The ioSafe gang is at it again! They are answering our request for faster access to their already great line of rugged external drives by adding USB 3.0 and eSATA. The SoloPRO also ups the ante by offering $2500 towards data recovery services in case you ever have a failure of the drive. The look cool too!
Pricing will be $249.99 for the 1 TB model, $319.99 for the 1.5 TB model and $419.99 for the 2 TB
model. Look for the SoloPRO to land September 1, 2010.
From the press release:
ioSafe® Announces the SoloPRO: Its Fastest Rugged External Hard Drive
The ioSafe® SoloPRO is available in high-performance USB 3.0 and eSATA versions, providing
users with an unprecedented combination of speed and physical security.
AUBURN, Calif., August 18, 2010 -- ioSafe today announced the availability of the SoloPRO.
The SoloPRO is the business-class edition of the award-winning Solo external hard drive and is
available in USB 3.0 and eSATA/USB 2.0 formats, providing full support for Windows, Linux
servers, and desktop operating systems.
SoloPRO features include:
“Both homes and businesses need to store ever-increasing volumes of data quickly without
worrying about data loss. ioSafe has always been about safely and securely storing data locally
and now with its introduction of USB 3.0 and eSATA, homes and businesses can accomplish
that more quickly than ever before ," said Jerome Wendt, an expert in data storage who serves as
the Principal and Lead Analyst at DCIG.
Martin A. Regtien, Editor-in-Chief of Digital Reviews Network, tested the SoloPRO and said,
"Based on the ioSafe SoloPRO USB 3.0 strengths – in this case its literal strengths of being
fireproof, waterproof - plus its value for money, we have no option but to award it our highest
commendation: our Editor’s Choice Award."
ioSafe CEO Robb Moore added, "The new SoloPRO provides industry-leading performance and
physical security as well as plug-and-play simplicity. Additionally, the new interfaces and
upgraded Data Recovery Services make the SoloPRO a logical choice for disaster protection in
home office and business environments."
The USB 3.0 Solo is compatible with USB 2.0.
Users without USB 3.0 who wish to upgrade can
easily do so by adding a USB 3.0 PCI Express card to their system.
Pricing and availability
Priced at $249.99 for the 1 TB model, $319.99 for the 1.5 TB model and $419.99 for the 2 TB
model, the SoloPRO will be available September 1, 2010 via the ioSafe website, resellers and
Like an aircraft black box for data, ioSafe provides rugged, fireproof, waterproof hardware and
disaster recovery services as a cost-effective way for corporations and consumers alike to protect
their irreplaceable data. ioSafe is a privately held company with headquarters in Auburn, Calif.
For more information, please visit www.iosafe.com .