Duo

Data backup meet your new best friend. With two redundant hard drives and ioSafe’s fireproof and waterproof technology, the Duo is the simplest and most affordable way to fully protect your data. 

Available in late November. 

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Duo

Data backup meet your new best friend. With two redundant drives and ioSafe’s fireproof and waterproof technology, the Duo makes data protection approachable and manageable.

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Features

Effortlessly—and simultaneously—create two copies of your data, with our all-new ioSafe Duo. The Duo is blazingly fast and protects your critical work from disaster, whether natural or man-made.

BEATS THE HEAT

“Fireproof” barely begins to describe the durability of the Duo. Designed to protect your data up to 1550° F for 30 minutes, you can rest easy knowing your work will still be there after the smoke clears.

BROKEN PIPES HAVE MET THEIR MATCH

When we say our products are waterproof, we really mean it. The Duo will protect your business data even if it’s left underwater for 3 days. Yes, you read that correctly. 3 days.

ALWAYS BE PREPARED

Unfortunately, hard drives can fail. It’s not a matter of if but when. To eliminate this risk, the Duo makes two copies of your data simultaneously on two different drives. This ensures that your work is protected even if one of the hard drives breaks down.

THIS THING REALLY SCREAMS

The Duo uses the modern USB Type-C port (although it also has a traditional USB Type-A port for convenience) as well as the USB 3.2 Gen 2 protocol, which delivers a theoretical and eye-popping 10 Gbps. While the Duo is shipped with our suggested RAID 1 setting, it can always be reconfigured to RAID 0, JBOD, or SPAN. (Although back up your data first, reconfiguring deletes data!)

 

 

“In a world full of turmoil and strife, ioSafe products are one less thing to worry about! ioSafe makes solid, reliable products that are a fantastic addition to our clients’ networks. For affordable, fireproof, hardened storage, they just can’t be beat!”

– Bobby Bailey, Louisville Geek

“In a world full of turmoil and strife, ioSafe products are one less thing to worry about! ioSafe makes solid, reliable products that are a fantastic addition to our clients’ networks. For affordable, fireproof, hardened storage, they just can’t be beat!”

– Bobby Bailey, Louisville Geek

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ABOUT THE DUO

The ioSafe Duo is a fireproof and waterproof external storage device that protects your personal or business data from home or office fires, damaged plumbing, leaking HVAC systems, or the fire department’s hose. The Duo has two hard drives installed, making two copies of your backed up data simultaneously and eliminating the risk of data loss from drive failure. A disaster ready and on-premises solution, the Duo is the most affordable way to recover your business quickly in the wake of a catastrophic event.

Our optional Data Recovery Service, which can be purchased with populated products, offers additional protection for your data. With DRS, we’ll make sure you’re back in business quickly, even employing forensic data recovery if necessary.

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Technical Specs

Overview & Pricing
  • 0TB (diskless), 8TB (two 4TB drives), and 16TB (two 8TB drives) capacities available
  • Supports both PCs and Macs
  • Sturdy all-aluminum construction
  • Factory-set to create two copies of your data simultaneously (RAID 1)

Usable Storage

Size RAID 1 RAID 0 JBOD SPAN MSRP
0TB Add 2 of your own drives $399
8TB 4TB 8TB 2 x4TB 8TB $599
16TB 8TB 16TB 2 x8TB 16TB

$829

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Operational Details
Interface Types & Speeds USB 3.2 Gen 2: up to 10 Gbps
Front USB Peripheral Connectors

One (1) USB Type-A connector

One (1) USB Type-C connector

Rear Data Connector One (1) USB Type-C connector
Host Compatibility USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 ports
PC Driver Requirement Please ensure that Windows USB Driver is installed and in use.
Disaster & Security Specifications
Fire Protection Up to 1550° F, 30 minutes per ASTM E-119
Water Protection IP68: Fully submersed, fresh or salt water, 10 foot depth, 72 hours
Theft Protection Metal Kensington Lock Slot, optional 2-Bay Floor Mount Kit
Warranty & Data Recovery Service
Warranty 2 year hardware warranty. Upgradable to 5 years with Data Recovery Service.
Data Recovery Service 2 years Data Recovery Service included when purchased with factory-installed hard drives. Upgradable to 5 years.
General
Supported Drive Types

3.5-inch SATA hard drives

2.5-inch SATA hard drives

2.5-inch SATA SSDs

Complete list of qualified drive models available on iosafe.com

Max Internal Capacity 28 TB (14 TB x 2) (Usable capacity may vary by RAID mode)
Torque

2.5-inch drives, M3 screws: 4 inch-pounds max.

3.5-inch drives, #6-32 screws: 6 inch-pounds max.

Supported RAID Types RAID 1, RAID 0, JBOD, SPAN
RAID Configuration Jumper pin
Number of LEDs 3
Description of LEDs HDD1 status/activity, HDD2 status/activity, power on/fan failure
Temperature LED Alert Yes
Supported Operating Systems

Windows 10 and 8.1

Windows Server 2019, 2016, and 2012 product families

macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” or newer

Linux distributions that support the connection type used

Cooling Fan One (1) 92mm cooling fan
Variable Fan Speed Yes
Power Switch Illuminated push-button switch
Power Supply Unit 60W 12V 5A Adapter
Environmental
Requirements

Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC

Frequency: 50/60Hz, Single Phase

Product Weight Unpopulated: 23.8 pounds (10.80 kg)
Populated: 25.8-26.8 pounds (11.70-12.16 kg) (depending on drive model)
Product Dimensions 5.9in W x 11.5in L x 9.06in H (150mm W x 292mm L x 230mm H)
Compliance

EMI Standard: FCC Part 15 Class A

EMC Standard: EN55024, EN55032

CE, RoHS, RCM

Patents

US Patents

7291784, 7843689, 7855880, 7880097, 9854700

International Patents

AU2005309679B2, CA2587890C, EP1815727B1, JP2011509485A, WO2006058044A2, WO2012036731A1, WO2016195755A1