Drobo: The Most Advanced 4-Bay Drobo Ever
This third generation of the Drobo is more affordable than ever and features a completely new architecture making it more than 3x faster than the previous generation. More impressive, rebuild times are 4x faster delivering maximum data availability in the event of a drive failure. With the inclusion of battery backup technology, Drobo provides even more data protection in the face of an unplanned power outage.
The latest generation of the Drobo 4-bay holds true to the unique design and simplicity that has made Drobo the best desktop storage solution for storing and protection all your data. No storage expertise is required to ensure your data is always safe and protected. Best of all your Drobo will be ultra quiet and look great on your desk.
Data Protection Made Simple
Drobo is simply the easiest to manage storage solution available. Like all Drobo products, the third generation Drobo is built upon the awardwinning BeyondRAID™ technology. BeyondRAID can be configured to protect against one or two simultaneous drive failures with just one click, automatically protecting your data without any user intervention. In addition, you can purchase the capacity that you need now and increase space by adding drives into empty slots, or by swapping smaller drives with larger ones. When you do, the additional capacity is instantly available.
Drobo takes upgradability to the next level. Not only can you upgrade capacity as drives become more affordable and drive capacities increase with no downtime by adding or swapping in larger drives, you can also seamlessly upgrade to the latest platform Drobo has to offer. The process of upgrading is as simple as removing the existing disk pack from your previous generation system, and moving it to your new Drobo. Upgrading to the latest and greatest technology not only gives you an instant performance boost, but also delivers all the new features and benefits of your new Drobo.
Enhanced Time Machine Support
Apple’s Time Machine can consume all of the capacity of an external storage system without a simple way to set capacity limits. Utilizing Drobo Dashboard the new Drobo allows users to easily allocate a specific amount of capacity to be dedicated for backups and preserves the remaining space for data storage.
Designed for You
Drobo devices have always been space efficient and this latest Drobo is no exception. It has been designed to provide high capacity without taking up a lot of your valuable desk space. It is compact because of Drobo’s unique carrier-less drive bay design, allowing drives to be installed very close to each other.
Power Protecting Your Critical Data
Drobo doesn’t just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. This latest generation of Drobo includes battery backup technology that protects all data in memory or cache. When power spontaneously goes away, Drobo moves any in-flight data to onboard flash in your Drobo so it will be protected. The protected data will be moved to your disk drives once power is restored. This ensures your important information is safe and sound. Even better, your battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of you Drobo.
As Easy as Reading a Traffic Light
Lights on the front tell you what’s happening – if you can read a traffic light, you’re already a Drobo expert. Each blue LED along the bottom represents 10% utilization letting you know exactly how much capacity is consumed. Green, yellow or red LEDs keep you informed of each drives status at all times. Unsure of what the lights mean? Simply take off the uniquely designed magnetic cover and all the information is right there on the back.
Drobo Dashboard is the single tool used to centrally manage all of your Drobo devices. Drobo Dashboard displays status as if all of your Drobos were right in front of you with the same status lights and capacity gauge that are on the front panel. All administration tasks are a single click away.
1 x USB 3.0 port
Drives & Expansion
• Up to four (4) 3.5" SATA II/III hard disk drives (not included, sold separately).
• Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required.
• Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations.
• Thin Provisioning
• Instant Expansion
• Mixed Drive Size Utilization
• Automatic Protection Levels
• Single – or Dual-Disk Redundancy
• Virtual Hot Spare
• Data Aware
• Drive Re-ordering
• Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
• Drobo Dashboard version 2.6 or later
Operating System Support
• Mac OS X 10.7 and higher
• Windows 8/8.1 32 and 64 bit
• Windows 7 32 and 64 bit
File System Options
• Mac OS X: HFS+
• Windows: NTFS
• Hardware Features
• Carrier-less Drive Bays
• Power Fail Protection
• Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included)
Additional Software Features
• Drive Spin Down
• Dim Lights
• OS X Time Machine Support
Size and Weight
• Desktop Form Factor
• Width: 5 in (152.4 mm)
• Height: 6.3 in (160 mm)
• Depth: 10.7 in (271.8 mm)
• Weight: 6 lb 11.3 oz (3 kg) without hard drives, power supply, or packaging
Power and Cooling
• External Power Supply:
- AC Input – 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz
- DC Output – 12V, 4.16A, 50W max
• Dual, fixed, variable speed cooling fans
• 6 ft (1.8 m) USB 3.0 cable
• 6 ft (1.8 m) power cord with power supply
• Quick Start Guide
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