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Data Robotics Drobo FS


$700.00 Released April, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:400% speed improvement performance over the Drobo S due to dual core CPU, additional RAM. 5 drive bays for support up to 10TB. First Drobo to be a true NAS - includes Gigabit Ethernet for network connectivity without the need for an online PC host.

The Cons:High price.

The Data Robotics Drobo FS is a full-fledged networked-storage device released in April 2010 as a mass upgrade from the DroboShare. The FS sports the same chassis, but it adds along a dual-core CPU, more RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, and a plethora of minor tweaks, the result of which is a 400% increase in performance speed.

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Included are five HDD bays that support any SATA I/II drive, regardless of manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache. Plus the FS supports DroboApps community-created, community-supported applications that can, for one, turn the FS into an iTunes, CTorrent, BiTorrent, or UPnP/DLNA server, to name a few. Additional features include SMB/AFP support; network backups of both Macs and PCs (+Time Machine stamp via DroboApps); and file transfers up to 40MB/sec.

Features

  • Network-Storage Device (NAS)
  • Upgrade from DroboShare
  • Dual-Core CPU
  • Additional RAM
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Five HDD Bays
  • DroboApps
  • SMB/AFP Support
  • BeyondRAID Technology
  • Windows/Mac/Linux Compatibility
  • Redundant Data Protection
  • Self-Healing Technology
  • Kensington Lock Port
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

  • Data Transfer Protocols: AFP and CIFS/SMB
  • Drives: One to Five SATA-I/II Drives
  • Interface: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Etehrnet
  • OS Support (Win): 2008 Server, 2003 Server, XP, Vista, 7
  • OS Support (Mac): OS 10.5+
  • OS Support (Linux): Linux

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  • 2

    400% speed improvement performance over the Drobo S due to dual core CPU, additional RAM

  • 1

    5 drive bays for support up to 10TB

  • 1

    first Drobo to be a true NAS - includes Gigabit Ethernet for network connectivity without the need for an online PC host

  • 1

    easy one-click toggling between single and dual drive redundancy

  • 1

    runs DroboApps allowing for enhanced functionality without a running PC

  • 1

    really easy to use - like all Drobos

  • 1

    visual indicators of overall capacity usage and individual drive health

  • 1

    support for all popular operating systems

Cons
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    high price

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