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  1. Drobo FS Beyond Raid 5-Bay Gigabit Ethernet SATA 6GB/S Storage Array with Drobo PC Backup

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    Customer Ratings (214 reviews)
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Product Description

  • Includes - Drobo FS, CAT 6 Ethernet cable, AC Adapter (100v-240v) with U.S. 110v power cord, User Guide and Quick Start Card, Software
  • Shares on a Gigabit Ethernet Network - Drobo FS connects directly to your Gigabit Ethernet network for sharing data.
  • Protection from up to Two Drive Failures - Enable the dual-drive redundancy option to protect your data from failure of up to two hard drives.
  • Supports the Client- Drobo FS supports standard networking protocols allowing access to its data from any Windows, Mac, or UNIX/Linux client
  • Self-Healing Technology - When idle, the unit will proactively examine the blocks and sectors on every drive, flagging questionable areas
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I owned the original Drobo when it first came out, but ended up selling it due mainly to how noisy it was. The ease of use of the Drobo kept me interested in the products however. I'm happy to say, this is drobo is much improved. It's not silent by any means, and is probably louder than it has to be, but it replaced the blower with a regular fan and is much more tolerable. It takes a LONG time to boot after a shutdown (around 10 minutes)

Transfer speeds are not really anything to write home about. I'm getting between 24-27 MB/sec uploading large media files. That will be fine for my uses, but if you're doing a lot of data manipulation on this as your primary storage, you may be disappointed.
External hard drives are cheap. For less than $100 you can purchase a 1 terabyte external USB drive. After a few minutes of setup time, you can be well on your way to storing your MP3's, Office docs, and family photos. But what happens if it fails? What happens when it gets full? And how do you share your files with the rest of your family members? These are the problems that led a company called Data Robotics to create a product known as the Drobo.

Think of the Drobo like a little storage robot.You just add a few hard drives, plug it in, and the Drobo does the rest. The latest in the line of these "storage robots" is called the Drobo FS. The FS stands for file sharing. Instead of a USB connection, it plugs directly into your router. It's like a centralized hard drive for everyone in your house to use. It works over both wired and wireless connections, has native Apple Time Machine support, and expands up to 7 terabytes - yes, 7 terabytes. Whether you have a... Read more
I've had my Drobo FS for a little over a week now, and while the software has a couple of oversights, I'm glad I spent the extra money to get a Drobo.

- It's extremely simple to use. Buy a few hard drives, don't worry too much about which ones, and slide them in the front. Connect it to your network. Enjoy.
- Flexible and simple storage: Reading the lights and adding/removing drives is so easy, I would trust my grandmother to do it.
- Switching between single-drive redundancy (protects against one drive failure, like RAID 5) and dual-drive redundancy (protects against two simultaneous drive failures, like RAID 6) takes a single checkbox, and does NOT require erasing/reformatting the drive. I decided to start out with dual drive redundancy, make sure the hard drives don't die early, and disable it in a few months.
- It's usually quiet (see below).

- When I added an older WD hard drive into the 5th slot, the fan started running... Read more
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