Drobo – Where Data Manages ItSelf

by Edward Xu

in storage gadgets

If you had been looking around for the world safest expandable storage technology, you might heard about Drobo.

Drobo utilizes the revolutionary BeyondRAID storage technology that protects data against a hard disk crash, yet is simple enough for anyone to use. As long as you have more than a single disk in Drobo, all data on Drobo is safe no matter which hard disk fails. There’s no need to worry about anything else.

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BeyondRAID is RAID without Regrets

Data Robotics BeyondRAID solves these two critical issues, delivering flexibility without downtime. Built on an advanced storage virtualization platform, BeyondRAID chooses the correct RAID algorithm based on data protection needs at any given moment. Since the technology works at the block level, it can write blocks of data that alternate between data protection methodologies. If an IT manager needs to add storage capacity to a Drobo product, he or she can simply insert additional disk drives or replace the smallest disks—no need to change RAID levels, purchase a new storage array or go through the complex administration of pooling RAID groups. The BeyondRAID featured on DroboPro even allows IT managers to switch from single to dual disk redundancy with a single click, thereby ensuring enterprise-level dual parity data protection if required.

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Certainly, the $500 price tag will always put off people looking for a cheaper solution. Sometimes, Drobo official site is putting a $100 instant rebate on units in its own stores, though it will be a little more complicated with the partner sellers in term of purchasing.

However, whether you buy from Amazon or NewEgg, you’ll certainly be paying approximately around $350.

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[Source: CrunchGear ]

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