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One of the recurring stories we heard after Hurricane Ike involved loss of data. Computers and external storage devices that were destroyed as a result of flooding. In an ideal world we’d all back up our data twice and keep a copy with us and store another copy off-site for insurance. But even that doesn’t give you any guarantees in a city wide catastrophe that could conceivably wipe our your primary AND your secondary backup locations.

We all have to come to our own decisions when it comes to protecting our data. Many of us tend to be rather lax about making backups and when we do, we only make the one copy. And for those situations it might be worth considering the ioSafe Fireproof Waterproof Solo External Hard Drive.

Guaranteed to be Fireproof to 1550° F for ½ hour
Guaranteed to be Waterproof to 10 feet of fresh water or salt water for 3 full days

The drive comes with a 3 Year Warranty and a $1,000 Data Recovery Service in the event that the company cannot retrieve your data in the event of a disaster.

The ioSafe is not an inexpensive, lightweight desktop external storage device, it’s a hefty data protection system weighing in at 15 lbs and costing from $199 for the 500 gigabyte model all the way up to $449 for the two terabyte version. And there are additional fees for additional warranty coverage

This thing is a black box for your data. Your house may burn to the ground or be submerged under several feet of water, but you will have some peace of mind knowing your data has been given a fighting chance.

You can learn more by clicking here.

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