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Atola TaskForce 2

Atola TaskForce 2



Atola TaskForce 2


Maximum imaging power for your forensic lab


  • Image 25+ drives simultaneously at 25 TB per hour.
  • Automatically reassemble and image RAIDs.
  • Acquire data even from damaged drives.
  • Get the full power of the server-grade hardware and two 10 Gbit network ports.



26 ports to maximize imaging capacity


Image dozens of individual evidence devices, automatically reassemble RAIDs with an unknown configuration consisting of an unlimited number of members (drives and/or images), or securely wipe a whole bunch of drives for future use – all at once, at top native speeds.


To simultaneously image 25+ evidence devices and run other forensic tasks at 25 TB/hour, TaskForce 2 is equipped with 26 ports of all popular types


  • 8 SATA
  • 8 SAS/SATA
  • 4 NVMe M.2/U.2 PCIe 4.0
  • 4 USB
  • 1 IDE
  • 1 Extension slot for pluggable M.2 SSD, Apple PCIe SSD, Thunderbolt extension modules


All respective drive interfaces are supported: M.2 / U.2 NVMe, SATA I/II/III, SAS3 (12 Gb), USB 2.0/3.x, IDE. Flash cards are supported via a USB card reader.



16 ports for SATA drives

TaskForce 2 has eight SATA ports and eight SAS/SATA ports.

Plug in up to 16 SATA drives and image them in parallel to a network server through two superfast 10 Gbit Ethernet ports.



Four M.2/U.2 ports for NVMe drives

To help you with the ever-growing number of NVMe M.2 drives in forensic cases, TaskForce 2 has four M.2/U.2 ports:


  • PCIe 4.0 interface
  • Support for both M.2 and U.2 drives.
  • Fast & convenient hot-swap of drives.


With M.2 extension connected to the extensions slot, you can image 5 NVMe drives simultaneously.



Clear indication for maximum control


At a glance, get an instant understanding of what’s happening with TaskForce 2 and your tasks thanks to LED status indicators on the front panel.



Power LED indicator


Signals that hardware is up and running.

Color-coded port LEDs


Indicate that a task is running or finished, a process is OK or there are issues.

IP display


Shows an IP address to connect to the TaskForce 2 user interface or Kiosk mode.



Configurable hardware write protection


Configure all 26 ports according to your needs, as each of them can be set either to the source or target mode.


The source mode turns on hardware write protection to eliminate any possibility of altering your digital evidence.


A dedicated LED indicator next to each port signals that the source mode on this particular port is enabled.


To use a drive as an imaging target, alter or securely erase its contents, switch its port to a target mode.



25+ parallel imaging sessions


Image at 25 TB/hour cumulative speed when running 25+ simultaneous sessions at the top native speeds of the drives. Image to the network via two 10 Gbit Ethernet ports, to another drive, or a forensic file on an encrypted storage drive.


Copy every single bit of an evidence drive or use smart filters to image only selected partitions, folders, or files. Pause an imaging session and resume it later.



RAID: automated detection and reassembly


Automatically identify unknown configurations of RAID arrays.


Reassemble RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, or JBOD.


Rebuild RAID 5 with a missing or damaged device.


Preview RAID contents. Image the whole array or only selected partitions, folders, and files.



Workflow automation


Streamline and automate your workflow with Express mode and Web API.



Express mode


Autostart up to 25 imaging sessions in parallel.


Specify the destination and imaging settings for the Express mode only once.


Then, simply plug in the drives one by one and watch the sessions start automatically with predefined parameters.



Integrate drive imaging into an automated evidence processing sequence, and reduce downtime between its stages using the built-in Web API.


Use API requests in scripts, via command-line interface tools, or by typing commands in the browser address bar.





Damaged drives support


  • Retrieve data even from physically damaged evidence drives while avoiding further deterioration of the media.
  • Detect any drive issues during automated diagnostics.
  • Image bad drives in the most gentle yet thorough way thanks to the proprietary multi-pass imaging algorithm.


Maximize data acquisition


  • Use a preset for bad drives to apply a multi-pass imaging algorithm.
  • Fine-tune the imaging process for the toughest cases: apply reverse direction, manage block sizes and timeouts.

Monitor the drive’s condition


    • Base your imaging strategy on diagnostics reports.
    • Track changes in a drive’s health using the SMART table.

Prevent drive damage


  • Protect drives from short circuits.
  • Handle freezing drives automatically.
  • Image data from the good heads only.
  • Disable the read look-ahead mode.

Ensure data integrity


  • Use segmented hashing during the imaging of damaged drives.



Logical imaging


Save time and resources by acquiring only selected partitions, folders, and files in a forensically sound manner.


Use smart built-in filters to narrow your selection.


Get an image file in the forensic L01 format with MD5/SHA1 hashes calculated during the imaging process. Compress it if needed.


Save an image file in a network folder or on a storage drive.


Pause an acquisition process and resume it later.



Team access and user interface


  • Control the user-friendly interface of TaskForce 2 in the Chrome browser on any device: a computer, tablet, or phone.
  • Collaborate as a team using a single hardware unit to perform all acquisition tasks simultaneously.
  • Create user profiles and protect them with passwords to keep each user’s processes, reports, and cases separate and confidential.



Three ways to manage TaskForce 2


Each forensic lab is different. Choose an option that suits your workflow best.



10 Gb Ethernet


Access TaskForce 2 from any device within the same local network using the IP address displayed on the front panel.


Use either dynamic or static IP addresses. Benefit from two 10 Gbit Ethernet ports.


Use HTTPS for extra protection. Configure DNS nameserver, default gateway, and Jumbo frames.

Kiosk mode


Use TaskForce without a network connection in the Kiosk mode by plugging in a VGA monitor, keyboard, and mouse.


Once a monitor is plugged in, it displays the Taskforce user interface, and you can operate the system using a keyboard and mouse.



Access TaskForce 2 via an external Wi-Fi adapter. Connect from a computer, tablet, or phone. Use the whole TaskForce 2 functionality without any limitations.





One rack to store them all

  • Neatly organize 8 evidence drives with Atola Device Rack.
  • Place it on top of your TaskForce 2 or mount them both on a server rack.




8 numbered sections for 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives.


Super-quick & reliable drive swapping.


Two fans on the rear with speed control.


Exclusive option for TaskForce 2 only.



Two are better than one




Server rack compatibility


Mount TaskForce 2 into a standard server rack, along with one or two Atola Device Racks.




Lifetime warranty


Your forensic imager hardware is covered by our Lifetime warranty, for as long as your software update subscription is active.


If you have an active subscription, you can request a free replacement of a device, component, extension module, or cable, as well as free training and technical support.