Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:57 AM
There is one obvious reason to own this HD: a house fire. The water test was OK but making the drive waterproof is trivial compared to fireproof and *then* waterproof.
Your test did not simulate a house fire. The water test should have happened *after* the fire since that is what happens in a house fire.
Simulating a house fire should have been easy: put the HD under a pile of wood and burn it for awhile and then dose it with water. Admittedly, that's not as cool as a fire cannon.
Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:25 AM
Posted 27 September 2009 - 05:21 AM
Of course those costs and difficulties would only pertain after an actual disaster, at which time the cost would probably be a secondary issue. Still, more realistic tests would be more helpful. As it is, you still have to take a lot on faith.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:37 AM
Fortunately there are a lot of additional testing videos online that show the ioSafe can survive these scenarios.
Nice review though, seems that for the money it would be silly to not buy the ioSafe versus other brand name hard drives. The cost and value per gigabyte (given the data recovery service that comes with purchase price) seems hard to beat. I have searched for other manufacturers that offer this type of warranty and have yet to find any. Leads me to believe that the manufacturer has tremendous faith in the capability of their product. That aside, a triple interface would be preferred.
Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:32 PM
It has performed flawlessly as my Time-Machine back up drive hooked to an Airport Extreme Base Station.
My only complaint is that it can be a bit noisy, so I have it tucked away on the bottom shelf of a bookcase some feet away from my desk.
It's a solid, very sturdy drive. Don't plan on moving it around because it's heavy! I am very pleased, as it gives me additional peace of mind in case of a house fire. I always thought it made sense to have a fire/water proof drive, and I was very happy to see the ioSafe in the market at a very affordable price. I highly recommend it!