The TDA5-25 is a compact, rugged 2.5" IDE Hard Disk Adapter. The TDA5-25 can be used to adapt any Tableau IDE Forensic Bridge for use with a 2.5" notebook IDE hard disk.
As an added advantage, the TDA5-25 is also compatible with 1.8" IDE hard disks manufactured by Hitachi which actually use the 2.5" IDE connector standard.
NOTE: Be careful, Hitachi makes different models of so-called 1.8" IDE hard disks, and some of these models use the 2.5" IDE connector standard and some use the 1.8" IDE connector standard. These latter Hitachi drives should be used with the Tableau HDA5-18 adapter instead.
IMPORTANT: When using the TDA5-25 with the Tableau T5 or T35e, use the 2" Tableau TC6-2 IDE cable to connect the TDA5-25 to the forensic bridge. Using the shorter TC6-2 when using IDE drive adapters for notebook hard disks will help to ensure data integrity and trouble-free operation. On the other hand, when using the TDA5-25 with a Tableau T14 Pocket Bridge, you can plug the T14 directly into the TDA5-25 and then plug the TDA5-25 directly into the notebook hard disk!