Drobo Drobo Mini 4-Bay Enclosure

Drobo 4TB (4x1TB) Drobo Mini Kit

Drobo 4TB (4x1TB) Drobo Mini Kit

B&H # DRDRMINI1A2K (B&H Kit)
Drobo 4TB (4x1TB) Drobo Mini Kit

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Drobo Drobo Mini 4-Bay Enclosure Seagate 1TB Laptop SATA III 2.5" Internal Hybrid Drive (Drive Only) Drobo 4TB (4x1TB) Drobo Mini Kit

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  • Portable RAID
  • Holds 4 x 2.5" SATA I/II/III Drives
  • Holds 1 x mSATA SSD
  • Thunderbolt / USB 3.0
  • Includes Thunderbolt / 3.0 Cables
  • Hot Swappable Drives
  • Any Drive/Manufacturer/Speed/Spindle
  • Battery Backup
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  • 1Description

The 4TB (4x1TB) Drobo Mini Kit is a B&H Kit that bundles the popular Drobo Mini with four 1TB 2.5" SATA hard drives. This gives the enclosure a total capacity of 4TB, providing ample room for data storage.

  • 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 Seagate 1TB Laptop SATA III 2.5" Internal Hybrid Drive (Drive Only)

    Combine the capacity of a traditional spinning hard drive with the performance of an SSD using the 1TB Laptop SATA III 2.5" Internal Hybrid Drive from Seagate. The purpose of the SSD in a hybrid drive is to act as a cache for the data stored on the hard drive, improving the overall performance by keeping copies of the most frequently used data on the SSD. This can help to increase overall system performance, resulting in quicker system boots, faster application loads, and improved responsiveness when compared to traditional hard drives.

    Designed for gamers, creative professionals, and high-performance laptop experiences, this hybrid drive features a 1TB capacity, 8GB of NAND flash memory, a rotational speed of 5400 rpm, and a 64MB cache. Built with a 2.5" / 9.5mm form factor, this drive will fit into SATA III 6 Gb/s drive bays that match its form factor, while also being compatible with SATA II 3 Gb/s and SATA 1.5 Gb/s. In addition to being compatible with Windows and Mac, this hybrid drive is also compatible with gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 3 and 4. This hybrid drive has also been rated for 600,000 load/unload cycles, can achieve sustained data transfer rates of up to 100 MB/s, I/O data transfers of up to 600 MB/s, has an AFR of 0.48%, a non-recoverable read error rate per bits read of 1 in 1015, is rated for a yearly workload to < 55TB, and uses both QuietStep Ramp Load technology and Adaptive Memory technology.

    Please be aware that this drive does not contain any of the parts required for installation.

    General Features

    QuietStep Ramp Load Technology
    QuietStep Ramp Load technology helps enable quiet load/unload acoustics
    Adaptive Memory Technology
    Seagate's SSHD technology runs using algorithms to track data usage and prioritize frequently used data for storage in the solid-state portion of the device. These algorithms were designed to change data priorities as different applications requested new data over time.

    Adaptive Memory technology is also referred to as self-learning technology. This is because the SSHD makes intelligent determinations about which data to store in NAND flash memory, without any influence from the host or related storage device drivers. Adaptive Memory technology works by identifying data elements that are important for enhanced host-level performance and promoting such data elements from HDD storage to NAND flash memory.

    Because it works entirely within the drive, Adaptive Memory technology has first-hand knowledge of the data elements that are best handled by solid-state memory versus traditional HDD storage, and can promote data to NAND flash memory based on this knowledge. For example, data elements associated with booting, restarting, and hibernating a computer, in addition to other frequently requested data, are prioritized for storage in solid-state memory. However, data elements associated with long, sequential data strings, such as in video or audio data files, do not benefit from being stored in NAND flash
    Performs Like an SSD
    SSHDs utilize Seagate flash management technology to deliver SSD-like performance. Testing consistently shows that Seagate Laptop SSHDs compare favorably to SSDs without sacrificing capacity
    SSD + HDD
    Seagate Laptop SSHDs integrate NAND flash with traditional hard drive storage to create a laptop drive with the speed of solid-state and the capacity of a hard drive. This hard drive installs and works like a typical HDD with enhanced data integrity and reliability by maximizing the strengths of both NAND flash and hard drive storage
    PC & Mac Compatible
    The Seagate Laptop SSHD is designed to work in any standard laptop system. Unlike other hybrid solutions, there is no need for special drivers or software to install or configure. It installs and works just like a traditional hard drive, only faster
    UPC: 763649042670
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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 Seagate 1TB Laptop SATA III 2.5" Internal Hybrid Drive (Drive Only)
    Specifications
    Capacity 1 TB
    Interface SATA 6.0/3.0/1.5 Gb/s NCQ
    Rotational Speed 5400 rpm
    Cache 64 MB
    Performance
    Flash Memory Type 8 GB of NAND Flash
    Sustained Data Transfer Rate OD 100 MB/s max
    I/O Data-Transfer Rate 600 MB/s max
    Rated Workload < 55 TB/year
    Configuration/Organization
    Heads/Disks 4/2
    Bytes per Sector 4096
    Areal Density 705 Gb/in2
    Power Supply Requirements +5 V
    Reliability/Data Integrity
    Head-Rest Method QuietStep Ramp Load
    Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 per 1015
    Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) 0.48%
    Power Management
    Power, Seek, Typical 2.7 W
    Idle Average 0.9 W
    Environmental/Temperature
    Temperature (Operating) 32 to 140°F / 0 to 60°C (ambient)
    Temperature (Non-Operating) -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C (ambient)
    Shock, Operating, 2 ms 350 Gs
    Shock, Non-Operating: 2 ms 1000 Gs
    Acoustics Seek: 2.4 bels (typical)
    Idle: 2.2 bels (typical)
    Physical
    Dimensions 0.37 x 2.75 x 3.95" / 9.50 x 69.85 x 100.35 mm
    Weight 0.254 lb / 0.115 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 6.1 x 3.9"

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