ioSafe N2 - The Performance NAS is now Disaster-proof
4 March 2013
Excerpt: Last year we did a combined review of the ioSafe SoloPRO and the Synology Diskstation 212+ NAS solution. The ioSafe handled the function of disaster-hardened storage, capable of withstanding a typical building fire along with the resulting drenching from your friendly neighborhood fire department, while the DiskStation made the USB-connected ioSafe available to the network and added numerous additional features as part of its excellent DSM software suite , offering many...
Conclusion: Miscellaneous Aspects and Final Words The ioSafe N2 is a 2-bay NAS, and the applicable disk configurations are JBOD, RAID-0 and RAID-1. Synology makes the RAID level transparent to the user using the Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) feature. SHR can be set up with either single or dual disk failure resiliency, but, in the case of the ioSafe N2 / Synology DS213, only single failure resiliency is supported.
Conclusion: ioSafe's N2 NAS is a more expensive solution than your typical two-bay NAS for businesses. However, if losing data in an emergency situation like a hurricane or fire would be even more expensive for your business, the N2 is a solution for you.
Pros: Proven protection of hard drives in high heat or flood. Price comes with data recovery service. Expansion options with three USB ports and SD card slot. Configured with RAID 1 for extra protection.
Cons: Only one Ethernet port. May be expensive for some businesses.
Excerpt: The ioSafe N2 is essentially a NAS enclosure built into a fire safe, able to protect your data against temperatures of up to 843 degrees centigrade for 30 minutes. It's also waterproof, to protect against flood damage. As long as it’s sealed properly, your hard disks will survive being fully submerged in fresh or salt water up to a depth of three metres for 72 hours.
ioSafe’s N2 NAS will weather any disaster you can throw at it
Good Gear Guide.au
20 April 2013
Summary: If you’re looking for a network-attached storage device to back up your home or business’s important data, it makes sense to pick as robust a backup as possible. It’s hard to get much more robust than the fireproof, waterproof, disaster-proof ioSafe N2, based on Synology’s reliable DS213.
Pros: Sturdy, heavy, incredibly well built, Based on Synology’s excellent hardware and software
Cons: Paint finish isn’t the best (but who cares?), Only mid-range Synology NAS hardware