Atola Insight Forensic
Forensic & Data Recovery Tool
Forensic and E-Discovery solutionAll features of the system are designed to support damaged media. Where other Forensic data acquisition products stall or abort on media errors, Atola Insight Forensic can acquire a usable image.
When dealing with good (non-damaged) media, Atola Insight Forensic acquires data faster than any other data acquisition equipment commercially available.
The system has several key features for data capture in forensic and e-discovery cases:
Use case: Insight as a primary imaging tool in forensic investigations
Our clients from the Ontario Provincial Police explain how Insight's functionality makes it essential to their investigation process.
Derek Frawley and John Farrugia spoke at the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in Myrtle Beach on June 6.
Acquiring data from damaged media
1. HDD Diagnosis
A successful acquisition job starts with accurate diagnosis of the media.
The Atola Insight Forensic is the ONLY product in both data recovery and
forensic industries with the ability to accurately evaluate a hard drive's
health and pinpoint specific problems. This feature puts our users
at a major advantage by enabling them to take all factors
into account before moving forward with data acquisition.
2. ATA Password Removal and Firmware recovery
The system properly recognizes locked hard drives and allows for a
fully automated extraction or removal of an unknown ATA password
with a single click of a button.
When a hard drive is experiencing firmware problems, it is not usually
accessible using conventional data acquisition tools
or imaging utilities. The Atola Insight Forensic recognizes firmware
corruption using its advanced diagnostic module and repairs it
with the click of a button for supported HDD models.
For non-supported HDD models, the Atola Insight recognizes firmware
corruption and provides direct access to firmware files (modules),
enabling expert technicians to manually repair the corruption.
3. HDD Duplication / Backup Image Creation
Extracting every fragment of data from hard drive is a crucial part of the data acquisition process. The Atola Insight's duplication/imaging system allows the user to completely customize the imaging process to suit each job, even when dealing with damaged or unstable media.
This module now comes standard with SELECTIVE HEAD IMAGING, allowing the operator to
identify the status of individual read/write head and create an individual imaging approach for each one.
4. File Recovery
File recovery is the last phase of most data acquisition jobs.
The Atola Insight's file recovery
engine is simple, intuitive, and effective. It integrates seamlessly
with Disk Duplication and Case Management systems to effectively extract
Advanced password removal capability
Atola Insight Forensic automatically removes ATA passwords from hard drives in just 2 minutes. This highly complex feature can be executed by the operator with one click of a button and the password is displayed after it is removed whenever possible. See Password Removal page for details.
Well-rounded feature set
Atola Insight Forensic comes equipped with a range of utility features for each step of the data acquisition process. These features include device configuration for modifying hard drive parameters, HDD current monitoring for continuous diagnosis, a disk editor for modifying hard drive data, and an add/remove password function. See Disk Utilities page for details.
Smooth case management from start to finish
Atola Insight Forensic is the only data recovery product that was built with case management in mind. All functions are tied in to one-another and the system tracks and records every action taken with a given hard drive. If a session is stopped and the hard drive is disconnected from Atola Insight and then later reconnected, the system will recognize the hard drive and give the operator the option to re-open the case. See the Case Management page for details.