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Extension Modules

DiskSense 2 hardware unit was designed with the ability to be enhanced with hardware add-ons in mind. There is a PCI Express port on its back panel, which is labeled as EXTENSION. It allows to connect any Atola hardware extension modules.

Extensions supported for DiskSense 2 are:

The extensions can be ordered here.

Warranty for Extensions - 1 year from date of purchase.

SAS extension

Atola Insight Forensic allows to run most operations for a SAS drive plugged into DiskSense 2:

There are a few functions that are not available for SAS drives by their nature: Host Protected Area (HPA), Device Configuration Overlay (DCO), Security Features, and SSD Trim. Firmware recovery is also not supported.

M.2 SSD extension for NVMe/SATA/PCIe

Only M key interface drives are supported with this extension. Here are the differences in M.2 NVMe, M.2 SATA and M.2 PCIe support:

Features M.2 NVMe M.2 SATA M.2 PCIe
All Insight operations Partial (see below) Partial (see below)
Drive hotplug
Power management

Supported M.2 NVMe/PCIe SSD features:

To image an NVMe drive with DiskSense unit (manufactred in 2014 - 2020), please follow this guide.

Apple PCIe SSD extension

This extension can process PCIe SSDs with custom proprietary M.2 interface found in Apple laptops:

The following Insight operations and features are supported for the Apple drives:

Thunderbolt extension

Thunderbolt extension enables Insight to work on MacBooks with the following interfaces:

No SSD removal is necessary: the extension allows connecting insight directly to a MacBook.

Insight supports the following operations and features on MacBooks when connected through Thunderbolt extension: