While wandering around the Storage Visions show floor, one of the companies that we came across with an interesting product to show was ioSafe. ioSafe has a few solutions for protecting against data loss during catastrophic scenarios. They build external hard drives that are fireproof and waterproof. The new Solo G3 adds a silent airflow design and a USB 3.0 interface.
Here is half of the shell that surrounds the hard drive. The grooves around the hard drive are part of the silent airflow design. The drive is standing mostly upright in side the external case, and the grooves provide airflow from the bottom and heat is exhausted through the top. During a fire, water vapor being expelled through the vents will protect the drive from being incinerated. This inner shell also provides the bulk of the weigh to the external enclosure.
The vacuum-sealed bag is what makes the drive waterproof. The bag itself is also a heat conductor to make sure the heat from the drive is expelled during normal operating conditions. ioSafe has informed us that they will be doing a destruction demo of their Solo external enclosure during CES 2012, so keep your eye out for that in the days to come!
Storage Visions 2012 was another successful event and we look forward providing coverage at CES Unveiled later tonight!