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 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?
DroboPro is here, and it's quite a compelling offering. It's generating buzz (DroboPro was the number one trend on Twitter for a while on Tuesday) but is it deserving? In a word, yes. But I'm still not going to buy one! The Drobo for Pros Just as in Apple's Mac and MacBook lineup, the "Pro" name denotes more of everything for the pro user or small business. The most … [Read more...] about Drobo For Pros But Not Me
As I expected, EMC's Iomega subsidiary today rolled out the StorCenter Pro ix4-100 a big brother to the popular but plain StorCenter ix2 NAS device. This new model add hot-swappable drives (there are four now), RAID-5, and a longer warranty to make it suitable for small office use. It uses a blacked-out version of the chassis from the non-LifeLine StorCenter Pro 150d. … [Read more...] about EMC LifeLine Spreads To The Iomega StorCenter Pro ix4-100
Data Robotics today introduced the second generation of what I think of as a personal storage array, but although the Drobo 2 offers great enhancements, making it a top choice for those needing massive and protected storage on a single computer, it's still not what I'm looking for in a home storage device. … [Read more...] about Drobo 2: Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree