IoSafe Rugged Portable hard drive USB2/USB3/FireWire

  • IoSafe Rugged Portable hard drive USB2/USB3/FireWire
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  • Practically indestructible.
  • Data recovery service included.
  • Sleek design.


  • Could have used a faster hard drive.
  • Transfer rates a bit lower than expected.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 100

While many of us won't be putting our hard drives through such stressful conditions, the added protection - along with a data recovery service and warranty for one year - offers plenty of peace of mind. And if you need to store and access data in...

By ThinkComputers on 90

Many of the rugged, shock-proof, and extreme hard drives that we have reviewed in the past really cannot match the ioSafe Rugged Portable Drive. It gives you all of the protect that you would want! You have crush protection, shock protection,...

By LanOC Reviews on

Having seen what IOSafe could offer a few years ago at CES as well as this year with their tesla coil demonstration again at CES, I could tell right away that they stand behind their product and trust that it will hold up in the craziest situations....

By Good Gear Guide on 90

ioSafe's Rugged Portable sacrifices a bit of bulk and weight to add some serious protection to a fast USB 3.0 hard drive. We put it through some grueling tests and it didn't skip a beat. If data reliability is important to you, we think this...

By GeekZone on

It is incredible the number of people I know who have no backup of any of their data, at all. I have a multi front strategy for backup: local backup provides very fast access to any file, while an online backups provides the security we need, just in...

By Government Computer News on

S Oil submersible The Rugged Portable is also supposed to last up to an hour in 12 inches of diesel fuel or oil. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to have large quantities of flammable liquids in the lab anymore. (Jeez, burn one set of eyebrows and...

By Gadling on

2011 may go down as (yet another) "year of the cloud", but that doesn't mean the cloud is the solution to everything. On my travels, I rely on Dropbox, Google Music, Amazon Music and Sugarsync to provide instant access to my files, but the "instant"...

By Digital Photography School on

We recently had the good folk over at ioSafe send one of “very careful” reviewer type persons a hard drive called the ioSafe Rugged Portable.ioSafe Rugged Portable 500 GB USB 3.0 External Hard DriveLet me give you some real world stats on...

By Beatweek Magazine on 90

External hard drives are among the most fragile consumer products on the market. Knock it off your desk, and there’s a good chance your data is gone as soon as it hits the floor. Travel with a portable one, and well, you’d better do a good...

By Smarthouse on 90

The ioSafe Rugged Portable looks anything but rugged from the outside, with a brushed metal finish in titanium or aluminium that mimics the look and feel of a MacBook, with a weighty feel of reliability underhand. This clean body is sealed tight with...

By Channel News Australia on 90

It?s been touted as the most resilient piece of hardware since metal-coated sliced bread from its crowd-stopping appearance at CES with its waterproof, crush-resistant, shock-proof and chemical-safe build, so we decided to put it to the test. We beat...

By I4U on 100

IoSafe's rugged portables start at $150. That's pricey for an external hard drive, but the average external hard drive can't survive being crushed in a pin vice. If you need an unbreachable safe haven for the data you can't live without,...

By cnet on 81

Relatively compact and ultrarugged, the IoSafe Rugged Portable could be a great investment for someone who's constantly on the go or works in a challenging environment such as a ship, an oil rig, construction sites, or even war zones. For others, it...