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ioSafe Rugged Portable 1 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (PA51000U1YR)

by ioSafe

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1 TB
  • Crush resistant to up to 5000 lbs (Ti) and 2500 lbs (Al)
  • Full suspension in all six axes of motion.
  • Full immersion in diesel fuel, oils, hydraulic fluids, aircraft fuels
  • Continuous exposure to UV, blowing sand, blowing dust, rain, salt fog, icing or freezing rain
  • Protects data from flood, full submersion, 10 ft depth,72 hours fresh or salt water
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Technical Details

Size: 1 TB
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Product Details

Size: 1 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 3.9 x 1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004J6LY1U
  • Item model number: PA51000U1YR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 14, 2011

Product Description

Size: 1 TB

From the Manufacturer

Data Recovery Service (DRS) and No-Hassle Warranty1. 1 Year Data Recovery Service (DRS) included - one time, any reason, no questions asked. 1 Year No-Hassle Warranty included - replacement or repair for any defects or damage. DRS includes accidental deletion, any damage, disasters or hardware failure. Up to $2500 included for third party forensic recovery service if needed for DRS (HDD versions) Up to $5000 included for third party forensic recovery service if needed for DRS (SSD versions) 3 and 5 year upgrades for DRS and No-Hassle Warranty plans. Construction and Physical Security Specifications. Full Metal Jacket Technology - CNC machined enclosure from a solid billet of aluminum (Al) or titanium (Ti) alloy. Crush resistant to up to 5000 lbs (Ti) and 2500 lbs (Al) yet weighs as little as a pound (Al). Full Suspension Drive Technology - Full suspension in all six axes of motion. Optimized for data loss protection from drop and shock of 20 foot drops (SSD version) HydroSafe Technology - Waterproof yet heat conducting barrier to protect against data loss up to 10 feet for 3 days in fresh water or salt water (aluminum version) or 30 feet for 3 days (titanium version) per IP68. Protects data even when USB plug is in. No requirement for a connector cap to retain data protection. ChemSafe Technology - Full immersion in diesel fuel, oils, hydraulic fluids, aircraft fuels, 12 feet depth for 1 hour with no data loss per MIL-STD-810G Method 504 EnviroSafe Technology - Continuous exposure to UV, blowing sand, blowing dust, rain, salt fog, icing or freezing rain, 24 hours with no data loss per MIL-STD-810G Methods 505.4, 506.4, 509.4 and 510. AltiSafe Technology - High altitude operation. 15K ft. (Alum.) and 30K ft. (SSD and Ti.) rated altitudes per MIL-STD-810G Method 500.4 Theft Resistant Kensington Lock compatible slot solid metal construction - theft protection Software Specifications (included but not required for use) Genie Timeline Pro Full Version2 ($60 Value) Award winning backup software. Simple, block level, open file and OS Continuous Data Protection (CDP) software for Windows users. Disaster recovery for entire hard drive including programs and settings, roll back and AES encryption features for the ultimate protection. Registration required at www.iosafe.com to validate purchase prior to downloading software and install code. Apple, Mac, TimeMachine Supported - Apple Time Machine fully supported. Reformat of device may be required. TrueCrypt AES-256 Encryption Compatible3 - Open source, encryption software. FIPS 140-2, ISO/IEC 10118-3:2004. PC, Mac and Linux compatible.

Product Description

ioSafe Inc Rugged Portable 1TBRugged Portable 1TB. 1YR DRS, WATERPROOF, USB 3.0

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Customer Reviews

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This thing is also built like a tank!
Jermaine M. Rollins
As an added bonus, the drive looks very attractive with its sleek and minimal design.
D_Cline
The drive is sturdy and streamlined with a nice finish that complements my iMac.
andreayung23

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By N. Himert on May 10, 2012
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
**Update 12/4/2013: So I was able to find a cable on eBay that is compatible and I purchased it to see if that might be the problem. It was not, but I take back my previous comment about the cable. I just didn't look hard enough I guess. I then booted into Ubuntu to see if it was a Windows issue and bam, hard drive recognized. So I'm not sure if it is a Windows issue or a hard drive issue but Ubuntu found my stuff and I'm backing it up now. It should be noted that I tried the drive on an updated Mac with no success either. The hard drive still appears worthless on Windows machines but least I have my files now.**

**Update 10/28/2013: So, after a little over a year the device has died. Not as a result of a drop, a gun shot or a sledgehammer. I even made a point to always ensure the hard drive was "safe to remove" before unplugging it. Sadly, the computer simply stopped recognizing it, suggesting that the internals just stopped working. I've tried a few things to get it back up and running but to no avail. Unfortunately, I did not back up ALL the data (my fault but I really thought this would last longer than this) and I did not buy ioSafe's recovery service (again because I thought I'd get at least a few years out of it). Lesson learned. While the hard drive is surely better and more rugged than most, it too appears to suffer from the same problems as all others. I have to give up my quest to recover any data from the drive. Updated review - 3 out of 5 stars**

A little about how I ended up with my ioSafe - I travel quite a lot for work, and I need to take my work with me. So, up until the purchase of the ioSafe I was using just regular portable hard drives. Yes, plural.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Huong Nguyen on September 8, 2011
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
I shopped around for portable external hard drives but Seagate and WD portable hard drives all have problems if dropped. And then I came across a CNET review about this bullet-proof hard drive, ioSafe. Quite impressive!

It is small but built like a tank and sure it can withstand bullets. I travel a lot and this small hard drive give me peace of mind that it will survive any outside impacts. Transferring data is really fast with 3.0 USB connection. Even with 2.0 connection, it still faster than my old drive.

More over, I got mail-in rebate for $50.00 that help bringing down the price to $80.00; around the same price with other brand names but it provides more protection. Very good deal. If you are looking for a reliable portable hard drive, this will fit your need.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By parks1223 on August 11, 2011
Size Name: 500 GB
This is such a reliable hard drive, its light weight and very portable. I accidentally knocked it off my desk, I instantly plugged it in and there was no problems and it still looked good.I recommend this to anyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D_Cline on December 3, 2011
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
This is my first first external hard drive purchase, and I wanted to buy something that I would not need to replace anytime soon. It was simple to format to my MacBook, easy to use, and it transfers files quickly even though I'm still using USB 2.0.

In addition to backing up my laptop, I got the drive to use as storage for large, high quality music files for my side job/hobby as a DJ. I needed something that could withstand the chaos of a crowded club environment where liquids often get spilled and smaller pieces of gear can get knocked off the table. The ioSafe Rugged Portable drive will definitely be able to take that abuse, and I'm confident that it will outlast my current laptop.

As an added bonus, the drive looks very attractive with its sleek and minimal design. Highly recommended!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JohnnyMac on October 20, 2011
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
I have your basic external hard drive for one of my older XP laptops. It doesn't get used much anymore and its traveling days are over. I recently purchased a new laptop and was looking for a better way to backup my files than with an ordinary, exposed external drive. In the past I purchased two ioSafe Solo external hard drives for business use and they performed well. I was pleased to discover that ioSafe had a new portable drive. I'd been so content with the Solos that I purchased a rugged portable for my new laptop. I've been using it for about a week and it has worked flawlessly. It's not fireproof or waterproof but it's sure solid and now I'm not concerned about the rough handling it'll encounter in my travels. As a bonus I received Genie backup software with the unit. I opted not to go with cloud storage because as I archive files from my local drive to an external drive the cloud will no longer see the files and delete them from their servers. (Understandable, as they provide backup services not storage services.) Now I have total control over what gets saved, backed up, archived or deleted. All this in an attractive, seemingly bullet proof package. All in all I am a happy customer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph on March 2, 2012
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
Lightweight - compact and beautifully designed, one would think this product was created by APPLE itself. The package contained all accessories as advertised and is a must buy for anyone looking to backup their data. It works flawlessly with Time Machine and the entire initial backup required just over an hour to complete. Be aware though that the ioSafe has been designed for PCs and requires reformatting before use with Macs. I strongly urge that you DO NOT FOLLOW the formatting instructions in the accompanying 'User Manual'. The two changes I would suggest is to make 2 PARTITIONS rather than the ONE PARTITION ioSafe instructs us to do thus allowing you the flexibility to use and backup a diff OS on the second partition or for specific data/files you wish saved. In addition, choose the 'GUID Partition Table' if your Mac runs on an INTEL chip and NOT the outdated 'APPLE PARTITION MAP' as described in the instructions. This not only standardizes the formatting to the one already used on your Mac's hard-drive but also allows you to boot-up from the ioSafe itself as well as avoid the glitches others have encountered. A superior product at a reasonable price - what's not to like?
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