It's not very often that we have opportunity or reason to put a review item through extreme testing measures such as setting it on fire or submersing it in water, but the IoSafe SoloPRO 1TB external drive enclosure was specifically designed to handle these kinds of conditions. Rated for up to 1550°F for half an hour and/or submersion in water ten feet deep for up to three days, IoSafe's line of external drive enclosures provide users security for their data from fire or flood.
The SoloPRO model offers the same level of protection as the original Solo that we reviewed last year, while expanding disk capacity and increasing access speed by adopting the latest USB 3.0 interface standard. The 1TB Hitachi drive used in the SoloPRO tested at up to 140MB/s read-write speed, offering basically the same level of performance through the USB connection as available if connected directly via internal SATA.
The SoloPRO 1TB unit is available for right around $300, which includes up to $2,500 worth of data recovery service for a period of one year from purchase. This can be extended for up to five years at an additional cost. Given the level of survivability that the SoloPRO provides, this seems a small price to pay for your critical data protection.
OCIA.net awards the IoSafe SoloPRO 1TB external drive enclosure our Gold Seal of Approval.