drobo is the World’s Easiest-to-Use Storage Array. Inside every Drobo is the revolutionary BeyondRAID™ storage technology that protects data against a hard disk crash, yet is simple enough for anyone to use. As long as you have more than a single disk in Drobo, all data on Drobo is safe no matter which hard disk fails. There’s no need to worry about anything else.
Incomparable Expandability: Your library of data grows every moment and now your storage solution expands in seconds too. Drobo holds up to four hard drives, can expand at any time, and supports up to 16TB on a single volume as disk sizes increase. Choose how big you want your Drobo today with any combination of drives capacities. Yes, you can mix and match drive sizes. Check out the Drobo Capacity Calculator to try it out for yourself.
Protection from a Drive Failures: Protecting your data from a hard drive failure can be a challenging task. Not with Drobo. As long as Drobo has two hard drives, it protects you from a drive failure. If a drive happens to fail, you do not lose access to data, which means that you can keep on working. Just swap out the failed hard drive and replace it with a new SATA drive of any size.
FireWire 800 & USB 2.0: With FireWire 800 alongside USB 2.0, Drobo has the right connectivity options to connect to your Mac or PC. It’s the perfect solution for both primary and backup storage of large media and productivity files such as video, photos, music, audio, and troves of documents and spreadsheets. FireWire and USB cables are even included.
Drobo PC Backup: All Macs have Time Machine, but how do you back up your Windows PC? Backing up your PC to a Drobo is as easy as using Drobo with Drobo PC Backup, now bundled with Drobo, Drobo S, Drobo FS, and Drobo B800fs.
“Drobo S” is The World’s Most Advanced USB 3.0 Storage Array: In addition to blazing fast transfer speeds for creative professionals and small businesses, the all-new Drobo S features USB 3.0 technology that delivers the most expandable, future-proof solution on the market today. Drobo S offers an unbeatable combination of automated protection, instant and perpetual expansion, and high performance, making it ideal for all of your primary and backup storage needs.
What Is a Drobo?
Our customers think of us as a hard drive that’s NEVER FULL AND NEVER FAILS. Hard drives get full and wear out. A single drive failure can lose your data. Not so with Drobo.
Meet your new storage solution, the safe and expandable Drobo. It’s so simple that anyone can use it, yet powerful enough for business. Drobo connects to your computer or network and provides redundant data protection without the complexities of traditional RAID.
Dynamically expand storage any time. Drobo currently1 holds up to 36 TB, depending on the model, using any combination of 3.5″ disk drives. The Drobo family offers FireWire, USB, eSATA, Ethernet, and iSCSI connectivity options, so you get the data protection you need along with the speed and interface you want.
Redundant Protection, No Headaches
Drobo provides the redundant protection of much more expensive storage, in a format you don’t have to configure or manage. We call this BeyondRAID™ technology. You’ll call it peace of mind.
With Drobo, buy just the storage you need now and change it as your data grows. Mix and match drive brands, capacities, and speeds. Replace your smallest drive with a larger one and immediately use the new capacity in a matter of seconds, not hours! It’s a simple as inserting the new drive into the slot. Expand up to 24 TB on a single volume as larger drive sizes become available. Drobo creates one large storage pool. Dive in and eliminate the need for multiple external storage drives and devices.
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Storage on your Terms
Safety access and quick access go hand in hand with Drobo. Whether you’re directly attached to your personal computer, sharing files with others over the network, or backing up a business application—Drobo’s the best choice.
Drobo connects to Mac, Windows, Linux, and server virtualization systems with ease. Everyone can take advantage of simple, powerful, and complete Drobo data protection.
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Plug In Peace of Mind
Just plug in Drobo and your data protection is ready. Add disks at any time for additional protected capacity. Drobo can even solve problems by itself. Lights on the front tell you what’s happening—if you can read a traffic light, you’re already a Drobo expert.
Take a look at how the lights on the front work on a four-bay Drobo. They work the same way on all Drobo models.