ioSafe Solo G3 USB3

  • ioSafe Solo G3 USB3
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  • Rated against submersion and fire damage, Excellent build quality, Fast read and write speeds
  • Fire-resistant, waterproof shell, Extremely fast for a hard drive-based device, Reasonably priced data-recovery insurance plans, Quiet operation
  • Practically indestructible, Speedy USB 3,0 interface, Silent operation, Includes forensic data recovery service.


  • Heavy and large, Expensive
  • Large and very heavy, No internal data redundancy

Expert reviews and ratings

By on 70

Anyone who has a large collection of digital information lives in constant fear of losing these irreplaceable files. We copy them to discs, and make sure that more than one version exists, but we live with reality that should something drastic happen...

By Macworld Australia on 80

ioSafe is a US company that makes disaster-prood hard drives – meaning they’re fireproof (think house fires), waterproof (think firefighters trying to put out the blaze, or floods) and shock-proof (think collapsing buildings). They can also be bolted...

By TweakTown on 95

If you've ever lost a significant amount of data before then you already know the sick, stomach churning feeling associated with it. If you've ever lost your wife's important data you know the constant reminders that come up from time to time,...

By Digital Trends on 85

The ioSafe Solo G3 is even more of a mission-dependent device than the ioSafe Rugged Portable. Everyone can understand the idea of a rugged portable hard drive. Such devices, which are frequently placed in backpacks or slung in the cup-holders of cars,...

By Computer Shopper on 80

It may be large and heavy, but if you're looking for drive to keep your important data safe in the event of a disaster, the ioSafe Solo G3 should be on your short list. It's fast, spacious and, at $299 for the 1TB model, pleasingly affordable....

By Macworld on

ioSafe’s Solo G3 is the latest addition to the company’s line of fire- and water-proof hard drives, and is an updated version of the ioSafe Solo (). The Solo G3 has a new case design, replaces the USB 2.0 interface on the original Solo drive with USB...

By PC Mag on 90

While it's not for everyone, the ioSafe Solo G3 portable hard drive will take a bullet—literally—to protect your data. Speedy USB 3.0 connectivity and an incredibly ingenious design make this technical marvel worthy of an Editors' Choice award....

By cnet on 80

The ioSafe Solo G3 makes an excellent backup solution for those who need to make sure their important data survives even the worst...