Forensic operation


All our tools offer special features for advanced forensic operations. There are some cloning tools on the market,
which work perfectly with good HDD, but most have problems to continue operation after accessing defect sectors.

The Atola tools will not only continue to copy data after bypassing defect sectors, but will also use their extended
data recovery procedures to even retrieve data from the defect sectors if possible.


Atola Bandura (stand alone device - with touch screen display)

  • Write protection of the source HDD
  • extremely fast cloning of perfect working HDD (up to 180MB/sec 1) )
  • Multi-Pass-Cloning of HDD even with defect sectors
  • Compare two HDD (source + target)
  • HPA / DCO max address management
  • Checksum calculation 3) for source HDD
  • Checksum calculation for source + target HDD at same time

The final software/firmware 2.07 is available in two versions:
___a)_Hdd erase  source + target  or  target only
___b)_Erase of target only (source cant be erased and is safe/protected)



Atola Imager  (ethernet connection to PC - directly or via switch/router)

  • Write protection of the source HDD
  • extremely fast cloning of perfect working HDD (up to 180MB/sec 1) )
  • Multi-Pass-Cloning of HDD even with defect sectors 4)
  • Checksum calculation 3) at cloning
  • Final software version 3.5 released


Atola Insight Forensic
(ethernet connection to PC - directly or via switch/router)

  • Diagnose HDD status with one mouse click
  • Password removal for most of locked HDD 2)
  • Write protection of the source HDD
  • Supports IDE, SATA 1-3 and USB 3.0 source
  • Supports SAS source hdd with our optional adapter
  • Supports up to 3 targets at same time (mixed) SATA + USB 3.0
  • outstanding fast cloning (DR and forensical use) to up to 3 targets!
  • Multi-Pass-Cloning of HDD even with defect sectors 4)
  • Compare source + target
  • HPA / DCO max address management
  • Checksum calculation 3) at cloning for each of up to 3 targets
  • Case Management System



1)   Depends on the speed of the source and the target HDD
2)   See list of supported HDD
3)   Checksum calculation standards: MD5, SHA1, SHA224, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512
4)   Definable timeout length and number of sectors to skip at failed read attempts,
_____definable number of read passes, apply read-long command on last pass