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The B800fs Drobo 8-Bay Network File Sharing Storage from Data Robotics is an exceptional network storage device for securing your data. In total, this Drobo holds up to eight SATA I or SATA II 3.5" drives and utilizes two Gigabit Ethernet ports for quickly transferring data while connected to your network switches or computers.
For securing your data, this Drobo utilizes both Drobo Sync and BeyondRAID technologies. Drobo Sync allows you to use Drobo's convenient Dashboard Management graphic user interface to backup whatever files you have on your B800fs Drobo to another B800fs Drobo in a remote location. Drobo Sync can setup a regular schedule for backups and will work with a normal WAN/Ethernet connection or through a VPN.
BeyondRAID offers the data protection that is delivered by advanced RAID technology, without the limitations, drawbacks, and stringent requirements required to create a RAID array. You won't be locked into using the same size disks, and you won't have to migrate data off the array to add capacity. When the array starts to fill up, simply add another disk -- or replace one of the disks in the array with one of a higher capacity. If a disk fails, simply replace it -- no data will be lost. All told, this Drobo is a sophisticated network storage solution for your business when you want to securely save your data on site and remotely in a complete different location as a safeguard against floods, fires, or theft.
BeyondRAID technology built into this Drobo addresses the shortcomings of traditional RAID technology and makes virtualizing disk drives usable by everyone. BeyondRAID provides these enhancements over traditional RAID:
Thin Provisioning allows you to expand the capacity of your Drobo by just replacing a smaller drive with a larger one
Instant Expansion occurs when a new, or larger, drive is inserted without any disruption in service
Mixed Drive Utilization allows you to insert any drive, of any capacity, or any type, and the Drobo will optimally use it
Automatic Protection Levels is a function ensuring that the best algorithm is used to protect the Drobo from drive failure based on the number of drives that are inserted. This security feature is automatic, so, unlike RAID, you need not configure it
Dual Disk Redundancy enhances BeyondRAID protection by guarding from multiple drive failures in a short period of time. Even if two drives fail, BeyondRAID will attempt to use the remaining drives to return to a protected state
Virtual Hot Spare cuts down on waste by utilizing all drives at all times so that no drives sit idle. With some traditional RAID systems, a drive can be marked as a "hot spare", waiting on standby for another drive to fail before it can take over
Drobos are Data Aware, intelligently handling data for added resiliency, performance, and management. Being Data Aware allows the Drobo to have a capacity gauge on the front, to quickly recover in the event of a drive failure, to enable intelligent tiering of data, and much more
Drive Re-ordering allows Drobo disks to be moved to another Drobo, and even re-ordered, while still functioning
Drobo Sync is the data offsite backup/replication tool integrated into this Drobo that's designed to provide simple, fast, and reliable data replication for your small business on a schedule of your choosing. Simple to setup and use, Drobo Sync seamlessly replicates your data to another DroboPro FS on your network or VPN in a remote location. This safeguard ensures that your data will be available in the event of disaster. It is integrated into the Drobo Dashboard and is configured with just a few clicks
Drobo Dashboard Management
Drobo Dashboard is the easy-to-use graphic user interface for managing the Drobo. It provides you with the same status lights and capacity gauge that are on the front panel of the actual storage unit. All administration tasks are a single click away and there's even a built-in data protection tool called Drobo Copy to easily copy data to and from your Drobo
Seamless Integration with Apple Time Machine
Using Time Machine with Drobo is as easy as clicking one box in the Drobo Dashboard software
Easy to Install
This Drobo is designed so that you can simply insert hard disk drives without needing special parts or screws
Although this Drobo is especially designed to be rack mounted, it is compact and quiet enough to place in an office or on a desk without being a distraction
This Drobo supports DroboApps which is an entire world of community-created and community-supported applications that can be run on the Linux-based operating system embedded in Drobo FS and the DroboPro FS
Drobo Care Service and Support Program
You can optionally purchase the Drobo Care service and support program, which extends your peace of mind for three years beyond the standard warranty terms
Compatible with Multiple Systems
This Drobo is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux computer systems*
Support for Linux is currently in beta
In the Box
Drobo B800fs 8-Bay Network-Attached Storage
6' / 182.88 cm Ethernet Cables
6' / 182.88 Power Cord
Quick Start Instructions
Resource CD Includes Drobo Dashboard Application, Help Files, Electronic Documentation
Table of Contents
2x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports
Data Transfer Rate
Not specified by the manufacturer
Drive Types Supported
3.5" SATA I/II Drives Up to 4TB
Common Internet File System (CIFS)/ Server Message Block (SMB) Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights Drobo Dashboard version 2.0 or later
Environmental: RoHS; WEEE; REACH Regulatory: FCC Part 15 Class B; Canada ICES-003 Class B; CE Mark; CISPR22:19973rd Edition Class B; MIC Mark; VCCI Approval to V.3; BSMI Approval to CNS13438; ACA Approval to AS/NZS 3548 Safety: UL; cUL; TUV; CB
Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) Windows XP (Service Pack 3) Windows 2008 Server Windows 2003 Server Mac OS X 10.7 and higher Linux (support is currently in Beta)
Dual, fixed cooling fans
Single, fixed power supply Idle system (standby, drives off): 13 watts Typical idle system (idle, drive spin down mode, eight drives): 25 watts Typical busy system (eight drives): 82 watts