drives to a computer via USB. mini SATADock will be also available.

Wichita, KS — March 7, 2006 — WiebeTech has expanded its popular DriveDock series to include a new mini USBDock that allows users to attach SATA drives to a computer via either a single USB cable. The mini USBDock is in stock and shipping now with a retail price of $99.95. ... Continue reading



WiebeTech invites developers to help create G5 Bling™

Posted on January 10, 2006

Wichita, KS — January 10, 2006 — WiebeTech is issuing a challenge to all the code monkeys of the world to help the company develop its latest idea for the Macintosh G5 computer: G5 Bling™, a fancy LED display which mounts in the front grill of a G5. Users can make it do whatever they want ... become an iTunes volume equalizer ... a miniature PONG game ... a visual alarm ... whatever. It's the world's tiniest display and a nifty little G5 toy. ... Continue reading



WiebeTech announces SilverSATA™ Series Storage System

Posted on January 10, 2006


New SilverSATA Series by WiebeTech offers fast SATA storage with interchangeable trays between 1, 2 or 5-bay units

Wichita, KS — January 10, 2006 — WiebeTech continues to take the lead in Serial ATA (SATA) technology and is introducing a series of SATA storage units that are extremely compact and attractive. The units are available with 1, 2 or 5 bays that hold removable trays for SATA drives, making the drives fully interchangeable between units. ... Continue reading




WiebeTech Introduces Robotic Optical Disk Imager

Posted on January 10, 2006

Wichita, KS — January 10, 2006 — WiebeTech has given computer forensic investigators another great tool to aid in the analysis of evidence. The CD/DVD Imager (patent pending) automatically images and archives CDs and DVDs to hard disk, takes a picture of each physical CD/DVD and stores it with the disk image. ... Continue reading




WiebeTech Moves to Expanded Facilities to Support Growth

Posted on November 3, 2005

Wichita, KS — November 3, 2005 — WiebeTech LLC recently moved into expanded offices in Northrock Business Park at 8200 E 34th Street North, Suite 1404. The move provides WiebeTech with more than twice the floor space for sales, marketing, manufacturing and executive offices. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech announces 5 Terabyte Portable RAID.

Also introducing checkable carry-on RAID Field Kit

Posted on November 2, 2005

Wichita, KS — November 2, 2005 — WiebeTech announces the RT5x2™ which incorporates dual RT5™ RAID systems that yields a staggering total of 5TB capacity in one enclosure (unformatted and unRAIDed). The RT5x2 features dual handles so that it may be transported from location to location. ... Continue reading



WiebeTech Launches Enhanced Website

Posted on October 24, 2005

Wichita, KS — October 24, 2005 — WiebeTech has launched an updated and enhanced website at www.wiebetech.com. The new design was developed by Mueller Design Interactive of Oakland, California, and WiebeTech personnel. It features improved navigation and new tech support features. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech announces three new "fly away" drive imaging kits in Pelican Cases

Allows easy write-blocked access to many different drive types while in the field

Posted on September 28, 2005


New "Fly-Away" Drive Imaging Kit in Pelican Case

Wichita, KS — September 28, 2005 — WiebeTech announces three new "fly away" drive imaging kits that give investigators even more of what they need to image hard drives in the field. These new kits are slated to ship by the end of September. ... Continue reading



WiebeTech announces new features for Forensic DriveDocks™

Posted on September 7, 2005


New Forensic FireWire DriveDock+ª and Forensic Notebook DriveDock+ª have new features such as LED indicators for power status.

Wichita, KS — September 7, 2005 — WiebeTech announces Forensic FireWire DriveDock+ and Forensic NoteBook DriveDock+, which present state-of-the art FireWire 400 write-bocked interfaces for data retrieval from suspect 3.5" IDE or 2.5" notebook drives. The products are expected to begin shipping Sept.19, 2005. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech announces Maxelerate™ for Apple's Mac mini

Faster Boot Drive, plus FireWire/USB Hub

Posted on August 31, 2005


Maxlerate gives the Mac mini a Faster Boot Drive, plus FireWire/USB Hub

Wichita, KS — August 31, 2005 — WiebeTech announces Maxelerate™, a high performance boot drive for the Mac mini, offering up to a 500GB 3.5" hard drive, a FireWire hub and a USB2 hub all integrated into an all-aluminum enclosure which matches the Apple Mac mini design. The Maxelerate can be currently ordered online or through distributors and is scheduled for shipping mid-September. ... Continue reading






Fast, Affordable, Reloadable RAID

Now Shipping

Posted on June 29, 2005

Wichita, KS — June 29, 2005 — WiebeTech announces TrayDock Extremeª and TrayDock eSATAª, affordable RAIDs with either 2- or 4-bay reloadable drive trays. TrayDock Extreme provides a hardware based Striped RAID for IDE/SATA drives and attaches to any FireWire host. TrayDock eSATA offers a software RAID for SATA drives and attaches to eSATA hosts.
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FOX TV's 24 Series Briefcase Reveals WiebeTech Products

Posted on January 24, 2005

Wichita, KS — January 24, 2005 — When the contents of the briefcase stolen in the first episode of FOX's popular 24 thriller series were revealed in episode six, they proved to be specialized devices designed to override nuclear reactors. The props used on the show are actually a variety of conventional and forensic storage devices that are made by WiebeTech. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech announces Super DriveDock+™: Connects 3.5" drives to a computer without using an AC adapter

Connects 3.5" drives to a computer without using an AC adapter

Posted on January 11, 2005

Wichita, KS — January 11, 2005 — WiebeTech announces Super DriveDock+, which allows users to attach 3.5" IDE hard drives through FireWire 800 (400 compatible) without using an AC adapter. This allows users to mount drives to their computer's desktop using a single FireWire cable, as long as the host port supplies adequate power. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech Introduces RackFire+™: Hardware-based FireWire RAID with Two Big FireWire drive trays in a 1U Rack Mount Enclosure

Hardware-based FireWire RAID with Two Big FireWire drive trays in a 1U Rack Mount Enclosure

Posted on January 11, 2005

Wichita, KS — January 11, 2005 — WiebeTech's newest RackFire+ packs up to 1.6 Terabytes of storage in the smallest 1U rack mount enclosure. It features two big FireWire drive trays, each with a capacity of two 400GB drives for1.6TB total. Most importantly, each tray is a high-performance, hardware- based FireWire RAID. Each tray connects to a FireWire 800 (400 compatible) bridge offering performance that easily exceeds 70MB/sec per RAID. ... Continue reading


WiebeTech announces G5Jam+™: Mount up to 10 Drives with Expansion system for Apple's G5 Computer

Mount up to 10 Drives with Expansion system for Apple's G5 Computer

Posted on January 11, 2005

Wichita, KS — January 11, 2005 — WiebeTech announces G5Jam+, which allows users to mount up to a total of 10 drives to the G5 computer. It supports six internal SATA drives and up to 4 external SATA drives. It's the big brother to the original G5JamTM that supports four internal SATA drives for the G5. "G5Jam+ provides a far higher level of storage transfer performance for G5 owners," said James Wiebe, CEO of WiebeTech LLC. "Users want to be able to mount large numbers of drives within their G5. They also want great performance out of them, so that the G5 may be used for High Definition video editing or as an inexpensive, extraordinarily high performance serve. G5Jam+ fills this need." ... Continue reading


CRU Introduces Digital Cinema Package (DCP) Kits

Convenient, Lightweight, and Sturdy Kits for Distributing Digital Media Content

Posted on November 30, -0001

Vancouver, WA — November 30, -0001 — Vancouver, WA – CRU, the leader in storage solutions for digital cinema (DC) content distribution, announces the availability of its new DCP Kits, convenient all-in-one solutions for DCP distribution. ... Continue reading