Drobo  B800i 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage Enclosure

Drobo 32TB (8 x 4TB) B800i 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage Enclosure Kit

Drobo 32TB (8 x 4TB) B800i 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage Enclosure Kit

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Drobo 32TB (8 x 4TB) B800i 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage Enclosure Kit

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Drobo  B800i 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage Enclosure HGST 4TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive Drobo 32TB (8 x 4TB) B800i 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage Enclosure Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Enclosure Features Eight SATA Drive Bays
  • Supports Drives Up to 4TB
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • BeyondRAID Technology
  • Drobo Dashboard Management
  • Supports VMware & XenServer
  • Includes Eight 4TB Deskstar SATA Drives
  • Data Transfer Speed: 600MB/s
  • HiVERT Technology & Advanced Power Mgmt.
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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  • 1Description

The 32TB (8 x 4TB) B800i 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage Enclosure Kit from B&H features a Drobo enclosure is designed for use in iSCSI SAN environments. It supports standard 3.5" SATA hard drives and is built on Drobo's BeyondRAID technology, which makes it easy to add or upgrade drives as your storage needs increase. You can even mix and match disks of different capacities. The enclosure is compatible with Windows, Mac, VMware vSphere and XenServer operating environments.

The high-capacity 4TB Hitachi drives are designed for use in power-friendly consumer and commercial desktop computers, as well as personal storage enclosures. A disk speed of 7200rpm provides fast data access. The drive leverages power management technology and power-saving HiVERT innovations.

  • Drobo B800i 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage Enclosure

    The B800i 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage Enclosure from Drobo is an 8-bay storage enclosure, designed for use in iSCSI SAN environments. The enclosure supports standard 3.5" SATA hard drives. It is built on Drobo's BeyondRAID technology, which makes it easy to add or upgrade drives as your storage needs increase. You can even mix and match disks of different capacities. The enclosure is compatible with Windows, Mac, VMware vSphere, and XenServer operating environments.

    BeyondRAID offers the data protection that is delivered by advanced RAID technology, without the 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.

    BeyondRAID Technology
    An iSCSI Drobo can hold up to 32TB of raw storage and beyond. To add capacity, simply insert a new hard drive or replace your smallest drive with a larger one, even when all drive bays are full. Unlike traditional RAID systems, the BeyondRAID technology in Drobo enables you to leverage different drive capacities, allowing for continuous expansion as larger drives become available. With Drobo, expansion is automatic, instantaneous, and access to data is always maintained.

    Drobo can protect from single or dual drive failures and has a virtual hot spare capability -- ensuring all drives are used at all times.
    Optimizing Business Applications
    Drobo is ideal for building your first server virtualization cluster and had been certified for VMware vSphere and Citrix Xen Server environments.

    Drobo is also a cost-effective way to provide reliable storage for your backup server and has been certified for use with Symantec Backup Exec.
    iSCSI SAN Technology
    iSCSI can be used to connect storage directly to servers using a high-speed connection, or it can be used to create a Storage Area Network (SAN) with to 2, 5, or 10 plus servers.

    With an iSCSI SAN, centralized storage is provided to each server over a high-speed network and storage can be allocated or expanded instantaneously. Also, any single server does not tie up free space and there are fewer storage devices to maintain.
    All Drobos have carrier-less drive insertion. This means there are no special parts or screws that have to be added to the drives before they are inserted. It's like inserting a cassette tape into a video recorder.

    While it can be rack mounted, the Drobo model B800i is compact and quiet, making it ideal for workgroup environments that need storage located in an office or on a desk.

    Even the faceplate is magnetic, with the manual on the back. Primary management is by using drive status lights and visual capacity gauge.

    And, all Drobos look good too!
    BeyondRAID -- In Depth
    Most modern storage arrays aggregate disks and prevent against single drive failures using a 20-year-old technology called RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks). While RAID has served many businesses well, it requires up-front knowledge of its functionality and has many shortcomings. BeyondRAID technology, built into every Drobo, addresses these shortcomings and makes virtualizing disk drives usable by everyone. BeyondRAID provides these enhancements over traditional RAID:
    • Thin Provisioning as a fundamental capability allows for infinite capacity expansion by just replacing a drive with a larger one
    • Instant Expansion occurs when a new, or larger, drive is inserted without any disruption in service
    • Drobo's volumes are Smart Volumes, pulling needed storage from a common pool and then returning deleted blocks back to the common pool
    • Mixed Drive Utilization allows you to insert any drive, of any size, or any type, and Drobo will optimally use it -- check out our interactive Capacity Calculator
    • Automatic Protection Levels ensures the best algorithm is used to protect from drive failure depending on the number of drives that are inserted without any user configuration
    • Dual Disk Redundancy enhances BeyondRAID protection by guarding from multiple drive failures
    • Virtual Hot Spare utilizes all drives at all time - no drives sitting idle waiting for one to fail
    • Drobos are Data Aware, intelligently handling data for added resiliency, performance, and management
    • Drive Re-ordering allows Drobo disk packs to be moved to another Drobo, and even re-ordered, while still functioning -- try that with RAID
    Drobo Dashboard Management
    Drobo Dashboard is the single tool to centrally manage all of your Drobos. Drobo Dashboard gives you status as if all of your Drobos were right in front of you by providing you the same status lights and capacity gauge that are on the front panel. 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. Simply, it's the easiest way to configure and manage business-class storage.
    Optional Drobo Care
    The Drobo Care service and support program extends your peace of mind beyond the standard warranty terms for 3 years and beyond. With DroboCare, a technician is always available to answer your call and if something happens to go wrong, Drobo will send you a replacement unit right away.
    UPC: 094922059604
  • 8 x HGST 4TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive

    The 4TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive from HGST features a large 4TB storage capacity capable of holding a variety of business critical files. This drive is designed for use in NAS systems as it comes equipped with a SATA 6 Gb/s interface, a 64 MB cache memory buffer, and a 7200 rpm rotational speed ensuring efficient drive performance.

    Once installed, this reliable storage solution is intended for use in some of the most rigorous environments with 24 x 7 availability, 600,000 load/unload cycles, 1 in 1014 error rate, and 1,000,000 hours MTBF.

    More Performance, More Reliability
    The Deskstar NAS hard drive is a 7200 rpm 3.5-inch hard drive that blends reliability with performance, making it an ideal solution for consumer and commercial desktop NAS systems. This NAS-ready hard drive from HGST delivers media transfer rates that are as much as 20% faster than 5400 rpm drives and seek times less than 12 ms. Furthermore, Deskstar NAS hard drives incorporate a rotational vibration sensor and achieve reliability of 1M hours MTBF.
    UPC: 705487194029
In the Box
  • B800i 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage Enclosure
  • 2 x 6' (1.8 m) Ethernet Cables
  • 6' (1.8 m) Power Cord
  • Resource CD (Drobo Dashboard Application, Help Files, Electronic Documentation)
  • Quick Start Instructions
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Drobo B800i 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage Enclosure
    Interface 2x 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet iSCSI (RJ-45)
    1x USB 2.0 (Management)
    Storage None
    Data Transfer Rate Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Drive Types Supported 8x 3.5" SATA I/II Drives Up to 4TB
    BeyondRAID Features Thin Provisioning
    Instant Expansion
    Mixed Drive Size Utilization
    Automatic Protection Levels
    Dual Disk Redundancy
    Virtual Hot Spare
    Data Aware
    Drive Re-ordering
    Additional Features Smart Volumes (LUNs, up to 255)
    Drive Spin Down
    Drobo Copy
    Ethernet Connection failover
    Jumbo Frames (up to 9000 Kb MTU)
    Network Protocols iSCSI with CHAP Authentication
    Utilities Windows: NTFS
    Mac OS X: HFS+
    VMware: VMFS
    Certified Applications VMware vSphere 4.x
    Citrix XenServer 5.6
    Symantec Backup Exec 2010
    Management Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
    Drobo Dashboard version 2.0 or later
    Agency Certifications Environmental: RoHS, WEEE, REACH
    Regulatory: FCC Part 15 Class B, Canada ICES-003 Class B, CE Mark, CISPR22:1997 3rd 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
    Acoustics Normal Operation: 30.4dB
    Cooling Dual cooling fans (Fixed)
    System Requirements Operating System: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, 7, 8; Windows Server 2003, 2008; Mac OS X 10.7 and higher; VMware vSphere 4.x; XenServer 5.6
    Power Requirements AC: 100-240VAC
    Consumption: 82W (8 Drives), 25W (8 Drives, Idle), 13W (Standby, Drives Off)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.2 x 5.5 x 14.1" (30.9 x 13.9 x 35.8cm)
    Weight 16.2 lb (7.3kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.9 x 15.8 x 11.4"
  • 8 x HGST 4TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive
    Capacity 4 TB
    Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
    Max areal density (Gbits/sq. in.) 446 / 425
    Data Buffer 64MB
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Media Transfer Rate (Max.) 1638 / 1536 Mbits/s, max
    Interface Transfer Rate (Max) 600 MB/s
    Error Rate 1 in 1014 (non-recoverable, bits read)
    Load/Unload Cycles 600,000 (at 104°F / 40°C)
    Availability (hrs/day x days/wk) 24 x 7
    Power Requirement +5 V DC (+/-5%), (+12 V DC is +10%/-8%)
    Startup Current (A, max) (12 A, max +5 V, 2 A @ +12 V)
    Idle 6.9 W (average)
    Environmental Requirements
    Operating Temperature 43 to 140°F / 6 to 60°C
    Non-Operating Temperature -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    Operating Humidity 8 to 90% non-condensing
    Non-Operating Temperature 5 to 95% non-condensing
    Operating Shock 70 G (half-sine wave)
    Non-Operating Shock 300 G (half-sine wave, 2 ms)
    Operating Vibration 0.67 G (RMS 5 to 500 Hz, XYZ)
    Non-Operating Vibration 1.04 G (RMS 2 to 200 Hz, XYZ)
    Physical Specifications
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 (±0.00984) x 1.0 x 5.8" / 101.6 (±0.25) x 26.1 x 147.0 mm
    Weight 1.5 lb / 690 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 6.0 x 3.0"

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