ioSafe SoloPro Disaster-Proof External Hard Drive USB3

  • ioSafe SoloPro Disaster-Proof External Hard Drive USB3
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Based on 10 scores, 22 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • Big. Expensive on a dollar per GB basis. 3-year recovery service is an upgrade.
  • Data recovery after one year is extra; heavy.

Expert reviews and ratings

By AnandTech on -

Consumers understand the importance of keeping their documents and other material possessions safe from unexpected disasters. Towards this, many invest in fireproof and waterproof safes. However, as the digital economy grows, many of the possessions...

By CRN on -

Neither rain, nor fire, nor drop from height, nor deep immersion in noxious fluids, shall keep ioSafe from spinning 'round, and retrieving your customer's data. While that's not the official slogan of ioSafe, maker of disaster proof storage...

By Macworld on -

Complete Coverage SoloPRO 1TB with 1-year DRS-Data Recovery Service (eSATA/USB 2.0) » SoloPRO 1TB with 3-year DRS-Data Recovery Service (eSATA/USB 2.0) » SoloPRO 1TB with 5-year DRS-Data Recovery Service (eSATA/USB 2.0) » SoloPRO 2TB with...

By PC Mag on 90

The poster child for extreme data protection in computing (it can apparently survive gasoline fires and sledgehammers), the ioSafe SoloPRO is great hard drive with exemplary service and data loss protection. Buy it...

By Maximum PC on 90

We’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. We’ve watched “rugged” hard drive enclosures shatter on the carpet after a 2-foot drop. All our documents lost in time, like… well, like something. What we’re...

By FutureLooks on 85

One of the biggest reasons why you may choose to have an external hard drive is so that you can make backup copies of all your critical data. This gives you peace of mind in case the hard drive in your primary computer happens to crash. How, then, can...

By Chip Chick on -

All-in-all the ioSafe SoloPRO is an awesome external hard drive. However, we do have a few issues with it. For starters, the footprint of this hard drive is HUGE. Also the drive is quite noisy. The internal hard drive is also not user-replaceable....

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on -

It's not very often that we have opportunity or reason to put a review item through extreme testing measures such as setting it on fire or submersing it in water, but the IoSafe SoloPRO 1TB external drive enclosure was specifically designed to...

By Macworld Australia on 80

The ioSafe SoloPRO is one of the toughest and rugged hard drives on the market. However, behind its physical toughness lies a single vulnerable hard drive. For those worried more about data security ioSafe should offer a RAID option as well, but if...

By StorageReview on -

For small businesses or even home users who need sensitive files kept out of harm’s way, the ioSafe SoloPro offers a few things most external drives don’t. The SoloPro is fire, water, and theft proof, not to mention crush-proof from its...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

If you live in an area that's prone to bush fires or flash flooding, the Iosafe Pro will provide peace of mind. USB 3.0 connectivity is a nice...

By Digital Photography School on -

This is a review of the ioSafe Solo Pro by Paul D Smart. IoSafe Solo 1 TB Fireproof and Waterproof External Hard DriveAs a photographer who has just purchased his first MacBook Pro, I wanted to find a drive I could use in conjunction with Apple’s...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

Most people nowadays are aware to a greater or lesser extent that they should backup their data. Whether it's a hard drive failure on your PC, someone stealing your phone, or losing your camera's memory card, without having backups of your...

By Electronista on 90

For users looking for an extremely secure storage solution the SoloPRO is a perfect option. The combination of solid warranty, data recovery service, and industrial grade construction make this storage device an excellent choice for any situation...

By Government Computer News on -

S But what set the SoloPro apart from other external hard drives is its ability to store recoverable data even in extreme conditions. First, the case is quite sturdy, and although we didn’t put it through Mil-Std-style drop testing, it withstood...

By Videomaker on -

Whether the SoloPRO gets covered with water, dropped, burned, or the hard drive just fails you are protected from most foreseeable disasters at a reasonable price. ioSafe, Inc. 2422 Lindbergh St Auburn, Ca 95602...

By Computer Shopper on 80

This external drive, designed to survive most domestic disasters, is a fine choice for safeguarding your digital pics or a small business' crucial records at a reasonable price....

By Everything USB on -

With a footprint that is down right massive, the ioSafe SoloPRO USB 3.0 fireproof, waterproof hard drive is certainly not for everyone. For anyone who needs their data to be safe and sound even if their house suffers an act of god disaster this bad...

By cnet on 73

For those who need to ensure that their data will survive disasters, the ioSafe SoloPro is one of a few, if not the only, worthwhile options on the market. General users, however, won't find much appeal in...

By DigitalReviews on -

There are other options to secure your data. Online storage is one of them but I’ve never been in favour of them as I don’t trust my data to anyone else. And I don’t have a superfast, unlimited plan that would allow me to secure large...