The Data Robotics Drobo 4-Bay Hard Drive Array Enclosure delivers an expandable solution for creative professions and small businesses in need of high performance backup storage. Built on BeyondRAID technology with single drive redundancy, the Drobo protects your data automatically, even in the event of multiple drive failures. Able to hold up to four hot-swappable drives, this system ensures you'll have a high-performance connection to virtually any system with available USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 connectivity. With its unique ability to mix and match drives of several different classifications, the Drobo allows you to instantly expand your capacity simply by adding or replacing a drive. With self-healing and drive redundancy technologies, the Drobo helps make sure your data is always safe and accessible.
Since Drobo is 'Data Aware', it tracks where data is on each disk, so it can differentiate between used and unused portions of disk. This expedites rebuild times and reduces your risk of losing data to an additional disk failure.
Virtualization is what enables BeyondRAID to effortlessly change the data arrangement on the drives, for example, changing data stored as a mirror into data stored as parity stripe, without interrupting the user access to data. Virtualization completely decouples the physical space available in the array from the space reported to the operating system. This is how BeyondRAID is able to eliminate the need to manually expand/contract the file system as more space becomes available or is removed.
|Interface / Transfer Rate (Max)||FireWire 800 Read: Up to 52MB/s FireWire 800 Write: Up to 34MB/s USB 2.0 Read: Up to 30MB/s USB 2.0 Write: Up to 24MB/s|
|Drive Capacity||Up to four 3.5" SATA I or SATA II hard drives Drives may be from any manufacturer Drives may be up to 4TB capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache|
|Acoustics||Normal Operation (negligible): 20.9 - 24.2 dB|
|Power||Idle System (standby, drives off): 5W Typical Idle System - Idle, Drive Spin Down Mode (1 drive): 12W Typical Busy System (4 drives): 40W|
|Utilities||Windows: NTFS Mac OS X: HFS+ Cross-Platform: FAT32|
|Operating Systems Supported||Windows 7 (32/64) SP1 Windows Vista (32/64) SP1 Windows XP (32/64) SP3 Windows 2008 Server R2 (64) SP1 Windows 2003 Server R2 (32/64) SP1 Mac OS 10.5.8 or later (Intel Only) Mac OS Server 10.5.8 or later (Intel Only)|
|Certification||Emissions: FCC Part 15, Class B Safety: UL & cUL|
|Security||Kensington lock port (lock not included)|
|Power Requirements||AC 100 - 240 V|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6.0 x 6.3 x 10.7" (15.2 x 16.0 x 27.2 cm)|
|Weight||6.7 lb (3.1 kg)|