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Drobo DR04DD30 4-Bay FireWire 800/USB 2.0 DAS Enclosure

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  • Works with mixed capacities
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  • Continuously upgradeable with larger and faster drives
  • Use the Drobolator to calculate the capacity and number of disks for your specific storage needs

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Model: Enclosure
Technical Details
BrandData Robotics
Item Weight5 Kg
Package Dimensions35.4 x 30.4 x 25.6 cm
Item model numberEnclosure
SeriesDrobo Share 4-BAY Storage Array
Hard Drive Size16000 GB
Additional Information
Customer Reviews 3.7 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank 103,253 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5 Kg
Date First Available21 July 2008
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Product Description

Meet your new primary storage, the safe, expandable Drobo. Drobo® utilizes 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. Drobo plugs into Mac or PC computers for redundant data protection. Dynamically expand storage any time: 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. Safety and accessibility now go hand in hand. Experience Drobo with both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0. It's the data protection and peace of mind you need with the performance and interfaces you want.

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.

Simple Management
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.

Redundantly Safe
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.

Redundantly Safe
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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Description 4-Bay Direct-Attached
Storage for Professionals
5-Bay Direct-Attached
Storage for Professionals
5-Bay File Sharing
Storage for Professionals
8-Bay Direct-Attached
Storage for Professionals
8-Bay File Sharing
Storage for Business

8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage for Business

Type Direct-Attached Direct-Attached File Sharing
(up to 10 users)
Direct-Attached File Sharing
(up to 100 users)
(up to 8 servers)
Model Drobo Drobo S Drobo FS DroboPro B800fs B800i
Interfaces USB 2.0,
FireWire 800
USB 3.0 / 2.0,
FireWire 800, eSATA
1 x Gb Ethernet USB 2.0, FireWire 800,
1 x Gb Ethernet
iSCSI (single server)
2 x Gb Ethernet 2 x Gb Ethernet
iSCSI (multi server)
Drive Bays 4 5 5 8 8 8
Drive Type 3.5" SATA 3.5" SATA 3.5" SATA 3.5" SATA 3.5" SATA 3.5" SATA
Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop

Desktop or Rack mount (3U)

Desktop or Rack mount (3U) Desktop or Rack mount (3U)
BeyondRAID™ X X X X X X
Thin Provisioning X X X X X X
Drive Protection Single Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual
Smart Volumes Automatic Automatic Automatic Up to 16 Automatic Up to 255
Drobo Sync         X  
Drobo Apps     X   X  
Power / Cooling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Management Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard
Drobo Care™ Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional

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1yr 3yr
Drobo Care 1-year Warranty Drobo Care 3-year Warranty


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