CRU, a trusted provider of data security, transport and disaster-proof storage products, today announced the ioSafe Duo two-drive storage device. Free of the costly subscription fees, security risks or slow access that cloud services entail, the Duo is the most affordable storage device to fully protect data from fire and water damage.

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The ioSafe Duo automatically creates two copies of data, providing demanding home and business users with the peace of mind that their critical information is protected from a single hard drive failure, as well as 1550°F fires and 3-day submersion in up to 10 feet of water.

These capabilities are essential for professional practices and small businesses that often don't have the technology resiliency of enterprises: according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 40-60% of SMBs never reopen for business after a disaster.

"To serve the large market demand for full data protection of onsite and desktop data, CRU continues to invest in its ioSafe line of products," Randal Barber, CEO of CRU said. "Our third new product in the past four months, the easy-to-use Duo is perfect for those who want to disaster-proof their data yet don't need the full networking capabilities of our ioSafe 218 NAS device. In addition to being more affordable than other options, the Duo prevents a single event from sidelining operations."

The Duo includes two years of ioSafe's Data Recovery Service, which helps businesses return to work as quickly as possible after a disaster. Beginning at $399, the device is available in sizes up to 16TB and will be in stock at authorized resellers in November. For more information, visit