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ioSafe SoloPRO 2 TB USB 2.0/eSATA Fireproof and Waterproof External Hard Drive with 1 Year Data Recovery Service SH2000GB1YR (Black)

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3.9 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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  • Both the USB 3.0 and eSATA versions of the SoloPRO protect against data loss in temperatures up to 1550° F for 30 minutes per ASTM E119.
  • 12 months Data Recovery Service Standard.
  • Fast transfer speeds over 100 MB/s - 3 to 4 times faster than typical USB 2.0 speeds.
  • Microsoft Server, Linux, Mac and PC Compatible
  • USB 3.0 or eSATA, and USB 2.0 Connectivity
  • Rugged disaster proof design.
  • Both the USB 3.0 and eSATA versions of the SoloPRO protect against data loss on being submerged to a depth of 10 feet for up to 3 days.
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Technical Details

Size: 2 TB
  • Hard Drive: 2 TB
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Ultimate Windows XP Home Edition Windows XP Professional Mac OS X 10.1 Puma Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar Mac OS X 10.3 Panther Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
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Product Description

Size: 2 TB

The new SoloPRO provides industry-leading performance and physical security as well as plug-and-play simplicity. Additionally, the new interfaces and upgraded Data Recovery Services make the SoloPRO a logical choice for disaster protection. Both homes and businesses need to store ever-increasing volumes of data quickly without worrying about data loss. ioSafe has always been about safely and securely storing data locally and now with SoloPRO homes and businesses can accomplish that more quickly than ever before.Like an aircraft black box for data, ioSafe provides rugged, fireproof, waterproof hardware and disaster recovery services as a cost-effective way for corporations and consumers alike to protect their irreplaceable data. For more information, please visit www.iosafe.com . SoloPRO features include: .Fast transfer speeds over 100 MB/s - 3 to 4 times faster than typical USB 2.0 speeds. One TB of data can be backed up to a SoloPRO in a couple of hours versus 10+ hours with USB 2.0 or several months online at normal speeds. .Available in 1 TB, 1.5 TB and 2 TB capacities. .Rugged disaster proof design. Both the USB 3.0 and eSATA versions of the SoloPRO protect against data loss in temperatures up to 1550° F for 30 minutes per ASTM E119 or being submerged to a depth of 10 feet for up to 3 days. .Advanced Replacement Service. Replacement products under warranty will be shipped out in advance with proper packaging and return shipping pre-paid. The end user simply uses the packaging to ship the original unit back to the factory. .12 months Data Recovery Service Standard. Up to $2,500.00 towards the cost of third-party forensic data recovery, one time, for any reason including accidental deletion, hard drive failure, fires, floods, etc. Upgradeable to 3 or 5 years for $49 or $99 respectively. .Heat-resistant paint option. Bright emergency orange colored coating to help make the SoloPRO easy to recover in a post-disaster environment

Product Details

Size: 2 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 5 x 7.1 inches ; 15 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 17.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B004D2MN42
  • Item model number: SH2000GB1YR
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 19, 2010

Customer Reviews

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Size: 2 TB
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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.
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We're sleeping better knowing that our ioSafe SoloPro2 is installed. Keeping up with a proper offsite backup routine can be expensive, time consuming and burdensome. While we still manage as best we can, this great solution is on the job just in case the worst happens. Because everyone knows, with Murphy in control, that any disaster is sure to occur the week we forget to bring home the backup drive.

For a home user, this is brilliant. We've got a big fire safe for our papers, but honestly our most valuable stuff is in the desktop. With this, we'll sleep easier there too. Floods, fires, zombies (not tested) - we're good.

The product is a hard drive. Big(ish), heavy and secure - just like I want my fire safe to be. Plug in, turn on, backup, done. Easy. The packaging is minimal (good!) and the instructions to register for the included Disaster Recovery Service are super quick and simple. We even got a nice note from the CEO thanking us for the purchase. We replied to it and he did too. Class act. We need more great idea companies like this. We've seen wonky implementations of this idea before. This one is perfect and affordable.

We love it.
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Size: 2 TB
Just received shipment from UPS, contents were in great shape all documents and cords were in plain site and product was good to go. Was noted some whit powder on outside of unit. Was also noted that in the paper work the white powder is the fireproofing and due to shipping would most likely be noticed on the outside of unit. Our did have and by simply using a damp cloth the powder was removed. With the unit being black in color and the size being somewhat compact allows the device is almost invisible sitting on a self under the desk, only the blue lighting on the front does one realize there is device and is in use.

Set up was simple plug and play. Basically turned on unit and the computer did the rest. We are using Windows 7 professional. Our software for backup is provided by our third party provider and they were able to make the necessary changes without issue and in less than a minute after turning on the unit it was backing up for the first time.

Accessing data is quick with 2.0 USB being used. The data we are compressing is 14MB and is zipped to less than 2 MB. Accessing the data is as expected for USB 2.0, lag time is not really noticed at all.

Overall the unit is as expected, the real test will be in case of fire, the durability of the unit! God forbid, I hope I never have to test this portion out!
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Size: 1 TB Verified Purchase
ioSafe's SoloPro is bullet proof...well, almost (It is water and fireproof.) Our business depends on our constant backups and this device was the only solution to give me peace of mind when it came to the decision to purchase our corporate back-up drive. The security blanket ioSafe offers with their data recovery services is the icing on the cake. For around $200 on the 1TB device, the only question is wnhy wouldn't you implement this into your IT mix?
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Size: 3 TB Verified Purchase
I needed a fireproof and waterproof drive to work with my Windows SBS2011 server. First I purchased ioSafe SoloPRO 2 TB USB 3.0 Fireproof and Waterproof External Hard Drive with 1 Year Data Recovery Service - Black (SJ2000GB1YR) because the description said "Microsoft Server, Linux, Mac and PC Compatible (eSATA model only)". When I could not get it to work with SBS 2011 Windows server, I called iOSafe technical support and spoke to Mark who informed me that USB 3.0drives do not work with servers and I needed to get iOSafe SoloPro drives model number starting with SJ or SH because only USB 2.0/eSATA drives work with Windows server, not USB 3.0 drives. He recommended that I return that drive and purchase this ioSafe SoloPRO 3 TB USB 2.0/eSATA Fireproof and Waterproof External Hard Drive with 1 Year Data Recovery Service SH1000GB1YR (Black).

Even this drive was not recognized by the server and I called iOSafe technical support again and spoke to Mark. This time he tells me that only way for this drive to work with server is to use eSATA port, not USB 2. This drive does not work with server on USB, only eSATA port. Dell T410 server does not come with eSATA port, you have to purchase the PCI card, open the server and install it yourself.

Mark from iOSafe wanted to test this hard drive and wanted me to connect with a Windows 7 machine, which also did not recognize the drive initially. We had to right click my computer and then click "manage" and the drive showed up there. Once I assigned the drive letter from that screen, it started working in Windows 7 machine.

I think iOSafe gives very misleading description of products and it is not easy to return such a heavy piece of equipment.
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