Preview: ioSafe SoloPRO

Recently, I was shipped a temporary evaluation unit for the ioSafe SoloPRO. I checked out the ioSafe Solo product in an earlier review.

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These drives are pretty cool. For one, they are HEAVY at 15 pounds. That is good to know in case of a fire or flood that the internal drive will be protected. The SoloPRO series includes an SSD offering, but the unit I will be using for the eval is a 1TB SATA drive.

Here are a few of the specs for the SoloPRO drive (From the ioSafe website):

  • Single 3.5 SATA disk: 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB capacities available
  • Quiet forced air cooling
  • Multi-platform compatibility with Mac & PC/Windows
  • Microsoft Windows Server & Linux (fully supported with eSATA)
  • USB 3.0 or eSATA/USB 2.0 Interface
  • Fire protection – 1550°F, 1/2 hour per ASTM E119
  • Flood / Submersion protection – to 10 feet water depth, 72 hours
  • Proven data protection and recovery
  • Cable lock or floor mount  (This is cool as you can mount it to a surface)
  • Kennsington lock interface

The ioSafe series of products also include a Disaster Recovery Service, DRS. This offers you a robust recovery of your data should the drive go through a disaster – or simply fail. This could be due to a drop, disaster or even human error. ioSafe doesn’t make their DRS service projects public, but I’ve been told that they have never had a customer data request that they couldn’t meet.

Look for more on this cool new product, as I’ll set it up in the Rickatron Lab this week!

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