In July, Atola Technology released a new generation of hardware units for Atola Insight Forensic. The new unit is named DiskSense 2 and it comes with a range of improvements.
Insight’s hardware enhancement
DiskSense 2 is equipped with a server-grade motherboard and CPU, ECC RAM and additional SATA ports.
The ports are 3 SATA sources, 3 SATA targets, 1 USB source, 1 USB target, 1 extension slot for source SAS, M.2 NVMe/SATA/PCIe SSD, Apple SSD, Thunderbolt/Firewire devices. Two 10Gb Ethernet ports ensure fast throughput of data.
These enhancements of the hardware enable Insight users to image 3 evidence drives at a time. Image to up to 3 targets per session, and the targets can be any combination of image files and raw data on the local server, host computer and target devices.
Imaging three sources in parallel
Insight’s user interface has changed a little to accommodate additional source ports to launch multiple sessions. Switching between the source ports makes it fast and easy to launch imaging.
Thanks to the new powerful hardware, each imaging session can run at the top native speeds of the drives involved.
Why parallel imaging sessions are a great enhancement to Insight users
Whether you are dealing with three drives in good or bad condition, Insight is at your service to get them imaged as fast as their native speed allows. Insight will also retrieve data from the bad drives automatically and with great effectiveness.
While Insight handles damaged drives deliberately in the most gentle way, damaged hardware may be difficult to control, and, as a result, a severely damaged drive may take a long time to image.
This is why it is a great improvement to the routines of forensic experts worldwide: take as much time as you need to image a damaged drive and use the remaining ports for imaging other evidence drives!
Atola Technology is a hardware and software development company based in Vancouver, Canada specializing in creating hard drive imaging tools for the global forensic market.
Atola’s engineers – including its founder and CEO Dmitry Postrigan – have strong expertise in storage media and data recovery, and focus on creating highly efficient and user-friendly forensic imagers.