♬ Because it keeps on working …♬
I have been a big fan of the ioSafe line of disaster proof external hard drives for some time now (back in October I wrote about the ioSafe Solo Pro hardened hard drive). I use a 1.5 terabyte SoloPro to back up my MacBook (using TimeMachine) regularly. I even replaced the internal hard drive using the SoloPro/TimeMachine back up and the data transferred perfectly to the bigger internal MacBook hard drive and I was up and running in no time. Voila!
But now ioSafe have come up with a hardened portable hard drive! Does it get any better than this? Look at the specs:
- Crush protection up to 5,000 lbs.
- Drop protection up to 20′
- Immersion protection up to 30′ for 3 days
- Chemical protection
- Altitude protection
- Extreme environment protection
- USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
- Data Recovery Service up to $5,000
- Great warranty
- Works with Macs and PCs
- Titanium or aluminum metal jacket (choose your version!)
- Comes in SSD and HDD versions
- Designed to military specifications
- Comes with Genie Timeline Pro backup software
- Comes with TrueCrypt open-source encryption software (in case you want to encrypt the data on that hard drive)
Cnet has given it a Best of CES 2011 Winner award! There is an amazing video on the web where this hard drive is shot at with a shotgun and it still works just fine.
I plugged the ioSafe portable HD into a MacBook and it worked flawlessly. The Mac detected the drive, reconfigured it for the Mac filing system and then we were off and running with a backup. Smooth, fast and easy.
The regular price of the ioSafe portable depends on the size and configuration of the unit. The regular price for a 500 GB, aluminum version is $299.00 (USD). But for a limited time, if you go to Livingtechie.com you can get this same unit for $179.00 (including free ground shipping) (they send you a code for the discount at ioSafe.com). The only bad part about this? It is for US Residents only!!!!!
(full disclosure – ioSafe sent me a reviewers copy of the rugged portable hard drive. But I would have bought one anyway because it keeps on working!)This entry was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 7:49 pm and is filed under I'm a Mac, Make it Work!, Technology, Tips, Trends. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.