• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything I wanted and more

    • Written by from Rockville

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best external hard drive ever

    • Written by from LONG BEACH

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beefy and Safe

    • Written by from Cleveland heights

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Rugged.

    • Written by from Union City

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME BACK-UP DRIVE !

    • Written by from Waconia

    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. :-)

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Built Reliable and Easy to Setup!

    • Written by from Schellsburg

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iosafe = Ultimate personal storage and backup solution

    • Written by from Boucherville

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works As Advertised

    • Written by from Rocksprings

    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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best small business external drive!

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

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

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the piece of mind and every penny!!

    • Written by from Peoria

    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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product from an awesome company

    • Written by from auburn

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, rugged drive for my life's essential data

    • Written by from San Francisco

    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.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am protected!

    • Written by from Fair Oaks

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

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from Columbia

    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.

    19 of 21 people found this useful