ioSafe SoloPro Disaster-proof External Hard Drive

The Good The IoSafe SoloPro is designed to safeguard your data against fire and water damage and includes a year of data recovery service. The drive supports USB 3.0 and offers decent performance.

The Bad The IoSafe SoloPro is heavy and bulky for an external hard drive. It doesn't have any protection against hard-drive failure, and its internal hard drive is not user-replaceable. The device is also relatively noisy.

The Bottom Line For those who need to ensure that their data will survive disasters, the IoSafe SoloPro is one of a few, if not the only, worthwhile options on the market. General users, however, won't find much appeal in it.

Editors' Rating
  • Setup 6.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Support 9.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

ioSafe SoloPro Disaster-proof External Hard Drive

The IoSafe SoloPro is an external hard drive designed with a very specific user in mind. It's huge, heavy, and comparatively expensive, starting around $250 for 1TB ($320 for 1.5TB and $420 for 2TB). To compensate for these shortcomings, it comes with layers of protection designed to guarantee the survival of data it contains, even against extreme heat and water submersion. Oddly, the drive doesn't support RAID or any other redundancy to safeguard data from commonplace hard-drive failure.

If you live in an area with high risk of fire or flood and want to keep the backup of your important data intact, look no further than the IoSafe SoloPro. Otherwise, we'd recommend any other traditional USB 3.0 external hard drives such as the WD My Book 3.0 or the Seagate GoFlex Desk.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $420
  • Brand ioSafe, Inc.
  • Capacity 2 TB
  • Hard Drive Type external hard drive
  • Interface Type SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Form Factor 3.5"
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model 2TB, USB 3.0, 1 Year Warranty

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