Atola Insight Forensic

Atola Insight Forensic is our outstanding data acquisition tool for forensic and data recovery experts:

  • HDD diagnostics
  • Firmware recovery of supported hdd
  • Supports USB devices (USB 3.0 speed)
  • Images drives and SSDs faster than any other tool ever existed
  • HDD duplication/backup image creation to up to three targets
     1) (SAS , SATA, IDE, USB 3.0) even in mixed modeSSD supported  (with optional SATA adapters 2) if necessary)
     2) SATA to:  mSATA, MicroSata, ZIF/LIF, M.2, Asus, Apple  etc.
  • Ability to run multiple concurrent tasks
  • File recovery
  • search of artifacts capability - while imaging a (defect) source evidence media
    and also as a seperate feature (from vers. 4.11) for source and target HDD
    to find credit cards, emails, URLs, IPs, GPS coordinates, phone numbers, keywords etc.
  • Optional PCIe Extensions:
     SAS adapter  1) with this adapter as source
     10GB Ethernet adapter
     M.2 NGFF SSD adapter  (also for SATA connection ! )
     Apple SSD adapter  (for MacBook SSD from mid 2013 until now)
     Firewire + Thunderbolt 2+3
additional Power Supply  Questions + Answers  Field of Application

HDD diagnostics was never done this far before  (in any software or hardware) as it is done in Atola Insight.
The diagnostic process reports the exact problem with the drive, whether it is a PCB (electronic) or head failure,
media damage, motor freezing, firmware area damage or file system damage.

Atola Insight Forensic can work in fully automatic mode: it can automatically diagnose all hard disks components
and let the operator know what the exact problem is; it can also show/remove ATA-passwords (User or Master,
any security level) of supported hdd.

Outstanding: The cloning is supported to up to three targets - with unmatched speed - a perfect feature for any type 
of business: Forensic specialists, repair shops, data recovery or investigative organisations.

Warranty, support, certification

  • warranty & support in Europe  (in english and german) !
    we include a one years warranty (bring in to Vienna, Austria)
  • the Windows (7,8,10 32/64bit) software for the host pc is included
    future updates are  downloadable for free in the year of purchase
  • additional warranty extension and software update is available as optional subscription for 1, 2 or 3 years
  • we offer optional  add on products which are only available through us
  • for any question you can  contact us by email or by phone (english or german) during office hours + hotline
  • tested and approved for the units baught through Atola Europe Distribution sales channel

Atola Insight Forensic offers the following features:

  • Automatic in-depth diagnostic of all hard drive components
  • Automatic password extraction / removal of supported hdd
  • Firmware area backup system of supported hdd
  • Real time current monitor
  • Fastest imaging tool of the industry:
    Source - 1x: SATA (SSD), IDE, USB 3.0,
      SAS with  optional extension and any special SSD with optional SATA adapter
    Target  - 3x: SATA (SSD), any special SSD with optional adapter
      3x: USB 3.0
  • High performance multi-pass-imaging - even of defect (but accessable) hdd
  • Built in write blocker
  • Hash calculation: MD5, SHA1, SHA224, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512
  • File recovery for all NTFS versions, Ext 2/3/4, HFS, HFS+, HFSX, ExFAT, FAT16, FAT32
  • Unlock encrypted APFS volumes in File Recovery with a known password or recovery key
  • Search artifacts on source and on target hdd
  • creates images files of  .img, .E01, .001, .raw and .dd
  • Write images of source drives to exFAT formatted target drives (connected to target ports)
  • Write images of source drives as .img or .E01 (full or compressed) to host PC
  • Case management system - one database on server if you use several Atola Insight Forensic in same LAN
  • Network forensics via SSH

See also: Forensic Rack Data Recovery Software   Battery Pack Add On Products Extension Modules

The unit has outstanding hardware features:

  • Serial port
    for firmware area access of some hard drives
  • Power control
    to take full control over the hard disks power. The protected power source for attached hard drives
    will withstand any overload condition, including a short circuit.
  • Real time current monitor
    for monitoring the 5V and 12V currents separately. The data received from the monitor not only serves as
    a short-circuit protection, but also used for hard drive diagnostics (to detect motor damage, burnt circuits,
    etc). The oscilloscope allows the operator to keep an eye on hard drive power consumption levels.
  • LED indicator
    display the status of the HDD power, operation/error status, IDE/SATA (BUSY/DATA) and RS-232 port activity.
  • Write protection switch
    Turned on it disables a write operation to the source drive
  • PCIe Extension Port
    for optional PCIe extension adapters   see here more details
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