Whether you are working at your desktop, shooting and editing photos or videos onsite, or traveling to the next location, it is the worlds first high performance and protected portable storage array. So now you can take and access your valuable digital assets wherever you go. Easiest, fastest, safest, smallest Drobo Mini is very unique and unexpected but frankly thats what you should expect from Drobo.
Introducing the new Drobo Mini, the worlds smallest most advanced storage array.
Drobo Mini has everything that is in the high capacity Drobo 5D in a package that is the size of a deli sandwich. Made of a cutting-edge metallic carbon fiber with a soft touch rubberized finish, Drobo Mini is small, rugged, and feels as cool as it looks. From the modern materials to the wraparound light indicators to the drive bay design, Mini is truly big storage in a small box.
Weighing in at about 1.3kgs (fully loaded with drives installed), you can now carry up to 3TB of usable and protected capacity in your travel bag. To make Drobo Mini as portable as possible, there is an optional carrying case that holds the Drobo, power supply, and a connectivity cable.
Drobo Mini takes 2.5 inch drives that is what makes it portable. Four hot swappable drive bays support drives of any capacity. No carriers or screws are needed to insert drives into a Drobo and the Drobo Mini is no different. An innovative new design allows drives to click in and out like a ballpoint pen.
Since 2.5 inch drives are primarily used in laptop computers, they are designed to be portable. Because of this, you can pick up and move Drobo Mini around with confidence.
Data Aware Tiering
Data Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business class storage solutions, is also available in this portable Drobo. It intelligently uses the high performance flash in SSDs to accelerate performance of the storage array, allowing applications such as Adobe Premiere and Apple Aperture fast access to data. To keep capacity of the Drobo at a maximum, the Drobo Accelerator Bay accepts an industry standard mSATA SSD, leaving all four 2.5 inch drives bays available for high capacity HDDs.
If getting the fastest performance possible is your thing, you can also load up every drive bay with SSDs. That would be a screaming fast portable Drobo!
Drobo Mini is equipped with dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining. Connect up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. This allows even the most portable laptop computers access to high performance storage while retaining connectivity to other devices and an external monitor. The bidirectional 10 Gbps performance of Thunderbolt allows all devices in the chain to achieve maximum throughput.
Drobo is the only storage array that offers Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. This latest generation of USB also offers high performance connectivity and is backward compatibility with any computer running compatible versions of Mac OS X or Windows.
Included with the Drobo Mini
* Drobo Mini
* 1 m Thunderbolt cable
* 1 m USB 3.0 cable
* 1 m power cord with power supply
* Quick Start Card
* 2 x Thunderbolt ports; second port for daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices (Mac OS X only)
* 1 x USB 3.0 port
* Up to four (4) 2.5 inch SATA I / II / III hard disk drives or solid state drives that are between
7 mm and 9.5 mm in height and one (1) mSATA solid state drive
* Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required.
Operating System Requirements
* Mac OS X 10.7.x Lion
* Mac OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion
* Windows 7 SP1 32 and 64 bit
* Windows 8 32 and 64 bit