Drobo S, the 5-bay, 3-interface storage array from Data Robotics got a neat upgrade to USB 3.0 today. Instead of USB 2.0, it will now have eSATA, FW800 and USB 3.0 ports on its back. This is a hardware refresh, which means the USB 2.0 model has been phased out. You should expect it to … Continue reading Drobo S gets USB 3.0 upgrade
Today, the DroboPro FS will be announced by Data Robotics. It’s the bigger brother of the Drobo FS, and it’s aimed at creative professionals, SOHOs and SMBs. There was a gap in Drobo’s file sharing lineup. They had a NAS device, sure (the Drobo FS), but it didn’t have the capacity and the bandwidth of … Continue reading Hardware preview: DroboPro FS
➡ Updated 9/24/10: The winner of the drawing is Keith LaBarre! He’ll soon get to pick between a Drobo S ($799) or a Drobo FS ($699). Congratulations, you lucky guy! 🙂 My thanks go out to Data Robotics for their very generous offer, and to all for your participation! Data Robotics will be in touch … Continue reading Win your choice of a Drobo S or Drobo FS – enter now!
Sometimes you’ll need to switch your drive packs (the set of drives that sits in a Drobo) between two Drobos. Or say you’re using two drive packs on the same Drobo. How do you switch the two packs safely, to ensure you lose none of your precious data? That’s the question I asked myself a … Continue reading Switch drive packs between two Drobos while keeping your data safe
As of today, the Drobo product lineup has a shiny new device: a network version of the Drobo S, called Drobo FS — a NAS device. Its performance is up to 4x greater than that of a DroboShare, which is going to be discontinued. The Drobo FS is a natural at shared file storage, network … Continue reading Hardware preview: Drobo FS
The folks at Data Robotics put together a short video that showcases Drobo owners talking about what they store on their Drobos, and asked their Twitter followers what’s on their units. That got me thinking about what I store on my Drobos. I have four Drobos in total: three 1st Gen Drobo units (USB 2.0 … Continue reading What’s on your Drobo?
Today, November 23, 2009, the new DroboElite becomes available from Data Robotics. It’s the top of the ladder when it comes to their product line: it’s the fastest, biggest, most configurable SAN they’ve got, and it eats terabytes for breakfast. It’s got multi-host support, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and it can have up to 255 … Continue reading Hardware preview: DroboElite
Today, November 23, 2009, the new Drobo S says hello to the world. It’s a supercharged, triple interface version of the 2nd-generation (FW800) Drobo, with eSATA, FW800, USB 2.0, a faster processor, 5 drive bays and dual drive redundancy. It combines the best of both worlds — the smaller form factor of the regular Drobo … Continue reading Hardware preview: Drobo S
Drobo owners who are also Mac users are in for a nice surprise when they upgrade to the new version of the Drobo Dashboard software (1.5.1). They now have the option to see Drobo alerts via Growl. Another neat option is the ability to rename the Drobo and its volumes from within the Dashboard software, … Continue reading Drobo Dashboard 1.5.1 sends alerts via Growl
A couple of days ago, I noticed an increase in the traffic to my Firewire Drobo review, most of it from search engines, so I did a quick search on Google for the phrase “drobo review“, which is what people were using to find me. To my surprise, my review was the first search result … Continue reading My Drobo review is first at Google
One of my readers asked me a little more than a month ago if I could post some screenshots of the Drobo Dashboard with two Drobos connected at the same time. Sure, no problem. It’s easily doable, and the Dashboard software automatically differentiates between each of them and displays the proper stats for each, even … Continue reading Connect two Drobo units to your computer at the same time?
It’s almost Easter in Romania, and the traditional food here during this time is called “drob” — a dish made of lamb’s meat, spiced with various herbs, and topped with lemon juice. The one pictured here is vegetarian, and is made with mushrooms, nuts and other goodies. Of course, given that I’ve been working with … Continue reading Drob or Drobo?