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ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB

  • Fanless FloSafe Vent Design for near silent operation
  • Fireproof - Protects data from loss up to 1550°F for 1/2 hour per ASTM E119
  • Waterproof - Protects data from loss up to 10ft for 72 hours
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Daniel R.
  • 6/10/2014 6:15:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsioSafe Solo G3 3TB

This review is from: ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB

Pros: This backup hardrive has already saved me countless hours by providing a safe and secure backup for my data. I used their older ioSafe Solo 2TB external hardrive for more than a year and really liked the product. This newer G3 version provides much better data transfer speeds being that it utilizes USB 3.0. I had something go wrong with the interface on the older model I owned. So they upgraded me to this newer and larger storage model. Seriously can not complain about that. IoSafe's customer service is one of the best customer service centers I have dealt with. They were quick to respond, professional, and more than willing to help me get up and running again. The free return shipping on an item of this weight is another big plus.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: IoSafe's customer service is one of the best customer service centers I have dealt with. They were quick to respond, professional, and more than willing to help me get up and running again. The free return shipping on an item of this weight is another big plus.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2014 5:42:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsReally fast restores

This review is from: ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB

Pros: Really like the restore speed. Our customers really like the device, makes them feel very well protected. Looks sharp sitting next to the server. Appreciate the eSata/USB choice. Works great with SBS 2011.

Cons: None

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  • Frank O.
  • 1/7/2014 4:59:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGood Backup - Will work with Moderate Server Usage!

This review is from: ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB

Pros: Solid, Great onsite backup with disaster protection, Awesome Tech Support.

Cons: 4K drive, Wish it was a 2 drive system (Raid) for the price.

Other Thoughts: I recently purchased this external drive to be used as a weekly backup solution for a client. The disaster protection was a major plus for my client. My client has 5 workstations backing up to a server and we had outgrown our server's backup solution. The server is running MS Server 2008 R2 like most small offices nowadays. I ran into a big problem with the sector size on the new system. 4K drives (2.2TB+) are NOT compatible with MS server 2008. Symantec backup exec and windows server backup would generate I/O errors upon backing up! This was on me to fix and IOSafe came thru for me! The device is not recommended for servers on the company website but is not advertised that way on Newegg. The company has had the forsight to have a firmware update for the drive that will re-sector the drive to use 512E sectors which Win7/Server 2008 can backup to. They still don't recommend it as a server backup but we only backup weekly as the amount of data generated is not huge. The guys in the tech support department were solid. The firmware upgrade was a breeze and my client and I are ecstatic! Only major con is I wish it was a 2 drive array in raid for redundancy.

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  • Ed A.
  • 12/31/2013 10:54:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWARNING -- device not rated for servers!

This review is from: ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB

Pros: Nice, solid device. Worked as advertised, until we started getting errors on backup.

Cons: Started getting I/O errors after about 10 mos. connected to our 2003 server running Symantec BU exec. Upon investigation, IoSafe informed us that these devices are not rated for use on servers. IoSafe clearly indicate this on their website; however, we bought through Newegg, and there was no indication of this limitation in Newegg's listed product specs. I should have done more homework but hadn't run up against this limitation before.

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  • Justin M.
  • 12/18/2013 4:37:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives!

This review is from: ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB

Pros: Great looks, improved activity LED over older design, best data protection you can buy. I've have a few of the older versions, and they all work perfectly still.

Cons: I suppose size could be a con, but not really when you consider the protection afforded.

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  • Justin M.
  • 12/17/2013 12:21:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives

This review is from: ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB

Pros: Quiet, fire and water proof. Look great. Nice activity light. I have uses these IoSafe drives for years and love them.

Cons: Size I suppose, but not really an issue as they look good and give you the best data protection.

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  • Nathan R.
  • 12/15/2013 11:33:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

This review is from: ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB

Pros: Fast, Silent, Very Cool, Wonderful physical construction.

Cons: No handle to make the carrying of the device easier considering its weight

Other Thoughts: Transfer of my data to this drive was seamlessly easy no hiccups at all.

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  • James M.
  • 9/7/2013 1:22:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Disaster-proof Backup

This review is from: ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB

Pros: It arrives wrapped in plastic, cushioned by styrofoam, and double-boxed. When taking it out of the box you'll feel its weight - it feels very sturdy and you instantly feel better about the safety of the data you're about to load onto it. It has an attractive case which includes a polished metal plate with the serial number etched into it. First impressions of the ioSafe G3 are pretty nice.

A big pro is its USB 3.0 interface, providing very fast transfer rates with USB 3.0 compatible computers, but still backwards compatible with USB 2.0 machines.

The hard drives inside spin at 7200rpm, not 5400rpm like some other external drives that are designed for backup. When we image drives or copy data to the ioSafe it goes quickly.

Research on these products, as well as direct communication with the CEO of ioSafe, has told my company that these devices have gone through all types of disasters (fire, tornado, hurricane, earthquake, building collapse, flood) and they have never failed to recover data from one. I would say that speaks a great deal to the durability of this product.

Cons: Its not free and doesn't come with a lifetime data recovery service.

Other Thoughts: Robb Moore, the CEO of ioSafe, reached out to my company randomly for feedback on the product. We emailed him back and he actually responded with useful information and seemed to genuinely care about our questions and concerns. Knowing that the CEO of the company will personally respond to an email and talk to you like a human being, instead of getting some automated reply, makes you feel pretty good about a product.

With the track record of the ioSafe and our personal experience with the product and the company, we are now selling these to all of our customers.

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  • Graham S.
  • 7/25/2013 6:41:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA tank

This review is from: ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB

Pros: Quick & easy setup
Very very quiet function
Simple online data recovery service activation; 1 year w/ pruchase

Cons: Weight and bulk is cumbersome, but as advertised

Other Thoughts: Particularly given the weight, packaging was supreme and efficient
Looks are clean, industrial, nothing cute
Might make the left protection hole higher from the base to improve accessibility

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  • David R.
  • 8/7/2012 12:49:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsDependable but large

This review is from: ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB

Pros: Love that it has USB 3.0 and have not had any issues or speed disruptions moving quantity of files

Cons: Its a bit large compared to any other drive ive seen. Also the photo provides a perspective of what really is a long rectangular drive that stands pretty tall. With a drive this large, 30TB should fit inside!

Other Thoughts: With a box taking up this much space, I really would rather be 5 or 6 TB drive. I hope to see this one available again sometime soon at this affordability

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