ioSafe Rugged Portable USB2/USB3

  • ioSafe Rugged Portable USB2/USB3
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  • Extensive warranty, * Great USB speeds, * Tough in intense conditions.
  • Durable, Operates in extreme conditions, SSD and USB 3,0 interface make for fast transfer speeds, Data Recovery Service included.
  • Extremely durable; very fast under ideal conditions; $5,000 data-recovery plan included


  • Not preformatted for the Mac, Price when rated: $499
  • Pricey, Smallish capacity for the money, A bit bulky.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Shutterbug on

Backing up images while on the road makes sense; having a backup drive that can take the rigors of the road seems to make even more sense. That’s the idea behind the ioSafe Rugged Portable USB 3.0, available in various configurations, including...

By Macworld on 90

If you work on an oil rig, out at sea, or at heights that rival Mount Everest—or even if you don’t do any of those things—ioSafe’s Rugged Portable, promises to protect your data in these types of extreme situations. Macworld Lab...

By PC Mag on 90

The ioSafe Rugged Portable SSD is the storage device you want in your travel bag if you're jetsetting off to exotic locales; its ultra-rugged design is sure to keep your data safe from floods, storms, and ice....

By Macworld Australia on 90

Users who find themselves perpetually on the move will adore the ioSafe Rugged. Photographers, in particular, who are understandably protective of their data but regularly find themselves in situations where they’re likely to compromise it, will...

By Computer Shopper on 83

With a solid-state drive inside and a seriously rugged exterior, this pricey drive will safeguard your data even in extreme conditions....

By Everything USB on

Today I will be looking at the all new ioSafe Rugged Portable 750GB. Unlike the the SoloPro, this device is meant for the portable storage niche; as such it is a much more compact and much easier to carry device. While it is smaller, it is still has...

By DragonSteelMods on 90

If you’re looking for a truly rugged and portable drive to protect your data then this is the one you want. Most likely the average person won’t subject their ioSafe the conditions it’s meant for, but it’s nice to know that your...

By DigitalReviews on

This is not a mass market device obviously but the market for these Rugged Portables is probably bigger than you would imagine. Any photographer who depends on external storage when out on a big job would find this a necessary accessory. Any tablet or...