Unit front above with indicators with transparent background resized
  • Unit front above with indicators with transparent background resized
  • Unit above with drives resized
  • Main photo front with indicators and reflection
  • Unit back side
  • Unit above
  • Unit main with transparent background and no indicators
  • Multi user access tabletop
  • Unit with device rack front

Atola TaskForce 2

SKU: D3012

The Atola TaskForce 2 is a top-performance evidence acquisition tool capable of working with both good and damaged media, developed to suit the needs of modern forensic labs. With 26 ports, TaskForce 2 supports direct imaging of SATA, SAS/SATA, NVMe M.2/U.2 PCIe 4.0, USB and IDE as well as Apple PCIe and Thunderbolt storage devices via Atola extension modules. Device racks for convenient and secure drive organization.

TaskForce 2 can be operated either in standalone mode or by multiple users from any number of devices within the same local network. The built-in 10 Gb Ethernet connections ensure fast network access for device control and imaging.

The system consists of TaskForce 2 hardware unit and software accessible in Google Chrome browser.

TaskForce Web API integrates workflow automation of forensic acquisitions and the start of artifact analysis by software like Magnet AXIOM, X-Ways, Autopsy, etc. Express Mode streamlines acquisitions involving multiple drives by automatically launching up to 25 simultaneous imaging sessions based on predefined parameters.

25+ simultaneous imaging sessions

Atola TaskForce 2 combines vast multitasking capabilities with the fastest imaging engine in the forensic market thanks to its server-grade motherboard, 16-thread Xeon CPU (3.7 GHz clock speed) and 16 GB ECC RAM.

  • 25+ imaging sessions in parallel (plus other tasks)
  • 25 TB/hour cumulative speed of imaging
  • Imaging of 500+ MB/sec on SSDs, 4 GB/sec on NVMe
  • 2 x 10 Gb Ethernet ports
  • Source/target switch on all ports for maximum flexibility
  • Write protection in Source mode on all ports
  • Integration with workflow automation tools via Web API
  • Pause and resume any imaging session
  • Forensic Imaging to up to 5 targets including E01, L01, Raw and AFF4 files
  • Express Mode (automatically launch up to 25 imaging sessions in parallel)
  • Logical imaging module with smart filters for files and folders, date and size ranges to save time and target space

Damaged drives support

Hard drives with physical damage and problematic solid-state drives require a complex imaging approach. Atola TaskForce 2's data recovery engine is fully automated and is designed to efficiently acquire maximum data while avoiding further deterioration of the media.

  • In-depth drive diagnostics
  • Automated data recovery with a multi-pass imaging algorithm
  • Selective head imaging
  • Automatic reset of freezing drives
  • Current sensors on all SATA, SAS/SATA, IDE ports
  • Overcurrent and short-circuit protection on all ports
  • Segmented hashing for damaged drive image verification

RAID support

  • Reassemble RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD
  • Rebuild RAID 5 with a missing or damaged drive
  • Rebuild RAID 6 with two missing or damaged drives
  • Preview RAID contents.  Image the whole array or select partitions, folders, and files

Server rack-mountable

TaskForce 2 is designed primarily for in-lab usage and can be mounted into a standard server rack, along with one or two Atola Device Racks. The size of the rackmount for both TaskForce 2 and Atola Device Rack is 3u

The Atola TaskForce 2 includes:

  • The TaskForce 2 hardware unit
  • Power supply
  • SAS/SATA cables (Qty 20)
  • 3.5" to 2.5" IDE adapter
  • IDE power cable
  • IDE interface cable
  • USB-C cable
  • Cat 7 Ethernet cable (Qty 2)
  • Flash card reader
  • Database storage (USB flash drive)
  • WIFI adapter
  • Brackets for server rack
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Lifetime warranty

Drive ports

  • 26 drive ports
  • 8 SATA (up to 540 MB/s)
  • 8 SAS/SATA (up to 1000 MB/s)
  • 4 NVMe M.2/U.2 PCIe 4.0 (up to 6000 MB/s)
  • 4 USB (up to 400 MB/s)
  • 1 IDE (up to 100 MB/s)
  • 1 Extension

Drive port features

  • Physical source/target switch with LED indication
  • Hardware write protection in the source mode
  • Task status LED indication
  • Full low-level control over drive ports
  • Reset and SATA PHY control for the best handling of severely damaged hard drives

Drive power control

  • Current sensor
  • Automatic overcurrent protection
  • Automatic short-circuit protection
  • Overvoltage protection

Supported drive interfaces

  • M.2 / U.2 NVMe
  • SAS3 (12 Gb)
  • USB 2.0/3.x
  • IDE
  • Flash cards via a card reader attached to any USB port
  • Other interfaces supported via Extension modules (see below)


  • Two 10Gb Ethernet ports for imaging to a network server or NAS.
  • WiFi 802.11n 150 Mb/s adapter in access point mode. Included in the package.

CPU, motherboard, and RAM

  • Xeon CPU with 16 cores
  • Server-grade Supermicro motherboard
  • 16 GB ECC RAM

Extension modules

  • Apple PCIe
  • FireWire
  • Thunderbolt 2 and 3 (2016-2017 models)
  • M.2 NVMe/PCIe/SATA


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

  • OLED (20x2 characters). Shows an IP address to connect to the TaskForce 2 user interface or Kiosk mode

Auxiliary connections

Kiosk mode

  • VGA port
  • Two USB ports for connecting a keyboard and mouse


  • Two DB USB 3.0 ports for connecting a USB flash media as database storage
  • Serial RS232 port
  • Fan power port
  • System SD card slot for boot drive


Power consumption

  • 140 Watt average, 650 Watt peak

Supply voltage

  • 100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz

Power supply

  • Internal power supply
  • IEC 60320 C14 power inlet
  • Power supply switch on the back panel

Size, weight, and temperature

Aluminum case


  • 17.4 x 14.5 x 3.9 in (442 x 370 x 100 mm)
  • Required server rack height: 3U


  • 17.2 lb (7.8 kg)

Working temperature

  • 32° – 95°F (0°C – 35°C)

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