[clug] Drobo data storage (RAID) experiences

Ian darkstarsword at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 10:08:23 GMT 2008

The crew from the Linux Action Show did a review of the Drobo this week:

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 6:14 PM, Thomas-M. Stein (Sakia.org)
<thomas-manuel.stein at sakia.org> wrote:
> 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? ;-)
> Cheers
> Thomas
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