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Supported Drives

Atola Insight Forensic supports all 1.8-inch, 2.5-inch, 3.5-inch IDE, SATA and USB hard drives, USB Flash media as well as SD, Compactflash, and Memory Stick cards via a generic USB Card Reader.

Atola Insight Forensic can also work with the following drive types using proprietary Atola extension modules:

  • SAS drives
  • the newest PCIe SSDs from Apple MacBooks (2013 - current models)
  • M.2 PCIe/SATA SSDs (M interface key only)

Most functions of the Atola Insight Forensic will work with any hard drive or flash card with either IDE, SATA-1/2/3 or USB-1/2/3 interface (including those attached via adapters).

However, there are three functions that only work with specific hard drive model families:

  • Automatic password removal
  • Head selection in Imaging and Media Scan
  • Full firmware access

1. Automatic password removal works for the following models:

  • SATA and IDE Seagate hard drives (including F3 series)
  • SATA and IDE Western Digital hard drives
  • SATA and IDE Toshiba hard drives: MG, MK, MQ, DT families
  • SATA and IDE Maxtor hard drives
  • SATA and IDE Samsung hard drives with the exception of old hard drives made prior to 2004 and some latest models
  • SATA and IDE Fujitsu hard drives with the exception of latest models (MHW and newer)
  • The following Hitachi hard drives are supported: HCxxxxxxxA7A3xx, HDxxxxxxxCLA3xx, HTxxxxxxxA9A3xx, HTxxxxxxxA9E3xx, HTxxxxxxxA9E6xx, HTxxxxxxxB9A3xx, HTxxxxxxxG9ATxx, HTxxxxxxxG9SAxx, HTxxxxxxxH9ATxx, HTxxxxxxxH9SAxx, HTxxxxxxxJ9ATxx, HTxxxxxxxJ9SAxx, HTxxxxxxxK9ATxx, HTxxxxxxxK9SAxx, HTxxxxxxxL9SAxx, HTxxxxxxxM9ATxx, HTS72xxxxA7E6xx, HUxxxxxxxCLA3xx, IC25NxxxATMRxx
  • The following Hitachi DK hard drives are supported: DK23DA, DK23EA, DK23FA.
  • The following Hitachi Endurastar hard drives are supported: J4K50 (HEJxxxxxxF9ATxx), N4K50 (HENxxxxxxF9ATxx).
Please note that due to the wide variety of firmware revisions released by hard drive manufacturers, it is impossible to guarantee that the password removal will always work. Hence, password removal may fail on a small percentage of hard drives.

2. Head selection works for the following models:

  • SATA and IDE Seagate hard drives (including F3 series)
  • SATA and IDE Western Digital hard drives
  • SATA and IDE Hitachi hard drives
  • SATA and IDE Toshiba hard drives: MG, MK, MQ, DT families

3. Full firmware access:

  • Western Digital hard drives: all IDE and SATA models are supported
  • Fujitsu hard drives: all IDE and SATA models are supported
  • Samsung hard drives: all IDE and SATA models are supported with the exception of old hard drives made prior to 2004
  • The following Hitachi hard drives are supported: A7A3, A9A3, A9E3, A9E6, ALA6, ATCS, ATDA, ATMR, AVER, AVV2, AVVA, AVVN, B9A3, CLA3, DADA, DARA, DBCA, DCXA, DHEA, DJNA, DJSA, DKLA, DLA3, DLAT, DPTA, DTCA, DTLA, DTTA, G9AT, G9SA, H9AT, H9SA, J9AT, J9SA, K9AT, K9SA, L9SA, M9AT, PLA3, PLAT, VLAT
  • Toshiba hard drives supported: DT family only