Drobo FS: Data storage and protection
Data Robotics introduced Drobo FS which is designed for simple, expandable file sharing. By providing network file sharing capabilities along with automated data protection, the Drobo FS simplifies shared storage for connected home, home office and small office users.
Drobo FS extends automated data protection across connected systems using BeyondRAID virtualized storage technology. It features a one-click toggle between single- and dual-drive redundancy and provides protection against up to two simultaneous drive failures. In addition, the Drobo FS enables users to add storage on-the-fly without ever losing access to data.
Drobo FS features and benefits:
Plug-in and share – The Drobo FS connects directly to any Gigabit Ethernet network for a true plug in and share set-up experience. Supports standard data transfer protocols including Apple File Protocol (AFP) and Microsoft Common Internet File System (CIFS).
5-Drive capacity and instant expansion – Customers with growing storage requirements can easily add data capacity by simply inserting a new hard drive or replacing the smallest drive with a larger one, even when all five drive bays are full. With Drobo FS, expansion is automatic, instantaneous, and access to data is always maintained.
Single- and dual-drive redundancy – The Drobo FS dual drive redundancy option protects against the simultaneous failure of up to two hard drives. Customers can engage this option with a single click without ever losing access to their data.
Self-healing technology – With BeyondRAID, the Drobo FS continually examines data blocks and sectors on each drive to flag potential issues. The preemptive “scrubbing” helps ensure data is being written only to healthy drive areas and automatically keeps data in the safest state possible – even when a drive fails.
Customizable storage – Utilizing the growing library of DroboApps, including media and web applications, users can customize the Drobo FS to further enhance their sharing experience.
Pricing and Availability Drobo FS is currently available at a starting price of $699, with multiple configurations to $1,449 for a 10TB (5x 2TB drives) bundle.