FAST Machines - Forensic Workstations
All builds are fully customizable to meet your price-to-performance needs. See our Design Methodology for details. Call any time for a quick custom quote.
All new designs (2021) There's a new king in processing, and AMD has retaken the crown with their new Threadripper and Ryzen offerings. Not only are they now outperforming Intel, it has caused Intel to cut the price of their newest CPUs by as much as 50%. Both AMD and Intel top end HEDT platforms now support up to 256GB of RAM and their consumer systems support 128GB. AMD has further distanced itself from Intel by supporting PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs providing a staggering 750,000 IOPS and 5GB/s throughput vs 3.0's 500,000 IOPS and 3.5GB/s throughput that Intel supports. The new series of FAST Machines represent what digital forensic analysts from law enforcement agencies around the country have been asking for for years: Max Performance! As always, we've taken your feedback and your needs to design the ultimate workstations to help you get your work done FAST!
Don't bite on the dual Xeon hype! Just one of the AMD Threadripper, or even i9 CPUs crushes any equivalent priced dual Xeon system. It takes 2 x $3600 Xeons to equal the processing power of just one $1000 Intel i9 CPU, and still cannot touch the processing power of a $1400 AMD CPU.
Up to 64-core/128-thread single CPU (you read that right...64 cores)
Up to 256GB DDR4 RAM
Dedicated Enterprise SAS3 RAID Cards
The fastest NVMe SSDs on the market
Full featured internal write blocker included ($1350 value by itself), with NVMe/m.2/PCIe cable kit
Full customization available to meet your price to performance needs
Tools like Passware and Hashcat utilize GPU processing, not your CPU. FAST Forensics has custom designed multiple password cracking solutions for various customers' labs. Top end GPUs like the RTX 2080 ti can be added to your FAST machine, or multiple GPUs can be combined in a single dedicated password cracking system for the ultimate password cracking machine. We can also design a password cracking cluster for your lab utilizing multiple dedicated password cracking machines or even a hybrid solution of dedicated and standard processing machines. Please contact us for further details.
There are many options to provide you storage. With the high performance enterprise RAID adapters that are already installed in FAST Machines, we can simply increase the capacity of your internal RAID array. A far more effective and shared option is a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. A NAS brings the benefit of shared bulk storage between all the machines in your lab. These devices range from small desktop devices to 24-bay rackmount systems that can expand to 22 Petabytes of storage, and can offer additional built in features like virtualization, iSCSI and FTP server services. With current storage and networking technologies, this storage is so fast it can feel local to your machine! Check out our Storage page for details on what a NAS can do for you.