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ioSafe Solo G3 Fireproof and Waterproof External Hard Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:20 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: ioSafe

General Data Transfer Benchmarks




We ran a handful of performance benchmarks on the ioSafe Solo G3. Clearly the Solo G3 is so much more than a general storage device and performance benchmarks are the last reason to purchase this product. We still like benchmarks plus the G3 performs pretty well.




Our sample unit shipped with a Western Digital 1TB HDD. The drive over the USB 3.0 interface delivered an average sequential read speed of 95.2MB/s.




When writing data we achieved an average speed of 89.9MB/s.




The read latency measured 13.69ms on average. This what we'd expect from a WD WD10EARX (Caviar Green with IntelliPower).




The Caviar Green uses several power savings features, produces little noise and even less heat. It is a very good choice for the Solo G3. We achieved decent data transfers over USB 3.0. If you require ultra fast data travel, ioSafe also manufacturers products with solid state drives.

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