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.
Measuring 5 inches by 7.1 inches by 11 inches and weighing 15 pounds, the IoSafe SoloPro is about as serious as a single-volume external hard drive can be when it comes to physical size and ruggedness. For comparison, the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk, one of the biggest conventional desktop single-volume external hard drives, weighs about 2 pounds.
The ioSafe has been making headlines being able to hang on to its data in the face of many natural disasters. Extremes of fire and flood are tolerated by the new ioSafe SoloPRO USB drive, just like its predecessors. ioSafe cites SoloPRO’s rugged disaster proof design allow the drive to withstand 1550ºC fire for up to 30 minutes or to survive water submersion at a depth of 10 feet for up to days.
The SoloPro offers a much larger storage space, up to 2TB, and most importantly, it’s the first external hard drive from IoSafe that supports USB 3.0. If your computer doesn’t support USB 3.0 yet, you can also opt for an eSATA or just use it with USB 2.0. As for the performance numbers themselves, ioSafe points at transfer speeds of up to 100 MB/s, which is three to four times faster than USB 2.0.
Three versions of the disaster-proof HDD will sell, with capacities of 1TB, 1,5TB and 2TB, each priced at $249.99, $319.99 and $419.99, respectively. Shipments will start on September 1. Check out new prices and buy from Amazon.