Atola TaskForce is a high-speed evidence acquisition tool capable of working with both good and damaged media, developed specifically for forensic use.
It supports SAS, SATA, USB and IDE drives via 18 ports, and other storage devices via Thunderbolt, Apple PCIe, and M.2 SSD extension modules.
TaskForce can be operated either in standalone mode or by multiple users from any number of devices within the same local network.
The system consists of TaskForce hardware unit and software accessible in Google Chrome browser.
8+ simultaneous imaging sessions
Atola TaskForce combines vast multi-tasking capabilities with the fastest imaging engine in the forensic market.
Its server-class hardware enables launching and managing 8 or even more parallel image acquisition processes.
- 15 TB/hour cumulative speed of imaging
- Imaging up to 5 targets
- Source/target switch on all ports
- Write protection in Source mode on all ports
- 2 x 10Gb Ethernet ports
- Forensic imaging to E01 and RAW files
Damaged drive support
Hard drives with physical damage and problematic solid-state drives require a quite complex imaging approach. Atola TaskForce’s imaging engine is designed to achieve the best results getting as much data as possible. It includes the following features:
- Imaging data from good heads only
- Imaging freezing drives
- Imaging drives with surface scratches and firmware issues
- In-depth drive diagnostics
- Current sensor on all SATA, SAS/SATA, IDE ports
- Automatic overcurrent and short-circuit protection
TaskForce hardware comes equipped with full circuit protection that prevents a malfunctioning storage device attached to the unit causing damage to the system or to the storage device itself.
Multi-user access from any device
User interface is highly intuitive, task-oriented and is designed to facilitate work with evidence for investigators with different levels of technical proficiency.
UI features are:
- Manage via Chrome browser
- Simultaneous work of multiple users
- Launch of any operation within 2-5 clicks
- Highly intuitive task-oriented user interface
- HPA & DCO control and recovery
- Hash calculation: MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512
- Automatic report generation
- Case management system
- S.M.A.R.T. view
Three ways to manage TaskForce
1. 10Gb Ethernet network
TaskForce allows access from any device within the same local network by entering the IP address in Google Chrome. To simplify connectivity, the hardware unit displays the IP address on the small screen in the front panel.
2. Standalone mode
The system has a compact size (see Hardware specs) combined with standalone mode. Beautiful built-in TaskForce touch screen always works with no need to have other computers involved.
3. Remote Wi-Fi connection
TaskForce includes built-in Wi-Fi access point for easy connection. It is disabled by default. If one enables WiFi, it sets up a secure network available for remote control via laptop, tablet or smartphone.
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