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ioSafe  Solo G3
8.8 out of 10

ioSafe Solo G3

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Reviews and Problems with ioSafe Solo G3

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Overall 10
10

Truly rugged backup

Karen Lavelli, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: This drive arrived on time as specified. The packaging was perfect and simple. To my surprise it included the needed usb cord. The drive looks very cool, appears very heavy duty and rugged. Using this to backup a 3TB iMac and it works flawlessly. Tool all of 5 minutes to unbox and set up. Couldn't have asked for better.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Anthony Jeter, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Craig MacDonell, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Great buy tons of storage and the comfort of knowing of the extra protection.
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Overall 10
10

Best In Class Construction and Design

Sendiks, Amazon
18 March 2015
  • Summary: Very well packaged and extremely durable construction. You can tell just from removing the drive from the box that it is extremely durable and well built. Product registration was extremely easy and I even signed up for the 5 year data recovery service which was only $100 more.
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Overall 2
2.0

Crashed after 1.5 years

Anonymous, Newegg
6 March 2015
  • Summary: I question the quality of hard drives they put in the units. I've rarely had a hard drive fail, much less one that ultimately cost me $500 that has sat in a temp/humidity stable office, untouched since I purchased. My advice is to ONLY use this for a backup device only and don't rely on it for a primary storage of ANY data (which I shouldn't have done, my fault).
  • Pros: Solid, might help in fire/flood, etc assuming it doesn't crash before one of those things happens.
  • Cons: I used this mainly for backup. It crashed recently, wasn't able to recover the non-backup data I happened to have on there. I shouldn't have kept non-backup data on this so that's my fault. I didn't pay the extra for data recovery so I'm out of luck. Support was unable to help as it was out of warranty, again my fault for not buying extra protection. I didn't completely consider the possibility of this thing crashing in 1.5 years.
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Overall 10
10

Love ioSafe!

Kevin S., Newegg
26 February 2015
  • Summary: Also includes a 1-year data recovery service in the price. Once you register the product, they offer a 1-year recovery service where you can send in the drive to the manufacturer and they will extract the platters and retrieve your data. Included with purchase!! Can't beat that!
  • Pros: I run an IT company that supports several clients of various industries and we use these backup drives all the time for our customers. We've installed probably over 15 of these devices, both the G2 and G3 models. Whether we're using them as workstation backups, NAS backups, or even Windows Server backup destinations, they work great!! I would highly recommend these to anyone that doesn't want to fool with the hassle of offsite backups. I'm not a fan of offsite backups...
  • Cons: None that I can think of.
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Overall 10
10

but seems to be the best buy out there for the fire-proof water-proof need

Vernon V. Chatman III, Amazon
14 February 2015
  • Summary: More capacity than I need, but seems to be the best buy out there for the fire-proof water-proof need. Works great as network storage on router usb 3.0 port. Used as backup for critical data that can survive a local disaster--e.g., irreplaceable digital photos and hard to reconstruct digital files. If you've taken the time to scan and store important docs and records, you need disaster protection. The Solo G3 is cheap insurance.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lasted 9 months and now a total loss. Cant ...

Frank R., Amazon
2 February 2015
  • Summary: Lasted 9 months and now a total loss. Cant communicate with it at all and cripples Host computer when plugged in.
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Overall 8
8.0

Onsite Disaster-Proofing

Ryan Huebner, Amazon
22 January 2015
  • Summary: Perfect solution for disaster-proof backups. Didn't work with my SBS 2011 and ioSafe doesn't extend their support to windows servers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but EXPENSIVE

Leona H. Platt "Leona", Amazon
21 January 2015
  • Summary: The unit arrived in good condition. It seems to be well-built and capable of meeting the manufacturer's claims. The unit powered up, mounted correctly, and was recognized by the computer over the local network. In summation, it seems to be working as advertised. The battleship gray color is unattractive, but most people won't care.
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