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Well, the heading speaks for itself. We’re giving away a 1TB ioSafe SoloPRO, the updated version of the ioSafe Solo Safe-Keep Precious Data with ioSafe Solo [MakeUseOf Giveaway] + Update Safe-Keep Precious Data with ioSafe Solo [MakeUseOf Giveaway] + Update Read More which we gave out just a couple of months ago. It was one of our most popular giveaways and it’s pretty obvious why. Users are always looking for a way to securely back up data — whether it be via cloud storage or an external hard drive, we want the best for our backups.

Here at MakeUseOf, we understand this need. Therefore, we’re offering our readers a chance to win a 1TB ioSafe SoloPRO worth $249.99. Interested? Read on for more information about the two available models and how to join the giveaway.

An easier way to think of the ioSafe SoloPRO would be to relate it to the black box in an aircraft — it stores vital information and is salvageable after a disaster. Likewise, the ioSafe SoloPRO was designed to withstand harsh fires and water damage. What’s more, the SoloPRO now comes with USB 3.0 and eSATA/USB 2.0 options, providing you with faster transfer speeds.

Just like its predecessor, the SoloPRO protects your data from fires burning at 1550 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. It can also overcome being submerged in water to a depth of 10 feet for up to 3 days. For that, they’ve encased the hard drive in a waterproof bag.


Every ioSafe SoloPRO comes bundled with a 1-year Data Recovery Service — ioSafe will spend up to $2500 for forensic data recovery which you can claim once for any reason including accidental deletion, hard drive failure, fires, floods, etc. All you need to do is send the damaged drive to ioSafe, they will recover the data, replace the hard drive and ship it back to you for free. In addition to that, each drive is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for up to 3 years.

As previously mentioned the SoloPRO comes in two models: a USB 3.0 option which can achieve transfer speeds over 100 MB/s; and a eSATA/USB 2.0 option.

Just to convince you a little further, here’s a short clip about the ioSafe Solo (which also applies in this case).

We will be giving away one 1TB ioSafe SoloPRO of your choice (USB 3.0 or eSATA) with a 3-year warranty and 1-year Data Recovery Service. Interested?

How do I win one?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.

Join our Facebook page by clicking the Like button or you can follow us on Twitter, if you prefer. If you’re already following us, you may skip this step.

If you can’t see the fanbox, click on this link.

Here’s our giveaway form. Please fill it in accurately. Be sure to enter your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. Click here if you can’t view the form.
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And that’s it! You’re done!
Giveaway eligibility
You must be a fan of our Facebook page to enter;
Individuals who are over the age of 18. If you are under 18, get your parents to participate on your behalf;
Individuals who reside in a country embargoed by the United States; Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India are not permitted to enter.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, November 12th at 2100hrs PST. The winner will be selected at random and announced via email.

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

MakeUseOf would like to thank ioSafe for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

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