Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.
If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.
WarrantyBeyond any applicable Newegg return policy, this item is warranted independently by the product's Manufacturer or a Third party. Below is a summary provided for convenience only and may not be accurate or current.
Read full details.
This review is from: ioSafe Rugged Portable 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive with 1 Year DRS PA51000U1YR
Pros: Do you need 1TB of mobile storage? That can take a beating? That you can kill a kodiak bear with if need be and have it still work? If you answered "Yes" to all three questions, this is what you are looking for.
Since a lot of my work is done in Afghanistan, I searched far and wide for a storage solution that I could carry where I needed without worrying about it breaking easily. I tried the LaCie Rugged Triple, but the craftsmanship felt shoddy, it wasn't the most aesthetically pleasing, and it randomly died on me... while it had been in use on a desk for two days. I cannot begin to count the manhours wasted because the last backup for it had been done a week earlier. After many more hours of searching, I stopped at the ioSafe Rugged Portable 1TB (almost went with the SSD version).
The real "wow" moment came when a co-worker was carrying it on top of a laptop with it plugged in and it fell. Approximately five feet. While it was powered up and spinning. My heart skipped a beat, but he didn't see me, picked it up, plugged it back in, and it started right up without any problems. My jaw dropped, and months later, it's still working without issue.
For a 1TB HDD, was it expensive? Yes. For a 1TB HDD that's going to survive being dunked into jet fuel for an hour (MIL-STD-810G Method 504), being dropped from 10 feet (MIL-STD-810G Method 516.5), and being submerged in water for three days (IP68), was it expensive? No, it's definitely a bargain.
Cons: A minor quibble, but the USB connection is non-standard. The cable itself isn't rugged, so if it breaks, good luck finding a replacement.
Other Thoughts: Comes with Genie Timeline backup software and TrueCrypt. Two more reasons to throw down good money on a good product.
Did you find this review helpful?
Thanks for the valuable feedback you provided!
Through the Newegg EggXpert Review Program, Newegg invites its best reviewers, known as EggXperts, to post opinions about new and pre-release products to help their fellow customers make informed buying decisions.Click here for more details.
This item is eligible for Newegg Premier benefits. Are you a Newegg Premier Member? If not, sign up today and get:
Free 3-day-or-less shipping on eligible items, discounts on 2- or 1-day delivery
Free shipping on returns using labels available on our website
Newegg’s gift-wrap service is the ideal solution for making your gift special!
Select your item as a gift, then add your message. Your gift will also be discreet with no prices being included on the packing slip.
Thank you for subscribing
Your request will be processed within the next 24 hours.
Please add "email@example.com" to your address book to ensure delivery.
LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 7200rpm 500 GB Mini
Disk Portable Hard Drive 301556 + 4GB Flash Drive + 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub + Canned Air Duster 8oz + USB Extension Cable BUNLDE INCLUDES LaCie Rugged Mini Disk USB 3.0 ...
Model Brand Verbatim Series Store 'n' Go Model
97397 Performance Interface USB 3.0 Capacity 500GB Physical Spec Form Factor 2.5" Dimensions 4.72" x 3.11" x 0.71" Features Features Compact, portable drive features a sleek piano black finish Includes Nero BackItUp ...
Seagate® Backup Plus Portable Drive
Take Along Backup. Always there to save, protect, and then share your digital life. Life Moves Fast. Don't Miss a Thing. Seagate's Backup Plus portable drive is the simple way to protect ...