In modern world hard drives are getting bigger and bigger. Amounts of data stored grow every day and demand more efforts from forensic experts. Thus, the performance of the data acquisition process becomes more and more critical.

One of the major improvements in the upcoming 4.2 release is a significant speed-up of core disk operations:

  • Imaging
  • Hashing
  • Comparison
  • Wiping

Here are the latest benchmark results:

Atola Insight Forensic 4.2

Atola Insight Forensic 4.1/4.0

Disk imaging 418


Disk imaging with MD5



Disk imaging with SHA-1



MD5 calculation  449


SHA-1 calculation



Comparison with pattern 458


Disk wiping 470


Values represent Megabytes per second (MB/s).

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

Atola Insight Forensic Benchmark SSD Drives

Benchmark screenshots

Disk imaging

Insight 4.2 Imaging Speed


MD5 hashing

Insight 4.2 Hashing Speed


Comparison with pattern

Insight 4.2 Comparison Speed


Disk wiping

Insight 4.2 Wiping Speed

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Atola CTO He believes in saving time & energy of people doing mission-critical work. Therefore, all his efforts are focused on leading R&D of innovative Atola products. Gamification enthusiast. Agile development proponent.

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