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Drobo Drobo Mini 4-Bay Enclosure

Drobo 4TB (4 x 1TB) Mini 4-bay Enclosure Kit with Mobile Hard Drives

Drobo 4TB (4 x 1TB) Mini 4-bay Enclosure Kit with Mobile Hard Drives

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Drobo 4TB (4 x 1TB) Mini 4-bay Enclosure Kit with Mobile Hard Drives

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Drobo Drobo Mini 4-Bay Enclosure HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive Drobo 4TB (4 x 1TB) Mini 4-bay Enclosure Kit with Mobile Hard Drives

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Product Highlights

  • BeyondRaid Data Protection Technology
  • Includes 4x 1TB Mobile Hard Drives
  • SATA 3Gbps Drive Interface
  • Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 Ports on Enclosure
  • Includes USB 3.0 Cable
  • Supports Drive Hot-Swapping
  • Any Drive/Manufacturer/Speed/Spindle
  • Battery Backup
  • 7200 RPM Drive Speed
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit includes the Drobo Mini 4-bay Enclosure Kit and Four 1TB 2.5" Mobile Hard Drives. Combine these four 1TB hard drives with the hot swappable 4-bay enclosure to safely store up to 4TB of data. The Drobo Mini's BeyondRAID Technology features single or dual-drive redundancy for added protection of your data. When saving your data, you can utilize each drive's SATA 3Gbps interface and 7200RPM drive speed. For quickly transferring data to your computer, you can take advantage of the enclosure's Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports. Plus, you can daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain.

  • Drobo Drobo Mini 4-Bay Enclosure

    How about all of that Drobo power in an itty-bitty form factor? The sporty and compact Drobo Mini 4-bay Enclosure has all the power of the Drobo 5D, but the footprint of the unit isn't much bigger than a deli sandwich. Made of a cutting-edge metallic carbon fiber with a soft-touch rubberized finish, the unit feels like it's ready to be field-tested right out of the box. And because it uses 2.5" drives, primarily found in laptop computers, the unit is made to moved, from the studio to the worksite to the client's office.

    You can fit up to up to four (4) 2.5" SATA I / II / III hard disk drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache, or solid state drives (enterprise-class hard drives are not supported) that are between 7mm and 9.5mm in height (drives sold separately) and one (1) mSATA solid state drive in the Drobo Accelerator Bay for increased performance.

    We've talked about Thunderbolt before - it's 25 x faster than USB 2.0 - and its data transfer rates almost approach warp speed, but more importantly, it reliably and safely transfers big-project data across multiple disks. Imagine having to put a crucial 200GB file on a USB 2.0 drive, as you're late for an important meeting and running out the door. You'll be delayed for ten minutes or more, trust us. The same crucial information on a Thunderbolt attached drive - 20 seconds.

    You can also daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. And, the bi-directional 10 Gbps performance of Thunderbolt allows all devices in the chain to achieve maximum throughput. Please note that a Thunderbolt cable is not included and is sold separately.

    But Thunderbolt isn't the only option. The Drobo Mini also sports USB 3.0 connections, which is still 12 x above the transfer rates for USB 2.0. This interface allows PC users to utilize the power of the Drobo 5D right out of the box.

    The Drobo Mini also uses their proprietary Data-Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business-class storage solutions, but also available in this desktop Drobo. It intelligently uses the high-performance flash in SSDs to accelerate performance of the storage array, allowing applications such as Adobe Premiere and Apple Aperture fast access to data.

    And the Drobo Mini is built on the BeyondRAID technology, which features single- or dual-drive redundancy. This added layer of protection will create mirrors of one drive so that you'll always have a backup. Paired with the ability to hot-swap drives, this conceivably allows you to formulate a game plan on the fly in the case of a drive failure or power outage.

    Speaking of power outages, the Drobo Mini also includes a battery backup - when power is spontaneously interrupted, the battery keeps the Drobo alive long enough for the data to be written to non-volatile storage. The battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of the product.

    The design of the unit has you in mind as well -it's sleek, sturdy, and has a carrierless drive-bay design so that hard drives fit closer to each other, and the unit houses a significantly quieter variable-speed cooling fan.

    BeyondRAID Technology
    BeyondRaid Technology features single- or dual-drive redundancy. This added layer of protection will create mirrors of one drive so that you'll always have a backup.
    Data Aware Tiering
    Data-Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business-class storage solutions, is also available in this portable Drobo. It intelligently uses the high-performance flash in SSDs to accelerate performance of the storage array, allowing applications such as Adobe Premiere and Apple Aperture fast access to data.
    First Drobo with 2.5" Drives
    Four hot-swappable drive bays support drives of any capacity (enterprise-class hard drives are not supported). No carriers or screws are needed to insert drives into a Drobo Mini. An innovative new design allows drives to click in and out like a ballpoint pen. Since 2.5" drives are primarily used in laptop computers, they're designed to be portable. Because of this, you can pick up and move Drobo Mini around with confidence.
    Thunderbolt and USB 3.0
    Drobo Mini is equipped with dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining. Connect up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. This allows even the most portable laptop computers access to high-performance storage while retaining connectivity to other devices and an external monitor. Drobo is the only storage array that offers Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. This latest USB also offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatibility with computers running compatible versions of Mac OS X or Windows.
    Power and Critical Data
    Drobo doesn't just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. Drobo Mini includes a battery that protects all data in memory, or cache, that is, data on its way to the drives. When power spontaneously goes away, the battery keeps the Drobo alive long enough for the data to be written to nonvolatile storage. The battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of the product.
    UPC: 094922386199
  • 4 x HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive

    The Travelstar 1TB 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive from HGST is a mobile hard drive with 1TB storage and a SATA III interface. The SATA III interface provides data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gb/s allowing for quick transfer of data to and from the drive. The 7200 rpm drive speed and 32MB of cache memory ensure enhanced read and write capabilities. With a 2.5" form factor, installing the drive into a variety of computers is simple.

    Increased Drive Capacity
    With an increased drive capacity of 1TB, you can store HD quality videos, music, movies, and documents.
    Enhanced Drive Speed
    The 7200 RPM drive speed ensures you can access data on the drive quickly and efficiently.
    SATA III Interface
    The second generation SATA III interface runs with a native transfer rate of 6 Gb/s.
    UPC: 705487191608
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Specifications
  • Drobo Drobo Mini 4-Bay Enclosure
    Interface Thunderbolt (Mac only)
    USB 3.0
    Drive Types Supported SATA I/II/III
    mSATA
    System Requirements Mac OS X 10.7 and higher
    Windows 7 SP1 32- and 64-bit
    Windows 8 32 and 64 bit
    Power Requirements AC Input - 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz
    DC Output - 12V, 4.16A, 50W max
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Width: 7.3 in x 1.8 x 7.1" / 187.2 x 44.6 x 180.0 mm
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1 kg (without hard drives, power supply, or packaging)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 8.8 x 3.2"
  • 4 x HGST 1TB Travelstar 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive
    Capacity 1 TB
    Interface SATA III
    RPM 7200
    Data Transfer Rate 6 Gb/s
    Cache 32 MB
    Power +5 V DC (+/-5%) +12 V DC (+/-10%)
    System Requirements Windows: Computer system running Windows 8.1, 8, 7, or XP and an available SATA port
    Macintosh: Computer system running Mac OS 10.7 or newer with an available SATA port
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.90 x 2.70 x 0.37 / 100 x 70 x 9.5 mm
    Weight 0.2 lb / 102 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 4.8 x 2.2"

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