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Like an aircraft black box for data, ioSafe provides innovative disaster-proof hardware and disaster recovery services as a cost-effective way for corporations and consumers alike to protect their irreplaceable data. Recognized in 2008 by Byte and Switch editors as one of the Top 10 Storage Startups to Watch, ioSafe delivers disaster-proof hardware plus services that add physical security, natural disaster protection and regulatory compliance features to standard hard drive-based systems. ioSafe is a privately held company with headquarters in Auburn, Calif. For more information, please visit

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  • Editor's comments:- in January 2010 - ioSafe launched the ioSafe Solo SSD - an ultra rugged USB / eSATA external flash SSD with upto 256GB capacity ($1,250) designed to provide data protection against disasters such as fire, flood, and building collapse.

    One way to think about it is like a small business version of the Phoenix System "Black Box" Enterprise Data Recorder from Axxana - which is another SSD based backup solution.

    These new "harder to destroy" disk backup products go several stages further than earlier generations of affordable "drop-proof" hard disk backups brought to market by Olixir Technologies in 2003 by adding both fire and flood protection.

    In February 2010 - ioSafe's CEO, Robb Moore - shared his SSD Bookmarks with readers of

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Surviving SSD sudden power loss
Why should you care what happens in an SSD when the power goes down?

This important design feature - which barely rates a mention in most SSD datasheets and press releases - has a strong impact on SSD data integrity and operational reliability.

This article will help you understand why some SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of application) might fail in others... even when the changes in the operational environment appear to be negligible.
image shows Megabyte's hot air balloon - click to read the article SSD power down architectures and acharacteristics If you thought endurance was the end of the SSD reliability story - think again. the article
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