New Drobo Arrives, And It's Packing FireWire

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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? They claim it's now fast enough for video editing. The hollow version starts at $499. And if you're willing to settle for an older Drobo, that's on clearance for $349. [Drobo]