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Drobo B800i 8-Bay iSCSI Network SAN Storage

SKU: DRB800I2A21 MFR: DR-B800I-2A21

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Product Highlights

  • Enhanced availability & serviceability
  • B1200i model delivers enhanced availability and serviceability
  • Thin Provisioning as a fundamental capability
  • Smart Volumes
  • Mixed Drive Utilization
  • Automatic Protection Levels
  • Dual Disk Redundancy enhances BeyondRAID protection by guarding from multiple drive failures
  • Virtual Hot Spare utilizes all drives at all time
Drobo B800i: Picture 1 regular $1,347.49

About Drobo B800i

Drobo delivers "big storage in a small box" to create the best storage experience ever for small and medium sized businesses and departments at larger enterprises. Built on proven BeyondRAID technology, Drobo redefines IT economics by delivering award-winning iSCSI SAN storage and advanced capabilities usually reserved for more expensive enterprise solutions.

Drobo iSCSI SAN storage is designed to provide reliable and high performance storage to servers running business-critical applications like data protection, email and server virtualization. It connects seamlessly to your existing TCP/IP network and utilizes the industry-standard iSCSI protocol to provide simple, consolidated storage for your servers. With two iSCSI models available, there's a Drobo that's right for your application. The 8-bay B800i model is ideal for data protection or for small business building a SAN for the first time. The powerful 12-bay B1200i model adds Data-Aware Tiering and redundant, hot-swappable components to ensure maximum performance and high-availability of business applications.

Drobo B800i Features

  • Design: The B1200i model delivers enhanced availability and serviceability for environments hosting business-critical applications. This allows fans and power supplies to be replaced without taking the Drobo down
  • Thin Provisioning as a fundamental capability allows for infinite capacity expansion by just replacing a drive with a larger one
  • Instant Expansion occurs when a new, or larger, drive is inserted without any disruption in service
  • Drobo's volumes are Smart Volumes, pulling needed storage from a common pool and then returning deleted blocks back to the common pool
  • Mixed Drive Utilization allows you to insert any drive, of any size, or any type and Drobo will optimally use it - check out the interactive Capacity Calculator
  • Automatic Protection Levels ensures the best algorithm is used to protect from drive failure depending on the number of drives that are inserted without any user configuration
  • Dual Disk Redundancy enhances BeyondRAID protection by guarding from multiple drive failures
  • Virtual Hot Spare utilizes all drives at all time - no drives sitting idle waiting for one to fail
  • Drobos are Data Aware, intelligently handling data for added resiliency, performance and management
  • Drive Re-ordering allows Drobo disk packs to be moved to another Drobo and even re-ordered, while still functioning - try that with RAID
  • Data-Aware Tiering: Data-Aware Tiering SANs allow businesses to consolidate storage resources and share that storage across all connected servers and their applications. The reality is that different applications have different workloads
  • Drobo Dashboard Management: Drobo Dashboard is the single tool to centrally manage all of your Drobos. Drobo Dashboard gives you status as if all of your Drobos were right in front of you by providing you the same status lights and capacity gauge that are on the front panel

Drobo B800i Specifications

2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports
USB 2.0 port for management
8 drive bays
3.5" SATA 1 / SATA II drives
BeyondRAID Features
Thin Provisioning
Instant Expansion
Mixed Drive Size Utilization
Automatic Protection Levels
Dual Disk Redundancy
Virtual Hot Spare
Data Aware
Drive Re-ordering
Ethernet Features
Connection failover
Jumbo Frames (up to 9000 Kb MTU)
Network Protocols
iSCSI: CHAP Authentication
Operating System Support
Windows 7
Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
Windows 2008 Server
Windows 2003 Server
Mac OS X 10.5.6 or greater (Intel Only)
Mac OS X Server 10.5.6 or greater (Intel Only)
Linux (support is currently in Beta)
VMware vSphere 4.x
XenServer 5.6
File System Options
Windows: NTFS
Mac OS X: HFS+
Linux: EXT3
VMware: VMFS
Certified Applications
VMware vSphere 4.x
Citrix XenServer 5.6
Symantec Backup Exec 2010
Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
Drobo Dashboard version 2.0 or later
Power and Cooling
Single, fixed power supply
Dual, fixed cooling fans
Idle system (standby, drives off): 13 watts
Typical idle system (idle, drive spin down mode, eight drives): 25 watts
Typical busy system (eight drives): 82 watts
Normal operation: 30.4 dB
Environmental: RoHS; WEEE; REACH
Regulatory: FCC Part 15 Class B; Canada ICES-003 Class B; CE Mark; CISPR22:19973rd Edition Class B; MIC Mark; VCCI Approval to V.3; BSMI Approval to CNS13438; ACA Approval to AS/NZS 3548
Safety: UL; cUL; TUV; CB
Dimensions (W x H x D)
12.17" x 5.46" x 14.10" / 30.91 x 13.86 x 35.81 cm
16 lbs 3 oz / 7.34 kg
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