We've reviewed the awesome fireproof and waterproof ioSafe storage products in the past, first in combination with Synology NAS products. Then we later reviewed an ioSafe N2, which was basically a 2-bay Synology NAS *within* an ioSafe fireproof and waterproof enclosure. They didn't stop there, and have since expanded to 5-bay versions of the same. Today ioSafe launched an upgrade to one of those models – the ioSafe 1515+
With 5 bays, the 1515+ is considerably taller than prior models.
Here's what the inside looks like. A sealed waterproof enclosure sits behind a consumable fireproofing material, and inside that enclosure sits five 3.5" HDD's.
The rear is fairly simple, but if you note the quad Gigabit Ethernet, you realize this is actually a NAS powerhouse. When linked to an appropriate business oriented server (Windows Server 2012, ESX Server, etc) with a quad Gigabit link, 450MB/sec can be achieved. Similar read speeds are possible even with the integrated hardware AES-256 encryption enabled, but write speeds will then be limited to just under 200 MB/sec. Additionally, multiple 1515+'s can be chained together to support up to a single 90TB array. I'll leave you with a cool photo of a NAS on fire, followed by the full press blast after the break.
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The article’s title says
The article’s title says waterproof, but the ad copy says water resistant
“Auburn, Calif., January 5, 2015 – ioSafe today announced the availability of the ioSafe 1515+: a fire and water-resistant 5-bay expandable NAS powered by Synology’s award-winning DiskStation Manager operating system.”
This must be clarified, the ad copy/quoted ststments says waterproof, but this introduction says “water-resistant”
And really the ad copy needs to be separated form the article description, its hard tell the quoted words from the writers paraphrasing of the ad copy, this is bad and occurs often at pcper. large blocks of quoted material needs to be separated by at least one empty line between quoted words and the writers description, and the entire block of quoted words/paragraph needs to be indented if it is large block of quoted content.
Mixing ad copy, and writers text with confusing descriptions can be construed as deceptive advertising, press releases from companies, need to be marked as such at the beginning as press release, or sponsored content.
Waterproof, and Water-resistant are 2 different levels of safety against water.
1. Our press release is
1. Our press release is always clearly marked and appears 'after the break'.
2. This is not an ad. It is news coverage.
3. ioSafe is allowed to be conservative in their press release wording, but I am allowed to interpret that as appropriate for my own write-up. In this case, the 1515+ can withstand being completely submerged in water for several days – that's waterproof when it comes to submerged electronic devices. I am of course talking about the hard disks themselves, not the rest of the unit, which may be the reason for their choice in wording.
4. If you want a true IPC rating, I suggest you lobby the manufacturers and not the tech journalists.