DiskSense 2 hardware unit was designed with the ability to be enhanced with hardware add-ons in mind. There is a PCI Express port on its back panel, which is labeled as EXTENSION. It allows to connect any Atola hardware extension modules.
Atola Insight Forensic allows to run most operations for a SAS drive plugged into DiskSense 2:
- Imaging at 800 MB/s
- Diagnostics, media scan
- Damaged drive support
- Hash calculation and verification
- Write protection
- Device utilities: disk editor, file recovery, compare (with pattern, image file or drives) etc.
- Current sensing, short circuit and overvoltage protection
- Hotplug for SAS drives
There are a few functions that are not available for SAS drives by their nature: Host Protected Area (HPA), Device Configuration Overlay (DCO), Security Features, and SSD Trim. Firmware recovery is also not supported.