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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

DroboPro FS: For When You Need To Save The Entire Internet

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/05/...tic-offsite-ba/

"There are eight total bays within, and a pair of gigabit Ethernet jacks around back; by default, the second port is used to connect to a different subnet (possibly for offsite file replication), while users can opt for a protection mode during setup if they'd rather it act as a fail-safe (in case the primary port kicks the bucket). More important than all of that, though, is the new Drobo Sync feature, which will be exclusive to the DroboPro FS for at least the time being."

While many computers now come with 500GB hard drives, if you are into photos or videos at all, you will soon find yourself running out of space. Instead of getting an extra hard drive a NAS might be a better option. If you are a multi-computer household, or a small business, a centralized storage system makes even more sense. With eight, count them, eight hard drive bays, the DroboPro FS should fit the storage requirements of most households and small businesses. While the syncing feature is nice, I do not know of many small businesses that figure in remote site backups. Perhaps if Data Robotics offered a partner program with different data centers, more places would use this feature.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Data Robotics Offers Easy NAS Management With DroboPro

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 04:30 PM

http://www.datarobotics.com/news/pr..._2009_04_07.php

"Built on the company’s award-winning BeyondRAID™ virtualized storage platform, DroboPro provides enterprise-level business continuity features—including protection against multiple concurrent drive failures and no-downtime capacity expansion with thin provisioning—while eliminating the lock-in of traditional RAID configurations."

Data Robotics has announced the launch of their DroboPro line of NAS devices. The most important feature that will interest IT guys and tech enthusiasts is the simplified data redundancy handling. Traditionally, when someone wants data redundancy, there's backup solutions, or RAID. While everyone should have a backup solution, they usually do not work in real time and using RAID can mean a lot of technical work and if you run out of space, data swapping which can take a lot of time. DroboPro claims to solve this problem with a one-click solution that allows you to switch from mirrored data to extra space without doing any data swapping. I'm honestly not sure how much use this feature will get, as if the data is important enough to require a mirrored solution, would you want to switch it away from that because of lack of space? The other features are nice though, such as support for 16TB of storage and virtualized volumes. Starting at a $1299 MSRP, the DroboPro is definately targeted towards businesses. For home use, I'm not convinced the extra features are worth the the price.


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