We thank you all for supporting our product and proudly present Atola Insight Forensic 4.3 release. Record 170 fixes and improvements included in the new version. So hurry up to update your software!
Several major changes we want to focus your attention on are described below.
The full list of Atola Insight Forensic 4.3 changes can be found here: Atola Insight Forensic Changelog.
Apple PCIe SSD support
Insight 4.3 is the first version that is able to work with the newest PCIe SSDs from Apple MacBooks (2013 – current models). It can be made via new Atola adapter pluggable in the Extension port which is located on the DiskSense unit’s side with cooling fans:
The new Insight version can perform SSD Trim, hash calculation, wiping, comparison, file recovery and of course imaging of the newest MacBook drives. By means of the new Atola extension adapter, Insight 4.3 can image such SSDs in a remarkably fast manner reaching 24 GB per minute speed.
Hashes in File Recovery
All files of any target port have hashing enabled by default in File Recovery. Files hashes are calculated in the background for every file set found during reading device folders. Calculated hashes are automatically saved into a respective target case folder to avoid calculating twice the same file hash .
Insight > Preferences has now the File Recovery tab allowing to switch on/off Hash and other columns. It can separately be set up either for source port or target ports.
We have also added “Hash all files” button that may help in situation when it is necessary to calculate all hashes before performing file recovery.
Advanced search options in File Recovery
Newly added file hashes can be specified in search conditions. Here’s the full list of search conditions added to Insight 4.3:
- Date accessed
- Date created
- Date modified
- File attributes (hidden)
- First bytes (file signature)
Each of these can be specified many times with different values and operation (more/less than, equals, between, etc.)
All new filters are grouped into a preset and can be exported to a file and imported from it. Thus, you can share search presets with your co-workers.
E01 image files
The new version supports imaging to one or more E01 files. So now Insight Forensic has three types of image files what might be beneficial in different situations:
- E01 (EWF)
Case port on the top panel
You can now search and open cases on a separate new Case port while source port is running some operation. It allows to work with your case history in a faster and more convenient fashion while multi-tasking.
Specific support of new drive models
Recovery of unknown passwords is enhanced for such drive models as:
- Hitachi: A9A3, CLA3, A7E6, A9E6 families
- Toshiba DT
- Samsung HD502IJ, HM160HI and similar models with certain firmware reading problems
Head-selection imaging and scanning is now possible for the following Toshiba drive families: MK, MQ, DT
Automatic Checkup head analysis become more robust after improvements made for specific WD, Hitachi and Toshiba drives.
All other major Insight Forensic 4.3 changes are listed here: Atola Insight Forensic Changelog.
How to upgrade
Insight Forensic 4.3 is available for download by all customers with an active software update subscription at no additional cost.
Where to buy
If you still do not have an Atola Insight Forensic and would like to place an order, this can be done directly via Atola Technology, or from a distributor near you:
The extension adapter for Apple SSDs can be acquired directly via Atola Technology.
Pay attention we have an upgrade program for owners of old Atola Insight. Please contact our Atola Technology sales to receive more specific information:
- Calls us: +1 888 540-2010, +1 416 833-3501 10am – 6pm ET
- Or email us: http://atola.com/support/inquiry.html?type=1
P.S. Dear customers, your feedback is always welcomed, so please feel free to write comments below.
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