LAS VEGAS--What are the odds that you pour red wine on your laptop causing it to lose data? Quite likely; I've seen it happen. Now, what are the odds that your hard drive gets run over by a 35,000-pound excavator after it has endured heat of thousands of degrees for about 10 minutes and then been hosed down by cold water? Very unlikely, really.
However, that's exactly how far ioSafe, the company that makes disaster-proof storage devices, was willing to go to show how its new Solo SSD external hard drive can withstand even the most destructive … Read more
ioSafe claims its disaster-proof Solo external hard drive can survive both water submersion and intense heat. At CES Thursday, the company set out to prove the drive's hardiness by tossing it into a pool for several minutes and then setting it on fire at more than 1,600 degrees. Crave contributor Dong Ngo watched the demo, and reported back on the results. Click here for the full fiery gallery.
Copying data to an external hard drive is probably the easiest, most popular way to back up. This won't help save important data against fire or flood, however, unless the external hard drive is the one unveiled by ioSafe at CES this year: the ioSafe Solo.
ioSafe is known for making internal hard drives that can survive extreme heat. The ioSafe Solo is the result of putting that internal hard drive into an external case that features a USB 2.0 connection to hook up to a computer.
According to ioSafe, the Solo can withstand fires up to 1,… Read more
ioSafe, a company specializing in disaster-proof storage devices, today launched the world's first internal hard drive with built-in disaster protection called ioSafe 3.5. On the outside, the new drive has the same form factor and functions just like any regular 3.5-inch desktop SATA hard drive. However, on the inside, it's definitely something I've never seen before.
The ioSafe 3.5 is actually a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive (found in laptops) covered by layers of protective materials. The materials, together with ioSafe's proprietary circuit board transform the drive into a 3.5-inch form factor … Read more