Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini: Leaner, Meaner, Faster, Thunderbolt-Equipped

The Drobo family of products are generally respected amongst professionals and tech nerds, but the one complaint was that the dynamic storage arrays were too slow. Drobo listened, and now they're answering back with the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini, two devices designed to handle the most demanding of file transfers. » 6/21/12 5:00am 6/21/12 5:00am

DroboApps Make Your Drobo Smarter and More Useful

If you have a Drobo » 10/21/08 8:45pm 10/21/08 8:45pm, the storage robot that takes care of your hard drives so you don't have to worry about reliability—or so they say—you will be interested in the new applications for the platform. Called DroboApps, they will convert your Drobo into a web server, an iTunes media server, a BitTorrent client, or an…

New Drobo Arrives, And It's Packing FireWire

The original Drobo was a highly regarded, easily expandable storage "robot" that could be stuffed with a new SATA drive whenever you required more space. But it was slow, even for a USB drive. Today a new Drobo has been announced that's equipped with two FireWire 800 ports and an upgraded processor. What's that mean?… » 7/08/08 10:27am 7/08/08 10:27am

Drobo Open SDK Makes Apps for DLNA Devices, Bittorrent, Media Players…

Drobo, the storage enclosure that monitors up to 4 HDDs, now has an open SDK to go with its ability to protect and share your data. What does this mean for Drobo users? They can expect apps that will allow them to stream data across DLNA devices, work as a bittorrent client, interface with wi-fi devices like the… » 7/02/08 3:59pm 7/02/08 3:59pm

DroboShare Adds Gigabit Ethernet to Data Robotics' Lil Server Bot

We all love the idea behind Drobo, the four-drive storage robot from Data Robotics that promises auto-mounting on both OS X Macs and Windows PCs. It's a little pricey at $500, especially since the drives cost extra, but the system just got more powerful: its new shoe fits snugly underneath, providing a gigabit… » 1/14/08 3:07pm 1/14/08 3:07pm

Drobo: The Storage Robot That Keeps Your HDDs in Check

With a name like Drobo, you can't expect this robot to spit fire or scare little kids. Instead this $699 bot guards your hard drives from sudden death by automatically sensing when things go awry with one of your HDDs. Should it detect any data corruption, Drobo springs into action repairing any foul play. The… » 4/06/07 9:21pm 4/06/07 9:21pm