How to benefit from the range of sources and targets in Atola TaskForce

Do you often come across cases that involve multiple devices with individual interfaces like HDDs, SSDs, NVMe, USB, and a more or whole array of RAID? In that case, the processing timeline is going to mess up with just one imager without any parallel imaging capacity. But you need not worry anymore because Atola Taskforce packs a huge performance capacity. The imager is backed by server-class hardware. With its unparalleled performance, Atola Taskforce can handle 12 simultaneous imaging sessions on the 18 ports it has. In this post, let us see how you can benefit from the range of sources and targets of Atola.


Atola TaskForce, the smart digital imager combines configurability, flexibility, and scalability. The blend of capabilities makes TaskForce the ideal solution for a different type of image acquisition:

  • drive-to-drive
  • drive-to-network
  • file-to-drive
  • Reassembly and image acquisition of RAID
  • Imaged items to file on the target drive
  • Copy imaging to a file on a target encrypted device

You can use Atola’s all 18 ports as per your need and scale your evidence acquisition process. The different ports include 6 SATA, 6 SATA/SAS, 4 USB, IDE, and Extension ports. The ports available on the imaging solution can be switched between target and source. You can configure the TaskForce system according to your needs at any given moment. The source mode available on the imager is protected using write.

Types of imaging options

As mentioned above, Atola TaskForce offers a varied range of imaging capabilities.

Drive-to-drive imaging

For drive-to-drive imaging, all you need is the evidence dive and the target drive connected to the imager’s port in the right modes. With Atola Taskforce you can image up to 5 targets simultaneously at the top speeds. The imager also supports the recovery of data from damaged devices. This imaging option is the fastest of all when you are imaging from an SSD to another.

Drive-to-file imaging

If you want to create a file image, you can choose one of the two options

  • Image to the server of a network: You can use the two 10Gbit Ethernet ports available with TaskForce to image the data to a network. One thing you have to keep in mind is that the imaging quality depends on a plethora of external factors such as network speed, current network workload, and server drive’s write speed.
  • Image to target drive: By configuring to Storage mode on Atola TaskForce you can imagine to the target drive. During configuration optimizes imaging speed with 32MB cluster size.

The latest version of the imager allows you to image the files to an encrypted target drive.

File-to-drive imaging

By selecting the image file as a source and your drive as a target, you can create a copy of the evidence in its original form. With these features, you image different file types such as E01, RAW, AFF4. The source file can be from a network shared folder, NAS, or a targeted drive.

RAID acquisition

You can assemble the RAID source with the help of TaskForce. The latest version is equipped with a feature to assemble drives or image files into the RAID frame and automatically detect the configuration to duplicate the array.

Bottom line

Atola TaskForce is a robust imaging tool for streamlined forensics. Get your imaging tool today from the partners of Pelorus, the best digital forensic service provider in India. You can experience its potential with a Live demo.

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