ACME Portable Machines

ACME Portable would like to announce the newest member to our digital forensic line - the Octopus.


The Octopus is a highly portable forensic acquisition device with 4 transmission channels. What makes this so unique is that you can acquire data without having to disassemble the source computer. As a result, it becomes very handy when duplicating data from laptops like the MacBook Pro. In addition to this, it can acquire data from storage devices at very competitive speeds by using the common but powerful connectors such as the USB 3.0, firewire, eSATA and Thunderbolt. These rich interfaces make Octopus a great device in acquiring data from computers, large HDD recorders, or Apple computers and laptops. It is also a great solution to backing up large data centers or web servers in a short period of time.

Some main features include:

  • Image-to-File Duplication (DD), with automated and flexible high speed acquisition with all 4 channels working together.
  • Automatically resume of broken data acquisitions. If data imaging is stopped unexpectedly, then the Octopus automatically records and continues the imaging from the last bit recorded.
  • MD5 and SHA-1 support.
  • A built-in instant file viewer that allows you to view and manage the image files at any given time.
  • Octopus can also acquire the data from any computer that is not using Windows operating system, such as Linux or OS X. You simply connect the Octopus to the computer and through the Bios, boot directly from the Octopus. The Octopus provides you with a forensic-oriented operating system.

There are many other ways to use the Octopus. During investigations on the field, field personnel can easily complete the data duplication and collection of the suspect hard drive while forensic experts focus on completing investigations. In corporations or other organizations, the costs of logistics can be eliminated by using the Octopus to collect data or optimize remote collection. There is no need to have entire computers shipped, and as a result, this will simply decrease downtime and superfluous costs.

The Octopus is simply a low cost professional solution that you can use to increase the efficiency of any investigative team.