Step 1. Download and install the latest software from this page.
Step 2. Configure your computer’s network to use the following settings:
IP address: 192.168.0.XXX, where X can be any number from 1 to 254.
Network mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway and DNS server can be left empty or set to any value.
Step 3. Make connection between your computer’s network port and the ETH 1 port of the hardware unit.
Step 4. Power on the unit and allow 20-30 seconds for it to boot (Unit Ready LED on the back of the unit should stop blinking).
Step 5. Launch the Atola Insight Forensic software. When asked for activation details, you will need to key in the unit’s serial number. It is located on the bottom sticker of the DiskSense unit.
If you’d like to plug the unit into a USB port instead of an Ethernet port, then we recommend using a USB-to-Ethernet adapter based on an ASIX AX88179 chipset (included in the package).
We have tested Atola Insight with these adapters and they cause no noticeable speed degradation (imaging speed decreases only by 1-2%), and they have shown to be very reliable.
Note that you will need a USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) port in your computer in order to achieve full imaging speeds.
Use these instructions if you are migrating from Atola Insight with previous-gen DiskSense USB or DiskSense Ethernet hardware units and would like to preserve the existing case management records.
IMPORTANT: this process is not reversible. After the migration, you will not be able to use the same database with the old (v3.x) software. If you want to continue using the old (v3.x) tool, then you would have to create a new (empty) database for the old tool.
Step 1. Record old database settings.
Launch your old copy of Atola Insight v3.x and open Database Connection settings menu. Write down all database connection information from the screen (or take a screenshot).
Step 2. Alter database settings of the newly installed Atola Insight Forensic v4.x software.
Launch your new Atola Insight Forensic (v4.x) software and open Database Connection settings menu. Modify all settings to match v3.x settings noted in Step 1.
Step 3. The software will ask you if you want to perform the upgrade. Click OK and the upgrade will be performed automatically. A backup copy of the old database will also be created before upgrade.