ioSafe: Packaging and Contents, System Setup


The ioSafe came double boxed, and even though the outer box took a few hits on the way here, the inner box suffered minimal damage:


Once all was unpacked, we see the contents:

Included in the box is a power cord and adapter, USB (2.0) and eSATA cables. The plastic was to protect the ioSafe’s matte black paint job only, as I’m sure the enclosure itself could withstand a delivery from Ace Ventura.

System Setup:

With these particulars out of the way, lets get down to the brass tacks. We’ll be evaluating the performance of the ioSafe on our storage testbed which was configured as follows:


Hard Drive Test System Setup
CPU Intel Core i5-2500K
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V Pro
Memory Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-2133 CL9
Hard Drive G.Skill 32GB SLC SSD
Sound Card N/A
Video Card Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Video Drivers Intel
Power Supply Corsair CMPSU-650TX
DirectX Version DX9.0c
Operating System Windows 7 X64


And now onto the benches!

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