Mini in size only. It's a Drobo, so by definition it's easy-to-use. Now it's also the fastest portable storage array. Along with the power of BeyondRAID, delivering all the power and flexibility of the Drobo 5D, in a miniaturized package. Made of a cutting-edge metallic carbon fiber with a soft-touch rubberized finish, Drobo Mini is small and rugged. Weighing in at 3 pounds (fully loaded with drives installed), you can now carry up to 3TB of usable and protected data in your travel bag. To make Drobo Mini as portable as possible, there's an optional carrying case that holds the Drobo, power supply, and a connectivity cable. Drobo Mini takes 2.5" drives, four hot-swappable drive bays support drives of any capacity. Built on award-winning BeyondRAID technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo Mini protects your data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures. Drives can be added or hot-swapped on-the-fly for storage expansion with zero downtime. Connect up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. 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; 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. Data-Aware Tiering technology, is also available in this portable Drobo. This drive 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" drives bays available for high-capacity HDDs. Drobo Mini includes a battery that protects all data in memory, or cache.
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