Back-up for your back-up. Wise as it is to store all of your most important and treasured electronic files on an external hard drive, what happens if something happens to that? Panic not, for the ioSafe Solo G3 Hard Drive is nigh-on indestructible
TweakTown: ioSafe bring data redundancy to the mix with N2 January 2013
We're big fans of ioSafe around here. Anyone who has ever lost data before has to be a fan and everyone else will one day be a fan. ioSafe follows the KISS theory, Keep it Simple Stupid. Their products don't look flashy, aren't complicated but they do exactly what the company says they do.
Tom's IT Pro: Gear That Lasts: In the Data center, Field, and Office Park January 2013
It used to be that only defense contractors in the field and the military itself required gear that conformed to rigorous durability standards, but all it takes is one national disaster or personal tragedy to realize how susceptible our precious computers and equipment are to the vagaries of their environments. Floods and fires are extreme case scenarios--very few toughened-up products would survive such a disaster.
Moose Peterson: ioSafe Rock Just as Well! January 2013
Love the IoSafe Rugged Portable 1TB Drives as well! You can RUN OVER these things with you vehicle and they still running. They can get wet, frozen, vibrated to pieces and it doesn't even phase their operation!
LifeGoesStrong: Top 10 Boomer Cool Technology 2013 Resolutions December 2012
Like it or not, we live in a technological age. For whatever reason, you're likely not exploiting all the cool technology available - mostly because it's all too much for you. Here are my 10 technology New Year's resolutions to help boomers enjoy all the best of today's modern technologies in 2013.
Popular Science: Indestructible Hard Drive Can Survive Fire, Stop Theft, And More December 2012
In normal conditions, a hard drive is the most affordable and efficient way to back up music, video, and photo libraries. Yet most drives-typically made from lightweight materials such as plastic-won't last through a disaster. The ioSafe N2 will. Designers wrapped the system's dual hard drives in materials that protect it against the worst.
International Digital Times: Top 5 Technology Gifts For The Holidays December 2012
Gift ideas for men can be diffult to think of, but this holiday season, we have you covered. We've surveyed the best technology all year long, and we're ready to deliver the best holiday gift list you've ever seen. If you're still searching for a gift idea for your man, look no further. These are the best technology gift ideas for the 2012 holiday season.
Wired: GeekMom Gift Guide - Gadgets and Accessories December 2012
Gift-giving holidays in geek homes almost always include some gadget or other, or perhaps a dozen of them. Here are some gadgets and accessories chosen by our GeekMom writers that would be perfect to give your loved ones this holiday season.
There are few things more closely associated with geeks than the gadget. This catch-all category covers everything from the practical and purpose driven to the clever and quirky. We've had our eyes out for the best gadgets and found a lot; yet we somehow narrowed it down to this jumbo-sized selection. So let us serve as Q to your Bond and show you out favorite gadgets we found this year.
Vagabondish: Holiday Gear Guide 2012 - 25 Picks for the Best Travel Gear of the Year November 2012
Every November, we select our 25 favorite bits of travel kit for the year. From solar battery cells to ruggedized portable speakers to the most versatile clothing we've ever tested, something on this year's list is sure to bring tears of joy to the gearhead traveler in your life.
Spending on consumer electronics is expected to top $250 per shopper this holiday season and, according to the Consumer Electronics Assn., 76% of gift-giving adults plan to give a gadget as a present. That doesn't mean finding the right item is an easy task, though. To help out, Variety offers up a few ideas that are bound to please even the most discriminating tech-lover.
International Business Times: Gift Ideas For Travelers This Holiday Season November 2012
Many wreaths are already out and lights up on trees, telltale signs that the 2012 holiday season is upon us. Yet, while it's supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year," for many it's a season of stress. What gifts will you get for your mom, dad, sister or coworker? How about your wife? If anyone on your holiday list is a traveler -- be it for business or leisure -- here are a few ideas.
Scholastic Administrator: The Latest and Greatest Education-Friendly Tech Tools November 2012
Disaster strikes, but ioSafe's $600 N2 hard-drive enclosure is ready for a flood or a fire. It can house a pair of SATA hard drives, uses RAID techniques to minimize losing even a byte of data, and has a steel case that protects its drives up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Information runs the computing world, and handling it is crucial. So it's important that you select the best storage device to not only keep your data, but also distribute it. In this guide, I'll explain the basics of storage and list the features that you should consider when shopping. But if you're ready to leave for the store right now, here are my top picks.
Looking for the perfect printer, keyboard, or monitor as a holiday gift? Visit CNET's holiday gift guide for expert advice, reviews, and recommendations for the latest printers and other peripherals for you and your family.
Inc. : 8 Start-ups Fighting Back Against Natural Disasters November 2012
Last week Hurricane Sandy tore up the East Coast, wrecking homes, businesses, cars, and pretty much anything in its path. North America is no stranger to destruction, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (recovery pictured at left). Nature's whim is often unpredictable, but some entrepreneurs believe we can hedge against the damage with smart innovation. These eight companies are on the front lines of creating tomorrow's disaster-scenario technology.
CNBC: 10 Gifts Gadget Lovers Will Love 2012 November 2012
When it comes to the holidays, gadgets perennially top people's wish lists - and retailers are happy to oblige.
Shoppers will spend an average of $252 on consumer electronics this year, according to a Consumer Electronics Association forecast, with 76 percent of gift-giving adults planning to give a gadget as a present. Sorting out the hot items from the ones destined to end up in the clearance bin - or at a garage sale - isn't easy, though.
If you're looking for a perfect tech gift for a friend or loved one, click ahead for suggestions that can't miss.
Residential Systems: How Jacked-Up Is Your Back-Up November 2012
There are always lessons that can be learned from any disaster. Things like making sure that the drawer full of flashlight and radio batteries isn't filled with batteries that have long-since been dead. Or that the "emergency candles" were replaced after that maybe-not-such-an-emergency-in-retrospect romantic candlelit bathtub session...
But after the immediate danger from the disaster has passed and you have secured the most important things - the lives of yourself and your loved ones - and you get a chance to regroup and get your wits about you, the thing that you will probably be most concerned with is data.
Videomaker: Video Files and Hurricane Sandy Devastation - A Reminder to Backup November 2012
Losing a difficult project or files from your operating system or hard drive is painful - but if the lost files are personal memories: your old baby pictures or video files of your kids long grown now, the loss is a most heart-wrenching experience. Watch the news coverage of people sifting through the rubble of their once happy homes, and they don't lament the loss of the new TV, cozy couch, or trendy dishes: they break down over the photographic, celluloid, taped or digital memories now gone forever.
If you're a nerd, you know how important having backups really is. Having your data on more than one device, in more than one place is crucial to making sure you don't lose anything in case of a failed drive.
Death and Taxes: ioSafe crowd-funds N2, the first disaster-proof private cloud September 2012
With the exponential advances in technology, one worry of both critics and tech creators is that in the event of a catastrophe (war, energy collapse), vast amounts of personal data could disappear. We see this concern play out on a smaller scale every day-we back-up and print-out to insure against data loss. Japanese company Hitachi just this week announced a method of storing data as binary dots on quartz crystal, which could last for millions of years, provided the glass remains intact. California tech company ioSafe is coming at the problem from another angle.
Business Insider: How ioSafe is Bringing Private Clouds Down to Earth September 2012
With the world's data usage pushing 80 exabytes per month by 2015 (one exabyte is equal to one billion gigabytes), no doubt a significant percentage of that is located somewhere in your personal files. Whether it is business-related or personal, people and businesses are using more images, video, and large documents than ever before.
TMCnet: Fire? Water? Doesn't Matter to the ioSafe N2 NAS Appliance September 2012
Protecting data in an emergency is vital to the continuation of any business. It doesn't matter how good the sales department is or how on top of things the accounting department is if all the records go up in a fireball. That's why the ioSafe (News - Alert) N2 NAS (Network Attached Storage) appliance should provide a sigh of relief for IT professionals and small businesses alike.
PCWorld: ioSafe turns to crowdfunding for disaster-proof private cloud project September 2012
ioSafe — an established vendor of disaster-proof storage — is turning to crowdfunding to raise capital for its next project. Earlier this week, ioSafe kicked off a fundraising effort on Indiegogo to finance a new disaster-proof private cloud.
CNET: ioSafe unveils disaster-proof, Synology-based dual-bay NAS server September 2012
If you want the best network-attached storage (NAS) experience, get a Synology NAS server like the DiskStation DS412+. But if you want to guard data from even the worst disaster, an ioSafe storage device, such as the Solo G3, will fit your needs. In fact, you can use those two combined for the best of both worlds.
AnandTech: ioSafe N2 - A Disaster Proof NAS with Synology DSM September 2012
ioSafe used to manufacture disaster proof NAS solutions / backup appliances such as the ioSafe R4. The R4s used to cost upwards of $10K, weighed more than 120 lbs. and the hard disks, though hot-swappable, needed a proprietary coating for waterproofing prior to usage. After taking a small break from the disaster-proof NAS market, ioSafe is back today with a new version, the ioSafe N2.
Engadget: ioSafe takes to Indiegogo to raise funds for the N2, its new disaster-proof NAS September 2012
ioSafe makes hard-drives so sturdy that it can reduce fire, electricity and Terrence O'Brien to tears at the mere thought of them. Now, it's producing a new disaster-proof NAS, but as a small business, needs a cash injection from consumers to make it happen.
Geek.com: ioSafe uses Indiegogo to fund disaster-proof home NAS September 2012
Secure data storage has become something all of us have to deal with (or not at our peril) on a regular basis. Be it storage of important images or video, work files, or just general backups "just in case." A popular way to carry out such data storage is through a cloud service such as Carbonite or Mozy, or if you want more flexibility there's Dropbox or Box.net.
Wired: Fireproof and Waterproof, the ioSafe N2 May Be the Home Storage You Are Looking For September 2012
Imagine having your own private cloud storage, similar to DropBox, but without a monthly fee and for up to 8TB of storage. Sync your data, and access it all from any device. Share photos with family. Stream music to your iPhone. Back up everything.
CIO: Disaster Proof All of Your Data with New ioSafe N2 NAS September 2012
The maker of the ioSafe family of fireproof, waterproof data-storage products this week took the wraps off its new ioSafe N2 Network-Attached Storage (NAS) appliance. The dual-drive NAS offers fire and water protection, and adds network connectivity, RAID, and a handful of additional features. It also uses a Synology DSM motherboard.
Tom's Hardware: ioSafe Goes on Indiegogo to Fund Disaster-proof NAS/RAID September 2012
ioSafe, which you may know as a provider of disaster-proof data solutions (especially if you recall the CES stunts with guns and electricity), is launching a new product in 2013 — but this time it's crowdfunding through Indiegogo.
DVICE: ioSafe N2 - For when you're really, really paranoid about data September 2012
We've talked before about how tough it can be to find the perfect data storage solution. You want something safe and accessible, but those two factors tend to be mutually exclusive. ioSafe thinks it has the solution, with an external hard drive with cloud connectivity that's just about as indestructible as it gets.
Ubdergizmo: Disaster-proof N2 private cloud by ioSafe goes up for crowdsourcing September 2012
Data storage and safety is of paramount importance in today's data-driven world. However, the conventional methods tend to fail in delivering data security, more often than not. ioSafe's new N2 disaster-proof private cloud caters to this precise need.
Small Business Trends: ioSafe Gives Businesses Control of Their Data September 2012
With so many concerns about the security of information stored in the cloud, it could be beneficial for small businesses to look into alternative types of storage. But since so many business professionals use a variety of different devices to access work data, traditional storage methods may be far less convenient for everyday use.
Slashgear: ioSafe N2 fireproof and waterproof NAS Indiegogo campaign kicks off September 2012
Using network-attached storage is a good way to make sure that your important data is safe from things like hard drive crashes and security breaches, but what happens when natural disasters hit? Most NAS systems don't protect against water and fire damage, but ioSafe has a new NAS that protects against both of those.
Le Journal de Montréal: Un nuage à toute épreuve September 2012
Vous ne voulez pas les stocker << dans les nuages >>, dans des serveurs inconnus? La compagnie ioSafe lance une campagne indiegogo pour lancer le disque dur N2, qui est aussi un serveur de fichiers accessible par Internet (NAS) de n'importe où dans le monde : votre nuage privé
Home Server Show: ioSafe announces the N2 NAS on Indiegogo September 2012
ioSafe is the king when it comes to protecting your local data from disaster. From the titanium Rugged Portable to the fireproof/waterproof Solo series ioSafe can safely protect your data from almost any type of disaster. Today they are upping the ante with the ioSafe N2, a disaster proof network attached storage (NAS) appliance that is powered by the Synology Diskstation Manager (DSM).
Run Around Tech: ioSafe UnVeils its Newest Storage Powerhouse September 2012
I've been a HUGE fan of ioSafe, ever since I burned up my very first Solo drive in the back of a beat up car. How can you not have respect for a product which you personally introduce to over 1,000 degrees and go on to recover your own personal data from moments later.
Gear Diary: ioSafe Turns to Indiegogo to Help Fund the .Disaster-Proof Private Cloud. September 2012
We've long been fans of ioSafe. We've spent time with them as they burnt, crushed and soaked hard drives. We've seen the drives abused with shocking results. We also taken shotgun shots as their drives. Now ioSafe has taken things even further. They've turned to Indiegogo to help fund their newest endeavor, the ioSafe N2.
Raoul Pop: Hardware preview - ioSafe N2 NAS Septmber 2012
ioSafe, the company famous for its line of rugged external drives that can withstand disasters such as floods, fires and even crushing weight, has come up with a new product: the N2 NAS (Network Attached Storage) device.
Legit Reviews: ioSafe Announces the N2 Private Cloud September 2012
ioSafe aims to tackle data vulnerability and security in the private cloud market with the ioSafe N2, a disaster proof network attached storage (NAS) appliance powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) aimed at the SOHO, SMB and Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) markets.
SLAW: Innovative Storage...Funding...and More! September 2012
There is much talk about the cloud these days and the innovation that it offers to lawyers and law firms. Well ioSafe, the manufacturer of secure, hardened hard drives (that are used in law offices and elsewhere) have announced an innovative way to bring their latest product to market.
Dental Technology Blog: ioSafe N2 Disaster-Proof Private Cloud September 2012
We're all familiar with The Cloud. It's basically using a computer somewhere on the Internet to store your data and provide info like an email, calendar, or organizer. However, those services are at the mercy of whoever is running the computers or the data centers where the computers are housed.
Do you have files being shared on your network? Is this important data you want to protect? More and more businesses and homeowners use Network Attached Storage, or NAS, to for safe keeping of large amounts of data.
Nelson Dumais: Nuage privé à toute épreuve September 2012
La Californienne ioSafe, vous savez, cette firme qui aime stresser ses disques durs à de fusil ou avec des béliers mécanique, vient de lancer un produit à toute épreuve appelé N2 Disaster-Proof Private Cloud.
PCWorld: Prepare your business for digital disaster September 2012
You don't have to look hard to find tales of technological disaster. The Gauss virus infiltrated thousands of Middle Eastern PCs, where it could intercept online banking credentials. Apple iPhones were revealed to be vulnerable to spoofed SMS messages. Floods all but demolished Western Digital's hard drive production facilities in Thailand.
Electronic House: 13 Best Gadgets to Make Back to School Cool September 2012
Photos, music, term papers and other data can be like currency. Of course, accidents happen. A virus or some other malfunction can wipe out all of that hard work and those memories in an instant. However, this portable hard drive will do its best to make sure that content stays intact.
Photography Bay: ioSafe Has In-Office Disaster for Unintended Product Testing September 2012
Around the same time I published the recent ioSafe Extreme Rugged hard drive review, ioSafe had its own in-office disaster when a sprinkler pipe broke and flooded its office. Fortunately, they were using their own ioSafe waterproof drives throughout the offices and didn't lose any data.
CNET: Top five external drives for hard-core users August 2012
Generally, the term "hard-core" and external hard drives don't go together. This is because external/portable hard drives are probably the most popular and casual types of consumer storage. But some of them can get really serious, too.
Staples easyBLOG: Back-to-school gadgets - tech supplies for students of all ages August 2012
When you hear someone mention back-to-school gadgets, you're likely to think of devices such as tablets, desktop computers and laptops. Although these are all things that most students either already own or have on their shopping list, there are other tech supplies that should definitely be considered.
Practical Archivist: Fireproof & Waterproof Hard Drive - Too Good to Be True? July 2012
The first time I ever even heard of such a thing as a waterproof and fireproof external hard drive was in an article called Beyond organizing: storing and preserving those precious photos and videos by Omar Gallaga of Digital Savant.
Since I was interviewed for the piece, Omar invited me to read the online version and make sure there weren't any errors. The only quibble I had was with a fireproof external hard drive. Because, seriously?
USA Today: Gear to protect your gadgets from 'techmageddon' July 2012
You know the feeling of finishing up a big project, and suddenly something goes wrong. You spill a drink on your laptop, the power goes off or Microsoft Word crashes for the umpteenth time. Point is: Murphy's Law really has it in for you. We aren't able to help you recover that Powerpoint presentation you spent all month working on (maybe the IT guy has ideas), but we can point you to tech solutions to help deal with these techmageddon-type situations.
We can't help but pause these days when we see an inconsequential video or silly image and think about how the size of that one file alone is larger than the memory capacity of many of the first modern computers, such as the Commodore 64 or the Apple IIE. But these days, as the price for memory has decreased, the capacity for portable storage devices such as hard drives has increased. Kilobytes are obviously a matter of the distant past, but consumers now no longer need to worry about megabytes even. Choosing a reasonably priced storage solution is now a matter of having quick and easy access to storing gigabytes and even terabytes of information. That said, here's a buying guide to the best hard drives and memory cards that can make the task much simpler.
Protection of your images, especially when on the road is essential. I've gone through my fair number of external hard drives in my search for the right one. ioSafe produces a series of hard drives that are the ultimate hard drive protection!
Yahoo: A hard drive is good to find: Six external drives with a twist June 2012
Not all hard drives are created equal.
Oh sure, they all do the same thing at its core - store all your files, such as documents, photos, videos, music and games - but some of today's external hard drives go beyond the call of duty with advanced features ranging from wireless connectivity and extreme ruggedness to automatic back-up software and designer bodies.
Vagabondish: The 8 Most High Tech Travel Devices & Wearable Technologies for Travelers May 2012
We're living in crazy times, fellow travelers. The future is now. We'll likely see more advancement in the way of travel, portable media, and "social" technology in the next few years than in all of the twentieth century combined. Seriously.
TechRadar: Tech designed to last: 6 of the best May 2012
Gadgets are not immune from the second law of thermodynamics: they tend to break down. Your new iPhone 4S eventually shows wear and tear (not to mention a few dents and even screen cracks). A tablet that looks shiny and new one day starts to age over time with grime and dust. Fortunately, laptops, phones, televisions, and even cars are made with long-lasting materials. These products were designed to last beyond a few months - they could even last a decade.
Blast: Class of 2012 grads gadget gift guide May 2012
As commencement season comes upon us, a lot of your favorite grads may have already amassed a fortune in gadgets and electronics. But as 2008's gadget of the year begins to age and the student loans start to come due, you can bet your class of '12er won't be running around to buy the latest and greatest anytime soon.
CIO: 10 Must-Have Gadgets for the Traveling Executive May 2012
Members of an increasingly mobile workforce can suffer from gadget overload. From smartphones, tablets and notebooks to a wide variety of peripherals for security, battery charging and productivity on the go, deciding which devices to pack can be a daunting challenge. Here are 10 smart gadgets to help you work better while on the go.
USA Today: Tough gadgets love a good shock April 2012
Technophiles love their shiny devices but live in constant fear of scratches, cracks and other damage that comes with everyday use and occasional clumsiness. You can rest easy knowing there are a number of tough gadgets built to last and endure the harshest of conditions.
Discovery News: The black box of hard drives April 2012
What are the chances your hard drive will get struck by lightning? Maybe we should back up a bit...in a couple of ways. First, backing up two days, Saturday was World Backup Day. And second, if you're not already safehousing your data, moving forward you really should back up.
CNET: Top 5 external drives - Backing up is a personal matter March 2012
This last Saturday of March is World Backup Day and you'll see a lot of storage vendors taking this occasion to pitch their products for backup purposes. I am about to do a similar thing, but from a very different point of view: yours.
Tech Goes Strong: Top New Gadgets - Form Boosts Function March 2012
Technology isn't always about, well, technology. Sometimes it's about how you package the technology. This week's top gadgets include ergonomic innovations that improve an iPad case, an external hard drive, a Webcam, a video baby monitor, a vacuum cleaner and even an alarm clock.
FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth: Digital Backup Devices (video) March 2012
It's not a matter of "if" but "when" your computer crashes, taking all of your data, pictures and important information with it. Steve Noviello has some of the best digital backup devices, just in time for World Backup Day, which is March 31.
Forbes: Battle of the Rugged Hard Drives - IoSafe's Rugged Portable vs LaCie's Rugged Mini March 2012
ioSafe talks a big game when it comes to drive durability. Its Rugged Portable solid-state drive can withstand 20-foot drops, underwater submersion for up to three days and two and a half tons of crushing weight.
ZDNet: ioSafe cooks up a rugged storage demo February 2012
The US company, which is known for its eye-catching demos (check out this million-volt drive-zapping escapade), is announcing the UK availability of its fireproof, waterproof, shockproof, crushproof and theftproof external hard drives and SSDs.
V3: ioSafe brings disaster-proof storage to the UK February 2012
US firm ioSafe is bringing its line of disaster-proof storage hardware to the UK, enabling both business and consumer customers to ensure they do not lose their data in the event of a fire or other incident.
IT Business Edge: Building a Disaster-Proof Private Cloud for Your SMB February 2012
I've written previously about how an increasing number of NAS appliances such as Iomega's StorCenter ix2 and the Disk Station NAS from Synology incorporate capabilities that make it easy to literally build a private cloud using a pair of NASes.
London Drugs Nerd Blog: ioSafe Portable is one Rock Solid Drive February 2012
ioSafe is a rugged portable backup solution which provides ultimate peace of mind. Not wishing to believe all the advertising hype, we had Julian Sanders go out with an ioSafe and put it through its paces. He set it on fire, froze the drive, put it through the dishwasher and ran over it with a heavy construction vehicle and provided video evidence of the trials.
Engadget: ioSafe gives shocking demo of Thunderbolt Rugged Portable prototype (video) January 2012
Every year ioSafe has some absurd demo to show off just how tough its rugged hard drives are. They've already played with fire and peppered a portable model with buckshot. This year the company turned to an eight-foot tall Tesla coil and pointed its bolts of current at a prototype Thunderbolt model of its Rugged Portable
PC World: ioSafe Electrocutes Its Latest Rugged Portable Thunderbolt Drive January 2012
At last year's CES, ioSafe shot up its Rugged Portable hard drive with a 12-gauge, and the year before that it ran over its Solo SSD with a steamroller. Not to be outdone (by itself), this year ioSafe put on a truly electrifying performance.
Macworld: CES: Thunderbolt hard drive zapped with 1,000,000 volts (Video) January 2012
At last year's CES, ioSafe shot up its Rugged Portable hard drive with a 12-gauge, and the year before that it ran over its Solo SSD with a steamroller. Not to be outdone (by itself), this year ioSafe put on a truly electrifying performance.
MacLife: ioSafe Shows off New Thunderbolt Hard Drive by Zapping It with Electricity January 2012
ioSafe, the makers of the fire- and water-proof Rugged Portable hard drives, have just announced the next generation of drives that are both Thunderbolt compatible and thunderbolt proof. Not only does the drive hook up to a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac, but it's also safe in a lightning storm -- or, perhaps more commonly, an electricity short from a bad power outlet.
Gizmodo: Finally, Thunderbolt Stuff You Can Actually Buy Is on the Way January 2012
Thunderbolt is fast. Acutally, that's a simplistic view. It's incredibly fast (10Gbps bi-directional speeds!) and can handle multiple protocols. You can use Thunderbolt to attach a monitor, external drives, video capture devices, and hubs that support USB and Firewire. Real products are finally arriving, so we thought we'd make a list of the best ones.
Chicago Tribune: Consumer Electronic Show full of demos, from zapping hard drives to showing off hardware to child's play January 2012
Nerds, don't try this at home: All of the devices on display at CES require a lot of electricity. Maybe the exhibitors should talk to ioSafe. The maker of rugged hard drives hired Austin Richards, a physicist who goes by the stage name Dr. MegaVolt, to build a giant Tesla coil that generates 1 million volts of electricity.
BBC: Physicist's one million volt homemade coil on show at CES January 2012
A physicist dressed in a metal suit helped hard drive company ioSafe market their line of products by zapping them with a one million volt homemade Tesla coil, as part of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.
CNET: ioSafe unveils Thunderbolt drive with lightning and a hidden message January 2012
Following its tradition of the last threeCES shows, (and as I predicted prior to CES 2012), the maker of disaster-proof hard drives pulled off a spectacular show this year to unveil its Rugged Portable Thunderbolt drive. This time the demo came with a little twist.
The Verge: ioSafe puts Thunderbolt drive to lightning test (hands-on and video) January 2012
External storage company ioSafe likes to put on a show at CES. Last year, it demonstrated its ultratough Rugged Portable hard drives by unleashing journalists with shotguns and assault rifles on them. This year, it decided to test its Thunderbolt-compatible prototype's shockproofing instead - by bringing in Tesla coil enthusiast Austin Richards, also known as Dr. MegaVolt.
The Blaze: Can this hard drive withstand electrocution from a 1 million volt Tesla coil? January 2012
ioSafe, a company that makes "disaster-proof" hardware and touts its technology as like a "little black box" for hard drives, has conducted some pretty extreme demonstrations to showcase the beating its products can withstand.
Legit Reviews: ioSafe Zaps Rugged Portable Thunderbolt Drive with Tesla Coil at CES 2012 January 2012
ioSafe has created a reputation for attempting to creatively destroy one of their rugged external storage enclosures. Since the Thunderbolt technology was very popular in the external storage markets for CES 2012, ioSafe decided their new Thunderbolt Rugged Portable drive should be put to the ultimate test of its name. So the guys over at ioSafe justifiably used a tesla coil to generate nearly one million volts and zapped the drive to see if it could take a direct lightening strike
Mactrast: ioSafe new Thunderbolt drive can withstand 1 million volts! January 2012
We listed the IoSafe Rugged Portable Thunderbolt drive as part of our roundup of new Thunderbolt devices shown at CES 2012, but what we didn't show you might be a little more shocking - this drive can withstand a one million volt electric surge!
Runaround Tech: ioSafe Rugged Portable with Thunderbolt Takes On the Steel Cage of Death January 2012
One of the highlights I look forward to each year at CES is the demo by the guys from ioSafe. The first year I attended their demonstration they lit a hard drive on fire, dowsed it with water and then ran over it with a gigantic earth mover. Last year they took us all to a shooting range off the strip where each attendee got the chance to blast one of their drives with a shotgun.
How do they top demos like that? How about by shooting 1 million volts (not a typo) through one of the new Rugged Portable Drives with Thunderbolt by using a Tesla Coil to do it?
UWHS: UWHS Has a SHOCKING Time with ioSafe January 2012
Last year we blasted an ioSafe hard drive with a shotgun, this year, we were in for a shock! Literally! ioSafe have a new Thunderbolt drive coming out in a few months time. To show that it is capable of surviving electric shocks they decide to go all out and blast it with a million volts from a Tesla coil - yes, you read that correctly, a Tesla coil.
Residential Systems: Day 3: Sony Crystal, Dish, 'Shocking' ioSafe Video and More January 2012
Data storage and protection is becoming an even bigger issue than ever. Between photos, videos, music, and documents, we all have possibly Terabytes of irreplaceable data. And if you've ever experienced a drive loss - either though failure or some disaster - then you know the pain that can result.
Residential Systems: 17 Superlatives from CES January 2012
Well, the fat lady has sung, the curtains have been closed and CES 2012 is officially a few days in the bag. After several days of decompressing and detoxing - there is a LOT of drinking in Vegas - and reflecting, I thought I would share my list of Best, Worst, Coolest, and other superlatives from this year's biggest party in all of electronics.
Technology Tell: ioSafe Cranks Up the Cage of Death January 2012
CES is such a monstrously huge show, you can spend eight hours a day on the floor for a solid week (and I have), and still come away feeling like you haven't really seen anything. And in the midst of all that noise, it can be tough for any company that isn't a household name to draw in the spectators, especially a company whose demo is way off-site.
ioSafe, makers of nigh-indestructible hard drives, figured out a way to draw crowds to its spectacle this year: the company's reps sent out mysterious invitations to a mysterious demo dubbed the "Cage of Death."
LanOC Reviews: Shocked by ioSafe's CES demo January 2012
For the second meeting of the day it was a easy one. Being picked up at the hotel by the ioSafe group we headed up to the Las Vegas Country Club. Not knowing what to expect I opened my mind to anything. Boy was I in for big surprise.
ioSafe invited us to the tennis pavilion at the Las Vegas Country Club to demonstrate their new Rugged Portable Thunderbolt drive. Playing on the Thunderbolt theme, ioSafe set up the most convincing demo I have witnessed in the four years that I have attended CES.
TFTS: ioSafe Thunderbolt Drive Endures Million-Volt Barrage From A Tesla Coil In Demonstration Of Its Durability January 2012
You've got to hand it to the crew at ioSafe for knowing how to put on a show. That and showing off just how durable their external drives are; last year, they sent a swarm of tech journalists armed with shotguns and assault rifles into the ring with their Rugged Portable drive, and this year, for the Thunderbolt drive, they took things one step up by subjecting the metaphorical Thunderbolt drive to literal thunderbolts. Specifically, those generated by a million-volt Tesla coil.
FutureLooks: ioSafe Sends A Million Volts Into Their New Rugged Portable Thunderbolt Drive and it Lived! (Video) January 2012
CES is the place to check out the hottest hardware and gadgets. So when it comes to services and software, it's a really tough sell against all the cool stuff you can touch and feel and play with. Although ioSafe creates some fantastically rugged products that keep your data safe from physical trauma, the biggest selling point of their products is the service (and a bit of the software) that comes with each of their products.
The Next Web: The best demo at CES involved a hard drive, a 1M volt tesla coil and punked journalists January 2012
The guys at ioSafe set up a pretty impressive demonstration of its rugged hard drive line at CES, which it just added a Thunderbolt connector to. The demo involved applying a 1M volt tesla coil to the casing of the drive.
Neowin: ioSafe hard drive struck by lightning, still works January 2012
One of the more interesting events we witnessed at CES was from the hardware vendor ioSafe. The company creates "disaster proof hardware" that is designed to withstand fires, floods, and robberies, and in order to highlight how cool their storage devices are, they attempt to destroy the drives every year at CES.
Chip Chick: IoSafe's Hard Drive Withstands 1 Million Volts From a Tesla Surge Unit January 2012
People fork out loads of money on home insurance to protect their assets, but they often forget to think about the digital assets. You can replace bedding and clothes, but treasured videos and images are harder to get back, and with so many people having large digital libraries you need to start considering how to care for these memories.
Gear Diary: ioSafe Shocks Us Again at CES 2012 January 2012
ioSafe is known for keeping your data SAFE. How safe? Well, first we took the initiative to burn and water-soak a drive, and the data was still recoverable. Then, starting with CES 2010, ioSafe decided to show everyone that their drives are capable of withstanding burning, soaking, dropping, and crushing. In 2011, we upped the ante again and took shots (yes, using a gun) at an ioSafe drive, and the data saved on the ioSafe drive came out unscathed. Well, we wondered what they would do next and, at CES 2012, we found out.
Bright Side of News: ioSafe SSDs Get Shocked but Resist Data Loss January 2012
During CES 2012, we were invited to a demo ioSafe was doing to promote just how tough their hard drive enclosures are and how important it is to keep data safe. We were excited to see what they had planned this year, as the previous year they took the press out to a shooting range to use their hard drives as targets. We were not disappointed.
Off Track Planet: OTP's Guide to Partying Your Ass Off with a Hard Drive (in Brooklyn) January 2012
OTP got its man hands on an ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive. Now this guy makes some tough claims, says he's "made to withstand the most extreme environments", can hang out 30 feet underwater for three days, feels no pain when dropped from up to 20 feet and can bear 5,000 pounds of crush.
CRN: 25 Must-See Products At CES 2012 January 2012
As the explosion of mobile devices and the consumerization of IT continue to reshape the technology landscape, there's no better place to see the newest gadgets and innovations than the Consumer Electronics Show. From Ultrabooks and new mobile devices to TV phones and cloud services, here's a look at 25 must-see products at this CES 2012.
New year, new you — or so they say, right? The only cliché more hoary than the New Year's resolution is the automatic assumption that all of those well-intentioned plans to improve our lives will have collapsed by Groundhog Day.
Global Edmonton: ioSafe Rugged Portable (video) January 2012
Technology expert Steve Makris demonstrates the Rugged Portable on Global Edmonton's morning news show.
The Daily Caller: Pro-Christmas gear: Top 10 last-minute Christmas gifts December 2011
Christmas Eve is Saturday and shoppers, as usual, are fitting in some last-minute gift grabbing for their loved ones. The Daily Caller, a decidedly pro-Christmas news organization, found 10 hot technology gifts essential to winning the War on Christmas.
Small Business Computing: Disaster Relief: 10 Tech Tools to Save Your Business December 2011
In August 2011, Hurricane Irene traveled up the East Coast, delivering high winds and drenching rain from the Carolinas to New York City as predicted. However, no one anticipated that many towns in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Vermont would be flooded for days, jeopardizing the IT systems -- and very existence -- of hundreds of small businesses. In Texas, meanwhile, a lack of water fueled wildfires that destroyed dozens more.
And it's not just natural catastrophes that can wipe out your precious data: hard drives crash, PCs get stolen, viruses corrupt files and employees inadvertently (or maliciously) delete folders. You can protect your business from such calamity by preparing for disaster recovery in advance for events ranging from the unexpected to the unthinkable. These 10 small business technology products and services will help you do just that.
PC World New Zealand: Top 40 products of the year December 2011
PC World's top 40 products of the year cover everything from text editor software through to components, such as motherboards, that you might use to build your own system. From the products that scored highest in reviews, we've picked the best and brightest of the more than 320 New Zealand-released tech products we've tested in 2011.
Photofocus: My New Favorite Portable Image Storage Device - ioSafe 500 GB External Hard Drive December 2012
When I am on the road I am terribly paranoid about data loss. Here's a nightmare scene - you travel to Italy from the U.S., you take your old laptop because you've heard horror stories about Customs arbitrarily seizing and holding for ransom various computers, your old hard drive fails with all of your cool new Italy images onboard. Life as you know it ends.
International Business Times: 10 Gift Ideas for the Frequent Traveler December 2011
Is there someone on your holiday list that spends most of their time on planes, trains, or on the road? Deciding on the right gift for a frequent traveler can be difficult, especially in the sea of luggage choices and useless tech gadgets.
American Express OPEN Forum: 12 Cool Holiday Gift Ideas For Business Owners December 2011
In our first of its kind holiday gift guide we thought of everything that the small-business owner or entrepreneur should have. Then, we threw in a few items for that entrepreneur who seems to have everything. In this list, you'll find gadgets that will help increase productivity, make business travel just a bit more enjoyable and help that business owner achieve better work-life balance.
Meetings and Conventions: Must-Have Travel Gadgets December 2012
As meeting planners well know, technology can be a frequent traveler's best friend. The following gadgets, all of which lay claim to such distinction, are highly recommended after having been subjected to the rigors of real-life business travel.
IT Business Edge: Eight Gifts to Power up Your SOHO Setup November 2011
I've put together a list of gift ideas suited for the small office/home office (SOHO) setup. Get them for a loved one, or simply use the opportunity to spruce up on your hardware lineup to work better in the year ahead.
Gadling: Holiday gift guide for business travelers November 2011
If you like with someone who travels extensively for business, you know how chaotic life can be for them (and you, too). Any gifts that you give them that can simplify their lives and make their time on the road easier will be greatly appreciated. That said, business travelers - and most frequent travelers, for that matter - can be very particular about what they like and what gets left at home. If you're planning on surprising the business traveler in your life with a gift this holiday season, be sure to read on before you spend a dime. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite travel gear that are sure to become part of your business travelers arsenal against road weariness.
Ventura County Star: ioSafe designed to protect your precious data November 2011
There's something just right about wool socks. I insist on receiving a few pairs every Christmas. At first my family rebelled - they said socks are just too practical to be a satisfying gift. But, to me, nothing finer can be found under the tree. Today we'll talk about high tech holiday gifts that are - in spirit - wool socks. These are items that may not be exciting to unwrap but that will give a warm and fuzzy feeling for years to come.
Spending on consumer electronics will account for one-third of all holiday gift-shopping this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Assn. -- but finding the right gift for the gadget-hound on your list won't be easy, or cheap. While overall electronics prices are falling in some categories, like TVs, items on the cutting edge tend to carry a premium pricetag. They're also often hard to get since they may not be carried by big-box stores and thus not be on the radar of most shoppers. To help out, Variety has put together its annual list of items that are bound to please even the most discriminating techie.
TUAW: Holiday Gift Guide - The all-purpose Mac setup November 2011
Welcome to TUAW's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide! We're here to help you choose the best gifts this holiday season, and once you've received your gifts we'll tell you what apps and accessories we think are best for your new Apple gear.
ESPN: Welcome to ESPN's Holiday Gift Guide November 2011
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the holiday shopping season has officially begun. Our annual Holiday Gift Guide is here to help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. We kick things off with tech blogger Danny Mavromatis' picks for the season's best items for the gadget geeks in your life.
TechEye: Predict what the ioSafe lunatics do next, win some stuff November 2011
Indestructible hard drive mad-men at ioSafe are hosting another one of their pre-CES competitions. 'tis the season, a spokesperson tells us.
All you have to do is correctly guess how they'll be testing their latest kit at the next show. Just to give you an idea, the team doesn't usually bother with benchmarks: in January this year they invited us along to carry out IT support's wet dream. Not Star Trek nudes, shooting shotguns at hard drives. The things didn't break.
Adventure Sports Holidays: Travel laptops and data storage: How to keep those files safe. November 2011
Having a problem at home with your computer is frustrating, but having one on the road is truly troubling. Where did those files go? Which version am I looking at? And worse of all, where the hell is my backup? Having one of the best travel laptops of 2011 won't help you, and taking a tablet on your travels is no protection against a virus. Here's three ways to keep your files save when travelling.
MSNBC: Trial by bowling - Rugged hard drives put to test (video) November 2011
To test durability of so-called rugged hard drives, msnbc.com's Wilson Rothman and the video team hit a local bowling alley. We dropped 'em, ran 'em over and then set them in the path of a 13-pound ball. Do not try this at home.
Enterprise Efficiency: The Perfect Kit for the Road November 2011
I travel a lot -- 50,000 miles per year isn't airline peanuts -- and that means I spend a lot of time with a different kind of cloud computing. Some of the things I've been doing to make travel computing easier seem to have drawn the attention of my fellow travelers in the airline lounges, and I thought I'd share some of the tools that have made my life easier.
Sync: Gadgets that can survive the elements (and then some!): extreme tech photo gallery November 2011
Here's a look at several gadgets that have been designed to survive the most severe conditions. We're talkin' intense heat, extreme cold, massive shock and vibration, water, and even space. Oh yeah, bring it.
Will Crockett: All about hard drives (video) October 2011
Photographer Will Crockett posts this video blog on how he "caught" a hard drive failure before it was too late. Check out these super smart three tips on when to know your hard drive is about to make it's departure.
MakeUseOf.com: The Best External Hard Drives You Should Consider Buying October 2011
Ah, the external hard drive. This unsung hero of the gadget world can be found on almost any geek's desk, usually tucked away behind a monitor or stuffed in a drawer. Yet it's of great importance, as it's often used to back up critical data or store a library of music, videos and photos.
There are plenty of drives available, but most of us only need one or two, so let's narrow down the choices and see which are really worth your money.
Small Business Trends: 8 Innovative Devices, Gadgets and More for Small Business October 2011
When you're on the road, whether locally or internationally, sometimes you just need that little device, gadget or thingamajig to make your work life easier. These tools are not just for road warriors, but for anyone who appreciates elegant lifehacks.
ITBusinessEdge: Building Multiple Layers of Backup for Greater Reliability, Faster Restores September 2011
The advent of cloud-based storage has fueled intense debates on the various merits of cloud-based storage versus conventional RAID-protected local storage. Certainly, the various arguments are generally well rehearsed and coherent. Cloud storage, for example, is superior in terms of distancing organizations from local or even regional disasters. Depending on actual implementation, however, it is also comparatively weaker in security and restore times. RAID is fast, but is far less resistant against disasters such as fires and floods.
Alex Ekins: ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive September 2011
A problem presents itself. I'm off on assignment to America photographing two of the UK's best rock climbers. I will be photographing digital stills, shooting video footage and writing every day for two months. I will be working amongst the rough granite of Vedauwoo, I will be living in the Utah deserts, camping and bivouacking in the dirt, travelling in old trucks on rough, bumpy dirt tracks. The problem is how on earth do I safely store the vast amounts of digital data I'm going to accumulate?
CBS Pittsburgh: National Preparedness Month (video) September 2011
September is National Preparedness Month, a time to get supplies and set them aside for when a big storm or other emergencies might strike. Dr. Frank Viggiano stops by with some gadgets to help us get prepared.
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth: Preparing A Family Emergency Kit (video) September 2011
MetroMoms Barb Arnondin & Tina Wysk (www.metroplexbaby.com) highlight a few items and tips in preparing your family for an emergency. Products include the Radio Shack Weather Alert Alarm Clock & Radio, Blackout Buddy, Enercell, the ioSafe portable hard drive, Life Gear Emergency Survival Kit.
Maximum PC: 20 Rugged Gadgets That Take A Lickin' And Keep On Tickin' September 2011
When the going gets tough, most technology throws up its hands in defeat and wilts like a flower. The majority of gadgets on the market just aren't built to face the drop-down, submerged-in-liquid realities of everyday life - just ask anybody who ever had to replace his smartphone after spilling just a few drops of soda on it.
PC World: Hurricane Irene - Last-Minute Survival Tips for Small Businesses August 2011
Hurricane Irene is coming fast and will hit the East Coast of the United States within a matter of hours. Hurricanes are a very destructive force of nature bringing the threat of floods, as well as winds capable of uprooting trees and leveling buildings. The devastation may seem overwhelming, but business must go on as quickly as possible. Here are some tips to consider to help your business bounce back and get up and running as quickly as possible in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
Emerging doesn't mean what it used to. And this collection of up-and-comers and new-to-the-game vendors is on an upward trajectory that a host of young companies that preceded them could barely imagine.
With new innovations like cloud computing and virtualization speeding up the pace of innovation and technology mainstays like storage and networking branching off into new directions, this list encapsulates a tectonic technology shift where the recently founded are starting to rule the roost and become household names much more quickly than in the past.
CRN: 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors For 2011 August 2011
We've presented more than 170 companies in Emerging Vendors 2011 from every facet of the industry. There was a big cloud computing movement, virtualization started a fire and even established technologies like storage got freshened up.
Among those 170 plus are a handful of hot startups that up the coolness factor, either by tweaking how things are done, teaching an old dog a new trick or coming up with something brand spanking new. Here we take a look at the 25 coolest emerging vendors.
Monday Magazine: Safety first for geeks - ahh, who are we kidding? August 2011
The first rule of being a hard-core geek is "safety first." Actually, that's a complete lie. Most geeks secretly hope that after the shine has worn off their coolest object du jour, something horrible will happen to it so they can rush out and buy the even-shinier, upgraded version that has just landed on store shelves.
NBC Philadelphia: Putting Disaster Proof Hard Drives to the Test August 2011
Hard drives have become digital vaults in our lives. We save precious photos, memorable videos and important documents from our past and for our future. So when catastrophe strikes, you want to ensure your information is protected. That's where external hard drive manufacturer ioSafe says they excel.
Boston Herald: Rugged cases for drives make for smash hits July 2011
I've had some experience with extreme tech product testing. You may remember a previous column where I dropped my personal netbook from the roof of the Herald inside a rugged laptop case called Extreme Sleeve. Sadly, my netbook did not survive the fall.
Register Hardware: Ten Portable USB 3.0 HDDs July 2011
USB 3.0 has been with us for nearly two years now, not that you'd notice, as adoption and availability of peripherals has been somewhat slow. However, things are looking up now as more and more portable HDDs are coming to market featuring the not-so-new interface. Here at Reg Hardware, we've put together a round up of the current crop so you know whether to buy or walk on by.
The Engadget Show - 022: Gadgets get smashed June 2011
The Engadget Show is back! Last time it was gaming, this time we go for something with a bit more variety. The show starts with Tim and Brian taking a quick look over some of the month's biggest gadgets, like the Samsung Chromebook Series 5, the HTC EVO 3D, and a pair of new readers: the Barnes & Noble Nook WiFi and the Kobo eReader Touch Edition.
After that it's sledgehammer time, where Brian and Terrence work through some pent-up frustrations by beating the silicon out of a series of durable gadgets, all captured in delicious slow motion.
TechRepublic: Cracking Open the ioSafe Rugged Portable hard drive June 2011
Designed to protect your data in harsh environments, the ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive can survive being crushed, dropped, and submerged in water. While attending CES 2011, I even got a chance to test the Rugged Portable against a Remington 870 shotgun and birdshot.
PCWorld: Back-to-School Laptop Accessories June 2011
You have the laptop, but what else do you need? Shopping for laptop peripherals can be a daunting task, even if you have the education discount on your side. Here are ten useful laptop accessories for students.
inStash: Father's Day Gift Guide - 25 Unique Ideas June 2011
Father's Day is coming up real soon and we, at inStash, decided to put together a list of some of our favorite gifts for Dads everywhere this year. We've got something for five general personas ("Outdoorsman", "Chef", "Handyman", "Sports Fan", and "Techie") conveniently broken down into five separate price ranges. With any luck, you.ll find the perfect Father's Day gift right here, without having to fight through the crowd at the mall.
Sync: Interview with Bruce Kirkby: tech for the modern-day adventurer June 2011
Find out what the must-have tech is for outdoor expeditions, what gadgets can save your bacon, and insider tips on how to keep your electronics safe from the elements in this interview with Canadian adventurer, Bruce Kirkby.
Ahhh, summer. Sunshine and warm gentle breezes, long days on the beach, the smell of barbecued hamburgers in the air. And tech gadgets. Lots and lots of gadgets. Warm weather means more time outdoors. Here's a look at 25 tech gadgets that can make summer more fun and at the same time help boost your bottom line.
Tech Republic: How to devise a better Mac backup strategy May 2011
Backup routines are among the most critical tasks completed within an organization. Unfortunately, businesses don.t always think so. Many small businesses are reluctant to properly monitor backup operations, backups are rarely regularly tested, and many businesses still use tape, a method widely maligned for its inconsistent and often unreliable performance.
Rue Frontenac: Le Rugged Portable d'ioSafe - Un disque dur externe indestructible! May 2011
C'est connu, les disques durs ne sont pas tous nés égaux. Certains sont fragiles, capricieux et imprévisibles. D'autres, robustes, fiables et constants. Certains crèvent à la suite d'une chute d'un demi-mètre, du contact avec un verre d'eau renversé ou d'un arrêt brusque. D'autres survivent après s'être faits écraser par un bulldozer, après avoir reçu une décharge de calibre 12 ou après s'être retrouvés roussis à la suite d'un violent incendie.
TampaBay.com: Tough gadgets to protect your digital devices and data May 2011
Our lives are so dependent on digital devices that at times you can feel really vulnerable. Do you have lots of videos, photos or important documents stored on a hard drive? Are you worried about losing it all? How about your smartphone, laptop or iPad? They feel so fragile that it seems if you dropped them just once it would be game-over. Luckily there are some manufacturers making products to give your digital devices a thicker skin and some toughness.
CrunchGear: ioSafe Releases 3TB Everythingproof Drive May 2011
ioSafe makes water, fire, and bomb-proof hard drives and they've just upgraded their SoloPRO device to support up to 3 terabytes of storage - enough for just about everything you could ever want to store. The drive is $499.99 and includes 12 months of data recovery service as well as eSATA and USB 3.0 connections.
David J. Bilinsky: ioSafe Portable is Here. May 2011
I have been a big fan of the ioSafe line of disaster proof external hard drives for some time now (back in October I wrote about the ioSafe Solo Pro hardened hard drive). I use a 1.5 terabyte SoloPro to back up my MacBook (using TimeMachine) regularly. I even replaced the internal hard drive using the SoloPro/TimeMachine back up and the data transferred perfectly to the bigger internal MacBook hard drive and I was up and running in no time. Voila!
CrunchGear: Rugged Portable 500GB ioSafe Hard Drive For $179 May 2011
A new site incubated by our own Roi Carthy is offering 40% off the 500GB ioSafe hard drive. The drive is crush, dust, shock, and water resistant and they even got Fake Grimlock to write the description.
Ubergizmo: ioSafe SoloPRO keeps your data safe from fires and water May 2011
If you work in a hazardous area, or live in a place that's prone to accidents, it's important you you're your data backed up - especially if you work with important files. While the cloud is a good alternative for storage, what do you do if you have loads of files that you need to transfer on a daily basis? Uploading a few hundred gigs of data is going to be very time consuming, not to mention bandwidth wasting as well.
Gear Diary: Save 40% on ioSafe's Rugged Portable Hard Drive May 2011
Remember the old "It takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'" bit from Timex? Well you ain't seen nuthin' until you've seen ioSafe's newest hard drive, the ioSafe Rugged Portable, shot with a shotgun over and over ... and yet keep on working.
Computer Shopper names SoloPRO best external hard drive of 2010 May 2011
Go ahead, back up your data all you want: to a second hard drive, to DVDs, to flash media, to a server in the office. No matter what you do, if you only stow your data locally, it's subject to the ravages of fire, flood, and other natural disasters, not to mention theft. An extra layer of physical security is something that will definitely make a hard drive stand out.
Robb Moore, CEO of ioSafe, on Amazon's Data Disaster and More May 2011
My experience with ioSafe began at CES 2011, where I got to try crushing one of their hard drives in a pin vice. I recently had a chance to talk with Robb Moore, CEO, about everything from proper back-up technique to the Amazon data disaster.
Cram Giant Amounts of Data Onto These Tiny Storage Drives and Cards April 2011
Take a look at these drives and cards on the cutting edge of storage. They pack enormous amounts of data into what seem to be impossibly minute spaces, demonstrating the amazing storage options available to us today. Watch out though. Those tiny devices can command a large outlay of cash.
CNET: Back up your data before April Fools' Day March 2011
Hello, world! Today it's your Backup Day. For those don't know about it, World Backup Day is a new idea promoted by a small team of Redditors, and it's a good idea nonetheless. You can never be too careful when it comes to backing up.
The Street: 3 Ways Gadgets Can Keep You Safe in a Crisis March 2011
As much as our dark imaginations lead us to conjure that our world will devolve into some sort of Cormac McCarthy post-apocalyptic cannibal-fest, sometimes it just comes down to having to step away from your business for a while until a crisis passes.
Fire. Earthquake. Flood. Whatever it is, you want to step away with the confidence your information -- and therefore your business and livelihood -- is safe until you get back.
New York Times: More Options for Backing Up Your Data March 2011
Three weeks after I began my cloud backup of 50 gigabytes of data to the Carbonite service, in preparation for last week's article in The Times about backup options, I've still got 10GB to go.
And that's one of the problems with backing up your digital files to a remote location: the initial upload can take many weeks to complete. I figure that my last 10GB won't be done for at least another seven days.
PCWorld: Repair Your Windows PC With System Restore March 2011
Have you ever wanted a do-over? Ever wished that you could just erase the day and pretend it never happened? Well, human time travel still exists only in science fiction, so you'll have to wait for theoretical physicists to figure out how to make it work--but your Windows PC can do something similar right now with System Restore.
Bulletproof Hard Drives. Move Your Blu-rays to your Video Jukebox. the Internet Movie Firearms Database. How does HP's new tablet compare to the iPad and Android Honeycomb? Troubleshoot your cable modem, a new take on glasses-free 3D, and the new releases for February 15th, 2011!
Entrepreneur: Our Picks for the Best New Business Gadgets February 2011
From supercharged slate computers to 3D video cameras, disaster-proof hard drives and even motion-sensing, app-ready Bluetooth headsets, what follow are several gadgets you'll want to add to your operating budget. All for (wink, wink) research-and-development or productivity purposes. OK, some may also hold special appeal for that inner gadget geek.
Dental Products Report: Keep your data safe February 2011
We do a lot of things to safeguard the business of our practices. Alarm systems, insurance and backing up our data just to name a few. And let's face it, your data is the lifeblood of your practice. Ask anybody who has had a serious data loss and they will tell you the effects can be catastrophic.
PCWorld: 15 Common Small-Business Tech Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them) February 2011
If you're not particularly tech-savvy, the prospect of purchasing, maintaining, and securing technology for your business can be confusing and alarming. Though you may have a pretty good idea of what you should do, what about what you should not do?
Law.com: LegalTech New York Sneak Peek February 2011
To find technology products that help you provide legal services and manage the business of law, there is no better mission than to attend LegalTech New York 2011. From the news that has already reached my inbox, this year's show will be a panorama of technology to view in the Exhibit Hall, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 2. Here is a preview of what you will see at the show.
PCWorld: Cloud Storage Ahead: Proceed at Your Own Risk February 2011
The IT mantra for the past few years has been all about the cloud, and the myriad benefits of cloud-based servers and storage. While there are some advantages, there are also some serious drawbacks that you should consider carefully before entrusting your valuable and sensitive data to the cloud.
Maximum PC: We BBQ a Fireproof Hard Drive (video) February 2011
IoSafe claims that its SoloPro external drive can withstand temperatures of up to 1550 degrees Fahrenheit for up to half an hour, and last for three days in ten feet of water, all without harming the data on its 1TB internal drive. We'll just see about that.
BBC: Click has another try at breaking 'unbreakable' tech (video) January 2011
Last year at CES, Dan Simmons managed to break an "unbreakable" phone on camera, becoming a bit of a YouTube viral hit. One year on, the same company has invited him to return, challenging him to break their new model.
He also looks into some of the toughest technology on the market, including a hard-drive that can take bullets.
Wall Street Journal: Taking a Shotgun to a Hard Drive (video) January 2011
Hard drive maker ioSafe has history of gimmickry at the Consumer Electronics Show to show just how indestructible its hard drives are. This year, WSJ's Lauren Goode and Jeff Bush take a 12-gauge to an ioSafe hard drive to put it to the test.
PCWorld: Need Unhackable, Large-Capacity Data Storage? Try Your Large Intestine January 2011
If you needed to score 900,000GB of data, how much do you think your storage system would weigh?
Let's see: 900,000GB is about 880 TB. LaCie's 2TB Quadra weighs about six pounds. Four hundred and forty 2TB Quadras would weigh about 2,640 pounds--so 900,000GB of data storage would weigh about one and a quarter tons.
MSNBC: Testing a hard drive, with a shotgun (video) January 2011
ioSafe claims that their hard drives can survive abuse, like shotgun blasts, underwater dunks, and crushing. At CES 2011 in Las Vegas, Wilson Rothman took a shot at the rugged drives to see how they performed.
MacLife: ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive Can Withstand Being Shot At (video) January 2011
Usually when you hear the word shotgun in Las Vegas you're describing a wedding officiated by Elvis. The fine folks at ioSafe decided to forgo the usual Vegas nuptials and take the 12-gauge Remington shotgun to their brand new ioSafe Rugged Portable External hard drive.
Intuit: Top 5 CES Small Business Gadgets January 2011
Tech companies and their gadget-loving fans just kicked off the new year in Las Vegas at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, unveiling several of the most anticipated products that will hit the market in 2011.
PCWorld: ioSafe Rugged Portable HDD Survives Multiple Shotgun Blasts at CES (video) January 2011
ioSafe whisked editorial assistant Alex Wawro away from CES to demonstrate the durability of their new Rugged Portable line of HDD and SSD storage. The 250 GB aluminum HDD we fired upon is guaranteed to resist crushing, liquid immersion and multiple shotgun blasts at close range.
FOX 8: ioSafe specializes in durable storage (video) January 2011
Recent local news stories illustrate how important it is to protect data. Data loss, however, can result from more than just hardware failure. Data can be destroyed by a wide range of mishaps, including fire, flood, failing structures, terrorist attacks, power surges, broken pipes, and on and on.
Tom's Hardware: ioSafe's Rugged Drive Meets a Shotgun and an M6 January 2011
Covering CES involves a lot of walking, a lot of meetings, excessive amounts of work, and surviving on mediocre hors d'oeuvres. Still, there are some companies that make us forget how miserable it is to be stuck in Vegas (without the gambling, drinking, shopping or partying) surviving on the world's tiniest food. This year, ioSafe was one of those companies.
Computer Shopper: ioSafe Portable Rugged Hard Drive Shootout January 2011
ioSafe is a small company that's made a pretty big splash in the world of personal and small-business storage over the last three years. Offering "disaster-proof" data storage in various guises, the company has invited Computer Shopper to several demos in past years that have gone to outrageous lengths to prove just how tough its products are: roasting and drowning them (2009) or crushing them with a bulldozer (2010). Our invitation for 2011 was cryptic, however.
Technologizer: IoSafe's Drives: The Torture Tests Continue January 2011
IoSafe, which makes disaster-proofed storage devices, may not have the biggest booth at CES - or, come to think of it, any booth at all - but it consistently comes up with unique, memorable demos of its products.
Engadget: ioSafe Rugged Portable hard drive wrapped in Full Metal Jacket, probably tougher than you January 2011
With a name like ioSafe, you know it's hardcore. The company has made a name for itself by concocting products that can outlast minor disasters, and per usual, it's using CES as a springboard for something else that you probably can't destroy.
Digital Trends: ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive welcomes abuse January 2011
ioSafe might not be the largest or best-known makers of ruggedized storage devices on the planet, but the company has made an impression at this year's CES short by abusing its Rugged Portable hard drive in creative ways - including submerging the device in water and blasting it with a shotgun - then proving the data is intact.
Compujurist: ioSafe debuts new Rugged Portable external drives at CES January 2011
I'm a big fan of ioSafe external hard drives for data backup and protection from fire, water or impact (go ahead, crush it with a tank). You can check out videos of their drives being torched, dunked, crushed by a tank at the links below the break. However, weighing in at 15lbs, no one would call their previous products portable. That's all changed with the introduction of their ioSafe Rugged Portable line of drives at his years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV.
Videomaker: ioSafe Proves Tougher than a Speeding Bullet at CES 2011 January 2011
Robb Moore, founder of ioSafe, had a message he wanted to share with anyone who uses a computer for important data - back it up. And protect it. Moore designed his products to do just that - protect your data, regardless of water, fire, major catastrophes and clumsy people.
Ars Technica: ioSafe's portable drives come with full metal jacket, free data recovery January 2011
During CES, ioSafe launched a new line of portable drives that CEO Robb Moore told Ars are "the most rugged in the world." For its new Rugged Portable line, ioSafe offers both spinning platters and solid state drives in your choice of "Full Metal Jacket" casing carved from a solid billet of aluminum or titanium. The drives are crush-proof, shock-proof, water- and chemical-proof, and designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions.
MSN Tech and Gadgets: Hottest gadgets from CES January 2011
ioSafe, the maker of disaster-proof desktop hard drives that can withstand flooding and fire, has now introduced the ioSafe Rugged Portable, a smaller hard drive that can even withstand, er, live rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun
TweakTown: ioSafe Blows the Competition Away With the new Rugged Portable January 2011
Few companies know how to really start CES off like ioSafe. ioSafe has already shown their products in simulated house fires, under water in the pool and even being ran over by heavy machinery. This year ioSafe had to do something different and they did it this year with a bang!
Maximum PC: ioSafe's Indestructable Hard Drive vs. A Real Shotgun (video) January 2011
If there's two things we love here at Maximum PC, it's hard drives and guns. Well, and other stuff, but we're trying to make a point. So when ioSafe told us they had forged the toughest portable hard drive in the market, we had to test it to be sure.
St Petersburg Times: ioSafe Rugged Portable hard drive survives five shotgun blasts, still works January 2011
Last week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I was invited to a unique demo. ioSafe, a manufacturer of external hard drives and servers and data recovery service, introduced their Rugged Portable hard drive and took members of the media to a gun range, asking them to take a shot at their new baby. You heard me right; provided with some ear muffs, eye protection, safety instructions and a 12-gauge shotgun, people took turns peppering the drive with buckshot.
LA Times: ioSafe hard drive survives water, wind and bullets January 2011
Dropping the new ioSafe hard drive 20 feet onto concrete won't kill it. Piling 5,000 pounds on top of it won't crush it. Even shooting it doesn't work - trust us, we tried at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Gear Diary: ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive Given a Hard Time January 2011
We just posted the release of ioSafe's newest hard drive product right here. Just like last year, Dan, Judie and Larry were able to see the ioSafe perform in person. Last year, the demo showed how well their products stand up to fire which was right up Larry's alley. This year they dragged one behind a van then shot it!
TechSpot: ioSafe unveils "world's most rugged portable drive" January 2011
IoSafe is known for making disaster-proof data storage devices and at this year's CES the company didn't disappoint with another over-the-top introduction of its latest range. Dubbed Rugged Portable, the drives come in both SSD and HDD variants and are encased inside a solid billet of aluminum or titanium that can withstand even the harshest of treatments.
Switched: Hard Drive Peppered With Buckshot, Lives to Tell the Tale January 2011
ioSafe loves its gimmicky demos at CES. In years past, the company has drowned drives and run them over, just to show how durable they are. This year, ioSafe fired four 12-gauge shotgun shells into one, and, needless to say, it survived.
I4U News: Video: In Which I Crush Hard Drives in a Vice January 2011
ioSafe's new Rugged Portable hard drive can literally take a shotgun blast. To prove it, they brought a (working) pellet-dented unit to Storage Visions. CEO Rob Moore took another unit on a brief drive...and left it hanging from the back of his bumper. Even road-hauling couldn't crack the mighty aluminum case.
Infopackets: New Hard Drives Withstand Gunshot Blasts, and More January 2011
Hard drive manufacturer ioSafe has produced what it calls the ultimate range of "disaster proof" external hard drives. It promises the drives can withstand anything short of fire or bullets, though recent testing demonstrated the latter won't necessarily destroy data.
PC Mag: CES 2011: The Stuff You Missed January 2011
The 2011 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show is now history. Over 140,000 people attended the event, and as the show drew to a close, it seemed that almost as many new tech products were introduced.
EverythingUSB: ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive is Really That Tough January 2011
When we recently took a look at the ioSafe SoloPro external hard drive, we were very impressed with its durability; but there was one thing it was not that good at: portability. To be blunt the SoloPro was as heavy and as large as the proverbial log! Well it seems the ioSafe has decided to expand their ultra durable device lines with the inclusion of a veritable cornucopia of PORTABLE storage devices based of a more svelte 2.5-inch hard drive form factor.
PCWorld: Protect Your Backup Data from Murphy's Law December 2010
Have you ever noticed that insurance seems to operate on the Murphy's Law principle? If you have it, you never need it, but as soon as the insurance is gone a catastrophe strikes. That is pretty much how backing up data often works.
Government Computer News: The top 10 products of 2010 December 2010
Each year, the GCN Lab reviews about 300 technology products designed to be useful for government workers. This year, we haven't ordered the list in any special way. Every product deserves its slot, and it had to beat stiff competition to do it.
NBC17: Does It Work - Fireproof Hard Drive (video) November 2010
Losing your belongings in a disaster is never good, especially if those items can't be replaced. NBC-17 put the ioSafe Solo, a product that claims to protect those irreplaceable items, to the test to find out if it works.
MakeUseOf: The Complete MakeUseOf 2010 Holiday Gift Guide November 2010
We've asked the MakeUseOf team to share some of their favourite gift ideas. And they happily complied. So if you were wondering what geeks wished for this holiday season, wonder no longer - dive right in!
I'm a product junkie. If there's a 12-step program to rid me of my interest in home office products, technology and furniture, no thanks. I love discovering the hottest new products to improve home office productivity.
State Bar of Michigan: Tech Tip - A Hard Drive that Triumphs over Torture November 2010
From the State Bar's Practice Management Resource Center Tech Tip of the week, a hard drive for the Joe Btfsplks among us, designed to survive every kind of disaster nature can inflict, if not the kind of internal disasters we unwittingly precipitate through our ignorance. One reviewer incinerated it in a car, another submerged it in a fountain, and a third heated it up and fried eggs on it. Still worked.
911 taught us that each of us needs to maintain a safe and secure backup of our data in order to allow our businesses to survive any natural or man-made disaster. Accordingly it is imperative that we set up a back-up system that (hopefully) survives any disaster that befalls our office.
CNN: Five hot ways to back-up your important files (video) October 2010
In this CNN "Tech Time" segment, I discuss five unique ways to back up your important computer files, including the world's smallest 1.5TB drive, a fire- and water-proof model and one that automatically backs up all PC and Mac files in the home, wirelessly.
Vida Digital: Foto mas grande del mundo almacenada en el disco mas resiliente del mundo September 2010
AUBURN, California y Budapest, Hungria - ioSafe y 360world anunciaron hoy que la foto mas grande del mundo - una imagen panoramica de Budapest que pesa 350 gigabytes, a 71.3 billones de pixeles - esta protegida por un disco externo a prueba de fuego y agua de ioSafe.
Mac Edition Radio: The Compleat Writer: Backing It Up September 2010
Even before I get it out of the box, I find the ioSafe Solo reassuring. The box in which it comes via UPS weighs 18 pounds, and it takes both arms to bring it comfortably down to my basement office. Unpacked, it weighs 15 pounds, and still requires two hands to transport it to my desk and set in place.
Crain's Detroit Business: Who Needs a Fireproof Hard Drive? I bet you do. August 2010
Did you know standard small business insurance only covers hardware lost in a fire and considers data an intangible asset? If the hard drive you're backing up on is lost in a disaster, you will not be reimbursed for the value of your lost data.
AllBusiness: ioSafe CEO Tells Why it is Better to be Safe Than Sorry June 2010
Back up. That is something most people know they should do, but too often this isn't actually realized until after data has been lost. A computer crashes, a hard drive fails, a laptop is broken/stolen/lost; it doesn't matter. The thought is the same, "I should have backed up."
The Photoletariat: 3 Things To Do Now To Protect Your Photos May 2010
The other morning I awoke to see a fire burning in an apartment building across the street. Although the fire department quickly contained the fire at the rear of the building, the sobering truth is that if for any reason they hadn't done so, the fire could have easily spread to my house.
Gizmodo: ioSafe Goes Crazy - Burns, Drowns, and Crushes Solo SSD To Prove Toughness (video) January 2010
We traveled to the desert wilds of Vegas, to watch ioSafe literally GO CRAZY in their thirst to prove that their Solo SSDs are tougher than Rambo. It survived being set fire to, drowned and crushed under 25t of weight.
Cult of Mac: IoSafe Introduces Disaster-Proof Storage January 2010
The folks at ioSafe could adopt another oft-quoted tagline when talking about their new Solo SSD external hard drive: "When your data absolutely, positively has to still be there." The new storage device is said to withstand forces likely better than many humans could.
Engadget: ioSafe's Solo SSD ditches platters, isn't worried about buildings collapsing on it January 2010
Remember when ioSafe unveiled its original Solo right around this time last year? Man, that thing's looking mighty sluggish now. This year, the company is introducing the Solo SSD, which is hailed as the planet's first solid state external drive built to protect data from a building collapsing on it. Yeah, a building collapsing on it.
DCIG: Disaster Proof Hardware and a Case of Mistaken Cloud Storage January 2010
Finally, I had a really great chat yesterday with Robb Moore, the CEO of ioSafe. For those of you unfamiliar with ioSafe, on the surface it does something very basic - provides users with an external drive called the ioSafe Solo. I know - big whoop - everyone and their brother does that. However, here is what makes this product worthy of mention.
About.com: Product Profile - ioSafe For Photo Backup Storage January 2010
ioSafe is basically a hard drive in a vault. ioSafe is designed to be "fireproof" and "waterproof" to protect your stored files from damage in case of a disaster. Most of us now take the time to backup our images to external hard drives but have you planned for a house fire or a flood? What about a hurricane?
Pocket-lint: IoSafe annihilates hard drive at CES (video) January 2010
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ioSafe launched its ioSafe Solo - an external storage unit that claims to be able to withstand almost anything upto a nuclear explosion. To prove the point, the company invited us along to a demonstration of a drive being burnt, drowned, dropped, and run over with a whopping great big digger.
Red Ferret: ioSafe Solo SSD - Solid state ruggedness January 2010
We've talked about the ioSafe range of semi-indestructible hard drives before, and as well as increasing the storage capacity to 2TB they've now changed gears and are offering solid state external hard drives.
ChannelPro: ioSafe Introduces SSD Version of Its Solo Product January 2010
Building off its Solo desktop external hard drive, ioSafe has announced what it calls "the world's first solid state external hard drive built to protect data from building collapse, fires, and floods.
Washington Post: Top 5 Most Dangerous Videos December 2009
From time to time, our editors and reviewers get the opportunity to perform "stress" and "durability" tests on the products that arrive in our labs. These five videos represent the most dangerous or destructive of the rigorous "scientific" tests that we've come up with.
Gear Diary: ioSafe CEO gives back to fire victims September 2009
My review of the ioSafe external hard drive was probably the most fun I've had here at Gear Diary. The product's performance made a lot of us at Gear Diary say "wow." Now the company's CEO has made me say "wow" again.
Auburn Journal: Flame-resistant products can help preserve keepsakes September 2009
Homes can be rebuilt. Appliances and furniture are easily replaced. But when disaster strikes - such as the 49 Fire that destroyed 63 homes Aug. 30 in Auburn - the things that really matter - photographs, personal papers, memorabilia - can be gone forever. But there are ways to protect those valuables.
Wall Street Journal: Drowning and Broiling Your Hard Drive (video) January 2009
The hard drive is a treasure trove of personal data. Most of ours are filled with gigs of memories that we can't live without - family photos, documents, recordings. But if your home was engulfed in flames or drowning in a flood, reaching for your hard drive might not be the first thing that would come to mind.
A friend of mine runs a small insurance company and they only have two servers, but that data is as critical to them as the hundreds of terabytes that Exxon Mobile stores is to them. While he does backups, it is to another disk drive, and he doesn't take the hard drive home with him. In fact, to be honest, the second drive is installed internally inside one of the servers. What if his office catches on fire or gets flooded?
InformationWeek: Vegas BBQ -- Burn, PC, Burn May 2007
Picture a beautiful sunset over the desert, the glow of the Vegas skyline in the distance. Then a towering wave of flames leap into the air that crackles with the heat -- a man just set his computer on fire.