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.
Atola Insight Forensic allows to run most operations for a SAS drive plugged into DiskSense 2:
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)|
Supported M.2 NVMe/PCIe SSD features:
To image an NVMe drive with DiskSense unit (manufactred in 2014 - 2020), please follow this guide.
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 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: