ioSafe SoloPRO 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 12-13-2010
Provided by: ioSafe

When it comes to manufacturing and operational specifications, the new SoloPRO closely matches those of the original Solo model. They basically share the same enclosure dimensions and weight, environmental conditions and security features. Both are rated for 72 hours of water submersion up to ten feet depth, and 30 minutes of fire at up to 1550F temperatures, under non-operating conditions of course. I'm sure the power cord or the computer that's connected to the SoloPRO would not last long in that environment anyway!

The SoloPRO ships in retail packaging with AC power adapter, six foot USB 3.0 cable, user manual, shipping notification and data recovery information. We did find a small amount of dust from the fire inhibitor material on the unit, which can simply be wiped off with a damp cloth prior to use. The IoSafe Data Recovery Service is a one-time use, one year plan, which offers up to $2,500 to recover data from the drive in the event of loss, either from disaster or hardware failure. This can be extended up to five years at an additional cost. The warranty against standard manufacturers defects is three years and covers just the hardware replacement.

Other than the color, the SoloPRO appears identical to the Solo enclosure, with LED power/activity indicator on the front panel, and cooling fan outlet, power switch/jack and USB port on the rear. The casing also provides a Kensington Lock point and two holes in the base plate for either external lock or permanent mount for additional security. The unit weighs nearly sixteen pounds, and at only 5" wide by 7" tall and 11" long this is a very robust, compact housing.

Next up let's perform some testing with the SoloPRO.

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