ioSafe Solo 1TB External Hard Drive Review & Giveaway

Our whole lives are on our computers these days. A computer crash or a disaster in the home could cause us to lose important documents, work files, music, and even worse, our family photos. I would be devastated if anything happened to my computer because all of my children’s pictures would be gone forever.

When ioSafe approached me to review their 1TB Solo external hard drive, I jumped at the chance! The ioSafe Solo is disaster proof!


Fireproof – Protects data from loss up to 1550°F for 1/2 hour per ASTM E119
Waterproof – Protects data from loss up to 10ft for 72 hours
Data Recovery Service – Up to $1000 for forensic recovery
USB 2.0 Connectivity
Mac and PC Compatible*


Before even opening the box I noticed how heavy it was! Then I opened the box and saw how sturdy it looked. It is much larger than our existing external hard drive (that is now in our fireproof box as a back up). When they say that it’s disaster proof, I believe it! Here is is set up on our desktop. Look how big and sturdy it is:

It was very easy to load all of our files onto the ioSafe Solo. It’s as simple as drag and drop! Another feature that I like about this hard drive is that we can turn it off with a simple on/off switch on the back. We leave our computers on 24/7 and our old hard drive stayed on along with the computer. Since we only need the hard drive on when transferring data, it’s nice to be able turn it off when not in use, which is most of the time.

Overall I think this is a fantastic hard drive and I feel that our files and irreplaceable family photos are safe and secure from just about any possible disaster that could ever happen. The only thing that I wish this hard drive did was auto-update on a schedule. This is just a convenience though and to manually update it when needed is so simple that it’s really a non-issue in the grand scheme.

Buy It
 You can buy an ioSafe Solo disaster proof external hard drive from their website for $299.99
Win It
Enter by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. There is only one mandatory entry, but the more entries you complete then better your chances are of winning! Good luck!


Happy Mother’s Day! 

Giveaway ends 5/22/12 at 11:59 pm

Open to US residents 18+


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Disclosure: I was not monetarily compensated for this review. I received an ioSafe Solo external hard drive at no cost in order to facilitate this review. The experiences and opinions are all my own

Regan is a New England native now living in Colorado with her husband and two sons. She is committed to living greener and is an advocate of cloth diapers, babywearing, breastfeeding, and intuitive parenting. She loves to read, cook, bake, write, and explore her new mountain home.

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  1. Jenni says

    This would be wonderful to store photographs, family history and other important documents. It’s amazing that they include $1000 of forensic data recovery if there is a failure. Wow!

  2. says

    This is an awesome giveaway! As a military family we move a LOT and I am always scared we’re going to lose our pictures and documents. My husband and I have actually been looking into a newer & bigger external hard drive…this would be a fantastic one to have!

  3. Colleen Maurina says

    I really need a good data protection system for my computer – especially for all my priceless pictures!

  4. Alan Tong says

    I love computers and tech stuff! The ioSafe Solo would be perfect as my primary backup drive. Thanks!

  5. Margaret Smith says

    We really need one of thes iosafe solo’s. After recently getting a virus and having to dump our whole computer, we lost some vital info. I also lost photo’s that I foolishly never had backed up. This would really help us out.
    Thanks so much.

  6. says

    I lost all of my digital wedding pics due to a computer crash, so I’d love to have the peace of mind that comes with the ioSafe!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  7. Ann Fantom says

    I would use the ioSafe Solo to back up my financial data, photos, videos and and iTunes music.

  8. says

    An external drive would be great to back up all my photos on since my last computer brokedown and i didnt safe any of my babies pictures were all lost:(Thanks for the chance!!!:)

  9. Wendy says

    Sounds like an amazing product!! I lost many photos last year that were on my external hard drive that pooped out. :(

  10. Daiva says

    I’m always worried about loosing all the pictures and other important info, so this would give me peace of mind

  11. Becky Wilson says

    This is EXACTLY what I need!!! I’d hoped for a product like this to be made because keeping my photos and documents on the laptop always makes me nervous. And I know that saving things to a disc isn’t a long term solution. I’d LOVE to win this!!

  12. Peter Rogala says

    With indestructibility like this I can be assured that my data would be secure.And it is compatible with various systems.

  13. Brittany G says

    I have been wanting an external hard drive for a long time. I have already almost maxed out my old laptop with thousands of pictures, files, and music, but I refuse to delete anything. I’m like a digital pack-rat. The ioSafe line seems perfect!

  14. Rajee Pandi says

    love its feature as Wrapped in elegant design and packed full of intense technology, the ioSafe Solo + Data Recovery Service (DRS) is a virtual fortress for your data.

  15. says

    I was just reading some of the services your products provide and think that they are well needed on the market for now and future.Your insurance of lost data is another plus that lets consumers know that you back up your products :)

  16. christine jessamine says

    i think its incredible that there is a waterproof hard drive out there, i cant count the number of times we have spilled drinks on our p.c which is right under our desk!

  17. Tegan says

    I have three small hard drives I would love to consolidate the info onto just one bigger drive, this would be perfect!

  18. Debbie C says

    The IO Safe is definitely the most sturdy looking external hard drive that I have seen so far. Thanks for your review.


  19. Jill says

    This seems like this would give me such piece of mind for all my photos. I have to say, I watch my neighbor’s house catch on fire last night and it really shocked me how fast it was burning. It wouldn’t take long for all my precious memories to disappear. Fortunately for my neighbor, the fire department got here before they lost the whole house. It was just the garage, thank goodness.

  20. chelsea says

    I would love this!! I’m starting in photography and it would be wonderful to have a hard drive to backup to!

  21. Robin Quick says

    This would be great to have. My hard drive is ancient and really needs replaced! I love the looks of this one too!

  22. Eileen Burke says

    I’ve been doing some research as I need a TB drive for storage and this one keeps popping up on my top 5 list :-)

  23. Nicole Stewart Lillie says

    I am pretty much with every other person here- I want the security of being able to reliably back up all of the photos from the births of our children, our trips, family members who have passed, etc. And my knitting/sewing patterns :)

  24. Lee Black says

    This would be so amazing to have! I really need something like this to back up all of our family photos, movies, music, and important files!

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