Disk duplication is the main feature of Atola Bandura. The tool can image hard drives
at 210 MB/s. Of course, conventional (magnetic) disks will not go any faster than they
can physically read from the platter; the fastest SATA-II 7200 rpm drive we've got in our lab
images at 170 MB/s, therefore, in most cases only the hard drive itself will
be the bottleneck.
Atola Bandura supports multi-pass imaging with many adjustable parameters for better handling
of damaged hard drives: reverse imaging, soft and hard resets, automated
power cycles (adjustable), Read Long (Discard ECC) option. To speed up things, there is
an option to image only those sectors that contain user data.
There are several forensic features in Atola Bandura:
- Exact copy mode (copy sector-by-sector without skipping anything)
- Write protection is always activated for Source disk
- Supported checksum algorithms: MD5, SHA1, SHA224, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512
- Data destruction on Target media is possible: NIST 800-88, DoD 5220.22-M, Security Erase
Please see Bandura Specifications
for full list of features.