- Brand Name: ioSafe
- Model Number: SJ1000GB1YR
- Hard Disk Size: 1.00 TB
- Item Display Weight: 18.00 pounds
ioSafe SoloPRO 1 TB USB 3.0 Fireproof and Waterproof External Hard Drive with 1 Year Data Recovery Service - Black (SJ1000GB1YR)
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- Fireproof - Protects data from loss up to 1550°F for 1/2 hour per ASTM E119
- Waterproof , Protects data from loss up to 10ft for 72 hours
- Microsoft Server, Linux, Mac and PC Compatible (eSATA model only)
- Data Recovery Service - Up to $2500 for forensic recovery + Advanced Replacement
- USB 3.0 or eSATA/USB 2.0 Connectivity
From the Manufacturer
Top Customer Reviews
The first thing you notice about the SoloPRO is that it's big and heavy. The SoloPRO encases a 1, 1.5 or 2TB SATA drive inside of 15lbs of ceramic and steel that is 5" wide, 7.1" high and 11" long. That enclosure gives you storage that is crush resistant, able to survive temperatures of up to 1550 degrees for 30 minutes, and waterproof for 72 hours at 10 feet under.
ioSafe sent us the eSATA version of the SoloPRO which starts with a relatively Spartan exterior. Aside from some blue LEDs and strategically placed vents in the steel case, the unit is all business. The back of the SoloPRO has a small cooling fan above a single panel that houses the 12 volt power plug, a USB 2.0 connector, the power switch and an eSATA port.
Using the unit is as simple as plugging in power and connecting it to your computer via eSATA or USB. Our tests showed that the USB port topped out at 27.59MB/s while eSATA was able to hit 63.12 MB/s, more than twice the performance of the previous Solo. These numbers say two things: First, you're definitely going to want to use eSATA or USB 3.0 as your link. Second, the SoloPRO is now fast enough to use as a primary work drive.
Performance is nice, but the SoloPRO is first and foremost built to be a disaster proof. In this respect, the SoloPRO uses the same technologies pioneered by the Solo, starting with the outer shell. The two interlocking pieces resist crushing, puncture, slashing and shearing damage to the internal components.
Inside the shell you'll find ioSafe's proprietary DataCast endothermic protection: a porous ceramic that traps water within an emulsion that ablates during high temperature events.Read more ›
This is the best external drive I've owned and I'm glad I researched and subsequently purchased this drive. I whole heartedly recommend this product and ioGear!
** 6 month update: Still working flawlessly. LOVE this thing! It is quickly becoming my favorite purchase from Amazon.
The safe is quite large and reassuringly sturdy. It features two holes on the back that allow it either to be tethered to a desk or bolted to the floor! This way, if you computer is stolen your ioSafe is likely to be left behind. I was surprised to see that it was both submersible and featured a cooling fan on the back. Apparently the drive itself is hermetically sealed which is good because fireproofing material is known to contain moisture. Of course, it is also fireproof, and rated to withstand 1500 degrees for 30 minutes.
The only negative I can think of would be that the included cable might be a little short if you are running it from the top of your desk to a location on the floor. It was the perfect link to connect to our server, however.
If remote backup is impractical or unappealing to your OR if you simply want a little more redundancy, get this drive. I only found one other fireproof drive on amazon and it didn't exactly inspire confidence. Thanks to this drive, my paranoia about our data has been significantly quelled :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this when I got it. Built like a tank, it seemed like a great backup solution. Easy set up and nice piece of mind product. Read morePublished on January 31, 2014 by Eric
Arrived within 7 days, great condition, easy setup. Great program included (Genie Timeline) after you register the product. Read morePublished on March 12, 2012 by Amber J Lewis