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Extension Modules

Extension port location

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

Extension for SAS drive imaging

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.
SAS extension

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:

M.2 SSD forensic imaging
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.

M.2 PCIe SSD extension

Apple PCIe SSD extension

Apple SSD forensic imaging

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:

Apple PCIe SSD extension

Thunderbolt extension

Forensic imaging of MacBook SSDs

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:

Thunderbolt extension