ioSafe SoloPro Disaster-Proof External Hard Drive USB3
Rugged to excess. Includes forensic data recovery service. USB 3.0. 3-year warranty. Fast performance.
Fast USB 3.0 interface; fireproof and waterproof; includes oneyear data recovery service.
Fireproofing and waterproofing, Extended warranty and data recovery, eSATA and USB 3.0, Smooth performance on USB 2.0, Linux and Mac support.
Really fast file transfer speeds.
Fireproof, Waterproof, Fast
Fire-resistant, waterproof design; very fast over USB 3.0; comprehensive data-recovery plan in event of disaster
Pretty Good Performance, Darn near indestructible, USB 3.0 interface, Actively cooled, Attractive in a tank kind of way, Comes with 1 year Data Recovery Service, Reasonable price for 3 & 5 year DRS extensions, DRS 5 year extension also extends warranty to
The ioSafe SoloPro is designed to safeguard your data against fire and water damage and includes a year of data recovery service. The drive supports USB 3.0 and offers decent performance.
Indestructible. Comes with disaster recovery service.
Avaliable in 3 large storage capacities, Water proof at 10 feet for three days, Fire proof at 1500f for 15 minutes.
Big. Expensive on a dollar per GB basis. 3-year recovery service is an upgrade.
Data recovery after one year is extra; heavy.
Very heavy, Expensive versus unprotected drives.
USB 3.0 adapter port necessary.
Very heavy, bulky; no redundancy against drive failure; no backup software
MASSIVE footprint, Heavy, Sealed unit so hard drive replacement will be difficult...
The ioSafe SoloPro is heavy and bulky for an external hard drive. It doesn't have any protection against hard-drive failure, and its internal hard drive is not user-replaceable. The device is also relatively noisy.
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A little on the heavy side but that is ok since it just sits in one place all the time.
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By Chip Chick on January 19, 2011
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By OverClock Intelligence Agency on December 13, 2010
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By Macworld Australia on December 11, 2010
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By StorageReview on December 10, 2010
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