• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, rugged drive for my life's essential data

    Finally, I can make my wife happy because she's confident we won't lose our family pictures. I've put my central iPhoto archive on the disk, and use it for Time Machine backups. Fast, and quiet. I love it.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am protected!

    Awesome and feel good about it. Easy to setup with TimeMachine. This thing is solid and looks good.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is a tank - it's heavy but solid!

    It hooked up to my Macbook Pro and time machine no problem. It's heavy, but I feel it's a safe backup for our family photos and work files.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works As Advertised

    The Solo G3 works great as my Time Machine exterior Drive. That it is disaster resistant is definitely a plus. If you order it here at the Apple store it will come pre-configured for Mac. Setup is a breeze. I don't have the best hearing but I cannot hear this drive. Nearly silent. The initial backup of my iMac with lots of pics and docs took only 1 1/2 hours. It IS large and kinda ugly but this doesn't bother me given that it works so well.

    I had wanted an Apple product but the Time Capsule was seemingly impossible to set up with my DSL router. I would have had to pay a tech to come to my house and do it. IF it would have been even possible. Do not order a Time Capsule unless you are quite tech savvy. I returned it to Apple and they were very good about it. Even paid for shipping.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the piece of mind and every penny!!

    LOVE IT! Not only is this hard drive rock solid but it looks great sitting next to my iMac. Connecting to time machine was a breeze. A week or so after receiving it, I got personal feedback from the company showing me not only do they believe in their products but they believe in customer service (which is rare today). If you're still debating on which hard drive to get... stop here. You'll be satisfied. I certainly was.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME BACK-UP DRIVE !

    Just received my new ioSafe 3TB Back-up drive. Shipping was fast, well-packaged. Beautiful right out of the box. Easy to set up and get running. Super EASY! So happy to know that I will not loose any of my data ever again. Just went through a complete loss of last 6 yrs of my life with a hard-drive crash on my old MAC. This drive should be "Awesome". Sure looks "Cool" sitting next to my new i-Mac 27"! Couldn't believe how fast this new drive backed-up my entire computer, literally done in a few minutes. Can't say enough good stuff about this drive. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! Thanks, KEVIN. :-)

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything I wanted and more

    This beast is solid and I feel a helluva lot safer about my data storage now. I wasn't expecting much from USB 3.0, but as it turns out, it was way faster than I had anticipated. Backing up my entire hard drive took minutes instead of hours, and it was ridiculously easy to set up as well.

    As a volunteer firefighter, I wanted to say another great thing about the fireproof aspect of this hard drive. There's an event in a fire called flashover that basically means when all combustible products in a room reach simultaneous ignition. It's among a firefighter's worst fears because our turnout gear, at best, would give us about 3 seconds of protection in a flashover. Flashovers occur at around 1100 degrees F. This hard drive is designed to take 1500 degrees F for 30 minutes. G-D forbid there's a burst pipe in the walls, or a fire at my place, at least I know that my data and my family pictures will be safe.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Built Reliable and Easy to Setup!

    Great build on outer shell and really quiet during operation. I now have a better state of mind knowing this thing will probably survive almost any fire or water disaster in the house. Highly consider purchasing if you have critical data that needs to be protected!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iosafe = Ultimate personal storage and backup solution

    I must admit i am most happy with this product i purchased recently and i highly recommend it, i guarantee you won't regret it if you are looking into a personal storage and backup solution. I've tried many different brands and models, and iosafe is my favorite one not only because it is offering Synology DSM but of course for the safety layer it added addressing fireproof and waterproof. iosafe offers great flexilbity and ease of administration. Can't go wrong with this purchase, i am most happy and want to deploy it everywhere. If you need help feel free to drop me a line.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product from an awesome company

    Rock-solid construction, almost completely silent, great value, made in the USA and a customer service team that's an absolute pleasure to deal with. If you need protection for onsite data, the G3 is without question the best way to do it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best external hard drive ever

    I have owned lots of external hard drives over the years from no names which fail after a year to high WD drives. The ioSafe drives have always been my favorite as far as reliability goes and I have used their NAS server for my business for years. When the G3 came out, I was excited and instantly bought one for home use. My family and I have our entire DVD collection uploaded to iTunes and stream movies to 3 different Apple TV units in the house. With other drives such as WD, there was always a lag in streaming but the ioSafe G3 is very fast and has dramatically improved the refresh rate for all movies. The drive is so good that I bought a second one to use with Time Machine and now have 6 total TB of storage hooked up to the family iMac. I will not buy another brand of external hard drive.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    additional layer of seamless security

    This ioSafe was purchased to back-up my Time Machine back-up which is a G-Drive with Thunderbolt. The ioSafe offered the additional security of being fireproof and flood proof. Now that I have set up and transferred over a nearly 1 TB iPhoto file and have created new .mp4 versions of iMovies and copied them over as well, I can say that this data was transferred over seamlessly. I can also say that the ioSafe makes for speedier viewing of the large iPhoto file than the 2 TB G-Drive which originally held this file. The ioSafe also runs cooler than the G-Drives I have (the outer shell of the hard-drive case is not as hot after running for a while).

    When I was going though the buying decision, I wondered if the supplied USB 3.0 cord would be backwards compatible with the USB 2.0 slots on my 2011 iMac. It works fine.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Rugged.

    I was looking for an external hard drive to use as a backup solution for our small business. The substantial size, performance, and amazing durability of this particular drive is second to none! Although I would rather not be put in a position to take advantage of the drive's waterproof / firesafe features, it's great piece of mind knowing that all of our data is secure and well protected against disaster.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best small business external drive!

    I was looking for a solution for my small office and this was a grand slam.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    ioSafe 3TB

    Solid piece of hardware, great build and visually pleasing. Could do with a thunderbolt port that allows for faster file transfer

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    From the packing of the shipped drive, the nice design (for a heavy duty item), and silent (noise free) performance--this drive is perfect for a residential back-up solution for my new iMac. It was essentially plug-and play with the Apple Time Machine application and has engaged when needed perfectly. After viewing multiple You-Tube video demonstrations of its ability to withstand a substantial fire and heavy water dousing, I was sold. The affordable price sealed it for me.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    In love in 5 minutes!

    I have only had this machine 5 minutes and I'm already in love. This is not only a beautiful piece, but the functionality and quietness of it, is amazing!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect solution

    This disaster proof hardware is exactly what we needed. It arrived in solid condition, looks cool on my desk, and gives me peace of mind.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beefy and Safe

    This box is relatively small for what it offers and very quiet. It's being used to backup a database server and copies the files with impressive speed. The fact it can be bolted down is also a great feature to deter theft.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Hard drive

    Its a very quiet Hard drive for your office. I feel really safe about my personal pictures with the fireproof feature.