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WIN this Hard Drive – ioSafe and dPS team up to give you space!

500GB of it to be precise! the good folk over at ioSafe have landed a 500GB ioSafe Solo on my desk and we’ve decided to give it to one of you! (How nice are we) But let’s tell you about the drive first! This isn’t just any regular external hard disk drive, it’s “special” – What makes it special, you say? Let me list some specifications for you…

ioSafe Solo 500 GB Fireproof and Waterproof External Hard Drive with 1 Year Data Recovery Service

  • 500GB
  • Fireproof!
  • Waterproof!
  • Comes with “data recovery service”

Are you seeing some differences between this little (big!) guy and your average external disk drive?

ioSafe Solo 500GB

ioSafe Solo 500GB


“The rugged desktop ioSafe Solo hard drive brings disaster protection to a price range that everyone can afford. With capacities from 500GB to 1.5TB, the ioSafe Solo can safely protect precious digital family photo albums, MP3 music libraries and days of video memories. For business, the ioSafe Solo hard drive is a great way to protect customer databases or to secure regulated information including patient records (HIPAA, Sox, etc) or credit card information (PCI regulated). Businesses use the Solo hard drive as a backup and storage device, no longer worrying about data loss from moving computer tapes and files offsite. Like other ioSafe disk drives or storage systems, the Solo hard drive is for Mac or PC and uses patented technology including FloSafe air flow cooling, HydroSafe waterproof barriers and the DataCast fire safe insulation”

Competition Details

The competition finishes on October the 8th, after which time we’ll vote on a winner (an ioSafe / dPS team effort!) and the winner will be announced on October 10th (or thereabouts) in the dPS forums!

To enter, you need to go to the ioSafe website HERE and find out how hot and how long the ioSafe 500gb drive can stay fireproof for! Then you need to head back into the dPS Forums, Sign up HERE and then pop into the competitions section and fill in the ioSafe competition details! – Simple!

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Sime is the community manager of the dPS Forums and lead blogger in our Cameras and Gear Blog. He's a Melbourne based photographer, www.gtvone.com and please feel free to follow him on Twitter

  • http://www.jessicashepard.com Jessica

    I didn’t realize they made waterproof fireproof hard drives! This is perfect for a small business backup solution.

  • http://richardxthripp.thripp.com/ Richard X. Thripp

    That’s cool! So I could put a torch to it underwater and it would be fine?

    It’s only 500GB though… my photos and edits take up 750GB. I have 5 years of work! They should’ve given you more space. :)

  • http://jamesdonandcoryn.blogspot.com Jamesdon

    Does it come with a rag to wipe up the drool?

  • siri

    I have a (off topic) question for SIME: I read your article about Canon EOS 500D and your comments there, so i was hoping that you could give me some guidance on choosing a camera and lens. (I’m thinking about the Canon EOS 7D as I have the impression that it is better than the 5D markII and that the 500D will not be good enough…)

    What i am interested in is the ‘movie like’ video function, plus taking amazing landscape photos. So i have been thinking i should get the Canon 10-22mm lens (only. – I will only get one lens for the first year) – but does this lens work well with the EOS 7D (for shooting landscape photos and ‘movie like’ video)? Or is there another lens you could recommend me for these specific purposes? I’m not a professional photographer – will i really manage this camera and get ‘movie like’ results with the 7D? Hoping for a reply… Thank you!

  • http://www.gtvone.com Sime

    Siri.

    The 500D and the 7D are worlds apart… The 7D is a different beast… Dual digic 4 processors, 19mp, HD video (30, 25 and 24p) – It’s in a different league both specification and price wise to the 500D… Then there’s the 5DMk2… It has only one processor and is a bit slower, with a slightly higher megapixel count (insignificant difference) …The 5DMk2 is a full frame camera (you should research the difference between full and crop sensor cameras) the 5DMk2 does the same HD video, has less focus points and is more expensive again…

    The 10-22 is an EF-S lens, it will only fit on the 500D and the 7D – it will not fit on the 5DMk2 (without modifications that make your camera warranty void) The 10-22 is not an “all round lens” – I had one and loved it, but as I’ve moved to FULL frame in the 5DMk2 (which is stunning by the way) I can’t use it any more.

    Can I tell you what to buy? No… You need to hold the cameras, use them in a shop, side by side… work out how much money you have… MAKE SURE you get a decent’ish lens – an expensive camera with a cheap lens is a cheap camera. What would I say would work fine “all around” well – the 24-105L is a nice lens, but then the 17-85EF-S is OK for a couple of years, too… it’s all down to budget.

    If you need any more advice (I’ve not really given you any) you can find me in the forums…

    Sime

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  • Scsi 80 pin

    May 19, 2010 09:56 pm

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  • Sime

    October 1, 2009 07:30 am

    Siri.

    The 500D and the 7D are worlds apart... The 7D is a different beast... Dual digic 4 processors, 19mp, HD video (30, 25 and 24p) - It's in a different league both specification and price wise to the 500D... Then there's the 5DMk2... It has only one processor and is a bit slower, with a slightly higher megapixel count (insignificant difference) ...The 5DMk2 is a full frame camera (you should research the difference between full and crop sensor cameras) the 5DMk2 does the same HD video, has less focus points and is more expensive again...

    The 10-22 is an EF-S lens, it will only fit on the 500D and the 7D - it will not fit on the 5DMk2 (without modifications that make your camera warranty void) The 10-22 is not an "all round lens" - I had one and loved it, but as I've moved to FULL frame in the 5DMk2 (which is stunning by the way) I can't use it any more.

    Can I tell you what to buy? No... You need to hold the cameras, use them in a shop, side by side... work out how much money you have... MAKE SURE you get a decent'ish lens - an expensive camera with a cheap lens is a cheap camera. What would I say would work fine "all around" well - the 24-105L is a nice lens, but then the 17-85EF-S is OK for a couple of years, too... it's all down to budget.

    If you need any more advice (I've not really given you any) you can find me in the forums...

    Sime

  • siri

    October 1, 2009 04:37 am

    I have a (off topic) question for SIME: I read your article about Canon EOS 500D and your comments there, so i was hoping that you could give me some guidance on choosing a camera and lens. (I'm thinking about the Canon EOS 7D as I have the impression that it is better than the 5D markII and that the 500D will not be good enough...)

    What i am interested in is the 'movie like' video function, plus taking amazing landscape photos. So i have been thinking i should get the Canon 10-22mm lens (only. - I will only get one lens for the first year) - but does this lens work well with the EOS 7D (for shooting landscape photos and 'movie like' video)? Or is there another lens you could recommend me for these specific purposes? I'm not a professional photographer - will i really manage this camera and get 'movie like' results with the 7D? Hoping for a reply... Thank you!

  • Jamesdon

    September 28, 2009 04:11 pm

    Does it come with a rag to wipe up the drool?

  • Richard X. Thripp

    September 28, 2009 11:45 am

    That's cool! So I could put a torch to it underwater and it would be fine?

    It's only 500GB though... my photos and edits take up 750GB. I have 5 years of work! They should've given you more space. :)

  • Jessica

    September 28, 2009 07:23 am

    I didn't realize they made waterproof fireproof hard drives! This is perfect for a small business backup solution.

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