Data Robotics introduces the new Drobo S, a professional 5-bay storage solution that offers 150 percent of the performance of the current four-bay Drobo. The new Drovo S is able to accommodate up to five 3.5-inch SATA I/II hard drives providing up to 10TB of storage capacity.
The Drobo S is built on BeyondRAID virtualized storage platform, which eliminates the lock-in of traditional RAID configurations. It features a one-click toggle between single- and dual-drive redundancy and provides protection against up to two concurrent drive failures and supports on-the-fly capacity expansion along with the flexibility to replace failed drives, add drives, and swap out drives. The system includes also Self-Healing Technology.
Other than USB 2.0, the Drobo provides also eSATA and FireWire 800 for high-speed data transfer. It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux computers. The price starts at $799 with no hard drive, and goes up to $1,799 for a 10TB (5x 2TB) solution.