It also offers complex yet highly automated data recovery functions on failing storage devices and provides utilities for accessing hard drives at the lowest level. Its sophisticated software is wrapped in a simple and effective user interface.
Designed for use both in the lab and in the field, Insight is developed by a team of industry renowned data recovery engineers in collaboration with law enforcement agencies and forensic experts from around the globe.
Atola Insight Forensic system includes:
Atola Insight is equipped with server-grade motherboard and CPU to sustain multiple imaging sessions at the top native speeds of the evidence drives, whether in good or bad condition.
All features are designed to support damaged media. In cases where other imagers stall or abort on media errors, Atola Insight can acquire a usable image. Types of damage supported: degraded or damaged heads, scratches on platters, logical errors, freezing drives, drives with worn-out magnetic layer.
1. Drive diagnostics
Atola imagers are the only products in both forensic and data recovery industries with the ability to automatically and accurately evaluate a hard drive’s health and pinpoint specific problems. Atola Insight automatically diagnoses the drive’s PCB, heads, media surface, firmware, and partitions, assesses imaging time, and creates a detailed report. The Diagnostics module helps you take informed decisions when getting down to imaging.
2. ATA password removal
Atola Insight automatically removes ATA passwords from hard drives in just 2 minutes. This sophisticated feature is executed with one click of a button. Whenever possible, the extracted password is displayed upon its removal.
3. Evidence drive imaging
Retrieving every fragment of data from a drive is a crucial to a forensically sound data acquisition. Atola Insight’s imaging system allows completely customizing imaging process to handle even damaged or unstable media.
It includes selective head imaging, which enables an individual imaging approach to each one based on the status of specific heads as identified by the Diagnostics module.
Not only does the imaging system copes with damaged drives, but also it runs multi-threaded sector-level analysis in the course of image acquisition:
4. Forensic file recovery
Insight’s file recovery module is simple, intuitive, and effective. It integrates seamlessly with the imaging functionality and the Case Management system to retrieve data effectively.
Sector-level analysis with Artifact Finder and Locate Sectors helps find forensic artifacts in unallocated and hidden spaces that you could miss.
DiskSense 2 hardware unit was designed with the ability to be enhanced with hardware add-ons in mind. There is a PCI Express port on its back panel, which is labeled as EXTENSION. It allows to connect any Atola hardware extension modules.
Extensions supported for DiskSense 2 are:
Only M key interface drives are supported with this extension. Here are the differences in M.2 NVMe, M.2 SATA and M.2 PCIe support:
|Features||M.2 NVMe||M.2 SATA||M.2 PCIe|
|All Insight operations||Partial (see below)||Partial (see below)|
Supported M.2 NVMe/PCIe SSD features:
This extension can process PCIe SSDs with custom proprietary M.2 interface found in Apple laptops:
The following Insight operations and features are supported for the Apple drives:
Thunderbolt extension enables Insight to work on MacBooks with the following interfaces:
No SSD removal is necessary: the extension allows connecting insight directly to a MacBook.
Insight supports the following operations and features on MacBooks when connected through Thunderbolt extension: