The Image MASSter™ Solo-4 G3 PLUS IT Enterprise hard drive data duplication unit configured with the i7 Processor and Expansion Ready hardware, offers IT Professionals the ability to Copy Drives at SATA-3 speeds from two Source drives simultaneously. It can also Acquire Data from 1 Source drive to up to 3 Destination drives. The unit features built-in native support for SAS, SATA, eSATA, USB 3.0 and Firewire drives. It also supports IDE, as well as a variety of Flash Media. Designed exclusively for IT applications, the Image MASSter Solo-IV G3 system is a versatile lightweight, portable, high speed data duplication device. Source drive’s data can be copied at speeds exceeding 6GB per minute. The unit offers multiple Copy Formats such as IQCopy which is an “Intelligent Copy” method that copies only allocated data and creates, scales and formats Destination partitions. The available Copy Formats include “VHD Capture”, which allows storing multiple images in a single Destination drive or Shared Network Folder. The unit’s advanced Touch Screen user interface provides ease of use. This IT Data Acquisition unit also offers a built-in Gigabit Ethernet connection allowing users to upload images to Storage Area Networks (SAN) for the purpose of processing and archiving data. The unit allows installation of 3rd Party applications.
Extreme Speed: Optimized for today’s High Speed Drives, the Solo-4 IT G3 PLUS Enterprise Duplicates and Sanitizes drives at speeds exceeding 7GB/min. The unit’s design takes advantage of current drive technology and also prepares the user for future advances in drive speeds.
One Write Protected “Source” Port: For the protection of the user’s original images, the unit provides one standard write protected native SATA/SAS “Source” port and one standard write protected native USB 2.0 “Source” port for the duplication of up to three “Target” drives. Optional Adapters allow imaging of IDE drives, 1.8″ ZIF, 2.5″ Laptop drives, and Flash Media such as Compact Flash, Memory Sticks, SD, Micro SD, Multi Media card, etc.
Multiple “Target” Ports: Provides three native SATA/SAS ‘Target” ports and three native USB 2.0 “Target” ports to allow the user to make up to three copies of a single drive. One of the “Target” ports can be configured by user as an optional write protected “Source” port to allow the single copying of 2 different “Source” drives simultaneously. Optional Adapters will allow imaging to other drive devices including external RAID units.
Multiple Operational Modes:
- Single Source Copy Mode allows Duplicating from one “Source” drive to up to three “target” drives.
- Multi Source Copy Mode allows Duplicating from two “Source” drives to two individual “Target” drives.
- Multi Operational Mode allows performing different operations simultaneously, such as duplicating some drives while sanitizing other drives; all without any speed degradation.
- Multi MASSter Mode allows the duplication of up to three different “Target” hard drives from images stored on a single “Source” drive. For the user’s convenience, this mode allows for multiple images to be stored on a single “Source” drive.
Windows Operating System:
The IMSolo-4 IT SATA-3 6Gb/s runs on the Windows Operating System, providing flexibility and device compatibility support. Unit can be customized for Multi-Language support. Unit can be customized to individual’s needs upon request. Compatible with a wide range of PC peripherals.
Multiple Imaging Formats:
The unit provides multiple Duplication Formats:
- IQCopy which copies only allocated files, greatly reducing copy time and automatically scales and formats partitions.
- Percent of Disk copies all sectors including unused sectors and supports any Operating System.
- Multi MASSter allows for the duplication of stored images of hard drives.
Supports Single Pass or Multi-Pass Wiping using the DoD Standard to permanently erase all data from hard drives.
Optional Expansion Box:
The Image MASSter Solo-4 IT SATA-3 6gB/s is designed with built-in support to connect an optional Expansion Box, providing the capability to capture data from additional devices which have interfaces not natively available on the Imagae MASSter Solo-4 IT SATA-3 6Gb/s unit. The Expansion Option is configured with the following hardware:
- FireWire 1394 PCI-Express card for connecting 1394A (1Port) or 1394B (2 Ports) mass storage devices.
- SCSI Ultra320 PCI-Express card for connecting SCSI Suspect drives simultaneously with no speed degradation(*)
- PCI-Express to ExpressCard 34/54 Reader for connecting a broad range of ExpressCard compliant cards, such as ExpressCard USB 3.0 cards used to connect USB 3.0 mass storage devices (**)
External Multi-Output Power Adapter
(not supplied) is required to power the second SCSI drive when capturing 2 SCSI drives to 2 Evidence drives simultaneously. It is also recommended to us the External Multi-Output Power Adapter to power two or more external drives connected to the Expansion Box.
(**) ExpressCards are not supplied with the Expansion Option.
Also the expansion box can be configured to support other controllers and interfaces like support for Fiber Channel drives
“On the fly” Drive Image Encryption(*):
Utilizing the built-in AES 256 Encryption Technology the Image MASSter Solo-4 SARA-3 6Gb/s encrypts with minimal speed degradation all digital data during the Acquisition Process for the purpose of safe guarding sensitive information. The Image MASSter Solo-r SATA-3 6Gb/s creates a secure key with a user-chosen pass phrase. An AES 256 encryption key is then generated by the Image MASSter Solo-4 SATA-3 6Gb/s and can be saved to any USB thumb drive. The encrypted drive can be decrypted on the fly utilizing the Image MASSter Solo-4 Sata-3 6Gb/s or any regular PC loaded with the ICS free decryption utility and the USB thumb drive containing the saved key. User can then safely image the decrypted data to an additional target drive. The IMSolo-4 SATA-3 6Gb/s supports the AES 256-bit block cipher Encryption Standard, which has been approved by NIST and chosen in the US as the government standard. The IMSolo-4 AES Encryption Algorithm is hardware based and is embedded and implemented directly through the unit’s VIA Technologies, VIA Nano Processor has been validated as correctly implementing the AES algorithm as indicated in the attached NIST report titled, “The Advanced Encryption Standard Algorithm Validation List.” See Validation #1229.
* This process is NOT compatible with the DiskCypher product line
Upload and Download Images to Network Storage Area:
Images files can be uploaded and downloaded to a Network Storage Area. This will allow the user to take advantage of large storage platforms (SAN) for the purpose of processing and archiving images.
Preview active files on the “Source” drive utilizing Windows file viewing capabilities in a write protected environment.
USB Card Reader Support:
Optional 3rd Party USB Card Reader Support allows use of Flash Media such as Compact Flash, Memory Sticks, SD, Micro SD, Multi Media card, etc.
By default, the “Source” port is permanently write-protected. Optionally, any “Target” port can be write-protected when used as a “Source” port in Multi Source Copy Mode to avoid any accidental overwrites to the original hard drive.
Hashing and Data Verification:
Provides Read Back Verification and Hashing using MD5 or SHA algorithms for data integrity verification.