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Atola Bandura

Atola Bandura Firmware Updates

Latest firmware download links

Firmware with all features enabled:
Firmware Update 2.0.7

Firmware with full source port write protection
Source drive erase feature is disabled in this firmware:
Firmware Update 2.0.7 (no source drive erase feature)

Updating Firmware

  1. Download the latest firmware file using the link above.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Copy the update file Firmware.ab onto a USB flash media.
  4. Insert the USB flash media into the USB port located on the back of the Bandura.
  5. Wait 15 seconds for the Bandura to recognize the inserted media.
  6. On the main menu Bandura screen ("Tasks") tap "Next page" and then "Update Firmware".


June 5, 2013
Atola Bandura Firmware 2.0.7


  • Fixed issue with buggy screen when imaging 2TB+ drives.

February 11, 2013
Atola Bandura Firmware 2.0.4


  • Added a display reset feature (tap and hold the top right corner of the screen for one second to reset it)

October 18, 2012
Atola Bandura Firmware 2.0.3

Bug fix:

  • Log files were not saved for Image operation.

August 20, 2012
Atola Bandura Firmware 2.0

New features:

  • Speed of imaging, wiping, and repairing increased up to 30%;
  • New complete icons on buttons.

Bug fixes:

  • More strong support of SSD disks attached to Target port;
  • Correct DCO and HPA processing for disks larger than 2 TB;
  • Operation log is created for disk having slash symbol in the model name or serial.

November 28, 2011
Atola Bandura Firmware 1.1.5.

New features:

  • Simultaneous checksum calculation for Source and Target media
  • Read Long/Discard ECC option to extract data from bad sectors
  • Bad sector repair function
  • Option to read/set/reset HPA and DCO Max Address
  • Wiping of both drives (Master and Target) is now supported

Bug fixes:

  • Media map initialization slows down on large hard drives
  • Bandura complains about the USB flash stick when trying to pause imaging during media map init
  • Scheduled/Imaged statistics sometimes reflect inaccurate numbers
  • When imaging in "data only" mode, Bandura sometimes skipped damaged partitions
  • Other minor fixes

September 20, 2011
Atola Bandura Firmware 1.0.4.

New features:

  • New option to skip writing any pattern to target on read error

Bug fixes:

  • Patterns longer than several characters were being rejected

July 5, 2011
Atola Bandura Firmware 1.0.2.

New features:

  • Media map optimizations; imaging should start quicker, especially on big drives (1TB+)
  • Bandura now clearly displays what partitions were imaged (in "image only sectors with data" mode)

Bug fixes:

  • Bandura did not support large (2TB+) NTFS partitions (in "automatic diagnosis" and "image only sectors with data" modes)
  • Bandura crashed when imaging only sectors with data and when NTFS bitmap contains bad sectors
  • A few other minor fixes

April 22, 2011
Atola Bandura Firmware 1.0.1.

New features:

  • Automatic Disk Diagnosis feature

Bug fixes:

  • Bandura crashed when attempting to image large hard drives (2TB)
  • When imaging only occupied sectors, Bandura did not copy all sectors required to boot from the media
  • Disk wipe statistic did not show the correct number of erased sectors on the final screen
  • Sporadic crashes when imaging a damaged hard drive with checksum calculation
  • A few other minor fixes

November 30, 2010
Atola Bandura Initial Release v1.0