We recently received an ioSafe Solo external hard drive in the post, so I thought it was about time to check it out and see what it was like.
The ioSafe Solo is an external hard drive that is designed to withstand natural disasters like fire and flooding, and should you be unlucky to suffer a fire or even a flood in your home or office it is designed to keep your data intact.
The ioSafe Solo is fireproof up to 1550 degrees Fahrenheit for up to half and hour and it is completely waterproof up to 10 feet in both salt and fresh water for up to 3 days.
It can be bolted to the floor, or anywhere else to provide extra security, and it comes in a variety of sizes, with the base model starting at 500GB (this is the one we tested) up to 1.5TB.
The guys over at ioSafe asked us to set the Solo they sent us on fire, and to also drown it in some water for a few days, I decided not to do this, instead we will be giving the ioSafe away in one of our upcoming Geeky Gadgets giveaways.
Here is a video of the ioSafe being set on fire, and submerged in water.
The ioSafe Solo is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux, it is USB 2.0 and features a 7,200 RPM hard drive, with transfer speeds of up to 480MB/S.
If you want one, they are available for $150 for the 500GB version, and $299.99 form the 1.5TB version from ioSafe in the US and from The Tech Bag in the UK.