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Tom's Hardware: ioSafe NAS 1513+: 5 to 15 Drive Bay Disaster-Proof NAS
January 2014

ioSafe expands its product line to secure and protect up to 90 TB of data per system with the new NAS 1513+, a disaster proof network attached storage (NAS) appliance powered by Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM), announced at CES.

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StorageReview.com: ioSafe NAS 1513+ Announced
January 2014

ioSafe has announced the ioSafe NAS 1513+, expanding its product line to secure and protect up to 90TB of data per system with a disaster proof NAS appliance powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM). The ioSafe 1513+ is catered towards business and pro-sumer markets, with the ability to store and protect massive data volumes and serve the data privately while bypassing expensive, vulnerable and slow public cloud options.

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SmallNetBuilder: ioSafe Introduces Disaster Proof Expandable NAS
January 2014

ioSafe has announced a hardened expandable five-bay NAS.

At the heart of ioSafe's new NAS 1513+ beats Synology's DS1513+ motherboard running its DiskStation Manager OS. But the NAS 1513+ isn't just the Synology box stuffed into a disaster-proof shell. It employs ioSafe's patented DataCast, HydroSafe and FloSafe technologies to protect data from loss in fire up to 1550°F and submersion in up to 10 feet of fresh or salt water up for 3 days.

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We Got Served: ioSafe and Synology Team Up on the Disaster-Proof ioSafe NAS 1513+
January 2014

Whilst NAS vendors work hard to protect your data through advanced RAID and client backup solutions, on the hardware side, if fire or flood hits your premises that chassis isn't going to take too much stress before it gives up the ghost. That's why ioSafe have teamed up with Synology on the ioSafe NAS 1513+ - a "disaster-proof" network attached storage appliance powered by Synology's DiskStation Manager software.

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LinusTechTips: Synology NAS DSM 5.0 and ioSafe (video)
January 2014

I love NAS systems and in the growing world of cloud storage and snooping eyes I feel like i lean more on the personal cloud side of things... With easy management setups like this I can see myself and my family adopting personal cloud with ease.

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ChannelproSMB: ioSafe Debuts the 1513+, 5 to 15 Bays of Disaster-Proof Data Storage
January 2014

We've spent a great deal of time with ioSafe's N2, a 2-bay NAS that can withstand fire, flood, and just about anything else nature can throw at it. Here at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, ioSafe showing off the 1513+, which could have easily been named the N2s. s for "steroids."

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OnlineBackupReviews.org: The New ioSafe 1513+ NAS Device Offers Users More Storage with the Same Protection
January 2014

ioSafe is proudly introducing their newest network attached storage (NAS) device, the 1513+. The new ioSafe 1513+ NAS device still relies on the same Synology Disk Station Manger users of other ioSafe NAS devices have come to rely on. The 1513+ has some updates that make it an exciting release.

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ThinkComputers: ioSafe and Synology Protect Your Data from Fire and Water with the 1513+
January 2014

Synology and ioSafe partnered to introduce the five-bay ioSafe 1513+, introduced at CES and shown off at Pepcom's Digital Experience mini-show.

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NAS Guys: ioSafe New 1513+ at CES 2014
January 2014

On my first day at CES 2014 I stopped by to visit IoSafe. Robb Moore and his crew were more than happy to chat it up about there new 1513+.

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FutureLooks: CES 2014 - ioSafe Continues to Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse
January 2014

ioSafe is one of the leading companies when it comes to private cloud storage. They building some of the largest, easiest to use NAS units you can buy; however, their true claim to fame is their focus on building disaster proof storage solutions. In fact, during Michael's review of an ioSafe hard drive, he baked it in an oven and submerged it in water and it still worked. This year at CES 2014, ioSafe will be showing off their new NAS 1513+ powered by Synology.

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FierceCIO: Spotlight - ioSafe 1513+ is a disaster-hardened NAS
January 2014

The ioSafe 1513+ is a five-bay NAS that offers built-in protection against both fire and water, keeping data safe from the former (Up to 1550°F) for 30 minutes, and can be submerged in water for 3 days.

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Denver Post: Master your computer by managing your data
December 2013

The sheer amount of digital property we all have now can be tough to manage. Where did you save that photo? You know someone sent you a document, but to which e-mail address? If your house is flooded - let's say - will your data be safe?

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IBM Midsize Insider: Useful Online Cloud Backup Services
December 2013

Depending on whom you ask there are two things you should do every day: Brush your teeth and back up your data. The maxim is 321 - 3 copies of your data on 2 different media types with 1 existing offsite.

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CNET: Networking and storage of 2013 - Here are the great eight
December 2013

CNET editor Dong Ngo picks the eight most interesting products of 2013 within the realm of home networking and storage.

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Tech Republic: Consider ioSafe for durable and simple Hyper-V shared storage
December 2013

There are a number of decisions that go into virtualizing systems, but sometimes one of the hardest things to change is the storage practice. In a related manner, sometimes getting the money for robust storage isn't always an option. For smaller environments considering Hyper-V that are also operating on a tight budget, there are a number of options to deliver shared storage and yet still have some rich features, including some you'd not expect.

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PCWorld: Done with the cloud? Alternatives for online backups.
November 2013

The need to back up your data is indisputable, but how you do it is a matter of choice. Cloud backup services are the most hassle-free option, but they can be costly, and they require a stable, high-speed broadband connection that isn't available for everyone. And NSA surveillance has certainly made it difficult to trust sensitive data to a third-party provider.

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Popular Science: ioSafe's networked attached storage solution wins Popular Science's "Best of What's New" award.
November 2013

"The Best of What's New awards honor the innovations that surprise and amaze us-those that challenge our view of what's possible in the future," said Jacob Ward, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. "The award is Popular Science's top prize, and the 100 winners-chosen from among thousands of nominees-are each a revolution in their respective fields."

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Forbes: In Their Own Words - ioSafe Founder And CEO Robb Moore
October 2013

Are you familiar with ioSafe? This small company has made a name for itself by creating external and portable data storage devices capable of surviving just about any possible disaster. ioSafe is known for making dramatic presentations at the annual CES event in Las Vegas. Robb Moore invites analysts and media to attend theatrical demonstrations of ioSafe's ability to survive fire, flood, or even shotgun blasts while protecting the data stored on the device. In this "In Their Own Words" interview, I spend some time getting to know more about the man behind ioSafe-Robb Moore-as well as more about the company itself.

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Videomaker: See what happens when you set a drive on fire
October 2013

Secure data storage is a necessary practice when digital assets are the lifeblood of your business. A failed hard drive or damaged hardware creates an immense headache. The frustration factor that occurs because of an absent-minded failure to provide data protection can be insufferable.

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PCWorld: 5 ways to disaster-proof your data backups
October 2013

The anniversary of Hurricane Sandy reminds us that businesses can fall victim to the forces of nature. Whether it's a blaze that burns through your office, or a flash flood that sends water coursing through your server room, disasters can hit at any time, and the most likely casualty is your data.

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Computer Shopper: 2013 Guide - The Best Portable Hard Drives
September 2013

Any given day, you can find one on sale. But how do you choose the best portable hard drive, beyond simple price shopping? See our pointers-and our picks for the best we've tested.

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ABC 33/40: ioSafe NAS (video)
August 2013

The ioSafe NAS connects to your network, so you can use it to backup files- or access them- from any computer in your home. It can also take files directly from USB drives or memory cards. As software suite included with he unit makes it easy to use the unit as a personal cloud- with options for FTP, web hosting, and more.

ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

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Von Wong: Special effect product photography ft. ioSafe NAS, a flamethrower and an aquarium
August 2013

Earlier this month I had the chance to do some special effects product photography for ioSafe. As a company who makes fireproof, waterproof and generally near indestructible hard drives they needed some shots that showcased how truly rugged their latest ioSafe NAS drives actually were.

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T3: Best external hard drives to buy in 2013
August 2013

The T3 team say the G3 is a "gadget you can't live without."

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PC Advisor: The top 10 best portable hard drives of 2013
August 2013

Other that the overall price, there are a couple of other things that you should look out for when buying a portable hard drive. So before you take a look at our Top 10 best portable hard drives chart, you may want to quickly find out what to look out for when buying a portable hard drive.

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Linus Tech Tips: ioSafe NAS Fireproof & Waterproof NAS Unboxing & Overview
July 2013

Watch Linus Sebastian unbox the ioSafe NAS.

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Moose Peterson: ioSafe - Amazing Protection and Access
June 2013

Wildlife and aviation photographer Moose Peterson talks about the ioSafe NAS.

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PC Magazine: Top Ten NAS Devices
June 2013

PC Magazine list the ioSafe NAS as one of their Top 10 NAS devices.

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Today Show: 7 gadgets to keep you safe at home
May 2013

Digital lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch shares some high- and low-end gadgets that will keep you feeling safe in your home, like a high-tech peephole and fake TVs to make it look like you're home.

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Moose Peterson: ioSafe NAS blazes!
May 2013

Oh my, the ioSafe NAS is one sa-weet NAS! There are many NAS units on the market, why ioSafe? It is the only water and fireproof unit you're going to find that comes with a guarantee.

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KCRA: Auburn company uses crowdfunding to launch business (video)
May 2013

Auburn company ioSafe is using a concept called crowdfunding to help raise money without a bank.

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Mid-Jersey Business: A very (hard) drive
April 2013

Bringing data protection to a new level, the ioSafe NAS is a fireproof and waterproof network-connected, multi-drive NAS/RAID storage device for terabytes of precious data.

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ZDNet: Small healthcare provider selects ioSafe back-up
April 2013

If your small company isn't all that enthusiastic about using a public cloud backup solution, but is worried about the physical rugged-ness or safety of on-site options, it might want to look at the ioSafe NAS fire and waterproof options sold by ioSafe.

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Macworld: Protect your Mac's data with a backup drive
April 2013

Happy World Backup Day, an occasion dedicated to encouraging you to make sure that all of your digital data is safe and secure. If you've procrastinated in the past on implementing a backup strategy for your Mac, why not mark today by taking action? We'll help you get started.

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Computer Shopper: Tested - Eight Ruggedized Drives for Critical Backups
March 2013

Computer Shopper take a look at rugged data storage options.

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CIO: 10 Tech Products to Boost Your Small Business Productivity
March 2013

A small business can be an exciting place to work thanks to the inherent advantages of small teams that can react quickly to changes on the business front. However, small businesses also can't afford to waste or money. To help maximize your efficiency, here are 10 affordable hardware tools to power up your office for greater productivity.

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Engadget: Bing Translator, ioSafe NAS and the Mophie Juice Pack Air
March 2013

Like so many other outfits, ioSafe took to a crowdfunding platform in order to get some momentum behind its latest piece of kit. The company has a short but unmistakable history of crafting near-indestructible hard drives, and its ioSafe NAS isn't veering from that path.

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Medical Office Today - 9 Tech Gadgets for Better Practice Management
March 2013

Since technology can help you run your medical practice more efficiently and effectively, physicians and practice administrators are always seeking the latest and best tech gadgets. It's amazing how even the simplest devices can dramatically improve your day-to-day operations so you can focus on what you do best - provide better patient care. MOT scoured the technology offerings that exist today to compile a list of nine tech gadgets that will improve your practice management.

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The Weather Channel: Testing the ioSafe NAS.
March 2013

Weather Channel correspondent Dave Malkoff tests the ioSafe NAS.

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Gear Patrol: Die-Hard Drives - 5 Best Rugged Hard Drives
March 2013

In today's digital era of technology, "Knowledge is Power" has taken on a much broader meaning as data becomes our most valued asset. How we as users go about portably accessing and backing up these personal files - music, photos, financial documents, and third-party software - has proven to be just as critical. Whether it's the aspiring music producer shopping beats around to labels or the established accountant keeping tabs of clients' paper trails, everyone can use a sturdy and high-functioning portable hard drive, especially those who remain adventurous and (naturally or otherwise) accident prone.

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PCWorld: 10 rugged gadgets for surviving dirty, dangerous jobs
March 2013

Not all work takes place in a cushy, climate-controlled office. A lot of business occurs in less-than-ideal conditions. In the wind and rain. At high altitudes. In extreme temperatures. Sound familiar? You need rugged tech-gear that can tough it out in a construction zone or survive the demands of a research vessel off the shores of Antarctica.

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The Loop: How to buy a hard drive (you'll really love)
February 2013

Learn what to look for in a new hard drive for your computer - without requiring a geek-to-English dictionary.

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Posterjack: What to Bring With You on Vacation to Get the Best Photos
February 2013

Whether you're headed to an exotic tropical island for some much needed - and much deserved! - R&R, or have plans for an adventurous staycation, you're going to want to capture some great vacation photos. Here's a look at a few items you should definitely pack along to help you get the best photos possible.

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Computer Shopper: Top 100 Products of 2012
February 2013

The Solo G3 is one of Computer Shopper's top 100 products of 2012.

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SHAWconnect: 10 tips to back-up and secure your data
February 2013

If you own or have used a computer, smartphone or tablet, chances are you've experienced the dreaded ordeal of a file (or everything) being gone. Deleted. Wiped out. All systems fail eventually -the key to avoiding disaster is to back up your data. And here's how.

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Inc: Office Gear to Last a Lifetime
February 2013

Tired of low-end office gear that can't make it a few months, let alone an entire year? Make a better investment in these innovative products designed for maximum durability.

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Entrepreneur: 4 Hard Drives to Protect Your Business Data
January 2013

If you ever doubt the value of backing up your files, learn from my example: When I was cleaning up my computer's desktop, I grabbed a file thinking it was an older version of a document, tossed it in the recycle bin and clicked "empty." Poof, eight hours of work went up in digital smoke. Fortunately, I had backup.

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Electronic House: ioSafe NAS Doubles as Media Server
January 2013

The company ioSafe is known for its indestructible hard drives. Now, the company says that its ioSafe NAS cloud-based device can extend that same type of protection to all of your digital goodies.

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Johnny Vagabond: Review - A Bullet-Proof Hard Drive for Travelers?
January 2013

As a "Digital Nomad", keeping my files, photos and miscellaneous digital ramblings safe is kind of a big deal. I make my living via my laptop and the prospect of losing my data is a very real concern.

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PoliceOne - Data archiving options: Archival-grade optical disks and a really hard drive
January 2013

Law enforcement used to be mainly a paper-based activity with regard to documentation, but we're all moving increasingly to digital records.

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Gear Culture: ioSafe Solo G3
January 2013

Back-up for your back-up. Wise as it is to store all of your most important and treasured electronic files on an external hard drive, what happens if something happens to that? Panic not, for the ioSafe Solo G3 Hard Drive is nigh-on indestructible

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TweakTown: ioSafe bring data redundancy to the mix with ioSafe NAS
January 2013

We're big fans of ioSafe around here. Anyone who has ever lost data before has to be a fan and everyone else will one day be a fan. ioSafe follows the KISS theory, Keep it Simple Stupid. Their products don't look flashy, aren't complicated but they do exactly what the company says they do.

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Tom's IT Pro: Gear That Lasts: In the Data center, Field, and Office Park
January 2013

It used to be that only defense contractors in the field and the military itself required gear that conformed to rigorous durability standards, but all it takes is one national disaster or personal tragedy to realize how susceptible our precious computers and equipment are to the vagaries of their environments. Floods and fires are extreme case scenarios--very few toughened-up products would survive such a disaster.

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Moose Peterson: ioSafe Rock Just as Well!
January 2013

Love the IoSafe Rugged Portable 1TB Drives as well! You can RUN OVER these things with you vehicle and they still running. They can get wet, frozen, vibrated to pieces and it doesn't even phase their operation!

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LifeGoesStrong: Top 10 Boomer Cool Technology 2013 Resolutions
December 2012

Like it or not, we live in a technological age. For whatever reason, you're likely not exploiting all the cool technology available - mostly because it's all too much for you. Here are my 10 technology New Year's resolutions to help boomers enjoy all the best of today's modern technologies in 2013.

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Uncrate: ioSafe Solo G3 hard drive
December 2012

Have some data that you need protected? Store it on an ioSafe Solo G3 Hard Drive.

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Popular Science: Indestructible Hard Drive Can Survive Fire, Stop Theft, And More
December 2012

In normal conditions, a hard drive is the most affordable and efficient way to back up music, video, and photo libraries. Yet most drives-typically made from lightweight materials such as plastic-won't last through a disaster. The ioSafe NAS will. Designers wrapped the system's dual hard drives in materials that protect it against the worst.

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International Digital Times: Top 5 Technology Gifts For The Holidays
December 2012

Gift ideas for men can be diffult to think of, but this holiday season, we have you covered. We've surveyed the best technology all year long, and we're ready to deliver the best holiday gift list you've ever seen. If you're still searching for a gift idea for your man, look no further. These are the best technology gift ideas for the 2012 holiday season.

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Global Edmonton: Tech Talk
December 2012

Steve Makris is back for Tech Talk. He's talking about a virtually indestructible external hard drive.

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Wired: GeekMom Gift Guide - Gadgets and Accessories
December 2012

Gift-giving holidays in geek homes almost always include some gadget or other, or perhaps a dozen of them. Here are some gadgets and accessories chosen by our GeekMom writers that would be perfect to give your loved ones this holiday season.

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About: Waterproof, Water-Resistant and Washable Peripherals
December 2012

ioSafe is serious when it comes to its hard drives. Not only are the drives rated as being fireproof, but they're also waterproof to protect them from the ensuing extinguish.

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Men's Journal: Best Backup Storage Devices
December 2012

Even if you've saved your photos, documents, music, and data in the cloud, it's wise to have digital copies on hand. Safeguard your digital life with the smartest storage devices yet.

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Wired: GeekDad Holiday Gift Guide
December 2012

There are few things more closely associated with geeks than the gadget. This catch-all category covers everything from the practical and purpose driven to the clever and quirky. We've had our eyes out for the best gadgets and found a lot; yet we somehow narrowed it down to this jumbo-sized selection. So let us serve as Q to your Bond and show you out favorite gadgets we found this year.

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Vagabondish: Holiday Gear Guide 2012 - 25 Picks for the Best Travel Gear of the Year
November 2012

Every November, we select our 25 favorite bits of travel kit for the year. From solar battery cells to ruggedized portable speakers to the most versatile clothing we've ever tested, something on this year's list is sure to bring tears of joy to the gearhead traveler in your life.

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Men's Journal: Backup Plans - ioSafe Solo G3
November 2012

The G3 is MJ-approved!

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Variety: Holiday gift guide 2012
November 2012

Spending on consumer electronics is expected to top $250 per shopper this holiday season and, according to the Consumer Electronics Assn., 76% of gift-giving adults plan to give a gadget as a present. That doesn't mean finding the right item is an easy task, though. To help out, Variety offers up a few ideas that are bound to please even the most discriminating tech-lover.

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International Business Times: Gift Ideas For Travelers This Holiday Season
November 2012

Many wreaths are already out and lights up on trees, telltale signs that the 2012 holiday season is upon us. Yet, while it's supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year," for many it's a season of stress. What gifts will you get for your mom, dad, sister or coworker? How about your wife? If anyone on your holiday list is a traveler -- be it for business or leisure -- here are a few ideas.

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Scholastic Administrator: The Latest and Greatest Education-Friendly Tech Tools
November 2012

Disaster strikes, but ioSafe's $600 ioSafe NAS hard-drive enclosure is ready for a flood or a fire. It can house a pair of SATA hard drives, uses RAID techniques to minimize losing even a byte of data, and has a steel case that protects its drives up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit.

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CNET: Storage buying guide
November 2012

Information runs the computing world, and handling it is crucial. So it's important that you select the best storage device to not only keep your data, but also distribute it. In this guide, I'll explain the basics of storage and list the features that you should consider when shopping. But if you're ready to leave for the store right now, here are my top picks.

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CNET: Holiday Gift Guide 2012
November 2012

Looking for the perfect printer, keyboard, or monitor as a holiday gift? Visit CNET's holiday gift guide for expert advice, reviews, and recommendations for the latest printers and other peripherals for you and your family.

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New York Times: Preparing Data for Disasters
Novermber 2012

Disasters come in many forms, including flood, fire and hard-drive failure, but you have many options for keeping files backed up locally.

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Inc. : 8 Start-ups Fighting Back Against Natural Disasters
November 2012

Last week Hurricane Sandy tore up the East Coast, wrecking homes, businesses, cars, and pretty much anything in its path. North America is no stranger to destruction, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (recovery pictured at left). Nature's whim is often unpredictable, but some entrepreneurs believe we can hedge against the damage with smart innovation. These eight companies are on the front lines of creating tomorrow's disaster-scenario technology.

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CNBC: 10 Gifts Gadget Lovers Will Love 2012
November 2012

When it comes to the holidays, gadgets perennially top people's wish lists - and retailers are happy to oblige.

Shoppers will spend an average of $252 on consumer electronics this year, according to a Consumer Electronics Association forecast, with 76 percent of gift-giving adults planning to give a gadget as a present. Sorting out the hot items from the ones destined to end up in the clearance bin - or at a garage sale - isn't easy, though.

If you're looking for a perfect tech gift for a friend or loved one, click ahead for suggestions that can't miss.

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Residential Systems: How Jacked-Up Is Your Back-Up
November 2012

There are always lessons that can be learned from any disaster. Things like making sure that the drawer full of flashlight and radio batteries isn't filled with batteries that have long-since been dead. Or that the "emergency candles" were replaced after that maybe-not-such-an-emergency-in-retrospect romantic candlelit bathtub session...

But after the immediate danger from the disaster has passed and you have secured the most important things - the lives of yourself and your loved ones - and you get a chance to regroup and get your wits about you, the thing that you will probably be most concerned with is data.

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Videomaker: Video Files and Hurricane Sandy Devastation - A Reminder to Backup
November 2012

Losing a difficult project or files from your operating system or hard drive is painful - but if the lost files are personal memories: your old baby pictures or video files of your kids long grown now, the loss is a most heart-wrenching experience. Watch the news coverage of people sifting through the rubble of their once happy homes, and they don't lament the loss of the new TV, cozy couch, or trendy dishes: they break down over the photographic, celluloid, taped or digital memories now gone forever.

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Toronto Sun: Stylish and portable ways to keep your data safe
October 2012

Whether it's photos, music or movies, your computer's probably home to some kind of content collection.

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Tools and Toys: ioSafe NAS
October 2012

If you're a nerd, you know how important having backups really is. Having your data on more than one device, in more than one place is crucial to making sure you don't lose anything in case of a failed drive.

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Midsize Insider: Private Cloud Backup for SMBs
October 2012

Many small and midsize businesses believe the private cloud is the safest choice but they still aim to tackle data vulnerability and security concerns with extra backup.

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Bit: Worried about losing all your data?
September 2012

Here is an interesting product - an external data drive for backup that will apparently keep your data safe in the event the drive is swamped by water.

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Death and Taxes: ioSafe crowd-funds ioSafe NAS, the first disaster-proof private cloud
September 2012

With the exponential advances in technology, one worry of both critics and tech creators is that in the event of a catastrophe (war, energy collapse), vast amounts of personal data could disappear. We see this concern play out on a smaller scale every day-we back-up and print-out to insure against data loss. Japanese company Hitachi just this week announced a method of storing data as binary dots on quartz crystal, which could last for millions of years, provided the glass remains intact. California tech company ioSafe is coming at the problem from another angle.

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Business Insider: How ioSafe is Bringing Private Clouds Down to Earth
September 2012

With the world's data usage pushing 80 exabytes per month by 2015 (one exabyte is equal to one billion gigabytes), no doubt a significant percentage of that is located somewhere in your personal files. Whether it is business-related or personal, people and businesses are using more images, video, and large documents than ever before.

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TMCnet: Fire? Water? Doesn't Matter to the ioSafe NAS Appliance
September 2012

Protecting data in an emergency is vital to the continuation of any business. It doesn't matter how good the sales department is or how on top of things the accounting department is if all the records go up in a fireball. That's why the ioSafe (News - Alert) NAS (Network Attached Storage) appliance should provide a sigh of relief for IT professionals and small businesses alike.

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PCWorld: ioSafe turns to crowdfunding for disaster-proof private cloud project
September 2012

ioSafe — an established vendor of disaster-proof storage — is turning to crowdfunding to raise capital for its next project. Earlier this week, ioSafe kicked off a fundraising effort on Indiegogo to finance a new disaster-proof private cloud.

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CNET: ioSafe unveils disaster-proof, Synology-based dual-bay NAS server
September 2012

If you want the best network-attached storage (NAS) experience, get a Synology NAS server like the DiskStation DS412+. But if you want to guard data from even the worst disaster, an ioSafe storage device, such as the Solo G3, will fit your needs. In fact, you can use those two combined for the best of both worlds.

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Discovery: ioSafe Turns to Indiegogo to Create a Black Box for Your Data
September 2012

When it comes to protecting data, you can't go wrong with ioSafe.

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AnandTech: ioSafe NAS - A Disaster Proof NAS with Synology DSM
September 2012

ioSafe used to manufacture disaster proof NAS solutions / backup appliances such as the ioSafe R4. The R4s used to cost upwards of $10K, weighed more than 120 lbs. and the hard disks, though hot-swappable, needed a proprietary coating for waterproofing prior to usage. After taking a small break from the disaster-proof NAS market, ioSafe is back today with a new version, the ioSafe NAS.

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Engadget: ioSafe takes to Indiegogo to raise funds for the ioSafe NAS, its new disaster-proof NAS
September 2012

ioSafe makes hard-drives so sturdy that it can reduce fire, electricity and Terrence O'Brien to tears at the mere thought of them. Now, it's producing a new disaster-proof NAS, but as a small business, needs a cash injection from consumers to make it happen.

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Geek.com: ioSafe uses Indiegogo to fund disaster-proof home NAS
September 2012

Secure data storage has become something all of us have to deal with (or not at our peril) on a regular basis. Be it storage of important images or video, work files, or just general backups "just in case." A popular way to carry out such data storage is through a cloud service such as Carbonite or Mozy, or if you want more flexibility there's Dropbox or Box.net.

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Wired: Fireproof and Waterproof, the ioSafe NAS May Be the Home Storage You Are Looking For
September 2012

Imagine having your own private cloud storage, similar to DropBox, but without a monthly fee and for up to 8TB of storage. Sync your data, and access it all from any device. Share photos with family. Stream music to your iPhone. Back up everything.

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Computerworld: ioSafe unveils new disaster-proof NAS cloud appliance
September 2012

ioSafe, the storage company that has gained some Internet notoriety by challenging users to try to destroy its encased hard drives and arrays, today released a new disaster-proof cloud NAS appliance.

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CIO: Disaster Proof All of Your Data with New ioSafe NAS
September 2012

The maker of the ioSafe family of fireproof, waterproof data-storage products this week took the wraps off its new ioSafe NAS Network-Attached Storage (NAS) appliance. The dual-drive NAS offers fire and water protection, and adds network connectivity, RAID, and a handful of additional features. It also uses a Synology DSM motherboard.

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Tom's Hardware: ioSafe Goes on Indiegogo to Fund Disaster-proof NAS/RAID
September 2012

ioSafe, which you may know as a provider of disaster-proof data solutions (especially if you recall the CES stunts with guns and electricity), is launching a new product in 2013 — but this time it's crowdfunding through Indiegogo.

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DVICE: ioSafe NAS - For when you're really, really paranoid about data
September 2012

We've talked before about how tough it can be to find the perfect data storage solution. You want something safe and accessible, but those two factors tend to be mutually exclusive. ioSafe thinks it has the solution, with an external hard drive with cloud connectivity that's just about as indestructible as it gets.

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Ubdergizmo: Disaster-proof ioSafe NAS private cloud by ioSafe goes up for crowdsourcing
September 2012

Data storage and safety is of paramount importance in today's data-driven world. However, the conventional methods tend to fail in delivering data security, more often than not. ioSafe's new ioSafe NAS disaster-proof private cloud caters to this precise need.

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Small Business Trends: ioSafe Gives Businesses Control of Their Data
September 2012

With so many concerns about the security of information stored in the cloud, it could be beneficial for small businesses to look into alternative types of storage. But since so many business professionals use a variety of different devices to access work data, traditional storage methods may be far less convenient for everyday use.

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Slashgear: ioSafe NAS fireproof and waterproof NAS Indiegogo campaign kicks off
September 2012

Using network-attached storage is a good way to make sure that your important data is safe from things like hard drive crashes and security breaches, but what happens when natural disasters hit? Most NAS systems don't protect against water and fire damage, but ioSafe has a new NAS that protects against both of those.

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Le Journal de Montréal: Un nuage à toute épreuve
September 2012

Vous ne voulez pas les stocker << dans les nuages >>, dans des serveurs inconnus? La compagnie ioSafe lance une campagne indiegogo pour lancer le disque dur ioSafe NAS, qui est aussi un serveur de fichiers accessible par Internet (NAS) de n'importe où dans le monde : votre nuage privé

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Hardware Secrets: ioSafe Launches Disaster Proof NAS Server
September 2012

The ioSafe NS is a fireproof and waterproof storage device

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Photography Bay: ioSafe NAS Aims to Be a Disaster Proof Private Cloud NAS
September 2012

ioSafe has launched an indiegogo campaign to help build its next disaster proof storage device — the ioSafe NAS.

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Home Server Show: ioSafe announces the ioSafe NAS on Indiegogo
September 2012

ioSafe is the king when it comes to protecting your local data from disaster. From the titanium Rugged Portable to the fireproof/waterproof Solo series ioSafe can safely protect your data from almost any type of disaster. Today they are upping the ante with the ioSafe NAS, a disaster proof network attached storage (NAS) appliance that is powered by the Synology Diskstation Manager (DSM).

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Moose Peterson: ioSafe Disaster-Proof Private Cloud
September 2012

This is something that you just might want to be a part of. I know I'm in!

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Run Around Tech: ioSafe UnVeils its Newest Storage Powerhouse
September 2012

I've been a HUGE fan of ioSafe, ever since I burned up my very first Solo drive in the back of a beat up car. How can you not have respect for a product which you personally introduce to over 1,000 degrees and go on to recover your own personal data from moments later.

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Bright Side of News: ioSafe Announces ioSafe NAS Private Cloud
September 2012

ioSafe today announced they would be releasing a new network attached storage solution designed as a private cloud.

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Gear Diary: ioSafe Turns to Indiegogo to Help Fund the .Disaster-Proof Private Cloud.
September 2012

We've long been fans of ioSafe. We've spent time with them as they burnt, crushed and soaked hard drives. We've seen the drives abused with shocking results. We also taken shotgun shots as their drives. Now ioSafe has taken things even further. They've turned to Indiegogo to help fund their newest endeavor, the ioSafe NAS.

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Tech Investor News:
September 2012

IoSafe unveils disaster-proof, Synology-based dual-bay NAS server

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Raoul Pop: Hardware preview - ioSafe NAS
Septmber 2012

ioSafe, the company famous for its line of rugged external drives that can withstand disasters such as floods, fires and even crushing weight, has come up with a new product: the ioSafe NAS (Network Attached Storage) device.

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Connected Digital World: ioSafe Announces the ioSafe NAS Private Cloud
September 2012

ioSafe has announced the ioSafe NAS Private Cloud product, and has tapped Indiegogo to commercialize it.

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Legit Reviews: ioSafe Announces the ioSafe NAS Private Cloud
September 2012

ioSafe aims to tackle data vulnerability and security in the private cloud market with the ioSafe NAS, a disaster proof network attached storage (NAS) appliance powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) aimed at the SOHO, SMB and Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) markets.

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SLAW: Innovative Storage...Funding...and More!
September 2012

There is much talk about the cloud these days and the innovation that it offers to lawyers and law firms. Well ioSafe, the manufacturer of secure, hardened hard drives (that are used in law offices and elsewhere) have announced an innovative way to bring their latest product to market.

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Dental Technology Blog: ioSafe NAS Disaster-Proof Private Cloud
September 2012

We're all familiar with The Cloud. It's basically using a computer somewhere on the Internet to store your data and provide info like an email, calendar, or organizer. However, those services are at the mercy of whoever is running the computers or the data centers where the computers are housed.

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Tej Babra: ioSafe Announces ioSafe NAS Private Cloud
September 2012

ioSafe a company that has really established themselves at creating virtually indestucable hardive enclosures that are fire proof and water proof , just announced today the ioSafe NAS.

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GetConnected: ioSafe NAS
September 2012

Do you have files being shared on your network? Is this important data you want to protect? More and more businesses and homeowners use Network Attached Storage, or NAS, to for safe keeping of large amounts of data.

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Nelson Dumais: Nuage privé à toute épreuve
September 2012

La Californienne ioSafe, vous savez, cette firme qui aime stresser ses disques durs à de fusil ou avec des béliers mécanique, vient de lancer un produit à toute épreuve appelé ioSafe NAS Disaster-Proof Private Cloud.

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Joe McNally: Field Test the ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive
September 2012

ioSafe recently approached us about testing out a couple of their Ultra-Rugged Portable Hard Drives, so we thought we'd give them a bit of a workout ...

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PCWorld: Prepare your business for digital disaster
September 2012

You don't have to look hard to find tales of technological disaster. The Gauss virus infiltrated thousands of Middle Eastern PCs, where it could intercept online banking credentials. Apple iPhones were revealed to be vulnerable to spoofed SMS messages. Floods all but demolished Western Digital's hard drive production facilities in Thailand.

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Electronic House: 13 Best Gadgets to Make Back to School Cool
September 2012

Photos, music, term papers and other data can be like currency. Of course, accidents happen. A virus or some other malfunction can wipe out all of that hard work and those memories in an instant. However, this portable hard drive will do its best to make sure that content stays intact.

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TWiT: Shoot it,burn it
September 2012

Storage, HD you can't kill, do you trust the cloud?, and more

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Photography Bay: ioSafe Has In-Office Disaster for Unintended Product Testing
September 2012

Around the same time I published the recent ioSafe Extreme Rugged hard drive review, ioSafe had its own in-office disaster when a sprinkler pipe broke and flooded its office. Fortunately, they were using their own ioSafe waterproof drives throughout the offices and didn't lose any data.

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CNET: Top five external drives for hard-core users
August 2012

Generally, the term "hard-core" and external hard drives don't go together. This is because external/portable hard drives are probably the most popular and casual types of consumer storage. But some of them can get really serious, too.

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9to5Mac: Summer peripheral review and gift guide
August 2012

If you take important files or backups with you on the go and can't risk dropping, crushing or submerging your drive, ioSafe is about the most rugged portable hard drive we've ever heard of.

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Computer Shopper: The Best External Hard Drives
August 2012

Whether for extra storage or daily backup, nothing beats the convenience of a plug-in hard drive. Here are five of our favorites.

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The Independent: The 10 Best tough gadgets
August 2012

If you regularly wreck mobiles, need a watch that can take a kicking or fancy a water-proof MP3, check these out...

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DJ Times: Digital Accessories
August 2012

Talking about storage, The DJ Times' Paul Dailey says, "For true professionals, in my opinion, there is now a clear leader of the pack and only one company that matters." And that's ioSafe.

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Staples easyBLOG: Back-to-school gadgets - tech supplies for students of all ages
August 2012

When you hear someone mention back-to-school gadgets, you're likely to think of devices such as tablets, desktop computers and laptops. Although these are all things that most students either already own or have on their shopping list, there are other tech supplies that should definitely be considered.

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Men's Fitness: Give me your best shot
July 2012

Here are three innovative bits of rugged kit for those who need gear that can take a few licks.

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Practical Archivist: Fireproof & Waterproof Hard Drive - Too Good to Be True?
July 2012

The first time I ever even heard of such a thing as a waterproof and fireproof external hard drive was in an article called Beyond organizing: storing and preserving those precious photos and videos by Omar Gallaga of Digital Savant.

Since I was interviewed for the piece, Omar invited me to read the online version and make sure there weren't any errors. The only quibble I had was with a fireproof external hard drive. Because, seriously?

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USA Today: Gear to protect your gadgets from 'techmageddon'
July 2012

You know the feeling of finishing up a big project, and suddenly something goes wrong. You spill a drink on your laptop, the power goes off or Microsoft Word crashes for the umpteenth time. Point is: Murphy's Law really has it in for you. We aren't able to help you recover that Powerpoint presentation you spent all month working on (maybe the IT guy has ideas), but we can point you to tech solutions to help deal with these techmageddon-type situations.

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TechSavvy: Best Hard Drives and Memory
June 2012

We can't help but pause these days when we see an inconsequential video or silly image and think about how the size of that one file alone is larger than the memory capacity of many of the first modern computers, such as the Commodore 64 or the Apple IIE. But these days, as the price for memory has decreased, the capacity for portable storage devices such as hard drives has increased. Kilobytes are obviously a matter of the distant past, but consumers now no longer need to worry about megabytes even. Choosing a reasonably priced storage solution is now a matter of having quick and easy access to storing gigabytes and even terabytes of information. That said, here's a buying guide to the best hard drives and memory cards that can make the task much simpler.

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Moose Peterson: ioSafe Rocks!
June 2012

Protection of your images, especially when on the road is essential. I've gone through my fair number of external hard drives in my search for the right one. ioSafe produces a series of hard drives that are the ultimate hard drive protection!

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Pixiq: How to keep your photos safe - Backup routines!
June 2012

As photographers, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to take the most beautiful photos ever. Do you spend enough time keeping them safe?

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Scholastic: Bullet Proof Data
June 2012

Every piece of data at a school should be precious and ioSafe's Solo G3 treats it like it's irreplaceable.

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Yahoo: A hard drive is good to find: Six external drives with a twist
June 2012

Not all hard drives are created equal.

Oh sure, they all do the same thing at its core - store all your files, such as documents, photos, videos, music and games - but some of today's external hard drives go beyond the call of duty with advanced features ranging from wireless connectivity and extreme ruggedness to automatic back-up software and designer bodies.

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Vagabondish: The 8 Most High Tech Travel Devices & Wearable Technologies for Travelers
May 2012

We're living in crazy times, fellow travelers. The future is now. We'll likely see more advancement in the way of travel, portable media, and "social" technology in the next few years than in all of the twentieth century combined. Seriously.

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Huffington Post: Top 9 Toughest Tech Gadgets
May 2012

You want to know where the beach is? Here, I'll point with my tough tech smartphone GPS. Why did I throw the phone against a wall as hard as I could? Because I can that's why.

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TechRadar: Tech designed to last: 6 of the best
May 2012

Gadgets are not immune from the second law of thermodynamics: they tend to break down. Your new iPhone 4S eventually shows wear and tear (not to mention a few dents and even screen cracks). A tablet that looks shiny and new one day starts to age over time with grime and dust. Fortunately, laptops, phones, televisions, and even cars are made with long-lasting materials. These products were designed to last beyond a few months - they could even last a decade.

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Blast: Class of 2012 grads gadget gift guide
May 2012

As commencement season comes upon us, a lot of your favorite grads may have already amassed a fortune in gadgets and electronics. But as 2008's gadget of the year begins to age and the student loans start to come due, you can bet your class of '12er won't be running around to buy the latest and greatest anytime soon.

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Machinima: ioSafe Rugged Hard Drive w/Hundar
May 2012

In this week's Wrecknology, we're reviewing ioSafe's Rugged Portable Solid State Drive, which can stand up to almost anything. I say "almost" because it hasn't met Hundar...UNTIL NOW.

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CIO: 10 Must-Have Gadgets for the Traveling Executive
May 2012

Members of an increasingly mobile workforce can suffer from gadget overload. From smartphones, tablets and notebooks to a wide variety of peripherals for security, battery charging and productivity on the go, deciding which devices to pack can be a daunting challenge. Here are 10 smart gadgets to help you work better while on the go.

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Travel Channel: Let's Light Things Up
April 2012

Chris watches the ioSafe Thunderbolt Hard Drive get zapped by Dr. Megavolt.

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USA Today: Tough gadgets love a good shock
April 2012

Technophiles love their shiny devices but live in constant fear of scratches, cracks and other damage that comes with everyday use and occasional clumsiness. You can rest easy knowing there are a number of tough gadgets built to last and endure the harshest of conditions.

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Discovery News: The black box of hard drives
April 2012

What are the chances your hard drive will get struck by lightning? Maybe we should back up a bit...in a couple of ways. First, backing up two days, Saturday was World Backup Day. And second, if you're not already safehousing your data, moving forward you really should back up.

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Neil van Niekerk: photography workflow - back-up plans
March 2012

Photographer Neil van Niekerk talks about his backup strategy.

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USA TODAY: Torture testing ioSafe's Rugged Portable drive (video)
March 2012

ioSafe's got one of the toughest drives in the market. We run it over with a car, throw it from a balcony and toss it into a pool. Alice Truong reports.

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CNET: Top 5 external drives - Backing up is a personal matter
March 2012

This last Saturday of March is World Backup Day and you'll see a lot of storage vendors taking this occasion to pitch their products for backup purposes. I am about to do a similar thing, but from a very different point of view: yours.

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PC Magazine: The Top 5 Best External Hard Drives
March 2012

PC Magazine names the Rugged Portable SSD as one of their Top 5 Best External Hard Drives.

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Tech Goes Strong: Top New Gadgets - Form Boosts Function
March 2012

Technology isn't always about, well, technology. Sometimes it's about how you package the technology. This week's top gadgets include ergonomic innovations that improve an iPad case, an external hard drive, a Webcam, a video baby monitor, a vacuum cleaner and even an alarm clock.

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MSN Tech and Gadgets: Tough gadgets with style
March 2012

MSN looked at some of the toughest gadgets out there, including the ioSafe Rugged Portable.

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FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth: Digital Backup Devices (video)
March 2012

It's not a matter of "if" but "when" your computer crashes, taking all of your data, pictures and important information with it. Steve Noviello has some of the best digital backup devices, just in time for World Backup Day, which is March 31.

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Forbes: Battle of the Rugged Hard Drives - IoSafe's Rugged Portable vs LaCie's Rugged Mini
March 2012

ioSafe talks a big game when it comes to drive durability. Its Rugged Portable solid-state drive can withstand 20-foot drops, underwater submersion for up to three days and two and a half tons of crushing weight.

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PC Magazine: The Top 5 Best External Hard Drives
February 2012

PC Magazine lists the Rugged Portable as one of the best 5 external hard drives.

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HEXUS: ioSafe ruggedized hard drive battered by HEXUS (video)
February 2012

ioSafe visited HEXUS for a product demonstration. We decided to have fun with with Rugged Portable.

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T3: ioSafe Solo 1TB hardrive Fire Test (video)
February 2012

The ioSafe solo is fireproof and waterproof and built for destruction. We thought we'd put it to the test with a good-old tech bonfire.

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ZDNet: ioSafe cooks up a rugged storage demo
February 2012

The US company, which is known for its eye-catching demos (check out this million-volt drive-zapping escapade), is announcing the UK availability of its fireproof, waterproof, shockproof, crushproof and theftproof external hard drives and SSDs.

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HEXUS: Holy smokes, Batman, the ioSafe Solo on fire (video)
February 2012

Ruggedized caddy that's fireproof and waterproof. We obliterate it.

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ZDNet UK: ioSafe rugged storage demo (video)
February 2012

On Thursday, ioSafe's CEO Robb Moore visited ZDNet UK's offices to show off the company's fireproof, waterproof, shockproof, crushproof and theftproof external hard drives and SSDs.

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IT Pro: ioSafe unveils 'disaster-proof hardware' for UK market
February 2012

ioSafe this week unleashed its product family onto the UK market, giving us storage it claimed could survive any disaster.

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V3: ioSafe brings disaster-proof storage to the UK
February 2012

US firm ioSafe is bringing its line of disaster-proof storage hardware to the UK, enabling both business and consumer customers to ensure they do not lose their data in the event of a fire or other incident.

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Pioneer Press: Minnesota Wild players do to hard drive what fire, water, cars can't (w/ VIDEOS)
February 2012

For over-the-top theatrics at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, no one can beat the ioSafe maker of punishment-resistant computer hard drives.

At this year's CES in January, the company zapped one of its drives with electricity courtesy of Dr. Megavolt and a Tesla coil. At the previous CES, it subjected its hardware to bullet fire.

Ah, but I was pretty sure I could top anything in ioSafe's arsenal of circus-style gimmickry.

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IT Business Edge: Building a Disaster-Proof Private Cloud for Your SMB
February 2012

I've written previously about how an increasing number of NAS appliances such as Iomega's StorCenter ix2 and the Disk Station NAS from Synology incorporate capabilities that make it easy to literally build a private cloud using a pair of NASes.

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London Drugs Nerd Blog: ioSafe Portable is one Rock Solid Drive
February 2012

ioSafe is a rugged portable backup solution which provides ultimate peace of mind. Not wishing to believe all the advertising hype, we had Julian Sanders go out with an ioSafe and put it through its paces. He set it on fire, froze the drive, put it through the dishwasher and ran over it with a heavy construction vehicle and provided video evidence of the trials.

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MSNBC: Zapping a hard drive with lightning (video)
February 2012

Rugged hard drive manufacturer, ioSafe, showed off the durability of their hard drives by blasting the drives with a massive Tesla coil, during the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.

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Discovery Channel: Daily Planet Show (video)
January 2012

Daily Planet host Ziya Tong reports on ioSafe's electrifying CES demo.

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Engadget: ioSafe Solo G3 hands-on
January 2012

After the heavy stench of ozone started to clear, ioSafe officially took the wraps off the Solo G3 -- the latest in its line of fire and waterproof storage solutions.

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Engadget: ioSafe gives shocking demo of Thunderbolt Rugged Portable prototype (video)
January 2012

Every year ioSafe has some absurd demo to show off just how tough its rugged hard drives are. They've already played with fire and peppered a portable model with buckshot. This year the company turned to an eight-foot tall Tesla coil and pointed its bolts of current at a prototype Thunderbolt model of its Rugged Portable

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PC World: ioSafe Electrocutes Its Latest Rugged Portable Thunderbolt Drive
January 2012

At last year's CES, ioSafe shot up its Rugged Portable hard drive with a 12-gauge, and the year before that it ran over its Solo SSD with a steamroller. Not to be outdone (by itself), this year ioSafe put on a truly electrifying performance.

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PC World: CES 2012 Top Picks - Just the Best Gear, Gadgets, and Tech
January 2012

Tech that shined at CES 2012 ranged from Ultrabooks, tablets, faster wireless technologies, and innovative gadgets that would make James Bond envious.

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Macworld: CES: Thunderbolt hard drive zapped with 1,000,000 volts (Video)
January 2012

At last year's CES, ioSafe shot up its Rugged Portable hard drive with a 12-gauge, and the year before that it ran over its Solo SSD with a steamroller. Not to be outdone (by itself), this year ioSafe put on a truly electrifying performance.

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MacLife: ioSafe Shows off New Thunderbolt Hard Drive by Zapping It with Electricity
January 2012

ioSafe, the makers of the fire- and water-proof Rugged Portable hard drives, have just announced the next generation of drives that are both Thunderbolt compatible and thunderbolt proof. Not only does the drive hook up to a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac, but it's also safe in a lightning storm -- or, perhaps more commonly, an electricity short from a bad power outlet.

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Machinma: CES 2012 Prank Challenge!!! (video)
January 2012

For the next 2 days Khail and Bruce will take the CES challenge: find the best tech and accomplish ridiculous tasks! This is not your ordinary convention coverage.

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Tekzilla: Million volt Tesla coil versus tiny hard drive (video)
January 2012

Dr Megavolt slammed ioSafe's new drive with a million volts! Did it survive?

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Tekzilla: LG Vs Samsung, OLED Vs Glasses Free 3D HDTV, and The Indestructible Hard Drive
January 2012

We cover the highlights from CES 2012

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Gizmodo: Finally, Thunderbolt Stuff You Can Actually Buy Is on the Way
January 2012

Thunderbolt is fast. Acutally, that's a simplistic view. It's incredibly fast (10Gbps bi-directional speeds!) and can handle multiple protocols. You can use Thunderbolt to attach a monitor, external drives, video capture devices, and hubs that support USB and Firewire. Real products are finally arriving, so we thought we'd make a list of the best ones.

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Chicago Tribune: Consumer Electronic Show full of demos, from zapping hard drives to showing off hardware to child's play
January 2012

Nerds, don't try this at home: All of the devices on display at CES require a lot of electricity. Maybe the exhibitors should talk to ioSafe. The maker of rugged hard drives hired Austin Richards, a physicist who goes by the stage name Dr. MegaVolt, to build a giant Tesla coil that generates 1 million volts of electricity.

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BBC: Physicist's one million volt homemade coil on show at CES
January 2012

A physicist dressed in a metal suit helped hard drive company ioSafe market their line of products by zapping them with a one million volt homemade Tesla coil, as part of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.

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CNET: ioSafe silences Solo G3 drive, recommends Synology
January 2012

In addition to the new Rugged Portable Thunderbolt that was announced with a bang, the maker of disaster-proof storage devices also unveiled today atCES 2012 the brand-new Solo G3 external hard drive.

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CNET: ioSafe unveils Thunderbolt drive with lightning and a hidden message
January 2012

Following its tradition of the last threeCES shows, (and as I predicted prior to CES 2012), the maker of disaster-proof hard drives pulled off a spectacular show this year to unveil its Rugged Portable Thunderbolt drive. This time the demo came with a little twist.

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Tom's Hardware: ioSafe Jolts Thunderbolt SSD RAID With 1,000,000 Volts
January 2012

Tom's Hardware reports on ioSafe hair-raising CES demo.

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The Verge: ioSafe puts Thunderbolt drive to lightning test (hands-on and video)
January 2012

External storage company ioSafe likes to put on a show at CES. Last year, it demonstrated its ultratough Rugged Portable hard drives by unleashing journalists with shotguns and assault rifles on them. This year, it decided to test its Thunderbolt-compatible prototype's shockproofing instead - by bringing in Tesla coil enthusiast Austin Richards, also known as Dr. MegaVolt.

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TweakTown: ioSafe Thinks TweakTown is Great and the Real Story Behind Tesla Testing
January 2012

With the CES attendees safe at home we can now tell you the full story behind the ioSafe Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self Event.

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TweakTown: ioSafe get all crazy trying to electrify media and new Thunderbolt drive with Tesla coil
January 2012

This morning we ventured out to the Las Vegas Country Club where the folks over at ioSafe held one of their now famous CES demo-lition events.

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The Blaze: Can this hard drive withstand electrocution from a 1 million volt Tesla coil?
January 2012

ioSafe, a company that makes "disaster-proof" hardware and touts its technology as like a "little black box" for hard drives, has conducted some pretty extreme demonstrations to showcase the beating its products can withstand.

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PC Advisor: Thunderbolt hard drive zapped with 1,000,000 volts (video)
January 2012

This isn't the type of environment that hard drives typically favor. That's a tesla coil that can generate a million volts.

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PC Pro: 1 million volts, a hard drive and Dr Megavolt
January 2012

"Just put your signature there," said the ioSafe rep. "It's nothing to worry about. Oh, but one thing. Whatever Dr Megavolt says, do it."

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Home Server Show: ioSafe shocks the Rugged Portable Thunderbolt
January 2012

ioSafe has never been shy when it comes to testing their own gear to the extreme.

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Sympatico: Watch a hard drive get zapped with 1,000,000 volts
January 2012

At CES, a trade show known for its outrageous demos and so-called 'booth babes', it can be hard to grab people's attention. Unless you own a Tesla coil. And you don't fear death.

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Legit Reviews: ioSafe Zaps Rugged Portable Thunderbolt Drive with Tesla Coil at CES 2012
January 2012

ioSafe has created a reputation for attempting to creatively destroy one of their rugged external storage enclosures. Since the Thunderbolt technology was very popular in the external storage markets for CES 2012, ioSafe decided their new Thunderbolt Rugged Portable drive should be put to the ultimate test of its name. So the guys over at ioSafe justifiably used a tesla coil to generate nearly one million volts and zapped the drive to see if it could take a direct lightening strike

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Portfolio.com: The Cage of Death
January 2012

At today's CES, a Tesla coil from the Stanford linear accelerator is used to repeatedly zap ioSafe's Thunderbot Rugged portable prototype with a million volts of electricity.

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TheTechStop: ioSafe Takes a Thunderbolt to the Thunderbolt
January 2012

Every year for the past 4 years I have come to CES knowing that ioSafe is going to do something to their rugged line of storage products.

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Mactrast: ioSafe new Thunderbolt drive can withstand 1 million volts!
January 2012

We listed the IoSafe Rugged Portable Thunderbolt drive as part of our roundup of new Thunderbolt devices shown at CES 2012, but what we didn't show you might be a little more shocking - this drive can withstand a one million volt electric surge!

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Runaround Tech: ioSafe Rugged Portable with Thunderbolt Takes On the Steel Cage of Death
January 2012

One of the highlights I look forward to each year at CES is the demo by the guys from ioSafe. The first year I attended their demonstration they lit a hard drive on fire, dowsed it with water and then ran over it with a gigantic earth mover. Last year they took us all to a shooting range off the strip where each attendee got the chance to blast one of their drives with a shotgun.

How do they top demos like that? How about by shooting 1 million volts (not a typo) through one of the new Rugged Portable Drives with Thunderbolt by using a Tesla Coil to do it?

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UWHS: UWHS Has a SHOCKING Time with ioSafe
January 2012

Last year we blasted an ioSafe hard drive with a shotgun, this year, we were in for a shock! Literally! ioSafe have a new Thunderbolt drive coming out in a few months time. To show that it is capable of surviving electric shocks they decide to go all out and blast it with a million volts from a Tesla coil - yes, you read that correctly, a Tesla coil.

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Residential Systems: Day 3: Sony Crystal, Dish, 'Shocking' ioSafe Video and More
January 2012

Data storage and protection is becoming an even bigger issue than ever. Between photos, videos, music, and documents, we all have possibly Terabytes of irreplaceable data. And if you've ever experienced a drive loss - either though failure or some disaster - then you know the pain that can result.

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Residential Systems: 17 Superlatives from CES
January 2012

Well, the fat lady has sung, the curtains have been closed and CES 2012 is officially a few days in the bag. After several days of decompressing and detoxing - there is a LOT of drinking in Vegas - and reflecting, I thought I would share my list of Best, Worst, Coolest, and other superlatives from this year's biggest party in all of electronics.

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Technology Tell: ioSafe Cranks Up the Cage of Death
January 2012

CES is such a monstrously huge show, you can spend eight hours a day on the floor for a solid week (and I have), and still come away feeling like you haven't really seen anything. And in the midst of all that noise, it can be tough for any company that isn't a household name to draw in the spectators, especially a company whose demo is way off-site.

ioSafe, makers of nigh-indestructible hard drives, figured out a way to draw crowds to its spectacle this year: the company's reps sent out mysterious invitations to a mysterious demo dubbed the "Cage of Death."

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IT World: Thunderbolt hard drive zapped with 1,000,000 volts
January 2012

Showing off how rugged its hard drives are ioSafe followed up last year's hard drive shootout with an electrocution.

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LanOC Reviews: Shocked by ioSafe's CES demo
January 2012

For the second meeting of the day it was a easy one. Being picked up at the hotel by the ioSafe group we headed up to the Las Vegas Country Club. Not knowing what to expect I opened my mind to anything. Boy was I in for big surprise.

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OCIA: CES 2012
January 2012

ioSafe invited us to the tennis pavilion at the Las Vegas Country Club to demonstrate their new Rugged Portable Thunderbolt drive. Playing on the Thunderbolt theme, ioSafe set up the most convincing demo I have witnessed in the four years that I have attended CES.

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TFTS: ioSafe Thunderbolt Drive Endures Million-Volt Barrage From A Tesla Coil In Demonstration Of Its Durability
January 2012

You've got to hand it to the crew at ioSafe for knowing how to put on a show. That and showing off just how durable their external drives are; last year, they sent a swarm of tech journalists armed with shotguns and assault rifles into the ring with their Rugged Portable drive, and this year, for the Thunderbolt drive, they took things one step up by subjecting the metaphorical Thunderbolt drive to literal thunderbolts. Specifically, those generated by a million-volt Tesla coil.

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FutureLooks: ioSafe Sends A Million Volts Into Their New Rugged Portable Thunderbolt Drive and it Lived! (Video)
January 2012

CES is the place to check out the hottest hardware and gadgets. So when it comes to services and software, it's a really tough sell against all the cool stuff you can touch and feel and play with. Although ioSafe creates some fantastically rugged products that keep your data safe from physical trauma, the biggest selling point of their products is the service (and a bit of the software) that comes with each of their products.

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The Next Web: The best demo at CES involved a hard drive, a 1M volt tesla coil and punked journalists
January 2012

The guys at ioSafe set up a pretty impressive demonstration of its rugged hard drive line at CES, which it just added a Thunderbolt connector to. The demo involved applying a 1M volt tesla coil to the casing of the drive.

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Neowin: ioSafe hard drive struck by lightning, still works
January 2012

One of the more interesting events we witnessed at CES was from the hardware vendor ioSafe. The company creates "disaster proof hardware" that is designed to withstand fires, floods, and robberies, and in order to highlight how cool their storage devices are, they attempt to destroy the drives every year at CES.

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Chip Chick: IoSafe's Hard Drive Withstands 1 Million Volts From a Tesla Surge Unit
January 2012

People fork out loads of money on home insurance to protect their assets, but they often forget to think about the digital assets. You can replace bedding and clothes, but treasured videos and images are harder to get back, and with so many people having large digital libraries you need to start considering how to care for these memories.

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ABC 33/40: CES 2012
January 2012

ABC 33/40's Thomas Lower talks about the highlights of CES

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IDG News Service World Tech Update: CES 2012
January 2012

The technology magnet known as CES generated most of the news this week. Nick Barber of the IDG News Service reports from Las Vegas.

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Computer Shopper: The Best of CES 2012
January 2012

There is guerilla marketing, and then there's trained-commando, Delta Force-style marketing that blows away everyone in the room before they realize what happened.

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Gear Diary: ioSafe Shocks Us Again at CES 2012
January 2012

ioSafe is known for keeping your data SAFE. How safe? Well, first we took the initiative to burn and water-soak a drive, and the data was still recoverable. Then, starting with CES 2010, ioSafe decided to show everyone that their drives are capable of withstanding burning, soaking, dropping, and crushing. In 2011, we upped the ante again and took shots (yes, using a gun) at an ioSafe drive, and the data saved on the ioSafe drive came out unscathed. Well, we wondered what they would do next and, at CES 2012, we found out.

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Bright Side of News: ioSafe SSDs Get Shocked but Resist Data Loss
January 2012

During CES 2012, we were invited to a demo ioSafe was doing to promote just how tough their hard drive enclosures are and how important it is to keep data safe. We were excited to see what they had planned this year, as the previous year they took the press out to a shooting range to use their hard drives as targets. We were not disappointed.

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Off Track Planet: OTP's Guide to Partying Your Ass Off with a Hard Drive (in Brooklyn)
January 2012

OTP got its man hands on an ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive. Now this guy makes some tough claims, says he's "made to withstand the most extreme environments", can hang out 30 feet underwater for three days, feels no pain when dropped from up to 20 feet and can bear 5,000 pounds of crush.

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CRN: 25 Must-See Products At CES 2012
January 2012

As the explosion of mobile devices and the consumerization of IT continue to reshape the technology landscape, there's no better place to see the newest gadgets and innovations than the Consumer Electronics Show. From Ultrabooks and new mobile devices to TV phones and cloud services, here's a look at 25 must-see products at this CES 2012.

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Canoe: Back-ups, budgeting and booty
January 2012

New year, new you — or so they say, right? The only cliché more hoary than the New Year's resolution is the automatic assumption that all of those well-intentioned plans to improve our lives will have collapsed by Groundhog Day.

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Global Edmonton: ioSafe Rugged Portable (video)
January 2012

Technology expert Steve Makris demonstrates the Rugged Portable on Global Edmonton's morning news show.


The Daily Caller: Pro-Christmas gear: Top 10 last-minute Christmas gifts
December 2011

Christmas Eve is Saturday and shoppers, as usual, are fitting in some last-minute gift grabbing for their loved ones. The Daily Caller, a decidedly pro-Christmas news organization, found 10 hot technology gifts essential to winning the War on Christmas.

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Small Business Computing: Disaster Relief: 10 Tech Tools to Save Your Business
December 2011

In August 2011, Hurricane Irene traveled up the East Coast, delivering high winds and drenching rain from the Carolinas to New York City as predicted. However, no one anticipated that many towns in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Vermont would be flooded for days, jeopardizing the IT systems -- and very existence -- of hundreds of small businesses. In Texas, meanwhile, a lack of water fueled wildfires that destroyed dozens more.

And it's not just natural catastrophes that can wipe out your precious data: hard drives crash, PCs get stolen, viruses corrupt files and employees inadvertently (or maliciously) delete folders. You can protect your business from such calamity by preparing for disaster recovery in advance for events ranging from the unexpected to the unthinkable. These 10 small business technology products and services will help you do just that.

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PC World New Zealand: Top 40 products of the year
December 2011

PC World's top 40 products of the year cover everything from text editor software through to components, such as motherboards, that you might use to build your own system. From the products that scored highest in reviews, we've picked the best and brightest of the more than 320 New Zealand-released tech products we've tested in 2011.

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Photofocus: My New Favorite Portable Image Storage Device - ioSafe 500 GB External Hard Drive
December 2012

When I am on the road I am terribly paranoid about data loss. Here's a nightmare scene - you travel to Italy from the U.S., you take your old laptop because you've heard horror stories about Customs arbitrarily seizing and holding for ransom various computers, your old hard drive fails with all of your cool new Italy images onboard. Life as you know it ends.

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Global News: Top 10 tech gadgets for the holidays
December 2011

My top 10 tech gadgets for the Holiday season are not the cheapest or most expensive, nor the most recent. It's based on smart design, usefulness and something others would appreciate having.

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International Business Times: 10 Gift Ideas for the Frequent Traveler
December 2011

Is there someone on your holiday list that spends most of their time on planes, trains, or on the road? Deciding on the right gift for a frequent traveler can be difficult, especially in the sea of luggage choices and useless tech gadgets.

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Forbes: 20 Gadgets of Christmas - IoSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive
December 2011

Standard portable hard drives plastic casing makes them vulnerable on the move, but ioSafe's Rugged portable hard drive gives users space, speed and peace of mind.

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American Express OPEN Forum: 12 Cool Holiday Gift Ideas For Business Owners
December 2011

In our first of its kind holiday gift guide we thought of everything that the small-business owner or entrepreneur should have. Then, we threw in a few items for that entrepreneur who seems to have everything. In this list, you'll find gadgets that will help increase productivity, make business travel just a bit more enjoyable and help that business owner achieve better work-life balance.

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Meetings and Conventions: Must-Have Travel Gadgets
December 2012

As meeting planners well know, technology can be a frequent traveler's best friend. The following gadgets, all of which lay claim to such distinction, are highly recommended after having been subjected to the rigors of real-life business travel.

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CPA Practice Advisor: Gifts, Gadgets and Tech for the Holidays
December 2011

Yes, the holidays are nearly upon us.

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PC World: 20 Great Gifts for the Tech Obsessed
December 2011

Hard to believe, but once again it's time to put together our holiday wish lists. Here are 20 of our favorite products submitted and tested and "Cool Yule Elf" approved.

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Macworld: External desktop hard drives buying guide
December 2011

Macworld list the SoloPRO is of their favorite external hard drives.

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IT Business Edge: Eight Gifts to Power up Your SOHO Setup
November 2011

I've put together a list of gift ideas suited for the small office/home office (SOHO) setup. Get them for a loved one, or simply use the opportunity to spruce up on your hardware lineup to work better in the year ahead.

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Gadling: Holiday gift guide for business travelers
November 2011

If you like with someone who travels extensively for business, you know how chaotic life can be for them (and you, too). Any gifts that you give them that can simplify their lives and make their time on the road easier will be greatly appreciated. That said, business travelers - and most frequent travelers, for that matter - can be very particular about what they like and what gets left at home. If you're planning on surprising the business traveler in your life with a gift this holiday season, be sure to read on before you spend a dime. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite travel gear that are sure to become part of your business travelers arsenal against road weariness.

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News.com.au: Christmas Gift Guide 2011
November 2011

The Rugged Portable is mentioned in News.com.au's Christmas Gift Guide.

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Nerds on Call: Backup Basics
November 2011

There are certain things we all know we should do: change the oil every 3,000 miles, choose different passwords for every online login, and back up our computers.

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Macworld: Portable hard drives buying guide
November 2011

The Macworld team list the Rugged Portable as one of their favorite portable hard drives.

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San Diego Daily Transcript: Gift guide for the holidays
November 2011

I've looked at dozens of products over the year, and here are some of my favorites that make great holiday gifts.

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Ventura County Star: ioSafe designed to protect your precious data
November 2011

There's something just right about wool socks. I insist on receiving a few pairs every Christmas. At first my family rebelled - they said socks are just too practical to be a satisfying gift. But, to me, nothing finer can be found under the tree. Today we'll talk about high tech holiday gifts that are - in spirit - wool socks. These are items that may not be exciting to unwrap but that will give a warm and fuzzy feeling for years to come.

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Variety: Holiday gadget gift guide
November 2011

Spending on consumer electronics will account for one-third of all holiday gift-shopping this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Assn. -- but finding the right gift for the gadget-hound on your list won't be easy, or cheap. While overall electronics prices are falling in some categories, like TVs, items on the cutting edge tend to carry a premium pricetag. They're also often hard to get since they may not be carried by big-box stores and thus not be on the radar of most shoppers. To help out, Variety has put together its annual list of items that are bound to please even the most discriminating techie.

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TUAW: Holiday Gift Guide - The all-purpose Mac setup
November 2011

Welcome to TUAW's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide! We're here to help you choose the best gifts this holiday season, and once you've received your gifts we'll tell you what apps and accessories we think are best for your new Apple gear.

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ESPN: Welcome to ESPN's Holiday Gift Guide
November 2011

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the holiday shopping season has officially begun. Our annual Holiday Gift Guide is here to help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. We kick things off with tech blogger Danny Mavromatis' picks for the season's best items for the gadget geeks in your life.

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TechEye: Predict what the ioSafe lunatics do next, win some stuff
November 2011

Indestructible hard drive mad-men at ioSafe are hosting another one of their pre-CES competitions. 'tis the season, a spokesperson tells us.

All you have to do is correctly guess how they'll be testing their latest kit at the next show. Just to give you an idea, the team doesn't usually bother with benchmarks: in January this year they invited us along to carry out IT support's wet dream. Not Star Trek nudes, shooting shotguns at hard drives. The things didn't break.

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FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth: Steve Noviello's Product Picks of the Year
November 2011

Consumer reporter Steve Noviello review hundreds of product pitches each year. These are the products he'll be adding to his own holiday wish list! Check out his top product picks of the year!

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Vagabondish: 2011 Holiday Gear Guide - 10 Gadgets for the Traveler Who Has (Almost) Everything
November 2011

It's been some time since we wrote up a proper alliteration-friendly gift-giving gadget guide for travelers. With Black Friday fast approaching, what better time than now?

While it's been a great year for sleek, new travel gadgets, it's often hard to separate the essential from the [ahem] crap. Here, we present our top ten travel gear favorites of 2011.

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CTV Calgary: Top tech gift ideas (video)
November 2011

Tech expert Maurice Cacho lists his 3 top tech gift ideas for 2012.

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CTV Saskatoon: Testing the ioSafe Rugged Portable
November 2011

Julian Sanders from London Drug's tests the Rugged Portable on live TV.

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Network World: Cool Yule Favorites - 20 techie gifts we like
November 2011

Hard to believe, but once again it's time to put together our holiday wish lists. Here are 20 of our favorite products submitted and tested and "Cool Yule Elf" approved.

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Audioholics: 2011 Consumer Electronics Christmas Gifts Guide
November 2011

We love this time of year - when we bring out some of the most unusual, compelling, cute, different, or just plain interesting products across a wide swath of the consumer electronics industry.

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Adventure Sports Holidays: Travel laptops and data storage: How to keep those files safe.
November 2011

Having a problem at home with your computer is frustrating, but having one on the road is truly troubling. Where did those files go? Which version am I looking at? And worse of all, where the hell is my backup? Having one of the best travel laptops of 2011 won't help you, and taking a tablet on your travels is no protection against a virus. Here's three ways to keep your files save when travelling.

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Yahoo Totaltravel: Essentials for the intrepid traveller
November 2011

Forget iPads and self-inflating neck pillows, these are the real travel gadgets you have to have...

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Tekzilla: Rugged HD Torture Test (video)
November 2011

A hard drive we can't kill? What about a 7,000 pound truck?

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San Diego Daily Transcript: Backups made simple
November 2011

There are many ways to back up your computer, from online services to portable hard drives. In fact, there are so many solutions that it can get confusing just making a choice.

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MSNBC: Trial by bowling - Rugged hard drives put to test (video)
November 2011

To test durability of so-called rugged hard drives, msnbc.com's Wilson Rothman and the video team hit a local bowling alley. We dropped 'em, ran 'em over and then set them in the path of a 13-pound ball. Do not try this at home.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Enterprise Efficiency: The Perfect Kit for the Road
November 2011

I travel a lot -- 50,000 miles per year isn't airline peanuts -- and that means I spend a lot of time with a different kind of cloud computing. Some of the things I've been doing to make travel computing easier seem to have drawn the attention of my fellow travelers in the airline lounges, and I thought I'd share some of the tools that have made my life easier.

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FOX 4: Deal or Dud - ioSafe (video)
November 2011

The makers of the ioSafe say they can keep your digital data safe from just about anything. FOX 4's Steve Noviello finds out if it's a deal or a dud.

Deal or Dud: ioSafe: MyFoxDFW.com

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Sync: Gadgets that can survive the elements (and then some!): extreme tech photo gallery
November 2011

Here's a look at several gadgets that have been designed to survive the most severe conditions. We're talkin' intense heat, extreme cold, massive shock and vibration, water, and even space. Oh yeah, bring it.

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Will Crockett: All about hard drives (video)
October 2011

Photographer Will Crockett posts this video blog on how he "caught" a hard drive failure before it was too late. Check out these super smart three tips on when to know your hard drive is about to make it's departure.

Crockettville Blog 111126 from CrockettCo Technology on Vimeo.

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CTV: iosafe Fire Proof Hard Drive Test - Tech Talk (video)
October 2011

Tech Talk with Julian Sanders from London Drugs testing a fire proof ioSafe hard drive.

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MakeUseOf.com: The Best External Hard Drives You Should Consider Buying
October 2011

Ah, the external hard drive. This unsung hero of the gadget world can be found on almost any geek's desk, usually tucked away behind a monitor or stuffed in a drawer. Yet it's of great importance, as it's often used to back up critical data or store a library of music, videos and photos.

There are plenty of drives available, but most of us only need one or two, so let's narrow down the choices and see which are really worth your money.

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Small Business Trends: 8 Innovative Devices, Gadgets and More for Small Business
October 2011

When you're on the road, whether locally or internationally, sometimes you just need that little device, gadget or thingamajig to make your work life easier. These tools are not just for road warriors, but for anyone who appreciates elegant lifehacks.

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ITBusinessEdge: Building Multiple Layers of Backup for Greater Reliability, Faster Restores
September 2011

The advent of cloud-based storage has fueled intense debates on the various merits of cloud-based storage versus conventional RAID-protected local storage. Certainly, the various arguments are generally well rehearsed and coherent. Cloud storage, for example, is superior in terms of distancing organizations from local or even regional disasters. Depending on actual implementation, however, it is also comparatively weaker in security and restore times. RAID is fast, but is far less resistant against disasters such as fires and floods.

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A Gusto: ioSafe Rugged Portable (video)
September 2011

The Rugged Portable is hammered from a block of ice on live TV.

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Alex Ekins: ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive
September 2011

A problem presents itself. I'm off on assignment to America photographing two of the UK's best rock climbers. I will be photographing digital stills, shooting video footage and writing every day for two months. I will be working amongst the rough granite of Vedauwoo, I will be living in the Utah deserts, camping and bivouacking in the dirt, travelling in old trucks on rough, bumpy dirt tracks. The problem is how on earth do I safely store the vast amounts of digital data I'm going to accumulate?

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Into Tomorrow: ioSafe CEO Robb Moore chats with Dave Graveline (video)
September 2011

Dave Graveline interviewed Robb Moore from ioSafe at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

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CBS Pittsburgh: National Preparedness Month (video)
September 2011

September is National Preparedness Month, a time to get supplies and set them aside for when a big storm or other emergencies might strike. Dr. Frank Viggiano stops by with some gadgets to help us get prepared.

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Let's Talk Computers: Rugged Portable Drive
September 2011

ioSafe CEO Robb Moore chats with Alan Ashendorf on the Let's Talk Computers radio show.

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CBS Dallas/Fort Worth: Preparing A Family Emergency Kit (video)
September 2011

MetroMoms Barb Arnondin & Tina Wysk (www.metroplexbaby.com) highlight a few items and tips in preparing your family for an emergency. Products include the Radio Shack Weather Alert Alarm Clock & Radio, Blackout Buddy, Enercell, the ioSafe portable hard drive, Life Gear Emergency Survival Kit.

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KineticShift: Ultra-rugged drive survives 5,000 lbs. of pressure, dunks in diesel fuel
September 2011

Portable hard drives are generally tougher than their stationary counterparts, but ioSafe's new Rugged Portable line of drives is taking things to a whole new level.

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GetConnected: Back to School
September 2011

Want to know what the best gadgets for Back to School are? We take a look at tablets, apps, earphones and more. Mike also heads out to a gun range to put the ioSafe Rugged Portable to the test!

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Good Morning San Diego: New Tech Gear for Fall (video)
September 2011

Bruce Pechman demonstrates the Portable and other tech items on Good Morning San Diego.

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Maximum PC: 20 Rugged Gadgets That Take A Lickin' And Keep On Tickin'
September 2011

When the going gets tough, most technology throws up its hands in defeat and wilts like a flower. The majority of gadgets on the market just aren't built to face the drop-down, submerged-in-liquid realities of everyday life - just ask anybody who ever had to replace his smartphone after spilling just a few drops of soda on it.

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PC World: Hurricane Irene - Last-Minute Survival Tips for Small Businesses
August 2011

Hurricane Irene is coming fast and will hit the East Coast of the United States within a matter of hours. Hurricanes are a very destructive force of nature bringing the threat of floods, as well as winds capable of uprooting trees and leveling buildings. The devastation may seem overwhelming, but business must go on as quickly as possible. Here are some tips to consider to help your business bounce back and get up and running as quickly as possible in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

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Global BC: Tech Talk (video)
August 2011

The Rugged Portable is featured on Tech Talk in the noon news hour.

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CRN: With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard, IT solution providers are on high alert, ready to get their customers back up and running when disaster strikes.
August 2011

With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard, IT solution providers are on high alert, ready to get their customers back up and running when disaster strikes.

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WISC-TV News 3: Testing the ioSafe Rugged Portable (video)
August 2011

News 3 Gadget Guy Steve Van Dinter tests the Rugged Portable - using a news truck!

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CRN: Emerging Vendors 2011
August 2011

Emerging doesn't mean what it used to. And this collection of up-and-comers and new-to-the-game vendors is on an upward trajectory that a host of young companies that preceded them could barely imagine.

With new innovations like cloud computing and virtualization speeding up the pace of innovation and technology mainstays like storage and networking branching off into new directions, this list encapsulates a tectonic technology shift where the recently founded are starting to rule the roost and become household names much more quickly than in the past.

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CRN: 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors For 2011
August 2011

We've presented more than 170 companies in Emerging Vendors 2011 from every facet of the industry. There was a big cloud computing movement, virtualization started a fire and even established technologies like storage got freshened up.

Among those 170 plus are a handful of hot startups that up the coolness factor, either by tweaking how things are done, teaching an old dog a new trick or coming up with something brand spanking new. Here we take a look at the 25 coolest emerging vendors.

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New York Times: The Tech Audit - Trying to Get I.T. Systems to Work Together
August 2011

Another in an occasional series on how business owners are succeeding and struggling with technology.

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Monday Magazine: Safety first for geeks - ahh, who are we kidding?
August 2011

The first rule of being a hard-core geek is "safety first." Actually, that's a complete lie. Most geeks secretly hope that after the shine has worn off their coolest object du jour, something horrible will happen to it so they can rush out and buy the even-shinier, upgraded version that has just landed on store shelves.

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NBC Philadelphia: Putting Disaster Proof Hard Drives to the Test
August 2011

Hard drives have become digital vaults in our lives. We save precious photos, memorable videos and important documents from our past and for our future. So when catastrophe strikes, you want to ensure your information is protected. That's where external hard drive manufacturer ioSafe says they excel.

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33-KDAF-TV: ioSafe Rugged Portable (video)
August 2011

Shama Kabani talks about the Rugged Portable on 33-KDAF-TV Dallas.

 

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Boston Herald: Rugged cases for drives make for smash hits
July 2011

I've had some experience with extreme tech product testing. You may remember a previous column where I dropped my personal netbook from the roof of the Herald inside a rugged laptop case called Extreme Sleeve. Sadly, my netbook did not survive the fall.

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Register Hardware: Ten Portable USB 3.0 HDDs
July 2011

USB 3.0 has been with us for nearly two years now, not that you'd notice, as adoption and availability of peripherals has been somewhat slow. However, things are looking up now as more and more portable HDDs are coming to market featuring the not-so-new interface. Here at Reg Hardware, we've put together a round up of the current crop so you know whether to buy or walk on by.

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CTV: Sync Up - Keep your data safe (video)
June 2011

Simon Cohen from Sympatic.ca talks about backup.

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The Engadget Show - 022: Gadgets get smashed
June 2011

The Engadget Show is back! Last time it was gaming, this time we go for something with a bit more variety. The show starts with Tim and Brian taking a quick look over some of the month's biggest gadgets, like the Samsung Chromebook Series 5, the HTC EVO 3D, and a pair of new readers: the Barnes & Noble Nook WiFi and the Kobo eReader Touch Edition.

After that it's sledgehammer time, where Brian and Terrence work through some pent-up frustrations by beating the silicon out of a series of durable gadgets, all captured in delicious slow motion.

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TechRepublic: Cracking Open the ioSafe Rugged Portable hard drive
June 2011

Designed to protect your data in harsh environments, the ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive can survive being crushed, dropped, and submerged in water. While attending CES 2011, I even got a chance to test the Rugged Portable against a Remington 870 shotgun and birdshot.

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DIY Network - Cool Tools: Consumer Electronics Show 2011
June 2011

See the latest and greatest gadgets as tool expert Chris Grundy takes you inside the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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PCWorld: Back-to-School Laptop Accessories
June 2011

You have the laptop, but what else do you need? Shopping for laptop peripherals can be a daunting task, even if you have the education discount on your side. Here are ten useful laptop accessories for students.

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The Original Weather Blog: ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive
June 2011

A meteorologist talks about severe weather preparedness and the Rugged Portable.

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TWiT: Three Gadgets And A Boinx.
June 2011

Giz Wiz Dick Debartolo and Leo Laporte talk about ioSafe.

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inStash: Father's Day Gift Guide - 25 Unique Ideas
June 2011

Father's Day is coming up real soon and we, at inStash, decided to put together a list of some of our favorite gifts for Dads everywhere this year. We've got something for five general personas ("Outdoorsman", "Chef", "Handyman", "Sports Fan", and "Techie") conveniently broken down into five separate price ranges. With any luck, you.ll find the perfect Father's Day gift right here, without having to fight through the crowd at the mall.

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Sync: Interview with Bruce Kirkby: tech for the modern-day adventurer
June 2011

Find out what the must-have tech is for outdoor expeditions, what gadgets can save your bacon, and insider tips on how to keep your electronics safe from the elements in this interview with Canadian adventurer, Bruce Kirkby.

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CRN: 25 Tech Gadgets Of Summer
May 2011

Ahhh, summer. Sunshine and warm gentle breezes, long days on the beach, the smell of barbecued hamburgers in the air. And tech gadgets. Lots and lots of gadgets. Warm weather means more time outdoors. Here's a look at 25 tech gadgets that can make summer more fun and at the same time help boost your bottom line.

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Tech Republic: How to devise a better Mac backup strategy
May 2011

Backup routines are among the most critical tasks completed within an organization. Unfortunately, businesses don.t always think so. Many small businesses are reluctant to properly monitor backup operations, backups are rarely regularly tested, and many businesses still use tape, a method widely maligned for its inconsistent and often unreliable performance.

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Tech Night Owl: ioSafe, Mac malware and other subjects
May 2011

Macworld senior contributor Kirk McElhearn talks about ioSafe (from about 41 minutes).

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Rue Frontenac: Le Rugged Portable d'ioSafe - Un disque dur externe indestructible!
May 2011

C'est connu, les disques durs ne sont pas tous nés égaux. Certains sont fragiles, capricieux et imprévisibles. D'autres, robustes, fiables et constants. Certains crèvent à la suite d'une chute d'un demi-mètre, du contact avec un verre d'eau renversé ou d'un arrêt brusque. D'autres survivent après s'être faits écraser par un bulldozer, après avoir reçu une décharge de calibre 12 ou après s'être retrouvés roussis à la suite d'un violent incendie.

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TampaBay.com: Tough gadgets to protect your digital devices and data
May 2011

Our lives are so dependent on digital devices that at times you can feel really vulnerable. Do you have lots of videos, photos or important documents stored on a hard drive? Are you worried about losing it all? How about your smartphone, laptop or iPad? They feel so fragile that it seems if you dropped them just once it would be game-over. Luckily there are some manufacturers making products to give your digital devices a thicker skin and some toughness.

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CrunchGear: ioSafe Releases 3TB Everythingproof Drive
May 2011

ioSafe makes water, fire, and bomb-proof hard drives and they've just upgraded their SoloPRO device to support up to 3 terabytes of storage - enough for just about everything you could ever want to store. The drive is $499.99 and includes 12 months of data recovery service as well as eSATA and USB 3.0 connections.

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David J. Bilinsky: ioSafe Portable is Here.
May 2011

I have been a big fan of the ioSafe line of disaster proof external hard drives for some time now (back in October I wrote about the ioSafe Solo Pro hardened hard drive). I use a 1.5 terabyte SoloPro to back up my MacBook (using TimeMachine) regularly. I even replaced the internal hard drive using the SoloPro/TimeMachine back up and the data transferred perfectly to the bigger internal MacBook hard drive and I was up and running in no time. Voila!

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CrunchGear: Rugged Portable 500GB ioSafe Hard Drive For $179
May 2011

A new site incubated by our own Roi Carthy is offering 40% off the 500GB ioSafe hard drive. The drive is crush, dust, shock, and water resistant and they even got Fake Grimlock to write the description.

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Ubergizmo: ioSafe SoloPRO keeps your data safe from fires and water
May 2011

If you work in a hazardous area, or live in a place that's prone to accidents, it's important you you're your data backed up - especially if you work with important files. While the cloud is a good alternative for storage, what do you do if you have loads of files that you need to transfer on a daily basis? Uploading a few hundred gigs of data is going to be very time consuming, not to mention bandwidth wasting as well.

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Gear Diary: Save 40% on ioSafe's Rugged Portable Hard Drive
May 2011

Remember the old "It takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'" bit from Timex? Well you ain't seen nuthin' until you've seen ioSafe's newest hard drive, the ioSafe Rugged Portable, shot with a shotgun over and over ... and yet keep on working.

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Using WHS: ioSafe Launch 3TB SoloPRO
May 2011

Our friends at ioSafe have been in touch to let us know that they have just released a 3TB SoloPRO.

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John's Flucke's Dental Technology Blog: ioSafe... with a 40% Discount!
May 2011

I've been an ioSafe user and a big fan for over a year now. Their indestructible hard drives are... just that... indestructible.

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Hartford Business Journal: What'll they think of next?
May 2011

Here's a look at some creative tech-focused gadgets just in time for Father's Day

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Computer Shopper names SoloPRO best external hard drive of 2010
May 2011

Go ahead, back up your data all you want: to a second hard drive, to DVDs, to flash media, to a server in the office. No matter what you do, if you only stow your data locally, it's subject to the ravages of fire, flood, and other natural disasters, not to mention theft. An extra layer of physical security is something that will definitely make a hard drive stand out.

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Robb Moore, CEO of ioSafe, on Amazon's Data Disaster and More
May 2011

My experience with ioSafe began at CES 2011, where I got to try crushing one of their hard drives in a pin vice. I recently had a chance to talk with Robb Moore, CEO, about everything from proper back-up technique to the Amazon data disaster.

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US Airways Magazine: 12 Top Tech Tools
May 2011

For the adventurous, paranoid, or accident prone: The ioSafe Rugged Portable external hard drive is designed to protect your data from anything.

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Cram Giant Amounts of Data Onto These Tiny Storage Drives and Cards
April 2011

Take a look at these drives and cards on the cutting edge of storage. They pack enormous amounts of data into what seem to be impossibly minute spaces, demonstrating the amazing storage options available to us today. Watch out though. Those tiny devices can command a large outlay of cash.

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CNET: Back up your data before April Fools' Day
March 2011

Hello, world! Today it's your Backup Day. For those don't know about it, World Backup Day is a new idea promoted by a small team of Redditors, and it's a good idea nonetheless. You can never be too careful when it comes to backing up.

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Dental Products Report: DPR Friday (video)
March 2011

Dental Products Report Technology Editor Dr. John Flucke, DDS talks about ioSafe.

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The Street: 3 Ways Gadgets Can Keep You Safe in a Crisis
March 2011

As much as our dark imaginations lead us to conjure that our world will devolve into some sort of Cormac McCarthy post-apocalyptic cannibal-fest, sometimes it just comes down to having to step away from your business for a while until a crisis passes.

Fire. Earthquake. Flood. Whatever it is, you want to step away with the confidence your information -- and therefore your business and livelihood -- is safe until you get back.

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New York Times: More Options for Backing Up Your Data
March 2011

Three weeks after I began my cloud backup of 50 gigabytes of data to the Carbonite service, in preparation for last week's article in The Times about backup options, I've still got 10GB to go.

And that's one of the problems with backing up your digital files to a remote location: the initial upload can take many weeks to complete. I figure that my last 10GB won't be done for at least another seven days.

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PCWorld: Repair Your Windows PC With System Restore
March 2011

Have you ever wanted a do-over? Ever wished that you could just erase the day and pretend it never happened? Well, human time travel still exists only in science fiction, so you'll have to wait for theoretical physicists to figure out how to make it work--but your Windows PC can do something similar right now with System Restore.

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Tekzilla: Guns, guns, guns (video)
February 2011

Bulletproof Hard Drives. Move Your Blu-rays to your Video Jukebox. the Internet Movie Firearms Database. How does HP's new tablet compare to the iPad and Android Honeycomb? Troubleshoot your cable modem, a new take on glasses-free 3D, and the new releases for February 15th, 2011!

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Entrepreneur: Our Picks for the Best New Business Gadgets
February 2011

From supercharged slate computers to 3D video cameras, disaster-proof hard drives and even motion-sensing, app-ready Bluetooth headsets, what follow are several gadgets you'll want to add to your operating budget. All for (wink, wink) research-and-development or productivity purposes. OK, some may also hold special appeal for that inner gadget geek.

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Dental Products Report: Keep your data safe
February 2011

We do a lot of things to safeguard the business of our practices. Alarm systems, insurance and backing up our data just to name a few. And let's face it, your data is the lifeblood of your practice. Ask anybody who has had a serious data loss and they will tell you the effects can be catastrophic.

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PCWorld: 15 Common Small-Business Tech Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
February 2011

If you're not particularly tech-savvy, the prospect of purchasing, maintaining, and securing technology for your business can be confusing and alarming. Though you may have a pretty good idea of what you should do, what about what you should not do?

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Law.com: LegalTech New York Sneak Peek
February 2011

To find technology products that help you provide legal services and manage the business of law, there is no better mission than to attend LegalTech New York 2011. From the news that has already reached my inbox, this year's show will be a panorama of technology to view in the Exhibit Hall, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 2. Here is a preview of what you will see at the show.

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PCWorld: Cloud Storage Ahead: Proceed at Your Own Risk
February 2011

The IT mantra for the past few years has been all about the cloud, and the myriad benefits of cloud-based servers and storage. While there are some advantages, there are also some serious drawbacks that you should consider carefully before entrusting your valuable and sensitive data to the cloud.

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Maximum PC: We BBQ a Fireproof Hard Drive (video)
February 2011

IoSafe claims that its SoloPro external drive can withstand temperatures of up to 1550 degrees Fahrenheit for up to half an hour, and last for three days in ten feet of water, all without harming the data on its 1TB internal drive. We'll just see about that.

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BBC: Click has another try at breaking 'unbreakable' tech (video)
January 2011

Last year at CES, Dan Simmons managed to break an "unbreakable" phone on camera, becoming a bit of a YouTube viral hit. One year on, the same company has invited him to return, challenging him to break their new model.

He also looks into some of the toughest technology on the market, including a hard-drive that can take bullets.

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Wall Street Journal: Taking a Shotgun to a Hard Drive (video)
January 2011

Hard drive maker ioSafe has history of gimmickry at the Consumer Electronics Show to show just how indestructible its hard drives are. This year, WSJ's Lauren Goode and Jeff Bush take a 12-gauge to an ioSafe hard drive to put it to the test.

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Discovery Channel: Future Tech Week - Ziya at the CES (video)
January 2011

This January, Daily Planet went down to cover the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. Take a look at the gadgets that won our interest.

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CNET: ioSafe Rugged Portable collects a Best of CES award (video)
January 2011

CNET once again presents the official awards program of CES. The awards recognize the best products at the show

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Computer Shopper: Computer Shopper's 10 Best of CES 2011
January 2011

We scoured the suites & show floors of Las Vegas to uncover the year's most promising tech. Here are our winners.

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PCWorld: Need Unhackable, Large-Capacity Data Storage? Try Your Large Intestine
January 2011

If you needed to score 900,000GB of data, how much do you think your storage system would weigh?

Let's see: 900,000GB is about 880 TB. LaCie's 2TB Quadra weighs about six pounds. Four hundred and forty 2TB Quadras would weigh about 2,640 pounds--so 900,000GB of data storage would weigh about one and a quarter tons.

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MSNBC: Testing a hard drive, with a shotgun (video)
January 2011

ioSafe claims that their hard drives can survive abuse, like shotgun blasts, underwater dunks, and crushing. At CES 2011 in Las Vegas, Wilson Rothman took a shot at the rugged drives to see how they performed.

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MacLife: ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive Can Withstand Being Shot At (video)
January 2011

Usually when you hear the word shotgun in Las Vegas you're describing a wedding officiated by Elvis. The fine folks at ioSafe decided to forgo the usual Vegas nuptials and take the 12-gauge Remington shotgun to their brand new ioSafe Rugged Portable External hard drive.

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Intuit: Top 5 CES Small Business Gadgets
January 2011

Tech companies and their gadget-loving fans just kicked off the new year in Las Vegas at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, unveiling several of the most anticipated products that will hit the market in 2011.

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PCWorld: ioSafe Rugged Portable HDD Survives Multiple Shotgun Blasts at CES (video)
January 2011

ioSafe whisked editorial assistant Alex Wawro away from CES to demonstrate the durability of their new Rugged Portable line of HDD and SSD storage. The 250 GB aluminum HDD we fired upon is guaranteed to resist crushing, liquid immersion and multiple shotgun blasts at close range.

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NetworkWorld: Hard drive withstands drops, submersion, shot gun blasts
January 2011

ioSafe's Rugged Portable hard drive launched at the Consumer Electronics Show this week withstood drops, submersion and even blasts from a 12-guage shot gun.

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FOX 8: ioSafe specializes in durable storage (video)
January 2011

Recent local news stories illustrate how important it is to protect data. Data loss, however, can result from more than just hardware failure. Data can be destroyed by a wide range of mishaps, including fire, flood, failing structures, terrorist attacks, power surges, broken pipes, and on and on.

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Tom's Hardware: ioSafe's Rugged Drive Meets a Shotgun and an M6
January 2011

Covering CES involves a lot of walking, a lot of meetings, excessive amounts of work, and surviving on mediocre hors d'oeuvres. Still, there are some companies that make us forget how miserable it is to be stuck in Vegas (without the gambling, drinking, shopping or partying) surviving on the world's tiniest food. This year, ioSafe was one of those companies.

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Computer Shopper: ioSafe Portable Rugged Hard Drive Shootout
January 2011

ioSafe is a small company that's made a pretty big splash in the world of personal and small-business storage over the last three years. Offering "disaster-proof" data storage in various guises, the company has invited Computer Shopper to several demos in past years that have gone to outrageous lengths to prove just how tough its products are: roasting and drowning them (2009) or crushing them with a bulldozer (2010). Our invitation for 2011 was cryptic, however.

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TechWorld: ioSafe rugged hard drive survives shotgun blast
January 2011

ioSafe's Rugged Portable hard drive launched at the Consumer Electronics Show this week withstood drops, submersion and even blasts from a 12-guage shotgun.

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CNET: ioSafe's Rugged Portable drive vs. a shotgun (video)
January 2011

How often does a journalist fire a real gun in the line of duty? Let me tell you, not often. But that's just what I did today. And no, I wasn't taking an anger management class.

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Technologizer: IoSafe's Drives: The Torture Tests Continue
January 2011

IoSafe, which makes disaster-proofed storage devices, may not have the biggest booth at CES - or, come to think of it, any booth at all - but it consistently comes up with unique, memorable demos of its products.

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Engadget: ioSafe Rugged Portable hard drive wrapped in Full Metal Jacket, probably tougher than you
January 2011

With a name like ioSafe, you know it's hardcore. The company has made a name for itself by concocting products that can outlast minor disasters, and per usual, it's using CES as a springboard for something else that you probably can't destroy.

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Digital Trends: ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive welcomes abuse
January 2011

ioSafe might not be the largest or best-known makers of ruggedized storage devices on the planet, but the company has made an impression at this year's CES short by abusing its Rugged Portable hard drive in creative ways - including submerging the device in water and blasting it with a shotgun - then proving the data is intact.

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Compujurist: ioSafe debuts new Rugged Portable external drives at CES
January 2011

I'm a big fan of ioSafe external hard drives for data backup and protection from fire, water or impact (go ahead, crush it with a tank). You can check out videos of their drives being torched, dunked, crushed by a tank at the links below the break. However, weighing in at 15lbs, no one would call their previous products portable. That's all changed with the introduction of their ioSafe Rugged Portable line of drives at his years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV.

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IT World: ioSafe invites journalists to destroy a drive (video)
January 2011

To prove how rugged their new portable hard drive is, the folks at ioSafe host a bunch of journalists at a Las Vegas shooting range for the chance to fire a shotgun at the hard drive.

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Financial Times How To Spend It: Jonathan Margolis enjoy abusing a new "rugged" portable hard drive (video)
January 2011

It seems to survive almost anything that's thrown at it.

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Videomaker: ioSafe Proves Tougher than a Speeding Bullet at CES 2011
January 2011

Robb Moore, founder of ioSafe, had a message he wanted to share with anyone who uses a computer for important data - back it up. And protect it. Moore designed his products to do just that - protect your data, regardless of water, fire, major catastrophes and clumsy people.

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Ars Technica: ioSafe's portable drives come with full metal jacket, free data recovery
January 2011

During CES, ioSafe launched a new line of portable drives that CEO Robb Moore told Ars are "the most rugged in the world." For its new Rugged Portable line, ioSafe offers both spinning platters and solid state drives in your choice of "Full Metal Jacket" casing carved from a solid billet of aluminum or titanium. The drives are crush-proof, shock-proof, water- and chemical-proof, and designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions.

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MSN Tech and Gadgets: Hottest gadgets from CES
January 2011

ioSafe, the maker of disaster-proof desktop hard drives that can withstand flooding and fire, has now introduced the ioSafe Rugged Portable, a smaller hard drive that can even withstand, er, live rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun

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TweakTown: ioSafe Blows the Competition Away With the new Rugged Portable
January 2011

Few companies know how to really start CES off like ioSafe. ioSafe has already shown their products in simulated house fires, under water in the pool and even being ran over by heavy machinery. This year ioSafe had to do something different and they did it this year with a bang!

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Maximum PC: ioSafe's Indestructable Hard Drive vs. A Real Shotgun (video)
January 2011

If there's two things we love here at Maximum PC, it's hard drives and guns. Well, and other stuff, but we're trying to make a point. So when ioSafe told us they had forged the toughest portable hard drive in the market, we had to test it to be sure.

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St Petersburg Times: ioSafe Rugged Portable hard drive survives five shotgun blasts, still works
January 2011

Last week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I was invited to a unique demo. ioSafe, a manufacturer of external hard drives and servers and data recovery service, introduced their Rugged Portable hard drive and took members of the media to a gun range, asking them to take a shot at their new baby. You heard me right; provided with some ear muffs, eye protection, safety instructions and a 12-gauge shotgun, people took turns peppering the drive with buckshot.

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LA Times: ioSafe hard drive survives water, wind and bullets
January 2011

Dropping the new ioSafe hard drive 20 feet onto concrete won't kill it. Piling 5,000 pounds on top of it won't crush it. Even shooting it doesn't work - trust us, we tried at the Consumer Electronics Show.

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Gear Diary: ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive Given a Hard Time
January 2011

We just posted the release of ioSafe's newest hard drive product right here. Just like last year, Dan, Judie and Larry were able to see the ioSafe perform in person. Last year, the demo showed how well their products stand up to fire which was right up Larry's alley. This year they dragged one behind a van then shot it!

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TechSpot: ioSafe unveils "world's most rugged portable drive"
January 2011

IoSafe is known for making disaster-proof data storage devices and at this year's CES the company didn't disappoint with another over-the-top introduction of its latest range. Dubbed Rugged Portable, the drives come in both SSD and HDD variants and are encased inside a solid billet of aluminum or titanium that can withstand even the harshest of treatments.

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TechRepublic: ioSafe external drive takes shotgun blast and keeps working
January 2011

At CES 2011, ioSafe demonstrated the durability of its Go-Anywhere Ultra Rugged Portable Hard Drive by letting reporters shoot it with a shotgun.

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Switched: Hard Drive Peppered With Buckshot, Lives to Tell the Tale
January 2011

ioSafe loves its gimmicky demos at CES. In years past, the company has drowned drives and run them over, just to show how durable they are. This year, ioSafe fired four 12-gauge shotgun shells into one, and, needless to say, it survived.

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I4U News: Video: In Which I Crush Hard Drives in a Vice
January 2011

ioSafe's new Rugged Portable hard drive can literally take a shotgun blast. To prove it, they brought a (working) pellet-dented unit to Storage Visions. CEO Rob Moore took another unit on a brief drive...and left it hanging from the back of his bumper. Even road-hauling couldn't crack the mighty aluminum case.

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Infopackets: New Hard Drives Withstand Gunshot Blasts, and More
January 2011

Hard drive manufacturer ioSafe has produced what it calls the ultimate range of "disaster proof" external hard drives. It promises the drives can withstand anything short of fire or bullets, though recent testing demonstrated the latter won't necessarily destroy data.

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Sacramento Bee: ioSafe's new product survives shotgun test
January 2011

ioSafe Inc., the Auburn company that has made national headlines with its seemingly indestructible external hard drives, made waves again at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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PC Mag: CES 2011: The Stuff You Missed
January 2011

The 2011 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show is now history. Over 140,000 people attended the event, and as the show drew to a close, it seemed that almost as many new tech products were introduced.

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ABC 33/40: Tablets and hard drives
January 2011

ABC 33/40 call out some CES highlights.

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EverythingUSB: ioSafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive is Really That Tough
January 2011

When we recently took a look at the ioSafe SoloPro external hard drive, we were very impressed with its durability; but there was one thing it was not that good at: portability. To be blunt the SoloPro was as heavy and as large as the proverbial log! Well it seems the ioSafe has decided to expand their ultra durable device lines with the inclusion of a veritable cornucopia of PORTABLE storage devices based of a more svelte 2.5-inch hard drive form factor.

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PCWorld: Protect Your Backup Data from Murphy's Law
December 2010

Have you ever noticed that insurance seems to operate on the Murphy's Law principle? If you have it, you never need it, but as soon as the insurance is gone a catastrophe strikes. That is pretty much how backing up data often works.

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Government Computer News: The top 10 products of 2010
December 2010

Each year, the GCN Lab reviews about 300 technology products designed to be useful for government workers. This year, we haven't ordered the list in any special way. Every product deserves its slot, and it had to beat stiff competition to do it.

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PCWorld: CES 2011 Gadget Preview
December 2010

Gadgets we can't wait to see.

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CNET: CES: ioSafe plays mystery game pre-CES
December 2010

ioSafe, maker of disaster-proof storage devices such as the ioSafe SoloPro for general consumers, is looking to get people excited about what it's going to unveil at CES 2011.

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Miami Herald: Season's techno wonders
December 2010

Tech gift ideas from the Miami Herald.

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NBC17: Does It Work - Fireproof Hard Drive (video)
November 2010

Losing your belongings in a disaster is never good, especially if those items can't be replaced. NBC-17 put the ioSafe Solo, a product that claims to protect those irreplaceable items, to the test to find out if it works.

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MakeUseOf: The Complete MakeUseOf 2010 Holiday Gift Guide
November 2010

We've asked the MakeUseOf team to share some of their favourite gift ideas. And they happily complied. So if you were wondering what geeks wished for this holiday season, wonder no longer - dive right in!

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TUAW: TUAW's Holiday Gift Guide: External drives for every Mac
November 2010

Welcome to the TUAW Holiday Gift Guide! We've sorted the treasure from the junk and are serving up suggestions to make your holiday gift-giving a little easier.

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Working Naked: Bare Essentials
November 2010

I'm a product junkie. If there's a 12-step program to rid me of my interest in home office products, technology and furniture, no thanks. I love discovering the hottest new products to improve home office productivity.

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TopTenREVIEWS: the ioSafe Solo is the top-rated rugged hard drive at TopTenReviews
November 2010

Rugged hard drives offer data protection and recovery to get you back on your feet again whether you lose your home to a flood, or your business to a fire.

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State Bar of Michigan: Tech Tip - A Hard Drive that Triumphs over Torture
November 2010

From the State Bar's Practice Management Resource Center Tech Tip of the week, a hard drive for the Joe Btfsplks among us, designed to survive every kind of disaster nature can inflict, if not the kind of internal disasters we unwittingly precipitate through our ignorance. One reviewer incinerated it in a car, another submerged it in a fountain, and a third heated it up and fried eggs on it. Still worked.

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David J Bilinksy: Tech Tip - ioSafe
October 2010

911 taught us that each of us needs to maintain a safe and secure backup of our data in order to allow our businesses to survive any natural or man-made disaster. Accordingly it is imperative that we set up a back-up system that (hopefully) survives any disaster that befalls our office.

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KSL 5 Television: Hi-Tech Emergency Preparedness (video)
October 2010

Being prepared for an emergency is critical. Investing in some simple gadgets can aid you in quickly evacuating your house or keeping up with the latest emergency updates.

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CNN: Five hot ways to back-up your important files (video)
October 2010

In this CNN "Tech Time" segment, I discuss five unique ways to back up your important computer files, including the world's smallest 1.5TB drive, a fire- and water-proof model and one that automatically backs up all PC and Mac files in the home, wirelessly.

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KHOU: Cool gadgets with Steve Greenberg (video)
September 2010

Steve Greenberg looks at the latest and hottest gadgets.

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Vida Digital: Foto mas grande del mundo almacenada en el disco mas resiliente del mundo
September 2010

AUBURN, California y Budapest, Hungria - ioSafe y 360world anunciaron hoy que la foto mas grande del mundo - una imagen panoramica de Budapest que pesa 350 gigabytes, a 71.3 billones de pixeles - esta protegida por un disco externo a prueba de fuego y agua de ioSafe.

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Mac Edition Radio: The Compleat Writer: Backing It Up
September 2010

Even before I get it out of the box, I find the ioSafe Solo reassuring. The box in which it comes via UPS weighs 18 pounds, and it takes both arms to bring it comfortably down to my basement office. Unpacked, it weighs 15 pounds, and still requires two hands to transport it to my desk and set in place.

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Crain's Detroit Business: Who Needs a Fireproof Hard Drive? I bet you do.
August 2010

Did you know standard small business insurance only covers hardware lost in a fire and considers data an intangible asset? If the hard drive you're backing up on is lost in a disaster, you will not be reimbursed for the value of your lost data.

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Macworld: Eight campus-ready hard drives
August 2010

Heading off to school? Here are eight solutions to your storage needs.

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AllBusiness: ioSafe CEO Tells Why it is Better to be Safe Than Sorry
June 2010

Back up. That is something most people know they should do, but too often this isn't actually realized until after data has been lost. A computer crashes, a hard drive fails, a laptop is broken/stolen/lost; it doesn't matter. The thought is the same, "I should have backed up."

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CBS47: Fire Resistant Products Tested (video)
May 2010

With the help of the Fresno Fire Department, we tested three fire-resistant products two weeks ago that are designed to protect your valuables and data in the event of a fire.

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The Photoletariat: 3 Things To Do Now To Protect Your Photos
May 2010

The other morning I awoke to see a fire burning in an apartment building across the street. Although the fire department quickly contained the fire at the rear of the building, the sobering truth is that if for any reason they hadn't done so, the fire could have easily spread to my house.

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BBC: 'Almost indestructible' hard drive put to the test (video)
January 2010

A company at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is taking extreme measures to make hard drives almost indestructible.

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Gizmodo: ioSafe Goes Crazy - Burns, Drowns, and Crushes Solo SSD To Prove Toughness (video)
January 2010

We traveled to the desert wilds of Vegas, to watch ioSafe literally GO CRAZY in their thirst to prove that their Solo SSDs are tougher than Rambo. It survived being set fire to, drowned and crushed under 25t of weight.

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Cult of Mac: IoSafe Introduces Disaster-Proof Storage
January 2010

The folks at ioSafe could adopt another oft-quoted tagline when talking about their new Solo SSD external hard drive: "When your data absolutely, positively has to still be there." The new storage device is said to withstand forces likely better than many humans could.

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Engadget: ioSafe's Solo SSD ditches platters, isn't worried about buildings collapsing on it
January 2010

Remember when ioSafe unveiled its original Solo right around this time last year? Man, that thing's looking mighty sluggish now. This year, the company is introducing the Solo SSD, which is hailed as the planet's first solid state external drive built to protect data from a building collapsing on it. Yeah, a building collapsing on it.

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DCIG: Disaster Proof Hardware and a Case of Mistaken Cloud Storage
January 2010

Finally, I had a really great chat yesterday with Robb Moore, the CEO of ioSafe. For those of you unfamiliar with ioSafe, on the surface it does something very basic - provides users with an external drive called the ioSafe Solo. I know - big whoop - everyone and their brother does that. However, here is what makes this product worthy of mention.

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About.com: Product Profile - ioSafe For Photo Backup Storage
January 2010

ioSafe is basically a hard drive in a vault. ioSafe is designed to be "fireproof" and "waterproof" to protect your stored files from damage in case of a disaster. Most of us now take the time to backup our images to external hard drives but have you planned for a house fire or a flood? What about a hurricane?

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A Gusto con Romina y Agustin: ioSafe SSD (video)
January 2010

Hablamos del ioSafe SSD - un disco duro verdaderamente INDESTRUCTIBLE, especial para Agustin!

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Pocket-lint: IoSafe annihilates hard drive at CES (video)
January 2010

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ioSafe launched its ioSafe Solo - an external storage unit that claims to be able to withstand almost anything upto a nuclear explosion. To prove the point, the company invited us along to a demonstration of a drive being burnt, drowned, dropped, and run over with a whopping great big digger.

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Computer Shopper: CES 2010 - Computer Shopper's Ten Top Products and Technologies
January 2010

We scoured the CES show floor and vendor suites for the best PC-tech products and technologies. These are our most promising faves.

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Red Ferret: ioSafe Solo SSD - Solid state ruggedness
January 2010

We've talked about the ioSafe range of semi-indestructible hard drives before, and as well as increasing the storage capacity to 2TB they've now changed gears and are offering solid state external hard drives.

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ChannelPro: ioSafe Introduces SSD Version of Its Solo Product
January 2010

Building off its Solo desktop external hard drive, ioSafe has announced what it calls "the world's first solid state external hard drive built to protect data from building collapse, fires, and floods.

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Washington Post: Top 5 Most Dangerous Videos
December 2009

From time to time, our editors and reviewers get the opportunity to perform "stress" and "durability" tests on the products that arrive in our labs. These five videos represent the most dangerous or destructive of the rigorous "scientific" tests that we've come up with.

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Tom's Guide: Tech Expert Holiday Gift Guide
November 2009

We've got 20 gift ideas for the non-noob. The products featured here are big-ticket items chosen with very picky people in mind. Upgrades and splurges.

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Gear Diary: ioSafe CEO gives back to fire victims
September 2009

My review of the ioSafe external hard drive was probably the most fun I've had here at Gear Diary. The product's performance made a lot of us at Gear Diary say "wow." Now the company's CEO has made me say "wow" again.

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Auburn Journal: Flame-resistant products can help preserve keepsakes
September 2009

Homes can be rebuilt. Appliances and furniture are easily replaced. But when disaster strikes - such as the 49 Fire that destroyed 63 homes Aug. 30 in Auburn - the things that really matter - photographs, personal papers, memorabilia - can be gone forever. But there are ways to protect those valuables.

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Wall Street Journal: Drowning and Broiling Your Hard Drive (video)
January 2009

The hard drive is a treasure trove of personal data. Most of ours are filled with gigs of memories that we can't live without - family photos, documents, recordings. But if your home was engulfed in flames or drowning in a flood, reaching for your hard drive might not be the first thing that would come to mind.

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InformationWeek: SMB Data Protection
June 2008

A friend of mine runs a small insurance company and they only have two servers, but that data is as critical to them as the hundreds of terabytes that Exxon Mobile stores is to them. While he does backups, it is to another disk drive, and he doesn't take the hard drive home with him. In fact, to be honest, the second drive is installed internally inside one of the servers. What if his office catches on fire or gets flooded?

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InformationWeek: Vegas BBQ -- Burn, PC, Burn
May 2007

Picture a beautiful sunset over the desert, the glow of the Vegas skyline in the distance. Then a towering wave of flames leap into the air that crackles with the heat -- a man just set his computer on fire.

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