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Drobo 4-Bay Drobo Robotic Storage Array Enclosure, FireWire-800 & USB 2.0

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About Drobo

The 4-Bay Drobo Robotic Storage Array Enclosure is an innovative external storage solution. The Drobo features the convenience and data protection capabilities of a RAID, without the hassles and inflexibility associated with RAID storage. The enclosure supports up to four standard 3.5" SATA hard drives.

You can configure the storage capacity of the Drobo to suit your needs; you'll even be able to mix and match drive capacities without sacrificing data protection. Your computer sees the Drobo as a single hard drive volume for the ultimate in ease of use.

Drobo Features

  • Scalable Storage Solution: The Drobo offers truly scalable storage. The four-bay enclosure ships without any drives installed, allowing you to customize storage to suit your needs. Start with a drive of any capacity and simply add more as your storage needs increase
  • Intuitive Interface: The enclosure features intuitive LED lights that indicate disk status. Green lets you know that everything is a-ok, yellow indicates that the array is 85% full, while red lets you know that the array is 95% full
  • Data Protection: The Drobo delivers real-time data protection of stored files. The device protects against both drive failure and data corruption. It can even auto-repair data on a crashed hard drive, provided that the drive is replaced by a disk of equal or greater capacity
  • Dual Interface: The Drobo can be connected to a computer via high-speed FireWire-800 or USB 2.0. The FireWire-800 bus is capable of burst speeds of up to 100MB/sec, compared to the 60MB/sec of USB 2.0

Drobo Specifications

Chipset
Drobo
Interface
FireWire-800, USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rate
FireWire-800
Approximately 40MB/sec
USB 2.0
Read: 22 MB/sec
Write: 20 MB/sec
Drive Types Supported
3.5" SATA and SATA II
System Requirements
Computer: PC or Mac
Operating System: Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista; Mac OS X 10.4
Hardware: FireWire-800 or USB 2.0 port; 3.5" SATA hard drives to populate enclosure
Power Requirements
AC: 100-240VAC
Dimensions (WxHxD)
6 x 6.3 x 10.7" (15.2 x 16 x 27.2cm)
Weight
6.7 lb (3.1kg)
Warranty
Data Robotics warranty
Mfr #
DR04DD10
SKU
DRODR04DD10

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Excellent product and long-term value

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My wife is a professional photographer and needed a redundant place to store her photos. Drobo is perfect. If one of the drives fails, you can easily replace it and nothing's lost. High-capacity drives are so cheap, that this is so much of a better value over the long term than a normal external backup hard drive. So she uses it to store her livelihood. We also use it to store a master iTunes library with many GB of music and movies, not to mention other large data files we may need to store.

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BETH D  Does this system work with Mac OSX 10.7.2 and time machine? Thanks.
ANNE F  Yes, I am using the Drobo on my Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.2 Although, at the time of writing this, it requires extra software called "Time Tamer" that is available from the Drobo website. There is an article in the support area of the Drobo website that provides detail on how to do this.
BETH D  Thanks, Anne. I appreciate the response.
BETH D  Does this system work with Mac OSX 10.7.2 and time machine? Thanks.
ANNE F  Yes, I am using the Drobo on my Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.2 Although, at the time of writing this, it requires extra software called "Time Tamer" that is available from the Drobo website. There is an article in the support area of the Drobo website that provides detail on how to do this.
BETH D  Thanks, Anne. I appreciate the response.
BETH D  Does this system work with Mac OSX 10.7.2 and time machine? Thanks.
ANNE F  Yes, I am using the Drobo on my Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.2 Although, at the time of writing this, it requires extra software called "Time Tamer" that is available from the Drobo website. There is an article in the support area of the Drobo website that provides detail on how to do this.
BETH D  Thanks, Anne. I appreciate the response.
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