Review: Dual redundancy storage array offers peace of mind
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Review: Dual redundancy storage array offers peace of mind


The DroboPro (big brother to the popular Drobo storage system) has eight drive bays that can hold 3.5-inch SATA drives. Currently, 2TB is the limit of a single drive (although 3TB is right around the corner), so a DroboPro can hold 16TB total.

Data Robotics (http://www.drobo.com) uses a proprietary storage technology called BeyondRAID that allows you to mix-and-match storage capacities of different sizes and easily expand your overall storage size in the future. Buy only the amount of storage space that you need now and add more when you need it. The DroboPro also offers dual disk redundancy so that if up to two drives fail at the same time, DroboPro can recover all your data and put it back on the new drives as soon as you insert them into the unit.

DroboPro has dual smart fans that optimize speed based on cooling requirements to minimize noise, an optional rack mount kit, and a triple interface featuring iSCSI, FireWire 800, and USB 2. iSCSI uses a Gigabit Ethernet connection and a software “initiator” to create a high-speed connection between your computer and DroboPro. Because iSCSI only requires a standard Ethernet cable, it’s a cheaper option than many high-end RAID set-ups that require fiber connections, switches, special adapter cards and cables, etc. I tested the iSCSI vs. USB 2 and found it to be about 2.5 times faster when transferring larger files.

The only disappointment is that DroboPro isn’t capable of directly working on a network. You can hook it up to one computer and then use your operating system’s built-in, file-sharing facilities to make it available to others, but this means your computer always needs to be on to share files and you’ll have slower performance because of the overhead associated with networking protocols.

Rating: 8 out of 10

-- Rod Harlan

This review is brought to your courtesy of "Layers Magazine" (http://www.layersmagazine.com).

 
AAPL
$563.91
Apple Inc.
+39.16
GOOG
$527.46
Google Inc.
+0.52
MSFT
$39.80
Microsoft Corpora
+0.11
MacNews Search:
Community Search:

Latest Forum Discussions

See All
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

The Sandbox Gets Update, Receives New Ca...
The Sandbox Gets Update, Receives New Campaign and New Elements Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 24th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Football Management Simulator One For El...
Football Management Simulator One For Eleven Released Worldwide Today for iOS Posted by Simon Reed on April 24th, 2014 [ permalink ] Free-To-Play football management title One For E | Read more »
Leo’s Fortune Review
Leo’s Fortune Review By Jordan Minor on April 24th, 2014 Our Rating: :: FORTUNATE SONUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Leo’s Fortune delivers a platforming experience as creative and refined as any console game.   | Read more »
Suited Up (Games)
Suited Up 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Suited Up is a difficult, one-touch platformer that requires players to visualize each jump.The controls in Suited Up are simple, yet difficult to master. Tap where you wish the top of the jump arc to be and the suit does the rest.... | Read more »
MyTP One Mountain - Ski, Freeski and Sno...
MyTP One Mountain - Ski, Freeski and Snowboard 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: As real snow is melting away in the snow parks around the northern hemisphere, it's now time to show your skills in „MyTP One Mountain - Ski, Freeski and Snowboard" - the latest and greatest... | Read more »
Tank Battle: East Front 1943 (Games)
Tank Battle: East Front 1943 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Tank Battle: East Front 1943 is the third in the successful ‘Tank Battle: East Front’ series of games for iPhone and iPad, a game of tactical combat on the Russian Front during 1943. Fight as the Germans or the... | Read more »
Third Eye Crime: Act 1 (Games)
Third Eye Crime: Act 1 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: "You have to see Third Eye Crime" Touch Arcade"Third Eye Crime is unlike anything currently available for mobile devices in style and gameplay." Blast Magazine"The game looks like a Dick Tracy Sunday strip in motion"... | Read more »
Wayward Souls (Games)
Wayward Souls 1.00 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.00 (iTunes) Description: **Buy the game now at an introductory sale price of $4.99 USD. Every time we do a big content update, we will raise the price by a dollar. We plan to do several updates.** | Read more »
Leo's Fortune (Games)
Leo's Fortune 1.0.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.2 (iTunes) Description: Leo’s Fortune is a platform adventure game where you hunt down the cunning and mysterious thief that stole your gold. Beautifully hand-crafted levels bring the story of Leo to life in this epic adventure. | Read more »
iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Review
iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Review By Carter Dotson on April 23rd, 2014 Our Rating: :: SOLID CONTRACTUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad The long-running baseball simulator returns to mobile with a much-improved entry in the series.   | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.