Ditto DX Forensic FieldStation

    • 2x Logical Imaging performance
    • Native USB 3.0 connectivity
    • Rugged, all-metal, silent fan-free construction
    • Free 3-year warranty and no annual fees
The Ditto® DX is a powerful, high performance drive imager and digital forensics device that's perfect for digital investigation, eDiscovery, and data capture and analysis.

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Technical Specs

Product name Ditto DX Forensic FieldStation
Host (I/O) Ports (1) IDE/PATA -- source side
(2) USB 2.0 -- for peripheral attachment
(3) USB 3.0 -- one source, two destination -- up to 5 Gbps
(3) eSATA -- one source, two destination -- up to 6 Gbps
(3) Gigabit (1000Base-T) Ethernet -- one source, one destination, one GUI access
Drive Types Supported
  • PATA/IDE 2.5" drives (with PATA Adapter 25)
  • 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 (USB 3.0/2.0/1.1)
  • USB drives via USB cable (USB 3.0/2.0/1.1)
  • FireWire drives via FireWire cable (with FireWire Expansion Module)
Sector Size Compatibility Compatible with 512n drives as well as Advanced Format 4Kn and 512e type drives
SATA Speed 6G
Supports S.M.A.R.T. disk info Yes
Number of LEDs 15
Description of LEDs LED for each data connection (lit when connected) plus a light bar showing operating status
Audible alarm Yes
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 20 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 60W 12V 5A DC
Power input connector Barrel connector (center pin positive)
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 3.0; other input types and drive types supported with Ditto Expansion Modules or drive adapters
Hashing Yes
Hashing info None, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, MD5 + SHA-1, MD5 + SHA-256. 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, RCM
Warranty CRU provides a 3-year limited warranty for this product.
Technical Support Your investment in CRU products is backed up by our free technical support for the lifetime of the product. If you need to contact us for any reason, visit cru-inc.com/support or call us at 1-800-260-9800 or +1-360-816-1800.
Resources and Documents

Product Description

Next-generation imaging

The Ditto® DX Forensic FieldStation is the latest addition to the Ditto Forensic FieldStation family, with the same great usability features as the original Ditto device.

Ditto DX performance has been optimized for various forms of media, including SSDs, NVMe/PCIe, hard drives, SD and CF cards, and others.

Time-saving Logical Imaging

With hard drives and networked file shares exploding in size, Logical Imaging is more important than ever. Ditto DX Logical Imaging performance is twice that of the Ditto device. And with automatic, pre-selected search and acquire capability, Ditto DX slashes the time it takes to capture needed evidence.

Remote operation

An easy-to-use web browser interface supports remote operation via network or VPN, providing access to Ditto configuration, user administration and user rights, as well as direct operation of Ditto cloning and imaging operations. Ditto DX improves on Ditto with separate Ethernet and USB 2.0 ports so Ditto DX can be managed without impacting imaging performance.

Create logical and physical images in the field

The built-in menu system makes it easy to configure and perform forensic captures without an attached computer. Optionally, attach a computer for additional options such as generating complete listings of drive or file system contents to facilitate discovery, or automatically capture specific file types.

Suspect Inputs (write-blocked)

Ditto natively supports many write-blocked inputs: SATA, eSATA, PATA, USB3.0/2.0. Additional acquisition interfaces are available via expansion modules, such as the Ditto SAS Expansion Module and Ditto FireWire Expansion Module.

Destination Outputs

Use dual SATA outputs simultaneously with same performance as one eSATA (single, dual and mirrored). Images can also be output to large volumes, including NAS and other network destinations, as well as portable RAID enclosures.

Data Acquisition Modes

Clone, DD, E01, L01 with MD5, SHA-1, or SHA-256 hashing. Ditto DX also offers a combined mode that captures a clone and DD or E01 (to different destination drives) in a single pass reading of the suspect drive.

Complete and Secure Erasure

Ditto DX is capable of sanitizing drives with preset erase modes or a user configurable pattern.

Water-resistant, dust-proof Pelican® custom carrying case available

Convenient, customized field kits are available for Ditto and accessories.

ModelCase TypeDescription
Ditto Field Kit "D" Pelican 1450 This compact, rugged case features custom foam with slots for one Ditto, four expansion modules, plus accessories, with a little room left over for adding additional tools of your choice
Ditto Field Kit "K" Pelican 1510 Also known as "Quad Ditto Carrying Case," this rolling, dust-proof, water-resistant case features custom foam with slots for up to 4 Dittos, expansion modules, write-blockers, and accessories
Ditto Field Kit "L" Soft side zipper case This highly-portable kit includes slots for a Ditto, up to two pocket drives for target storage, a CD/DVD reader, accessories, and a Media WriteBlocker


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Included Items

  • AC adapter & power cord
  • (3) Unitized SAS/SATA-to-eSATA + MiniFit power cables
  • IDE cable
  • Legacy power cable
  • Ethernet cable (RJ45)
  • (2) eSATA cables
  • (6) Velcro cable wraps
  • SD card (8GB, pre-installed)
  • Quick start guide


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US plug
part #: 31710-3409-0000
Ships in: 3-5 Days

UK plug
part #: 31711-3409-0000
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EU plug
part #: 31712-3409-0000
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AUS plug
part #: 31713-3409-0000
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Ditto Field Kit DX
Ditto Carrying Case (Pelican 1450); custom foam for Ditto DX & 4 exp. modules
Kit DX1: includes Ditto DX & accessories; US plug
part #: 31710-3409-0061
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Kit DX1: includes Ditto DX & accessories; UK plug
part #: 31711-3409-0061
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Kit DX1: includes Ditto DX & accessories; EU plug
part #: 31712-3409-0061
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Kit DX1: includes Ditto DX & accessories; AUS plug
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Kit DX2: includes Ditto DX, FUDv5.5, FCDv5.5, accessories; US
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Kit DX2: includes Ditto DX, FUDv5.5, FCDv5.5, accessories; UK
part #: 31311-3409-0063
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Empty Ditto Carrying Case
Ditto Carrying Case (Pelican 1450); custom foam for 1 Ditto or Ditto DX & 4 exp. modules
Kit D0: empty
part #: 31310-0000-0060
Ships in: 3-5 Days
Ditto Breeze
Compact stand with integrated fan for cooling Ditto DX while operating in extreme environments
Powered from USB port on Ditto
part #: 30000-0100-0001
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Ditto Network Tap Module
Captures network traffic, internet activity, VOIP, etc.
Compatible with Ditto or Ditto DX
part #: 31030-1577-0000
Ships in: 1-2 Days
Ditto Expansion Modules
Add support for additional drive types to Ditto
For FireWire drives (IEEE 1394a & IEEE 1394b)
part #: 31030-1582-0000
Ships in: 1-2 Days
Ditto Expansion Modules
Add support for additional drive types to Ditto
For SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) devices
part #: 31030-1560-0000
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Ditto DX PCIe adapter bundle
For accessing a variety of SSDs & PCIe devices with Ditto DX
Includes adapter for M.2 (PCIe/NVMe or SATA-based) SSDs, PCIe x4 to x16 adapter, & mSATA to SATA adapter
part #: 30090-0000-0002
Ships in: 3-5 Days
CD/DVD Reader for Ditto
Optical drive and custom cable; for reading CDs and DVDs using Ditto or Ditto DX
Includes custom cable
part #: 30000-0100-0000
Ships in: 3-5 Days
AC power adapter, model PWR-16
12V 5A 60W 100-240VAC; barrel connector 2.5x5.5 center positive; for Ditto or Ditto DX
US power cord
part #: 30010-0000-0016
Call 1-360-816-1800 or email us for availability

UK power cord
part #: 30011-0000-0016
Call 1-360-816-1800 or email us for availability

EU power cord
part #: 30012-0000-0016
Call 1-360-816-1800 or email us for availability

AUS power cord
part #: 30013-0000-0016
Call 1-360-816-1800 or email us for availability
Adapter Bundle #7
Includes 7 adapters compatible with v5/v5.5 docks, Drive eRazer Ultra, and Ditto
2.5in & 1.8in IDE, ZIF, mini PCIe, mSATA, MBA2010
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Ditto Protective Cover
Ditto Protective Cover - silicone glove for protecting a Ditto Forensic FieldStation when not in use
part #: 3003-0000-06
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AES 256-bit encryption adapter accessory; works with v5/v5.5 Docks or Ditto products to encrypt attached drives
Encryption keys included
part #: 31010-0430-0000
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No encryption keys
part #: 31010-0430-0001
Call 1-360-816-1800 or email us for ordering information for this item
Encryptor Cable Kit
Encryptor Cable Kit, includes cables for using Encryptor with various third-party products
part #: 7100-3000-01
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SATA cable
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