Guidance Software and WiebeTech have partnered to enhance the FastBloc2 write-blocker series by adding USB host compatibility and support. “This enhancement further advances the impressive capabilities of Guidance Software’s award winning, five-star EnCase software suite. Investigators will now be able to examine any target IDE or SATA drive by attaching the FastBloc2 FE (Field Edition) to a host via a USB port,” notes the company. “A FireWire compatible host computer is no longer required, but is still an option with this enhancement.” Details of this firmware update will be announced on June 12, 2006.