Combining advanced technology and elegant design, the rugged ioSafe Solo G3 hard drive delivers an unmatched level of fire and water protection for all the digital assets backed up from your Mac—rather like an aircraft's black box—yet it's truly affordable. And if disaster does strike, the ioSafe Data Recovery Service is there to help restore your data and hardware, whatever the circumstance.
A quiet addition to any environment
In your home, small office, or studios, the advanced ioSafe FloSafe airflow cooling technology provides nearly silent operation. If the Solo G3 senses destructive heat levels, such as in a fire, the FloSafe vents limit and protect your data from the extreme heat.
Families, businesses, and large enterprises alike turn to the ioSafe Solo and Data Recovery Service for the added peace of mind of knowing their digital lives – their memories, media, portfolios, data, and records – are protected by the ultimate external hard drive and ultimate safety net.
- Fireproof—1550º F, 1/2 hour per ASTM E119
- Waterproof—can withstand 10 feet of water for days
- Comes formatted for Mac systems, so you can start using the drive immediately
- Physical Theft Protection: Floor mount capable
- One year of data Recovery Service (DRS) up to $2,500 per Terabyte
- Option of extending DRS and hardware warranty up to five years
- 3 terabytes of storage
- USB 3.0
- Tested per UL, FCC, and CE standards
Did you notice?Tough fireproof and waterproof design also comes with free year of data recovery service.
Apple Recommends ForThe ultimate safety net for all the memories, media, portfolios, data, and records on your Mac.
What's in the Box?
- ioSafe Solo G3 Fireproof/Waterproof Hard Drive
- USB 3.0 cable
- Solo G3 quick start guide
- Other Features: Kensington Port, Time Machine compatible
- Connections: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 7.1 in./18.03 cm
- Weight: 15 lb./6.8 kg
- Length: 11 in./27.94 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: SK3TB-MAC
- UPC or EAN No.: 816519010955
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One-year data recovery service; one-year hardware warranty
Ratings & Reviews
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 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. …
- Written by Adam S from San Francisco
14 of 16 people found this useful
I am protected!
Awesome and feel good about it. Easy to setup with TimeMachine. This thing is solid and looks good.
- Written by Jeffrey M from Fair Oaks
10 of 11 people found this useful
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 wo 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. …
- Written by Nicholas B from Columbia
9 of 11 people found this useful
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 s 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! …
- Written by Vince G from Schellsburg
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 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. …
- Written by Frederic C from Boucherville
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 h 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. …
- Written by Scott F from Rocksprings
2 of 2 people found this useful