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 SAS adapter
  • Supports any MacBook hdd/SSD in target mode with our optional
    Thunderbolt adapter - ideal for MacBooks with non-extractable SSD
  • Supports extractable MacBook SSD from MacBook AIr and MacBook Pro
    with Retina display from mid-2013 and later models. 5)
  • 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
5)   Starting with MacBook AIr 6.1, MacBook Pro, iMac 14,1 and MacMini 7.1 up to end 2015

Atola TaskForce  (can be run stand alone or with any device in same LAN with Google Chrome)

   - 8+ simultaneous imaging sessions
   - Stand alone or multi user operation
   - 15 TB/hour cumulative speed of imaging
   - Imaging up to 5 targets
   - 6x SAS/SATA ports + 6x SATA ports
   - 4x USB 3.0 port
   - 1x IDE port
   - 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:
        Imaging data from good heads only
        Imaging freezing drives
        Imaging drives with surface scratches and firmware issues
   - In-depth drive diagnostics
   - Current sensor on all SATA, SAS/SATA, IDE ports
   - Automatic overcurrent and short-circuit protection
   - Highly intuitive, task-oriented user interface (UI)
        Manageable stand alone with built in tablet or with any device + Chrome browser in same Lan
        Simultaneous work of multiple users
        Launch of any operation within 2-5 clicks
   -  HPA & DCO control and recovery
   - Hash calculation: MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512
   - Wiping
   - Automatic report generation
   - Case management system
   - S.M.A.R.T. view 
   - Extension port for M.2-, Apple SSD- and Thunderbolt/Firewire-Adapter