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Solo G3 2TB Fireproof and Waterproof External Hard Drive

by ioSafe
48 customer reviews
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  • Storage Capacity: 2 TB
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Product Description

ioSafe Solo G3 2 TB 3.5" External Hard Drive - 1 Pack - Gray SK2TB Hard Drives - External

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 5 x 7.1 inches ; 15 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 19.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B007YJX77S
  • Item model number: SK2TB-EU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
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Seller Warranty Description
Data Recovery Service Details at: https://iosafe.com/products-drs More Features and Warranty Details at: https://iosafe.com/products-soloG3-features

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By John McGing on May 18, 2012
I found this at a big box discount store and had a need to beef up how my wife's fledgling photography business records and photos were being backed up. Losing these would be very harmful, and running a bunch of USB 3 external drives wasn't cutting it. I bought the 3 TB unit, and it's a solid device, will stay put. Has a big footprint. USB 3 worked fine on the Win7 PC and it was up and running in minutes. Acronis Home 12 worked fine with it, and now it's being used to do daily backups. I've eliminated the smaller external drives, repurposing them.

The president of the company emailed me after I registered the device and sent me photos of the interior of the device and links to videos showing them being in fires and doused by fire hoses. I realize that yes, these can still be destroyed, but at least I've increasd the odds of either being able to grab 1 thing while running out of a house fire or finding the data was not destroyed in the ashes compared to the MyBooks I was using.

While I recognize I still need to work out an off-site backup process for this, I'm happy with having replaced a bunch of smaller units with a single unit, and one that will have a better chance of surviving a home fire or flood. Face it, a MyBook will melt, this won't.

So I'd get another, especially when you find good deals on them. And I'd buy a NAS version of this for the same reasons, to improve the odds my data backed up on the NAS will survive.

Cannot comment on the service that comes with to restore data; hoping I never need it, but it's definitely something that many will find useful if they absolutely need assurrances that data on a blown drive can be brought back.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Charlie K on January 4, 2013
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I must confess that I am a bit intense when it comes to backup -- I worry about losing important business and personal data. So I was intrigued by the IOSafe product when I decided to replace two WD USB external drives.

I use a software product called Syncovery to copy my file server to backup disks every night. I then use a cloud service (Carbonite) to produce an off-site backup. My idea is that the file server (RAID 5) will protect against a disk failure. The external drives will protect against a file server failure and the Carbonite will protect against a fire or flood. Perhaps this is overkill but it does help me sleep at night.

Reasons for Purchase
My decision to purchase the IOSafe was based on the idea that the fireproof and waterproof casing was a bit of extra protection. The prices varied considerably among vendors but I found one on the Amazon Marketplace with a really attractive price. The cost was perhaps $100 above a plain USB 3.0 disk so it seemed like a worthwhile investment.

I also wanted to upgrade from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 to reduce the time that that backups would take.

My Experience
I purchased two drives. That way I have redundancy as I backup to drive 1 and then copy to drive 2 each night. Should a drive fail, I still have a backup.

Shipping was fast and the drives were very well packed.

Two issues to be aware of:

1. These drives are rather large and heavy. This is due to the fact that they are encased in waterproof and fireproof cladding. But they are more than I want on my desk.

2. The USB 3.0 cables are very short (1 meter). As a result they do not reach my PC which is under the desk. The user's guide warns about using longer cables.

I researched USB 3.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kazesim on February 26, 2014
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This seems like the best alternative to online backup, which isn't really an option for me since I have hundreds of gigs of backups. If you are going to get a 2 TB backup drive then I think a USB 3.0 connection is a must if your mobo supports it, copying over 2.0 takes forever. Anyway, due to the utter lack of specs anywhere on the interwebs about this drive, I thought I should post some info here:

To clarify the dimensions:
Length: 11" (the flange is about another inch)
Height: 7.1"
Width: 5"

The actual disk size is 1.81 TB, formatted NTFS, it comes empty aside from ~250 MB used. I couldn't find any files on it, hidden or otherwise.

It has an on/off switch on the back and a blue HDD activity light on the front that stays on at all times. Apparently I'm collecting blue LEDs because this room is starting to look like a space ship at night.

The hole in the flange that you use to bolt it down is maybe a bit more than a quarter inch (just enough for a pencil to fit through). I don't have anything to bolt it to so instead I'm using a padlock (.25" shackle width fits, I think) and a chain. I don't think having a super strong lock is too important since the easiest thing to cut through would probably be the flange. It and the whole outer casing is made of metal, which means that maybe it could even survive a nuclear EMP if it was unplugged, maybe.

The USB 3.0 cable that comes with it is about 42 inches long. I replaced it with a 6 foot one. There are 10 and 15-foot ones but allegedly the transfer rate of 3.0 slows down with distance (moreso than 2.0) and so some people don't recommend 10+ feet, though not everyone seems to agree.
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