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Atola Insight Forensic 4.1

Today we have released Atola Insight Forensic 4.1.

Our main efforts were put on bug fixing to make Atola Insight Forensic more stable and reliable, and version 4.1 includes over 100 fixes and improvements. The most significant changes are addressed below.

Full Atola Insight Forensic 4.1 change log is available here: Atola Insight Changelog.

Imaging: new Metadata-only option

New Metadata-only imaging mode allows copying of absolutely minimum amount of data for file browsing to work, this allows for imaging of specific files.

All sectors with metadata

Creating imaging sessions from File Recovery

It is now possible to create an imaging session that would include sectors of specific files. It works perfect together with the new ‘All sectors with metadata’ option in Imaging. So here’s the most quick scenario to image a pack of files:

  1. Start imaging with ‘All sectors with metadata’ selected.
  2. After imaging finishes, switch to target port and go to File Recovery.
  3. Find files you need to image and select them.
  4. Click ‘Image selected…’ button.
  5. Start new imaging session that copies data of the selected files.
  6. Re-visit File Recovery and see the files are 100% copied.

File imaging

Automated sector analysis

Automated sector analysis was built in to Disk Editor and Imaging. When viewing sectors, known metadata is automatically parsed into a human-readable form.

Metadata types supported:

  • Master boot record
  • NTFS boot sector
  • NTFS file record
  • NTFS index
  • HFS volume header
  • HFS plus B tree header
  • ext super block
  • exFAT boot sector
  • FAT32 boot sector
  • FAT boot sector

File Record

File Record Parsed

Imaging presets

Imaging settings can now be saved into custom presets. Export/import operations will be added in Insight v.4.2

Imaging Preset

How to order

You can order Atola Insight Forensic from us directly, or from a distributor near you:
http://atola.com/wheretobuy/

Official Video about Atola Insight Forensic

We hope you’ll enjoy it!

Pre-order Atola Insight Forensic

Today Atola Insight Forensic has become available for pre-ordering.

Feel free to contact our Canadian sales office for a quote.

Tel:
1 888 540 2010
1 416 833 3501
Business hours: 10am – 6pm ET

Contact us via email

Atola Insight Forensic consists of the DiskSense Forensic unit plus the software. Here are some photos of the unit:

Front side

unit1

Right side

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Left side

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Back

unit2

Benchmark of Atola Insight Forensic

We have made a few speed tests to compare the new Atola Insight Forensic with the Atola Insight. Here are the results:

SSD tests

All numeric table values represent speed of operations in MB/s.

Atola Insight Forensic 4.0

Atola Insight 3.2

Disk imaging

391

190

Disk imaging with MD5

385

160

Disk imaging with SHA-1

312

87

MD5 calculation

371

170

SHA-1 calculation

312

90

Comparison with pattern

374

200

Disk wiping

447

235

The tests were executed on this couple of Samsung 840 PRO drives.

Atola Insight Forensic Benchmark SSD Drives

HDD tests

All numeric table values represent maximal speed of operations in MB/s.

Atola Insight Forensic 4.0

Atola Insight 3.2

Disk imaging

201

190

Disk imaging with MD5

201

160

Disk imaging with SHA-1

201

87

MD5 calculation

202

170

SHA-1 calculation

202

90

Comparison with pattern

201

190

Disk wiping

202

195

The tests were executed on this couple of Seagate SHDD drives.

Atola Insight Forensic Benchmark HDD Drives

Atola Insight Forensic is coming out in April

We’re announcing a new product – Atola Insight Forensic, an unmatched data acquisition tool for forensic experts as well as data recovery labs. It will be officially released in the middle of April, and will supersede all of our current products.

What’s new

We’ve made a number of significant improvements in the hardware as well as the software. Here are a few of them:

  • New hardware unit images drives and SSDs faster than any other tool ever existed
  • Supports USB devices (USB 3.0 speed)
  • Supports imaging to multiple targets
  • Ability to run multiple concurrent tasks

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(Click the image for full-size view)

Here is the explanation on what is going on on the screen above:

  • Source hard drive (WD) is being imaged onto 2 targets: Seagate (SATA Target 1 port) and another Seagate (USB 3.0 Target 2 port)
  • At the same time, another WD drive is being scanned for defects (SATA Target 3 port).
  • A hash is being calculated for a Seagate drive that is attached directly to the PC.

We will be releasing more details about Atola Insight Forensic next week, so stay tuned!