Data Robotics spent the last year transforming itself from a maker of expensive consumer storage devices to a player in the nascent small enterprise storage array market. That process took another step this week, as Data Robotics officially renamed itself Drobo. It is ironic that the company would shed a longer, corporate sounding name for the familiar consumer product … [Read more...] about The Transformation from Data Robotics to Drobo
Data Robotics today launched their sixth product, the business-oriented DroboPro FS file server. Combining the 8-drive chassis from the direct-attached DroboPro with the Linux-based file server engine fro the Drobo FS, the DroboPro FS (or "Pro FS" for short) gives small businesses and remote offices a simple networked location for their shared files. Although it is a bit more … [Read more...] about Review: DroboPro FS is Data Robotics SMB NAS
Data Robotics is back with yet another member in the rapidly-expanding Drobo family of "storage robots." The newly-announced Drobo FS brings gigabit Ethernet, file-sharing protocols, and installable apps to the platform's industry-leading flexibility and data protection. But Drobo FS is no slam dunk: It's expensive, not found in (many) stores, and the value proposition can be … [Read more...] about Review: Will Drobo FS Take The NAS Market By Storm?
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the new generation of hard disk drives that use 4K sectors rather than the historic 512 byte size. As I noted in that piece, although PC and Mac users with recent OS versions had nothing to fear from these, embedded devices like the TiVo and Drobo I use and love might not be compatible. I tried reaching out to these vendors, but only one has … [Read more...] about Drobo Adding 4K Drive Support – What About Everyone Else?
Regular readers of the Pack Rat blog know I love my Drobo. I'm not the only one - the Gestalt IT Tech Field Day delegates spilled a ton of virtual ink over the Drobo, and their Drobo videos are definitely worth watching! But the Drobo is a bit pricey, especially the newly-released Drobo S and Drobo Elite models. Happily, I offer a solution: Data Robotics was kind enough to … [Read more...] about The Great Tech Field Day Drobo Sale!