Go Faster with FireWire 800. Hi-Speed USB 2.0.
With FireWire 800 alongside USB 2.0 and an upgraded core processor, Drobo is now the fastest product in its class. It is 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. In fact, even if you're now using USB 2.0, the new Drobo is up to three times as fast its predecessor in typical usage.
No Software or Drivers are Needed
The Drobo magic comes from the software that's built into the hardware called BeyondRAID—an advanced storage technology. Drobo does everything for you from expanding capacity when you add a drive, to self-healing around drive failures and data errors. Drobo also includes a powerful desktop software utility called Drobo Dashboard, which shows you how much capacity you've used and when you need to replace or upgrade a drive. You can also use Drobo Dashboard for firmware updates and email alerts.
Green Means Go. Drobo is equipped with a series of LEDs on its front-side that shows you all you need to know about how Drobo is doing and how much free capacity you have. If you've ever successful navigated a traffic signal, you're a certified Drobo expert. (Check your mailbox - your certificate is on its way!) Also, install new "bare" hard drives with no need for screwdrivers, drive carriers, or any other tools.
Drobo can ensure your data is safe even if a hard disk fails. If disks fail, Drobo automatically enters a state of self-healing and your data is relayed out across the remaining healthy disks and sectors.
When Drobo detects a "bad" hard disk, it proactively advises you with a series of warnings ranging from a blinking red LED on its front panel, to pop-up alerts in Drobo Dashboard, to email alerts. What Drobo does next is exceptional. Entering a self-healing mode where it repairs around the bad sector or disk, Drobo will work until it returns to the safest state possible. If Drobo has sufficient time and free capacity, it can even withstand additional hard disk failures - that's the power of self-healing.
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