Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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ioSafe 500GB Rugged Portable Hard Drive Review

If you travel at all or take your laptop with you anywhere you most likely have a portable hard drive.  Most of these drives are normal and do not offer that much protection.  Drop them once and they normally are toast!  For those looking for something that it is going to last through the drops, rain and other conditions you may want to check out the Rugged Portable Hard Drive from ioSafe.  We’ve put this hard drive through everything and it keeps on going!  Read on as we check out this practically indestructible hard drive!

Special thanks to ioSafe for providing us with the 500GB Rugged Portable Hard Drive to review.

Features
Data Recovery Service (DRS)
Accidental deletion, formats, corruption or disasters can happen to anyone at anytime. The ioSafe DRS is a one-time, any reason, data recovery service for ioSafe to help you get your data back whenever you decide to exercise this option. It includes shipping, replacement hardware, ioSafe services and up to $5000 for third party forensic recovery if required. Click here for more details.

No-Hassle warranty
If your ioSafe Rugged Portable stops working for absolutely any reason within the warranty period, we’ll replace it or repair it. It’s that simple.

Crush protection
Full Metal Jacket Technology: CNC-machined from a billet of solid metal, the aluminum enclosure is crush-resistant to 2,500 lbs. and the titanium alloy enclosure to 5,000 lbs.

Shock protection
Full suspension in all six axes of motion. Optimized for data loss protection from drop and shock of 20′ drops (SSD version) and 10′ drops (250-750 GB HDD versions, 1TB HDD requires optional drive skin) per MIL-STD-810G Method 516.5.

Immersion protection
HydroSafe Technology protects data during immersion up to 3 days in freshwater or saltwater to a depth of 10′ (aluminum version) or 30′ (SSD or titanium version) per IP68. The ioSafe Rugged Portable continues to protect data even when connected via USB.

Chemical protection
ChemSafe Technology protects data during periods of immersion in diesel fuel, oils, hydraulic fluids and aircraft fuels to a 12′ depth for 1 hour per MIL-STD-810G Method 504.

Extreme environment protection
EnviroSafe Technology protects data from continuous exposure to UV, blowing sand, blowing dust, rain, salt fog, icing or freezing rain for up 24 hours per MIL-STD-810G Methods 505.4, 506.4, 509.4 and 510.

Altitude protection
AltiSafe Technology enables operation at altitudes up to 15,000 ft. (aluminum version) and 30,000 feet (SSD and titanium versions) per MIL-STD-810G Method 500.4.

Theft protection
Theft resistant Kensington Lock compatible slot can be used to secure the drive to almost any immovable object with optional Kensington® Locks.

USB 3.0
Blazingly fast performance via USB 3.0 of up to 5 GB/s. USB 2.0 is also supported.

Backup software and Encryption
Includes the award-winning Genie Timeline Pro backup software ($60 retail value) that features Continuous Data Protection, Full System Disaster Recovery, Open File Backup, backup of files synced between your iPhone/iPad/iPod or BlackBerry device and computer, and more. Open-source encryption software TrueCrypt is also supplied.

Packaging
To give you a great idea of how the ioSafe Rugged Portable comes check out our unboxing video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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