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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.
The giveaway is over.

You’re almost done. Now, all that’s left to do is to share the post. There are 2 options to choose from or you can do both!

Like it on Facebook

Or share it on Twitter

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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  1. Kevin Ross
    November 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Did anyone win this yet ?

  2. Kevin Ross
    November 19, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Did anyone win this yet ?

  3. Anonymous
    November 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    What the hell! Since when has the US embargoed India? The wikipedia page you linked to doesn't say so, and neither does the US treasury page IT links to...

  4. Sherry
    November 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Please count me in on the last day with just hours to spare!!!

  5. Velvadawn
    November 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Hope I win

  6. Silvia Iuliana T
    November 11, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Excelent. Thanks. I would love to win this

  7. Vivek Raj
    November 11, 2010 at 7:06 am

    drive for '2012' in that case i need ;D

  8. Sanju
    November 11, 2010 at 4:40 am

    You should announce in your site with all the details of the winner, so that this giveaway appears to be a real giveaway or else it will simply sounds as a BOGUS (fake) giveaway because nobody in this realworld gives a single paisa free.

  9. Susan Kate
    November 11, 2010 at 1:29 am


  10. Ahmed
    November 10, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Yes this is unbelievable giveaway.We can say it's a grand giveaway.Thank you.

  11. Gdhall74
    November 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    This is a great giveaway. Thanks so much for the opportunity of entering.

  12. Adrian A.M.
    November 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    count me in.very nice.

  13. John Dudeck
    November 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I don't do Facebook applications. I don't trust the security implications, including yours. Sorry.

  14. Daniel T
    November 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Nice. Entered, liked and shared. I would need some luck here.

  15. me_mystery
    November 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    awesome giveaway

  16. Srinivas G
    November 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    This is an unbelievable giveaway!! That's a "superdrive"!!

  17. Dustin Harper
    November 9, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Kinda curious... It is bulletproof? :) Doubt it. Very nice looking device, though. I'd like to see something like this in a RAID or NAS device.

    • ænon1mus
      November 10, 2010 at 12:37 am

      That's a really cool question! I hope they test it.

  18. Cesar Ponce
    November 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Hell yeah! You know I'm gonna sign up for this!

  19. Osama Javaid
    November 9, 2010 at 10:52 am

    best giveaway I found ever....participated

  20. Deherve
    November 9, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Great and i Love

  21. Jack Cola
    November 9, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Can ex-muo staff participate?

    • ænon1mus
      November 9, 2010 at 9:28 am

      I don't see why not

  22. Matt
    November 9, 2010 at 3:41 am

    I'm in!

  23. Arun Poudel48
    November 9, 2010 at 2:13 am

    is this eligible for NEPAL please reply

  24. ænon1mus
    November 9, 2010 at 3:31 am

    In addition to the countries state above, view this list of those embargoed by the US. These are the countries that are not permitted to enter.

  25. Jim
    November 8, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    this is the best giveaway ever! i've always needed more space for my 27gb dektop
    yes 27gb for the whole thing

  26. Delmar
    November 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    God, This is unbelievably annoying, every goddamn site is telling you to "like them" on facebook, I've been a fan of this site for a damn long time and not enough of these damn giveaways or how much i like you guys is enough to make me join facebook and participate in this crap.

  27. Jim
    November 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    this is the best giveaway ever! i've always needed more space for my 27gb dektop
    yes 27gb for the whole thing

  28. Î??ç???™
    November 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    can someone living in MALDIVES participate? :D