[clug] Drobo data storage (RAID) experiences

Thomas-M. Stein (Sakia.org) thomas-manuel.stein at sakia.org
Wed Aug 13 08:14:05 GMT 2008

Hi All,

I just heard about the Drobo data storage system by Data Robotics which I 
haven't heard of before. Does anybody know more about it? 

Here is a summary of various descriptions I have found:

It should run under Windows, Mac, Linux (Linux in beta). There are versions 
with USB 2.0 and Firewire 800 and in combination with droboshare it is a 
network storage. It has several RAID options (?) built in and does take 
various SATA I or SATA II hard disk drives of various sizes, even a 
combination of different sizes! From what I understand it is 
extendable/expandable as you go. Just push in a new drive and it seems to re-
configures itself etc. always with the best data safety options. Well, I 
heard a very enthusiastic podcast too :-) 
Their website http://www.drobo.com

Any less biased information? ;-)


Thomas-M. Stein
Griffith (Riverina)

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