Atola Introduces RAID Assembly, Autodetection And Imaging In TaskForce

2020.7 release of TaskForce brings a brand new capability to assemble drives and image files into RAID arrays, automatically detect their configuration and image the volumes in a forensically sound manner.

“TaskForce is now officially the first hardware RAID imager in the world, non-forensic industries included!” says Atola’s CTO Vitaliy Mokosiy. “TaskForce is indeed uniquely positioned to be able to handle such tasks. This feature is a serious enhancement to our customers’ process when it comes to handling RAID arrays of drives. We are thrilled to be receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback already.”

How it works

After RAID array devices/images are selected for assembly, TaskForce immediately starts Autodetection, reading data on the drives and detecting essential configurations: 

RAID type
device order
block size
block order 

Autodetection produces a suggestion and easy application of the configuration with Apply button.


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When the suggested configuration is applied, partitions are identified and displayed for browsing. One can proceed with acquiring the image of the whole array or its individual partitions.

Watch this screencast to see the complete process: Imaging RAID 0 with Atola TaskForce.

What’s supported

The feature is now supported for RAID 0, 1 and 5 (the latter can also be mounted even if there is a missing or a damaged device in the array). Supported file systems: NTFS and ext 4/3/2.

Other RAID types and file systems will also be added in the upcoming releases, with RAID 10 support is coming by the end of 2020.

Atola will continue to push the boundaries of evidence acquisition by creating fast and effective imagers with unbeatable performance and an exceptional feature set for forensic examiners.

 

Atola Technology

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. 

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