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Answering questions about Atola Insight

It’s been two days since we announced Atola Insight, and we are already virtually flooded with questions and feedback about it. I will now go through the most common questions: Pricing: It will be a stand-alone product with a set price; no per-use charge as seen in Repair Station/HDD Unlock Wizard. Sorry, no prices are set so far. Preliminary pricing information can be expected in February 2008. Full roadmap (2-year development plan) will be released in March 2008. Presentation at CES 2008: I will do my best to have it taped. If that doesn’t happen for any reason, then I will at least publish my powerpoint presentation (EDIT: see comments Read more…

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Firmware recovery with Atola Insight

I am happy to provide everyone with the a new screenshot that we’ve got today: Accessing firmware files (system area modules): Manual firmware recovery: downloading firmware This is an old-fashion way of accessing firmware files (modules): you can perform the recovery yourself. But wait, Atola Insight can do much more than that. It can automatically repair most kinds of firmware damage for you; all you have to do is to click a single button. Automatic firmware recovery in progress In automatic mode, the program first creates full firmware backup, diagnoses the problem, and then takes all necessary steps to recover the drive. Automatic mode saves tremendous amount of time since Read more…

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Atola Insight at CES 2008

If you want to see Atola Insight in action, then you are welcome to visit us at CES 2008. Project presentation at CES 2008 (January 7-10) in Las Vegas Floor plan of the show | booth number: 73539 (Look for YEC booth and ask for Dmitry Postrigan) in the Sands Convention Center. By the way, YEC also presents Shinobi, an HDD Unlocking tool powered by Atola Unlocker module. They also have all kinds of HDD duplicators. You have an opportunity to see all hi-tech HDD tools in one place, so do not miss the chance!

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Real time current monitor in Atola Insight

We’ve got it working today. There will be two kinds of current monitors in Atola Insight: full-sized monitor and tiny monitor. Tiny monitor can stay on the screen allowing to always keep an eye on hard drive’s power consumption. Current Monitor (click to see in full size) The image above shows normal spin-up and initialization currents (5V and 12V) for a desktop hard drive.

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We’ve got an Insight

It’s been quiet in our blog last months, and for a good reason. We are currently developing Atola Insight, a data recovery solution. What’s good about it is that it covers all four phases of a data recovery process: diagnostics, firmware recovery, duplication/imaging, and file recovery. The Fourth Element Every data recovery specialist knows about the firmware recovery tools, disk duplication (or imaging) tools, and file recovery (data extraction) tools. But there is one more important thing that often gets overlooked: diagnostics. When a hard drive arrives to the lab, the very first thing a specialist has to do is to find out the current state of the hard drive. Read more…