Drobo 'storage robot' gets integrated file sharing
Drobo FS debuts
Data Robotics has released a networkable version of its Drobo expandable storage system.
Dubbed Drobo FS - 'FS' for 'file sharing' - the unit essentially combines the standard five-drive Drobo S desktop unit with the old DroboShare network add-on.
Drobo incorporates a proprietary better-than-Raid technology that automatically combines however many of the five 3.5in Sata drive bays you've populated to yield a large file store and the data necessary to recover its contents if one or two drives fail.
Need more storage? Just bung in a new drive or replace an old one with a higher-capacity unit.
And the Drobo FS is compatible with existing DroboApps software applications.
Drobo FS is available now priced from £551 for a drive-less unit to £1139 for a 10TB - five 2TB drives - bundle. ®
I've not heard glowing praise for the Drobo, and think it is still way overpriced. I've been running a Thecus N5200 Pro NAS for a few years now and found it wo be very reliable and feature rich from the start, including the essential ability to be a NAS and so truely shareable.