Data Robotics introduces its new Drobo S, a professional 5-bay storage solution. The Drovo S has the capacity to accommodate up to five 3.5-inch SATA I/II hard drives which accumulates up to 10TB of storage. It is built on BeyondRAID virtualized storage platform, which eliminates the lock-in of traditional RAID configurations. It features a one-click toggle between single- and dual-drive redundancy and provides protection against up to two concurrent drive failures.
There is also support for on-the-fly capacity expansion along with the flexibility to replace failed drives, add drives, and swap out drives. The Drobo S 5-Bay Storage System offers connectivity options for eSATA, FireWire 800, and USB 2.0. It is compatible with both Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
The price starts at $799 with no hard drive, and goes up to $1,799 for a 10TB (5x 2TB) solution.