Atola TaskForce

Working with MacBooks via Thunderbolt extension module

Thunderbolt extension enables TaskForce to operate on all MacBooks with these interfaces: FireWire, Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 (2016 – 2017 models). There is no need to remove the SSD, Thunderbolt extension allows connecting the whole Apple laptop to TaskForce.  Moreover, it is possible to work with all the recent MacBooks that have their SSDs soldered in. The extension module comes with: Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (by Apple) Thunderbolt 2 to FireWire adapter (by Apple) FireWire cable (comes in white or black color) Connecting MacBook to TaskForce unit In the Enter MacBook serial pop-up window, enter the serial number located on the bottom side of the MacBook and Read more…

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Calculating dual hash of an existing E01 file

Some source evidence drives and their images can be involved in a long-running investigation case and wait to be presented in court for months or years on end. Data stored on such drives and their image files may eventually get corrupt. Therefore it may be critical for an investigator to ensure the integrity of data on such devices or image files before resuming to work with them or presenting them in court. Over the years, E01 file format has become a popular format for forensic purposes due to its ability to store not both the image of the drive, but also case and evidence details. E01 file can also contain Read more…

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Using extension modules with TaskForce

TaskForce system allows expanding its compatibility with other device interfaces via hardware extension modules. How to plug an extension module TaskForce system must be powered off before an extension module can be plugged: Power off TaskForce Plug extension module into the Extension port Power on TaskForce Thunderbolt extension module With the help of Thunderbolt extension module TaskForce supports imaging, hash calculation, write protection on MacBooks with these interfaces: FireWire, Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 (2016 – 2017 models). Connecting MacBook via Thunderbolt extension module Connect MacBook to TaskForce unit with the help of Thunderbolt extension and the FireWire cable. Use adapters if needed (included). To boot MacBook in Target Disk Read more…