Atola TaskForce 2 technical specs

Drive ports

26 drive ports

  • 8 SATA (up to 540 MB/s)
  • 8 SAS/SATA (up to 1000 MB/s)
  • 4 NVMe M.2/U.2 PCIe 4.0 (up to 6000 MB/s)
  • 4 USB (up to 400 MB/s)
  • 1 IDE (up to 100 MB/s)
  • 1 Extension

Drive port features

  • Physical source/target switch with LED indication
  • Hardware write protection in the source mode
  • Task status LED indication
  • Full low-level control over drive ports
  • Reset and SATA PHY control for the best handling of severely damaged hard drives

Drive's power control

  • Current sensor
  • Automatic overcurrent protection
  • Automatic short-circuit protection
  • Overvoltage protection

Supported drive interfaces

  • M.2 / U.2 NVMe
  • SAS3 (12 Gb)
  • USB 2.0/3.x
  • IDE
  • Flash cards via a card reader attached to any USB port
  • Other interfaces supported via Extension modules (see below)


  • Two 10Gb Ethernet ports for imaging to a network server or NAS.
  • WiFi 802.11n 150 Mb/s adapter in access point mode. Included in the package.

CPU, motherboard, and RAM

  • Xeon CPU with 16 cores
  • Server-grade Supermicro motherboard
  • 16 GB ECC RAM

Extension modules

  • Apple PCIe
  • FireWire
  • Thunderbolt 2 and 3 (2016-2017 models)
  • M.2 NVMe/PCIe/SATA


Power LED indicator

Signals that hardware is up and running

Color-coded port LEDs

Indicate that a task is running or finished, a process is OK or there are issues

IP display

OLED (20x2 characters). Shows an IP address to connect to the TaskForce 2 user interface or Kiosk mode

Auxiliary connections

Kiosk mode

  • VGA port
  • Two USB ports for connecting a keyboard and mouse


  • Two DB USB 3.0 ports for connecting a USB flash media as database storage
  • Serial RS232 port
  • Fan power port
  • System SD card slot for boot drive


Power consumption

140 Watt average, 650 Watt peak

Supply voltage

100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz

Power supply

  • Internal power supply
  • IEC 60320 C14 power inlet
  • Power supply switch on the back panel

Size, weight, and temperature

Aluminum case


  • 17.4 x 14.5 x 3.9 in (442 x 370 x 100 mm)
  • Required server rack height: 2.5U


17.2 lb (7.8 kg)

Working temperature

32° – 95°F (0°C – 35°C)

Lifetime warranty

TaskForce 2 hardware is covered by our Lifetime warranty, for as long as your software update subscription is active.

If you have an active subscription, you can request free replacement of a device, component, extension module, or cable, as well as free training and technical support.

Learn more about Lifetime warranty →