- Hard Drive: 2 TB
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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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- 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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Size: 2 TB
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 ›
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.
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!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
DO NOT BUY THESE DRIVES, THEY ARE MERELY SEAGATE DRIVES PACKED IN METAL THEY WILL LET YOU DOWN. MINE DIDPublished 4 months ago by George the animal steel
I have purchased 4 SoloPRO's, and one NAS 1515+. All of ioSafe's products have been outstanding. I have had the SoloPRO's connected via esata for years on end collecting nightly... Read morePublished 5 months ago by MARK R.
I'm writing a review of the ioSafe SoloPRO 2 TB External USB Hard Drive. We frequently use these drives as a backup destination for our customers. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Corbett Lashbrook
When shipped the cable from the hard drive to the board was loose. But support was very helpful in directing me on fixing the issue.Published 11 months ago by Allen Moseley
Works great with server OS (Win Server 2012 R2) but is not silent.Published 12 months ago by K. Johnson
Needed an easy way to back up my entire server on regular basis. Installation was easy, setup with Server backup was easy. This thing is a tank! Read morePublished 12 months ago by rsgdmd
Arrived as advertised, easy and quick setup, setup to do backups on-site, speeds are great and have had no issues what so ever. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Scott
Great may to safely store data. I was looking for a backup solution to cloud storage. I also wanted the security of having the physical data off site as I did with tape backup. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Timothy