Now that we have seen what the ioSafe
Solo looks like, it is time to connect it to a PC. When I think of a hard drive that is designed to protect data, my work laptop comes to mind. So I decided to test the ioSafe Solo on my Dell Precision M65 laptop. To test the efficiency of the ioSafe Solo I will be using a program called HD Tune
. For comparison it will be pitted against the Western Digital My Book 500GB.
First we have our ioSafe Solo with an average transfer rate of 26.0 MB/sec, burst rate of 20.2 MB/sec and access time of 15.1ms.
Followed by the Western Digital My Book hitting an average transfer rate of 26.1 MB/sec, burst rate of 20.6MB/sec and an access time of 19.8 ms.
When all is said and done performance wise, the ioSafe Solo is slightly quicker than the My Book. While speed is not the primary focus on the ioSafe Solo, I found it very refreshing that it was not forgotten about or sacrificed.