ioSafe 214 Fire and WaterProof NAS Video Review

Storage/NAS by jmke @ 2014-05-06

ioSafe send us their latest Fire and Waterproof NAS based on Synology DS214 device. This 2-Bay storage device is meant as safe haven for your data. Let's start the trial by fire!

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Introduction & Specifications

Today we take a look at a product which is designed to protect your precious digital data from natural disaster. ioSafe builds products which can withstand high temperatures and are water proof (to an extent). They send us their latest and greatest 2-bay NAS device.



The ioSafe 214 is a 12kg heavy metal box which holds two 3.5" drives inside. ioSafe partnered with Synology to provide the NAS part of the product, in that regard the specifications of this device are almost identical to the Synology DS214 (CPU, memory, network connectivity, USB ports).


Hardware Specifications
CPU Model Marvell Armada XP
CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.066 GHz
Floating Point
Hardware Encryption Engine
System Memory 512 MB DDR3
Drive Bay(s) 2
Compatible Drive Type
Max. Internal Capacity 10 TB (5 TB HDD X 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Hot Swappable Drive
External Ports
USB 2.0 Port 1
USB 3.0 Port 2
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+ (Read Only, with max. volume size 2TB)
Size (Height X Width X Depth) 5.9 in (150mm) x 9.06 in (230mm) x 11.5 in (292mm)
Weight 12.7 kg
LAN Number (RJ45) Gigabit X 1
Wake on LAN/WAN
System Fan 92 mm X 92 mm X 1 pcs
Wireless Support (dongle)
Noise Level 19.9 dB(A)
Power Recovery
Scheduled Power On/Off
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 65W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 HZ, Single Phase
Power Consumption 22.64W (Access)
9.12W (HDD Hibernation)
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Maximum Operating Altitude

6500 feet



For all intents and purposes this device will function as a Synology DS214 device, if you don't get to see the physical device, you can't make the distinction. Of course there are a few specifications of the ioSafe 214 which surpass the Synology device:



Fire Protection Protects data from fire. Up to 1550°F, 30 minutes per ASTM E-119.
Flood Protection Protects data from flood. Fully submersed, fresh or salt water, 10 foot depth, 72 hours.
Theft Protection

Kensington® Security Slot. Optional Floor Mount / Padlock Kit.



The ioSafe enclosure can withstand up to ~843°C for 30 minutes; can be submersed 3 meter deep for 72 hours! Last but not least you can fix the ioSafe case with a Kensington cable.

We start of with a quick performance test of the ioSafe 214

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Comment from Teemto @ 2014/05/08
Now that's what I call extreme testing