|This release incorporates firmware "workarounds" for problems with
Windows XP SP2 (XP Service Pack 2). Windows XP SP2 introduces changes in
Microsoft's 1394/FireWire drivers which cause Microsoft's drivers to transfer
data at very slow speeds when communicating with 1394B/FireWire800 capable
devices, such as Tableau's line of forensic bridges. This is an error in
Microsoft's Win XP SP2 drivers which badly degrades the performance of
The firmware updates in v2.0 of the Tableau Firmware Update allow
Tableau's forensic bridges to "work around" this problem with Windows XP
SP2. This firmware remains fully compatible with other versions of Microsoft
This release also introduces support for Tableau's T14 and T10 forensic bridges.
Other operating systems, including Mac OS X and most Linux releases,
handle 1394B/FireWire800 devices correctly and are not likely to benefit
from the firmware updates in this release.
IMPORTANT: A problem has been observed with this firmware update when
using T3/T3u/T5 bridges under various releases of Linux. This problem has
been seen only under the following combination of circumstances:
1. The computer is running Linux.
If all of these conditions are met, then the Linux computer may fail to
recognize the Tableau T3/T3u/T5 bridge(s). In this situation the "Host Detect"
LED on the T3/T3u/T5 bridge will not illuminate. This problem is easily avoided
by connecting the Tableau bridge(s) to the computer after Linux finishes booting.
This problem has not been observed with Tableau T4, T10, and T14 bridges.
2. The Tableau T3/T3u/T5 bridge is connected to the computer via 1394/FireWire.
3. More than one 1394/FireWire device is connected to the computer simultaneously.
4. The Tableau T3/T3u/T5 bridge is connected to the computer at startup.