When we reviewed the ioSafe 1520+ 5-bay network attached storage (NAS)
drive earlier this year, we gave it high marks for its extreme durability, strong
performance, and generous app catalog. We were less thrilled with its whopper
of a price and lack of multi-gigabit Ethernet ports, but it still merited an Editors’
damage in a smaller, less expensive two-bay enclosure, and it performed like a
but if you need to disaster-proof your data, it’s worth the money. The 220+ is
worthy of an Editors’ Choice award.
At 9.1 by 5.9 by 12.0 inches (HWD) and weighing 31 pounds (with drives
installed) the 220+ is bigger and heavier than a traditional two-bay NAS, such
as the Asustor Drivestor 2 AS1102T (6.5 by 4.0 by 8.6 inches, 2.5 pounds).
That’s because its heavy-duty steel enclosure uses a special insulation designed
to keep the interior chamber cool even when outer temps reach up to 1,550
degrees F. Additionally, the drives are contained in a sealed, waterproof
enclosure that uses ioSafe’s HydroSafe technology to move heat out and away
from the drives while protecting them from water damage (whether from
for up to 30 minutes.