Kool Tools: Drobo Mini with SSD drives
Connected Data's Drobo Mini is now available with Solid State Disk (SSD) drives that deliver as much as 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives.
The Drobo Mini is designed especially for filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals who need to capture and protect data while on location, and safely transport footage and photos back to the studio for post-production. Using a Drobo Mini all flash array creative professionals can start with the capacity they need and increase it by adding a new drive or replacing a smaller drive with a larger one.
The Drobo Mini connects via Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 and features four 2.5-inch SSD drive bays with an mSATA accelerator option in a package that is rugged, compact and portable, weighing less than three pounds. Like all Drobo products, Drobo Mini protects data without user intervention, even in the event of multiple SSD drive failures.
If a drive does fail, Drobo Mini automatically repairs itself and returns to a protected state while providing full access to data without performance being affected. Additional security is provided with battery backup that protects against data loss in the event of a sudden power outage ensuring that all data in flight is protected until power is restored.
The Drobo Mini with SSD is available today in three capacity bundles of 1TB, 2TB and 4TB starting at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US $1,199 through www.drobostore.com and select channel partners.