Atola Taskforce

Atola TaskForce is a high-speed evidence acquisition tool capable of working with both good and damaged media and developed specifically for forensic use.

The system consists of TaskForce hardware unit and software accessible in Google Chrome browser.

TaskForce can be operated either in standalone mode or by multiple users from any number of devices within the same local network.

It supports SAS, SATA, USB and IDE drives via 18 ports, and other storage devices via Thunderbolt, Apple PCIe, and M.2 SSD extension modules.

 

12+ simultaneous imaging sessions. 15 TB/hour

Atola TaskForce combines vast multi-tasking capabilities with the fastest imaging engine in the forensic market.

Its hardware, which includes server-grade motherboard, 8-thread Xeon CPU 3.7 GHz and ECC RAM, enables launching and managing 12 or even more parallel image acquisition tasks.

  • 15 TB/hour cumulative speed of imaging
  • Imaging to up to 5 targets
  • Source/target switch on all ports
  • Write protection in Source mode on all ports
  • 2 x 10Gb Ethernet ports
  • Forensic imaging to E01 and RAW files

Damaged drive support

Atola TaskForce’s imaging engine is fully automatized and has been designed to achieve the best results getting as much data as possible.

  • Selective head imaging
  • Imaging of freezing drives
  • Imaging of drives with surface scratches and firmware issues
  • In-depth drive diagnostics
  • Current sensors on all SATA, SAS/SATA, IDE ports
  • Overcurrent and short-circuit protection
  • TaskForce hardware comes equipped with full circuit protection that prevents a malfunctioning storage device attached to the unit causing damage to the system or to the storage device itself.

 

Multi-user access from any device & UI features

User interface is highly intuitive, task-oriented and is designed to facilitate work with evidence for investigators with different levels of technical proficiency

  • Manage via Chrome browser
  • Simultaneous operation by multiple users
  • Launch of any operation within 2 – 5 clicks
  • Highly intuitive task-oriented user interface
  • Managing TaskForce from different operational systems

Connectivity options
  1. 10Gb Ethernet network – TaskForce allows access from any device within the same local network by entering the IP address in Google Chrome. To simplify connectivity, hardware unit displays the IP address on the small screen on the front panel.
  2. Standalone mode – The system has a compact size combined with standalone mode. Beautiful built-in TaskForce touch screen always works with no need to have other computers involved. Which makes TaskForce perfect for working in the field.
  3. Remote Wi-Fi connection – TaskForce includes built-in Wi-Fi access point for easy connection. It is disabled by default. If one enables WiFi, it sets up a secure network available for remote control via laptop, tablet or smartphone.

 

Other Features
  • HPA & DCO control and recovery
  • Hash calculation: MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512
  • Wiping (NIST800-88, DoD 5220.22-M, etc.)
  • ATA password recovery
  • Automatic report generation
  • Case management system
  • S.M.A.R.T. view
  • Artifact finder (URL, email, GPS, phone, credit card, regular expression, keyword, etc.)

Lifetime warranty

Atola stands behind its product and strives to offer the best warranty terms in the industry. No matter how old your system is, it is covered by the Lifetime warranty, for as long as your software update subscription is active.

Part No:
AP-ATOLA-TF

Extension Modules

TaskForce hardware unit was designed to allow expanding its compatibility with drive interfaces with the help of hardware add-ons. The unit is equipped with PCI Express port on its back panel, which is referred to as Extension port. It is used to plug Atola hardware extension modules supported by Atola TaskForce software.
 

Thunderbolt extension module

Thunderbolt extension enables TaskForce to work on MacBooks with the following interfaces:

  • FireWire
  • Thunderbolt 2
  • Thunderbolt 3, 2016 – 2017 models

No SSD removal is necessary, the extension allows connecting TaskForce directly to a MacBook.

TaskForce supports the following operations and features on MacBooks when connected through Thunderbolt extension:

  • Imaging
  • Hash calculation
  • Damaged drive support
  • Write protection

Part No:
AP-ATOLA-TBOLT
 

Apple PCIe SSD extension module

This extension can process the PCIe SSDs having the custom proprietary M.2 interface within Apple laptops:

  • MacBook Pro, Late 2013 – 2015
  • MacBook Air, 2013 – 2015

The following TaskForce operations and features are supported for the Apple drives:

  • Imaging
  • Hash calculation
  • Damaged drive support
  • Write protection

Part No:
AP-ATOLA-APPLEPCIe
 

M.2 PCIe/SATA SSD extension module

Only M key interface drives are supported by this module. Here are the differences between M.2 NVMe, M.2 SATA and M.2 PCIe support:

Features M.2 NVMe M.2 SATA M.2 PCIe
All TaskForce operations Partial (see below) checkbox Partial (see below)
Drive hotplug checkbox checkbox checkbox
Power management checkbox checkbox checkbox


M.2 NVMe/PCIe SSD features supported:

  • Imaging
  • Hash calculation
  • Wiping
  • Damaged drive support
  • Write protection

Part No:
AP-ATOLA-M.2