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ioSafe Solo External Hard Drive w/ Disaster Protection - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

You may have a RAID 6 array with battery backup, but what is that going to do for you in Katrina like conditions?

| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Oct 7, 2009 3:37 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%      Manufacturer: ioSafe

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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The ioSafe Solo is a single drive USB storage product, so we are not going to expect blazing fast benchmark transfer performance. At around the same size of a shoe box the Solo is quite large for a single drive solution, but that is where the innovative part comes into play.

 

The Solo is able to withstand temperatures of up to 1550 F for up to 30 minutes. To add to the fire so to speak, the Solo is able to withstand being submerged in ten feet of water for up to 72 hours. Talk about status, this thing is built like a tank.

 

It is easy to claim your product can do amazing things and we see crazy claims all of the time. It is just as easy to separate the men from the boys and when a company puts their own money on the line you know they are for real. The Solo is available in several configurations, some of them hardware, some of them protection schemes. When it comes to protection you get to choose the amount of time in which ioSafe will pay for any additional fees involved in data retrieval. The most comprehensive protection involves a 5 year hardware warranty and a 5 year Disaster Recovery Service and it will set you back 269 USD for a 500GB capacity system. The chart below has all of the available options for the Solo Series.

 

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I was a bit surprised to see the Solo available from Newegg, but only because I have never seen it before. You can choose to purchase the Solo system from Newegg or from ioSafe directly. For this level of protection I have to admit the prices look pretty good. Let's take a look at the package and then dissect the ioSafe Solo.

 

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